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  • Our Children and Prayer - I

    • “My son does not pray except because he fears me.” • “If I did not remind him of the prayer time, he would wait until its due time had passed.” • “My son only prays to silence my yells. Can you imagine that he does not even perform ablution before praying?” Dear parent, if you are among this group,.. More

  • Protecting our Children from Lying - II

    How can a mother know that her child is lying? It should be known that lying has many signs that are visible on the child which an intelligent mother could notice, and they reveal it in the same way that is imitated by the following proverb: "The (sinful) suspicious (with his behavior) is about to say (to those who doubt him), 'Take me (as I am.. More

  • Protecting our Children from Lying - I

    The doorbell rang in the house of the grandfather, and four-year-old Fahd ran to open the door. Soon, he returned running and jumping, announcing the visitor to his grandfather, "Grandpa! Shaykh Al ‘Uthaymeen is waiting for you in the salon." The grandfather smiled and asked inquiringly, "Who is it Fahd? Talk seriously." Fahd.. More

  • Relating a Story can Change a Child’s Behavior - II

    Islam realizes the natural inclination toward stories, due to their magical effect on the hearts, and thus, endorses listening to them as a method of upbringing and rectifying. [Awlaaduna Akbaaduna] Stories attract the children in their early years and gain their preference over other types of entertainment, because they leave a clear effect on their.. More

  • Relating a Story can Change a Child’s Behavior - I

    A mother said, "I have a friend who is married and has two children, aged five and six. On one occasion when I visited them, she asked her children not to fiddle with the alarm clock that belonged to their father. However, the children did not pay attention to what their mother was saying." Therefore, I said to them, “Would you like.. More

  • A Daa'iyah, Except in One's Own Family - II

    Dear caregivers and Daa‘iyahs (callers to Islam) – male and female, Your role is no less important than that of the other. Together you bring up your child with a good upbringing -- you and not anyone else. First: The role of the father when he is a Daa‘iyah: Dear father, your role is extremely important. You are the head of the.. More

  • A Daa'iyah, Except in One's Own Family - I

    This is how he is and it is clear to everyone. From the rise of dawn to the fall of night, the Daa'iyah (caller to Islam) is out of his home, ardently fervent for his religion. He is eager to do anything to serve the religion of Allah The Almighty. He wishes he could change the world. This is his main concern. That is also the main concern of our.. More

  • The manners of welcoming the new-born child in Islam

    Children are a source of delight and an adornment for the world granted by Allah to their parents. They give vigor to the hearts, joy to the souls and pleasure to the eyes. They are the fruit from whom good is to be hoped for when they frequently supplicate. "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small." They are.. More

  • Protecting our children from sexual abuse - III

    What should a parent do if he or she suspects abuse? If you are worried that your child has been sexually abused, it is important to put your trust in Allah and stay calm. Children are very intuitive and can easily sense there is something “up”. Allah Says (what means): “…Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [Quran 2:.. More

  • Protecting children from sexual abuse - II

    What every Muslim parent needs to know about sexual abuse Sexual abuse is a scary word. When most people hear the phrase, they immediately cut off emotionally and stop listening. Why? People are afraid because they don’t know much about the topic and do not want to feel powerless. We hope and pray that this will never happen to our children,.. More

  • Errors committed whilst raising children

    It is very unfortunate and painful that some fathers fail to perform their duties towards their children as Allah has commanded them to do; they do not protect themselves, their wives and their children from the Hellfire. In some cases, they not only fail to raise their children upon honesty, but worse than this, they deliberately raise them as liars.. More

  • How to explain the Christmas lights to your kids?

    It is very important that we prepare ourselves for this imminent occasion. As always, at the end of each year, day in and day out – and all through the night, we are constantly pummeled with the lights, decorations and music of the season at every turn. You won’t be able to take a trip to the grocery, the library, or even your front yard.. More

  • Practical benefits of breastfeeding

    Allah Almighty Says (what means): "…His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination." [Quran 31: 14] In this article, we will shed light on some facts discovered by modern medicine and study that confirm the.. More

  • Protecting our children from sexual abuse – I

    Whether you are living in a non-Muslim country or in a Muslim country, Muslims need to know how to protect their children from sexual abuse.Sexual abuse (in general) is on the rampage. Of course the statistics of Western/European countries is growing at an alarming rate. One out of every three girls and one out of every six boys will be sexually abused.. More