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A Wake-Up Call For Muslim Parents

A Wake-Up Call For Muslim Parents By Sadaf Farooqi Bismillah Out of all the hi-fi, over-hyped, glamorized, overpaid and stereotyped careers that make news today, peppered with extensive media attention such as red-carpet awards, talk-shows, exclusive interviews and photo-shoots, the single most important and pivotal occupation a person – especially …

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Soft drinks, hard facts

By John Naish In children, soft drinks have been linked to addict-like cravings, as well as twisting kids’ appetites so they hunger for junk food. London – Once upon a time, fizzy drinks were an occasional luxury treat. Now, many of us think nothing of having at least one every …

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“Orphans” …with Parents!

“Orphans” …with Parents! It’s a beautiful sunny day, Moosa and Fatima, two bubbly and vibrant 5 year old twins, try to draw their parent’s attention to the lovely sandcastles they had been constructing for hours in the garden. Dad is too busy viewing television and replying to emails on his …

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Encouraging Children to Pray

Encouraging Children to Pray Practical Tips on Getting Your Little Loved Ones to Make and Enjoy Salah By Maysoon Zaza In a hadeeth narrated by Abdullah ibn Qart the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, “The first act that the servant of Allah will be accountable for on the Day of …

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How To Respect Your Teens’ Privacy

How To Respect Your Teens’ Privacy Teenagers — youths at the threshold of adulthood, still harboring a carefree, emotional child within, need their parents to empathize with them during the rocky, transitional phase of adolescence. From bawling infants requiring round-the-clock care, to toddlers that break free and run amok, to …

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Differences Between Punishment and Discipline

Parenting: Discipline Differences Between Punishment and Discipline DISCIPLINE ______________________________________________________ Encourages the development of internal controls. ______________________________________________________ Child learn to cooperate in order to feel good about himself ______________________________________________________ Is consistent but flexible ______________________________________________________ Is logical and predictable ______________________________________________________ Encourages the making of wise choices and independent thinking ______________________________________________________ Develops high …

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INFERTILITY

INFERTILITY by Nasreen Ebrahim-Sardiwalla *Nasreen is a Clinical Psychologist based in Durban, South Africa So many women and couples have a dream of falling pregnant. For some this dream becomes a reality, not once, but many a time. For others, sadly this is not the case as there are factors …

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy by Moulana Moosa ibn Ahmad Olgar, extract: Upbringing of Children After some time has elapsed, the couple desire that Allah Taa’la bless them with a child and thus through marital consummation Allah Taa’la grants their wish. The first stage that follows is that of pregnancy. A person should not …

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The Family Way: Ten Tips For Expecting Muslims

The Family Way: Ten Tips For Expecting Muslims Posted by Sadaf Farooqi بسم اللّٰہ الرحمٰن الرحیم The exciting news has barely seeped in that the overjoyed Muslim couple starts planning and preparing for the imminent arrival of its new bundle of joy. Although the level of nervousness, excitement and anticipation …

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Bittersweet: A Spiritual Perspective on Special Needs Parenting

Bittersweet: A Spiritual Perspective on Special Needs Parenting I’ve tried several times to begin this article and this is my third attempt. I’m supposed to be writing about special needs parenting from an Islamic/Muslim/Spiritual point of view, and the challenge is finding a balance between the bitter and the sweet. …

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