Kids

The Importance of The Institution of The MAKTAB

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The first word revealed of the Quran is “Iqra” READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated. “Read and your Lord is Honorable, who taught(to write) with the pen taught man what he knew not, Those of His servants only who are possesses of knowledge fear Allah; Surely Allah is mighty, …

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The Maktab ( Islamic Learning / Madrasah ) System

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by: Moulana Abdool Hamid Ishaq Damaat Barakatuhu We are very lax in paying the Madrasah fees. We generally pay the school fees, give our children their pocket expenses, etc. The pocket expense is sometimes more than the fees. In fact if we are wealthy, we should pay on behalf of …

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Back to School

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By Umme Ammarah Schools are about to open and you’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that holidays are just about over. Back to School comes with a barrage of projects, homework, sports practice and of course a day filled with pickups and drop offs. “The roots of education may …

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Setting a beautiful Example

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  A 3 year old little girl sits quietly on her musallah attentively watching her mother reading salaah. She giggles in delight as her mother raises her hands up to make dua, her own little hands raised in her innocent voice she whispers ‘ameen’. The same little girl grows up …

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Looking after Children

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• ‘A’isha radhiyallahu anha said: Abu Bakr radhiyallahu anhu said, “By Allah, there is no man on the face of the earth that I love better than ‘Umar radhiyallahu anhu.” Then he went out and came back and said, “How did I swear, daughter?” I told him what he had …

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Its a Sin to be Sweet.

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By Maulana Khalid Dhorat Ahmed is a cute and bubbly little 8-year old, with a mischievous grin set in his doughnut face. He has endless energy and zest for life. The problem is that Ahmed suffers from asthma and is constantly constipated. Although he is an athlete and loves soccer, …

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Parent’s responsibility to gift their children equally

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  Nasihah (Advice): Gifting one’s children equally   Aamir reports: I heard Nu’man Bin Bashir Radhiyallahu Anhu on the pulpit saying, “My father gave me a gift but ‘Amra bint Rawaha (my mother) said, “I would not agree to it unless Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is made witness to it.” …

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