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When Love is Not Enough

  According to a Soundvision survey conducted in 2010: “If you attended six Muslim weddings this summer, chances are that two will end up in divorce sooner or later!” That might sound like a shocking statistic, but sadly, right now I can think of two recent marriages that are already …

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Fatherless Homes

Bilal Muhammad I didn’t quite understand the significance of fatherlessness until I became a teacher. I have taught hundreds of students now, and every single student with a missing father (either due to divorce, work, or death) noticeably struggled in school. They struggled with behaviour, academics, responsibility, authority, relationships with …

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The Need for Simple Weddings

by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Yusuf Motala The Need for Simple Weddings   Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur’an: “O Mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam) and from him He created his wife (Eve), and from them He created many men and …

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What Role Does A Father Play part 3

  WHERE DO MEN NEED TO MAN UP? Revisiting Authority. Men must own the task of trimming their own feathers and dieting their own egos. Allah entrusted you with this leadership, to invoke it for the betterment of the family, not for selfish interests. Even if your heart may be …

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Why Fathers Are Neglected In Old Age.

-ITS A MUST READ FOR ALL FATHERS! (and mothers too!) 1. In the lifetime of most Nigerian families ( but is also applicable everywhere) settings, there are 3 Dispensations of Power. 2. The 1st is the first 25 years in the life of the family (father, mother, children) where power …

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A father’s lament

Wrinkled old hands desperately search the night stand for his spectacles. He cannot remember if he placed them there last night. He cannot remember what he had for dinner last night.. his memory just like his eyesight is giving up on him.. His frail legs feel weak as he attempts …

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Ten Important Advices For The Youth

http://www.tafseer-raheemi.com/ten-important-advices-youth/ Following is the transcript of a speech I delivered in Florida. My friend Hafez Hassan khan wrote it down. I edited it and added a few things. May Allah make it beneficial for the youth and give us tawfeeq to learn and practice. ————- 1, Tahaarat, 2, Taqwa, 3, …

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What Role Does The Father Play part 2

  What benefits does a child receive from his/her relationship with dad that are notably different from those derived from their relationship with mom?   Paternal Authority . In a well-functioning family, the very presence of the father embodies authority and discipline, and it is conveyed simply by his daily …

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What Role Do Fathers Play?

Part 1   The Prophet ( ﷺ ) never saw his father, and still developed into the paragon of human excellence. How many Ṣaḥāba were orphans due to their fathers being martyred? Weren’t greats like al-Ḥasan al-Baṣri, Abu Yūsuf al-Qāḍi, Imam ash-Shāfi’i, Imam Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal, Imam al-Bukhāri, all orphans? …

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