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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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If You Are Muhammad Or Know A Muhammad, Please Stand Up !!

Cii Radio|Maulana Khalid Dhorat| 12 August 2016| 08 Zhul Qadha 1437 It is recorded in the “Hilyatul Awliya” that there was an extremely sinful and immoral man during the time of Prophet Moses (peace be upon him). When he died, his people dragged his body to a dump and left …

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Keep your children indoors at nightfall?

Nasihah (Advice): Keep your children indoors at nightfall   Sayyiduna Jaabir Bin Abdullah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “When night falls – or it is evening, restrain your children (from going out) as the devils spread out at that time. But when an hour of the …

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Children need boundaries to grow

    Carin-Lee Masters   Becoming and being a parent is challenging. Just as much as it brings us enormous fulfilment, it is also one of the roles in our lives that’s beset with all kinds of frustrations and challenges, which we are often ill-prepared for. Many parents I deal …

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