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 the life of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, and the life of [...]

2017-12-30T08:47:32+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

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 [...]

2017-12-30T08:47:45+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

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 [...]

2017-12-30T08:47:53+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

How to raise our children

Cultivation in Islam is very important, for indeed all of the religion is based upon upbringing. It starts, first of all, with our own selves, then with our families, and then with the community at large. But this cultivation is most important with respect to our children, so that they are brought up upon the [...]

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

Teaching children good manners

Just as a child should be taught ritual acts of worship, he should also be taught good habits and etiquettes until they become second nature to him. The Prophet said: "The believers who have the most perfect faith are those who have the best manners." [Abu Daawood] Good manners are an acquired trait that must [...]

2017-12-30T08:48:08+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

How to respect your parents

A. Introduction: There are many days set aside in non-Islamic societies to honour and appreciate special people; examples of these are Father's Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day and Labour Day. In Islam, however, respecting, honouring and appreciating parents is not just for a single day of the year, but rather for each and every day. B. Parents [...]

2017-12-30T08:48:20+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

The parent-child relationship in Islam

The parent-child relationship in Islam Islam’s general approach to children may be summarized in a few principles. First, it is a divine injunction that no child may become the cause of harm to the parents. A. The child’s rights: The parent’s duties Allah, The Exalted, Says (what means): “Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete [...]

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

Does Hijab Prevent Social Development?

People who are impressed with modern civilization believe that the Hijab (Islamic covering) is a sign of backwardness that prevents women from development and hampers their creativity and individuality. According to them, the Hijab is an obstacle that prevents women from progressing in the spheres of personal and social development. We ask these people: "What [...]

2017-12-30T08:49:08+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

The Company We Choose to Keep

Allah has blessed me with many wonderful friendships throughout my life. Most have served as a comforting, healing balm that has pulled me through some of the more difficult times of my life. Others have created so much drama and turmoil that I couldn't cut them loose fast enough! I have friendships that have followed [...]

2017-12-30T08:49:16+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

The House During Ramadan

 One of the favors that Allah could bestow upon a Muslim is to prolong his life until he reaches the month of Ramadan and then enables him to fast it and pray the optional night prayers during it. Rewards for good deeds in this month are multiplied; ranks are elevated; and Allah frees many people [...]

2017-12-30T08:49:24+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

What After Ramadan?

Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed to dignity, they learn to disdain vices, sins and acquire all good attributes. Whoever witnesses this month without gaining any of its rewards is indeed poor, and [...]

2017-12-30T08:49:42+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|
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