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|

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 [...]

2017-12-30T08:45:59+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

My daughter and the inaccessible fort

Like a wonderful butterfly and a beautiful flower, she joyously moves here and there, creating an atmosphere of happiness and pleasure. Whenever I see her, my heart and eyes fill with great delight. Once, she had a fever because of a sore throat -- a common childhood disease -- which made her little body become [...]

2017-12-30T08:46:59+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

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 [...]

2017-12-30T08:47:08+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|

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|
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