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Sibling Rivalry

Deconstructing Sibling Rivalry Tricks for Muslim Parents By M Zain Although sibling rivalry is normal, it can be rather taxing if it persists without any guidance for reform in a positive light. Every mother knows that raising a child is full of challenges. However, once that first precious child becomes …

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Adultery, A big injustice:

The system of Modesty & Chastity in Islam Keeping in view the social mischief brought into form. by adultery, Allah, the Exalted, has treated this sin only one stage lower than murder. This is not murder but in its evil effects on society it is equal to murder. While counting …

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Frugal Living: Are We Really Depriving Our Kids?

by Jill Cooper I often hear ladies complaining that they want to stay at home with their kids but that they “have to work since it is so expensive to raise kids these days”. One of the main questions I get asked about frugal living is “won’t I be depriving …

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Maktab-Nurturing The Roots of Islam

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 2013-01-10 Maktab* education is ironically the most important and at the same time most neglected institution of primary education. It serves as the lifeline to the preservation and protection of the Islamic faith. Yet the number of maktab students is dwindling and the question …

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Back To School…But What About Islamic Education?

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 2013-01-07 Education is the most important and powerful tool which you can use to change the world. An educated nation begets educated children which equals a harmonious environment on earth provided it is used constructively. With the new school year only a few days …

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Back to School

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. Back to school …

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Just one A

It had been a long two weeks thought Taheera as she stole a moment to gulp down her now lukewarm tea. Yes, it had been two long weeks of covering books, sharpening pencils and struggling to make up sets of pencil colours from leftovers of last year. Getting the kids …

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Cursing one’s children when angry

JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN DAILY Q&A Question and Answer: Q. My wife curses our kids a lot whenever she gets angry. Can you please give us some advice? (Query published as received) A. Uttering curses is a very delicate and dangerous issue in Islam. One should be careful not to incur …

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Our parents are our parents

  AS she finished up her mid-day meal and rose from the dining table to rinse out her plate, Khadija pondered over the best tactic to approach her mother. “Mmm…that was one of the best meals you’ve cooked, mum” She said to the figure poring over a cookbook. Her mother …

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