Maintaining family ties is an important obligation of every Muslim. One way of strengthening family ties is to assist family members who are in financial need. It is praiseworthy to direct one's Zakat and other charity to needy family members, as this entails two virtues: the virtue of charity and the virtue of strengthening family relations.
Anger is a normal human emotion that is found within every person but turns destructive when not controlled. Mismanagement of anger causes one problems at work, in personal relationships, and in the overall quality of one’s life. Therefore the guidance given to us in the hadith is towards the management, control and curbing of anger.
It is imperative for a Muslim to purchase and consume food that is Halaal, pure and wholesome. Halaal consumption is a critical requirement for the protection of Imaan (faith) and spiritual progess. Islam deplores impermissible consumption to the extent that dining at a place where alcohol is served is detested.
The year-end period generally sees companies and individuals providing a treat for their faithful employees and well-wishers for their good performance and support. Whilst this is a noble initiative, extravagant spending and wastage has become synonymous with such functions. Statistics related to food wastage are quite shocking especially when many people around us live without sustenance.
The environment we live in is filled with challenges and distractions. A Muslim is encouraged to be cautious and particular about the places he visits. A Muslim should not visit places or attend events were the possibility of vice or the implication of sin exist. These teachings are borne out of principles from the Quran and Sunnah.