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Ten Preconception Recommendations

WHEN you consider the physical exertion of labor and birth you realize that it’s never too early for the expectant mother to start training for the big event. Additionally, the more time you have to learn about pregnancy, labor, birth, and breastfeeding, the better prepared you will be, insha’Allah. All …

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When to Potty Train

LET me start out by saying that potty training is not my strong point! In fact, I’d say I’m quite lazy about it. I find it far easier to just wait until the child can communicate and clearly control their bodily functions. It is simply more convenient for me to …

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Woman+Mother=Jewel

If I teach a child to read at school, I’m called a Teacher. If I teach my child to read Qur’aan n his sunnah Du’aaz at home, then I’m just a mother. If I plan lessons for a class, I’m called a Curriculum Coordinator. If educate my child home, then …

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The “Just One Bottle” Myth

By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI | AS a lactation consultant (breastfeeding counselor) I often get calls or emails from nervous new mothers who worry that their milk supply isn’t enough or has dried up. It’s understandable to have such concerns, especially with the myriad of pressures from friends, relatives, doctors, …

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Let’s Put Women in Their Place

MEN, it’s time to wake up. We’re losing ground and failing in our charge. We are ignorant of how women in the glorious middle ages used to be, so we have no idea how we should expect our women to be. Blame it on foreign influence, disconnect with history, or …

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From Full-time Doctor to Full-time Mother

By Laura Gibb WHEN I announced my decision to resign from my position as a pediatrician in a major Saudi hospital in order to embrace motherhood full-time, the reaction I received from my fellow female colleagues came as quite a surprise to me. “Are you crazy?!” “This is the worse …

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Too Much TV Harms Kids Psychologically

Parents may went to limit their children’s computer use and TV viewing time to ensure their psychological well-being. THE GIST Children who spent two hours or more a day watching TV or playing on a computer were more likely to have psychology difficulties. The negative impact of screen time was …

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Orphans?

Question and Answer: Q. When is a child considered an orphan, and up until what age, for a boy and for a girl? (Question published as received) A. A child without a father is considered an orphan until the age of puberty. And Allah Knows Best Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo …

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The Manners of Welcoming the New-Born Child in Islâm

by Abu Rumaysah Children are a source of delight and an adornment for the world granted by Allâh to their parents, they give vigour to the hearts, joy to the souls, pleasure to the eyes. They are the fruit from whom good is to be hoped for when they frequently …

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Mould your child

Question: There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, that are not appropriate for Muslims, e.g. Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc.There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, (not required, but optional), that are not …

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