Helping The Family With House Chores (especially for the sons & husbands)

 

‘Aishah r.a. was asked:
“What did Rasulallah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) used to do inside his house?”
She r.a. answered: “He used to keep himself busy helping members of his family,
and when it was the time for the prayer, he would get up for prayer. [1]

Sheikh Ibn ul-Uthaymeen rahimahullah explained:
“So for example, if a person is in his house, then from the Sunnah is for him to make tea himself, cook if he knows how, and wash what needs to be washed.
All of this is from the Sunnah.
If you did that, you will receive reward like the reward of Sunnah in emulating the Messenger sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam and out of humility to Allah.” [2]

Subhanallah. House chores are not a burden, they’re not trivial, mundane or insignificant – we just need to correct our intention when doing them 🙂 And not only will we be rewarded for emulating the Sunnah, but through these actions, love and affection can also be nurtured between the spouse and family members. We gotta stop idolizing celebrities in dramas and movies that have a very skewed definition of what a real man/person is. Because the complete definition is in the Sunnah and the seerah of our beloved Rasulallah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam ❤
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References:
[1] Sahih Bukhari
[2] Sharh Riyad as-Saliheen 6/224

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