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  • Our Children after Ramadan

    Taamir and Afnaan sat with their parents in the living room having their lunch after Ramadan and ‘Eed had passed. Afnaan said to her father, "My father, why does Ramadan come only once?" The father replied, "I feel that you are attached to this blessed month, Afnaan." Taamir immediately said, "Yes, my father, we were competing.. More

  • Constitution of the Muslim Home

    The Muslim home is based on a number of principles and rules that govern it and regulate life in it. These rules make the Muslim home distinctive as they are derived from the noble Quran, the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the life of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, and the life of the Taabi‘oon(the.. More

  • Controlling anger: an essential skill for educators - II

    Keep your energy for construction not destruction: If a person does not control himself in critical situations and surrenders to the dictates of anger and strong agitation, he will find himself consuming an enormous quantity of his inner energy, which is supposed to be exploited in the process of construction, education, teaching, constructive dialogue,.. More

  • Controlling Anger: An Essential Skill for Educators - I

    A US TV channel presented a series on the views of children on the way in which their parents discipline them. The channel hosted some intelligent children who are able to articulate their views clearly and strongly every week, and in doing so, they would ask them a set of questions. In one of the episodes, a mother listened to her child on the television.. More

  • Beating the Child

    “My children do not listen to anything I say. What should I do? Although I know that it is a wrong method, I usually scold and beat my children. I usually feel angry with them and then with myself. I can not bear this type of life; there must be another solution.” With these words, the sighs of the hopeless father who beats his children.. More

  • The mother of my child

    I'm not a mother. But I've been blessed with a great one for almost a quarter century. That's education enough, at least for one thing: Choosing a partner who embodies the top four qualities I believe a mother must have to help their Muslim children, in the words of the Quran (which mean), {"He made her grow in a good manner…"} [Quran.. More

  • The significance of obedience to parents

    Islam builds a family in which prevails mutual respect and care. Parents and children in Islam are bound together by mutual obligations and reciprocal arrangements. Allah Says (what means): “…No mother should be harmed through her child, and no father through his child…” [Quran 2: 233] The Quran has made it compulsory for.. More

  • Nourish Your Child's Body and Mind

    As parents, we try to protect our children from anything and everything that we feel may harm them. We warn them of the dangers of strangers; we teach them the importance of safety on the playground and during other outdoor activities; we caution them about crossing the street. But how much care and concern do we have about their nutrition and the food.. More

  • How to teach our kids Tawheed

    When we want to teach our kids Tawheed (i.e. Islamic monotheism) should we have to read classical texts and books in this regard? No, this is not needed in the early stages of their lives because this requires long hours of attentiveness and hard work, which is difficult for children. Later in life, one can do so when their level of comprehension.. More

  • Be a Logical and Motivating Parent

    Father: I told you to clean your room.‎ Child: But I don't know how to do that! Father: I said clean the room! Don't you understand? Does ‎this need any explanation? ‎You are old enough and you ‎can do this by yourself. If you clean your room, I will buy you ‎whatever you ‎like. ‎ Child: ‎Really, Dad? ‎ Father:.. More

  • Kids listen to our every deed

    How many times have you told your kids to change their clothes/brush their teeth/do their homework/or anything else for that matter? There is really no right answer because there is really no limit to the number of times we have to ask our kids to do something. For most of us, this is a normal part of our daily lives. We ask, and ask, and ask, and.. More

  • The importance of reading to your child

    By reading to our children we not only teach them that learning is fun, we show them by our own example. Allah Almighty Says (what means): “…Allah will raise those who have believed among you and those who were given knowledge, by degrees…”[Quran 58: 11] While it is true that the knowledge that is referenced to in the.. More

  • Combating Fear Among Our Children - II

    A Dialogue with a Teacher After the lesson was over, the mother of Hasan and Husayn went quickly to the teacher and thanked her for that knowledge, and asked her to give her some time to speak with her, and she welcomed the request. The mother sat with the teacher and started to complain to her of the state of her children, Hasan and Husayn. She said,.. More

  • Building the Child's Moral Strength - II

    Importance of a role model in building morals: Dear person who assumes the upbringing process, Anas ibn Maalik, may Allah be pleased with him, who lived with the best role model in terms of morality, narrated how he had experienced this in the character of the beloved Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Anas, may Allah be pleased with him,.. More

  • Combating Fear Among Our Children - I

    After the party Dr. Ahmad and his family returned home after a long party in the house of a family friend on the occasion of the children's success. Exhausted, the parents entered their room to sleep. Not wanting to sleep, both Hasan and Husayn, young twins, sat in their room and played and laughed in a disturbingly loud voice which annoyed their.. More