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How to Treat the En-suite

As man advances and progresses in developments and technology, the levels of comfort in his life also proportionately increase. Among the many facilities with which we are now pampered is that of the en-suite toilet. There was a time when the toilet was outside the home. Using it at night …

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Childrens Upbringing

What is good behavior? Is it to help one’s mother at home? Is it not to raise one’s voice when speaking with her? Is it to help one’s father with his work? Is it to be quiet and not disturb others? Is it to do homework on time? Is it …

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(PIW) *Parent Induced Wastefulness*

AN OLD SICKNESS WITH A NEW NAME When parents strive to give their children the best of everything at an early age, they are sowing seeds for materially insatiable monsters that are prone to sloth, apathy, avarice and fear. Don’t stand in self- defense as yet. I have proof. As …

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Custody for Adopted Children

Nasihah (Advice): The guardian of an orphan Sayyiduna Sahl Bin Sa’d Radhiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “I and the guardian of the orphan will be (as close) as two fingers (indicating his forefinger and middle finger) in Jannah.” (Abu Dawood) __________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Q. asalaam-alaikum …

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Fed Up!

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za/ Ever heard of the ‘terrible two’s’? It’s the age where your endearing, innocent angel suddenly seems to transform into a bundle of tantrums. Even a mundane task such as feeding him or her becomes a battle of wills with the kitchen floor serving as the battlefield, covered in the …

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Rekindling the Flame of Hope

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za/ Shaikhul Hadeeth, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi (rahimahullah), was one of the great luminaries of the recent past. Allah Ta‘ala had accepted him for the service of deen in various fields, especially in the science of hadeeth. Apart from the detailed academic works that he had prepared in Arabic, the …

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We’re turning children into cyber babies

  Children’s development is being severely harmed by using screens too young   By Mary Aitken  Not long ago I was sitting on a train going from Dublin to Galway. A mother and baby came to sit across the aisle and began feeding. In a wonderful display of dexterity, she …

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Giving Your Parents the Proper Treatment They deserve

The Forgotten Blessing Cii Radio| S Essop “Ali, please come downstairs and eat”, calls Haleema, his mother, for the third time. “In a minute MUM, I’m busy, you’re so difficult.. gosh.. just leave me alone!” followed with a loud slam of the door. How many of us are guilty of …

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Everybody on His Own

By Khalid Baig  Disturbing trends in Western societies today, as also Islam’s own prescription for social security, quite clearly state that men are responsible for the affairs outside the home and the women are responsible for taking care of the home. This division is not a relic of some dark …

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