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  • A Woman Is Married for Four Reasons

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “A woman is married for four (reasons): her wealth, noble ancestry, beauty and religion. Choose the religious woman lest your hand is stuck to dust (because of destitution).” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Noble ancestry results.. More

  • Diligence is the Way to Success

    There are norms and laws in the universe that man is not permitted to contradict. Instead, he should abide by them so as to enjoy a good life and eternal happiness in the Hereafter. One such norm is that if one works hard, he will find results; if one exhausts oneself a little bit, he can enjoy a long rest. Indeed reaping noble benefits depends on experiencin.. More

  • Your Angry Child is not Aggressive – II

    (Continued) Anger is a psychological state and an emotional phenomenon that the child feels in the early days of his life and that accompany him in all the stages of his life till death. As long as know that anger is an inherent behavior in man since his birth, it is wrong to consider anger as an objectionable phenomenon and a bad emotional condition... More

  • Your Angry Child is not Aggressive – I

    Mother: Wait…wait! Why are you quarrelling? Son: He hit me first. His brother: No, it is he who hit me first. Son: He took my toy. His brother: No, it is he who does not want to give me my toy. Mother (yelling): Stop…stop. I am sick of this headache. Give me the toy. None of you will take it till you learn that you should not hit.. More

  • Accepting the Decree of Allah

    One of the most prominent distinguishing features of the Muslim woman is her deep faith in Allah and her sincere conviction that whatever happens in this universe, and whatever fate befalls human beings, only happens through the Will and Decree of Allah; whatever befalls a person could not have been avoided, and whatever does not happen to a person.. More

  • The Future that Is Our Present

    Any good story whether told in a book or portrayed on screen usually follows the same pattern. As the backdrop is set up, the protagonist is introduced. An obstacle is then thrown his or her way, which he or she spends the bulk of the plot tackling. More often than not, failure ensues and the lead character hits a low point. We, readers and viewers,.. More

  • Hawwaa’ (Eve)

    Hawwaa’ And The Story Of Her Creation Allah The Almighty commanded Adam and his wife, may Allah exalt their mention, to reside in Paradise. He mentions this in various verses, Saying (what means): • {And We said, "O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat therefrom in [ease and] abundance from wherever you will. But do.. More

  • Learning to Listen

    Listening is a quality of true believers who say 'we hear and we obey' when they are referred to statements of Allah the Exalted and His Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Besides listening to the commands of Allah the Exalted and His Prophet, sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam, Muslims are asked to listen to parents, except if they ask us to do.. More

  • Grave Consequences of Bad Manners

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, guided his Ummah (nation) to everything that is good and warned them against everything that is evil. Bad morals are among the things which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, warned us against. They are detestable and indicate an unrighteous demeanor that usually arises from the unsoundness.. More

  • Mutual Rights - Maintaining Chastity - II

    When righteousness touches a woman, one would not hear or see from her anything but good. Such is the righteousness of the early Muslim generations about whom the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, spoke highly, saying: “My generation is the best of generations.” Surely, they were the best generation, men and women, old and young.. More

  • Mutual Rights - Maintaining Chastity - I

    Maintaining Chastity The second right of the two rights that this series of articles pertains to is the overnight stay, which signifies that the spouses help each other in observing chastity. Each of the spouses should fulfill this right for the other. Some scholars have said that the purpose of marriage is that both the man and the woman preserve.. More

  • Justification is the Excuse of the Weak

    Who among us does not make mistakes? Who among us can dare claim that he is infallible? Every human is expected to make mistakes, and this is not in itself a defect, for the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “All the sons of Adam constantly commit sins, but the best of those who constantly commit sins are those who are constantly.. More

  • Our Children and Quran in Ramadan - II

    Parents will also receive the greatest reward: With regard to you, dear fathers and mothers, you will certainly receive a great reward and endless happiness if your child memorizes the Quran. The parents’ efforts to make their child memorize the Quran will not be in vain. Listen to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who says:.. More

  • Our Children and the Quran in Ramadan - I

    Facts and news: The first piece of news: An eleven-year-old boy from the Croatian capital Zagreb memorized the whole Quran. A Zagreb-based newspaper said that the child, who is still at the primary school, has memorized the whole Quran in five years and that he used to spend four hours a day in memorization of the Quran. The second piece of news:.. More

  • Our Food Values, Our Future

    More than a fundamental necessity for living, food is a primary source for fulfilling our spiritual essence and inner functions that every man and woman needs for a conscious and balanced being. Indeed, learning the emphasis the Quran and the Sunnah place on the role food plays in the relationship of man to his Lord, the way man is to handle it, from.. More

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