What are your plans for today? Will it include family time?
I find the following part of an interview conducted with Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen’s Wife, Umm ‘Abdullaah to be very inspirational.
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Question On The Shaykh’s Family Time
Sis. Maha: Would the Shaykh ever go outside with his family for a picnic?
Umm ‘Abdullaah: Yes, the family used to have a weekly picnic on Fridays after salaat al-jumu’ah; we would go to an area in the wilderness close by and bring our lunch.
He utilized this time to share in some activities with the children, like foot racing and solving puzzles.
Also, he would bring a small rifle and compete with his children in aiming and shooting.
Interview conducted by Sis. Maha bint Husein Ash-Shammari
Published in Al-Mutamayyizah Magazine
Issue No. 45, Ramadhan 1427
Transcribed from the audio presentation by Br. Abu Abdullah Al-Amreeki
Reviewed and finalized by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
January 2007 (see interview here pdf)