A Practical Program for Raising Children

There is no doubt that children are the comfort of one's eyes and a source of happiness. Life becomes pleasant with children on whom one’s hopes are pinned. While the father sees in his children a source of support, aid, and power, the mother sees in them hope, happiness of the heart, and security in [...]

2017-12-30T08:42:13+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

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, [...]

2017-12-30T08:42:29+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

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 [...]

2017-12-30T08:42:47+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

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 [...]

2017-12-30T08:42:58+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

The Key to Paradise

Imagine: There is a path to Paradise and as we move along the path, with the very first step we find a huge signboard on which the following is written: "Hijab…the key to Paradise." Naturally, in order to gain entry to Paradise, we have to know the merits and characteristics of Hijab (Islamic covering). Hijab [...]

2017-12-30T08:43:07+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

Advice for Women from the Prophet

• The Messenger of Allah said: "If a woman performs the five (obligatory) prayers, fasts the month (of Ramadan), maintains her chastity and obeys her husband, it will be said to her (on the Day of Judgment), 'Enter Paradise from whichever gate you like'." [Ibn Hibban] [Al-Albani: Saheeh] • The Messenger of Allah said: "O company [...]

2017-12-30T08:43:15+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

Common Mistakes in Raising Children

Having difficulty dealing with children has become a widespread phenomenon. Many parents seem to be quite at loss when it comes to enforcing good morals in their children. Research has shown that some parents use fruitless styles to achieve this goal.  There are certain common mistakes parents make in bringing up their children -- both [...]

2017-12-30T08:43:22+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

Parents: Precious Blessings in our Life

Allah, The Almighty, has made our parents the cause of our existence and made them the source of providing us with unparalleled love and a sound upbringing. However, when we grow up, we tend to forget the period of our infancy and childhood and disregard their efforts. What ingratitude can be worse than this? The [...]

2017-12-30T08:43:37+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

Early Childhood: The Best Period to Build Faith

The early years— we do not exaggerate if we say the early moments— of the child’s life are the best and most important periods to build up the aspects of faith in the child and instill the creed of Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism) and knowing Allah, the Almighty, in him. Therefore, the Prophet instructed Muslims to [...]

2017-12-30T08:43:52+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

A glimpse of Islam’s great concern for women

1- When the religion of Islam was revealed to the Prophet it was the custom of the people of the pre-Islamic era to hate and detest women. Allah, The Exalted, Says (what means): {And when one of them is informed of [the birth of] a female, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief.} [Quran [...]

2017-12-30T08:44:48+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

Smile to Make Your Children Happy

The following are some lines from the diary of a child speaking about his happy childhood, "My father was always cheerful and his smile never left his face, even in the most difficult situations. This smile meant a great deal to us as it revealed how much our father loves us. This smile used to [...]

2017-12-30T08:45:51+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|
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