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.. More
Islam is a beautiful religion, full of wisdom and harmony. If this wonderful religion is followed properly then a typical Muslim would only be a great example to follow. The Prophet said: "The most perfect believer in faith is the one who is best in moral character..." [At-Tirmithi]
Spreading kindness at home:
'Aa'ishah said: "The.. More
The husband is the family's fundament, basis of stability and blissfulness; he is the spring of optimism and hope for the family. To talk about amending the family without the husband being part of it is to be sure that reformation will not take place. The family will never attain stability and righteousness as long as the father remains far from the.. More
One day in the school Faris rushed to the headmaster’s room and entered hurriedly without seeking permission, for the matter was serious and needed to be addressed urgently. He cried at the top of his voice, “Sir! Sir! I have to tell you about something of great importance.”
The headmaster sat straight in his chair and paid great.. More
Contrary to whatever you may believe, Hijab (Islamic covering) is not a free personal choice. As a Muslim woman,you are not free; you are a slave of Allah The Almighty. What is the relationship between freedom and uncovering parts of your body, adorning yourself, and uncovering your face? Does the belief that 'beauty of the soul is the real beauty'.. More
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.. More
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 force us to behave properly and avoid mistakes so.. More
Choosing and having good companions is extremely important for many reasons and from many aspects.
1) Mankind cannot live alone; every individual must live and interact with others, and when interacting with others, one either influences or is himself influenced.
2) Those people whom you sit with and take as friends are inevitably from one of the.. More
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 feverish. Her temperature kept rising.. More
When we're little, our parents are our heroes. We look up to them and get impressed by everything they do. We watch their every move and try to follow them. In our rooms, we play house; we pretend that we're cooking, cleaning, even raising our own (Cabbage Patch) kids.
We're amazed at how much they know and we're impressed by all that they can do... More
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 from the Hell-Fire.
Therefore, a Muslim should utilize.. More
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 boys and girls... More
He said he was coming in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes pass, half an hour, an hour, and then he shows up.
The wife: "You said ten minutes, and I have been waiting here for an hour."
The husband: "Forgive me, there was too much traffic."
The wife: "This is not the first time. That’s the way you are; always late... More
There is no doubt that parents play an effective role in preventing their children from being undutiful. As it is known that prevention is better than cure, we advise noble parents who play the greatest role in this important process, to prepare youth and prevent them from being undutiful.
The family is the first incubator where the adolescent grows.. More
My friend: What is the story of Ka‘b and how can I relate it?
I: Don't you know the story of Ka‘b, my friend? It is one of the most effective stories which will help your child stop lying.
My friend: How?
I: Stories have a profound impact on changing bad behavior into upright behavior, and even adults themselves love to listen to stories.. More
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...More