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  • 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

  • Entering the marital bond - I: Finding a suitable spouse

    Marriage is one of the most serious and important commitments an individual will make in his lifetime. It is a bond that once established, cannot be easily broken. It is one of the most important relationships in a society, as it is the building stone of the overall structure. Marriage is so important in Islam that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa.. More

  • Entering the marital bond –II: The marriage contract

    The necessary components of the marital process: This article, discusses some of the important issues to consider when entering the bond of marriage. This includes the marriage contract and witnesses to the marriage. It is imperative to remember that whatever endeavor a person engages in, his or her intention should be purely for the sake of Allah,.. More

  • The True Faith (Eemaan)

    The word, Eemaan literally means, “to know,” “to believe,” to put one’s trust in something or someone.” In Islamic Sharee’ah (legislation), Eemaan means putting one’s entire trust in, and having complete faith in Allah, His Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and His message. Therefore, one who puts.. More

  • Daughters in Islam - I

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; He creates what He wills. He gives to whom He wills female [children], and He gives to whom He wills males. Or He makes them [both] males and females, and He renders whom He wills barren. Indeed, He is Knowing and Competent.} [Quran 42:49-50] Allah is.. More

  • Daughters in Islam - II

    The fruit of raising daughters righteously is reward in this life before reward in the Hereafter; this is proved by the fact that Allah rewarded the righteous man who raised his two daughters virtuously, the result being Him facilitating the marriage of one of them to the honourable Prophet, Moosa, may Allaah exalt his mention. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Islam and Alcoholism - I

    In these days, countries that allow alcohol are suffering from it and the number of alcoholics is increasing rapidly. In the U.S.A., for example, the number of alcoholics has increased from four million in the 1960s to ten million in the 1970s. In Britain, the number of alcoholics has increased from half a million to one million. In some European countries,.. 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

  • The phenomenon of spinsterhood -II

    One of the main reasons for the spread of this phenomenon is that some parents oppressively prevent their daughters from marrying suitable young men, despite the fact that the Prophet,sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "If a man whose religion and manners you approve of comes to you (proposing to your daughter), then give her in marriage.. More

  • Women's liberation through Islam - I

    Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the women's liberation movement began in the 20th century. Actually, the women's liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed by Allah (God) to a man in the seventh century by the name of Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. The Quran and the Traditions of the Prophet,.. 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

  • The rights of the wife upon her husband

    Financial rights The wife is naturally entitled for food, clothing, housing and other related items with expenses to be born by the husband. This natural right has been given by Allah Almighty to the wife based on the following verse from the Glorious Quran (which means): “Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete years for whoever wishes.. More

  • Advice to women regarding marriage – I

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “If a man whose religious commitment and moral conduct you approve of proposes for marriage to your daughter, then marry her to him; otherwise, trials will prevail and great corruption will spread upon the earth.” [At-Tirmithi.. More

  • Advice to women regarding marriage – II

    What to do upon receiving a proposal: The young woman should pray Istikhaarah (i.e., the Prayer of Guidance) and not to ask others to pray it on her behalf, as some women do, as this is a baseless act and an innovation in the religion. Furthermore, she should seek the advice of trustworthy people and inquire about the person. Imaam Ahmad, may Allah.. More

  • Family Disintegration – III

    Neglecting one's family and failing to give them enough to suffice their needs results in them leaving their homes in order to find a source of income, and in many cases it leads to women committing adultery; there are many real life stories proving this, and in these cases it is not sexual desire that pushed the woman to indulge in this immorality.. More

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