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Striking the Balance in Upbringing

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Our question is regarding how we should go about raising our child. My baby is small and I try to save him from environments and people that could have a negative effect on him. Some family members have a television or their mindset is different. Therefore, in a …

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Meal Guidelines

  People are generally particular regarding WHAT they eat. However, equally important to WHAT we eat is WHEN we eat. Ideally, a person should only eat when hungry, and should stop eating when satiated, before completely filling the stomach. Haarith bin Kaldah, the renowned Arab physician, was once asked, “What …

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Women attending universities?

Q: Is it permissible for Muslim women to receive secular education and study in universities so that they can earn a degree? Some people argue that it is necessary for a woman to hold a degree so that if she is divorced or widowed, she will be able to earn …

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Concept of child-free life

  Question As-salamu aleikum. What is Islamic view for being “childfree”, voluntary childless (without reason or with reason like “I will be bad parent due some problems)? Is it haram, might it cause sin, curse from Allah or loosing of rizq/barakhat in life? (Question published as received) Answer   In the Name …

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Zainab bint Muhammad (RadiyAllahu ‘anhaa)

  http://www.ummulhasanaat.co.za/zainab-bint-muhammad-radiyallahu-anhaa The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) had four daughters all whom were born to his first wife Khadeejah (RadhiyAllahu ‘anhaa) The oldest of his daughters was Zainab and the youngest of his daughters was Faatimah. Ruqayyah and Ummu Kulthoom were second and third oldest, respectively. All died within …

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The scary truth about what’s hurting our kids

Jamiat Comment: Muslim Parents should read Salaah, Quran and Zikr Together with their Children Daily even for a few Minutes. Read to them Stories of The Sahaaba – The Beloved Companions of Nabi as they are our Role Models and Heroes. Most Importantly also is Maktab (after school Madrasah). Islamic …

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Study sounds warning alarm over Childhood Obesity

More children will be overweight than underweight by 2022, if global trends continue, experts say. WHO’s warning came in Tuesday’s publication of a study, undertaken in conjunction with Imperial College London, which measured the weight and height of almost 130 million people above the age of five worldwide. It is …

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Moving Children whilst in Salaah

  Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah’s Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam gentle consideration for his grandchildren in Salaah   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates, “We were performing the Esha Salaah with Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam; whenever he went down for Sajdah, Hasan and Husayn (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) would jump on his back. When …

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