Kids

I’ll Cross the Bridge when I Get there!

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za/ A few months back, the media carried the story of a ‘Muslim’ woman who was the new 100m women’s champion. The article also quoted her saying that she is working on improving on her times for future races. I’m pretty sure that every Muslimah who values the dignity and …

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Sweet Sixteen

  The bright neon needles of the German-engineered deafening clock shone on the dressing table of my unusually‘cold’ and eerie room. Half the night had passed without even a wink of sleep. Spending the entire day at the mall, where I ‘shopped till I dropped’ … I was exhausted, weakened and drained. So …

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How You Can Help Regulate Your Child’s Access to Smartphones & Social Media

Posted by: Nur Choudhury Thousands of testimonies which highlight the prevalence of sexual abuse experienced by young girls have been posted on a website. The shocking number of testimonies has triggered an Ofsted review, which aims at introducing more protective policies and improving the experiences of females in educational institutions. The …

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Help Your Kids Confront ‘The-P-Word’: Pornography,

“Hina?” The voice on the other end of the line was ragged; it was obvious the caller had been crying. I felt panic rise in my chest. “What’s wrong? What’s happened?” Pause. Deep breath. And then: “It came into my house last night.” And there it was. Without any need …

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Works and supplications during pregnancy

By: Mufti Yusuf Shabbir Source: Nawadir There are many actions and supplications that have been mentioned by scholars based on the experience of the pious people of the past. They include the following: Actions Remain punctual on the five obligatory Ṣalāh and perform as many non-obligatory prayers. (Click here for …

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Back To School…But What About Islamic Education?

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 just commencing a few days ago, have today’s parents and students …

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The Madrasah System – The Pride of our Community

  The Christian community has the Church, the Jewish community has its Synagogue, the Hindu Community has it’s Mandir, the Sikh community has the Gurdwara and the Buddhists have their Temple and so on…..But the Muslim community not only has the Musjid but also the educational Madrasah.   Al-hamdulillah, Allah …

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Stop avoiding afternoon madrassa!

  Guest contributor, teenager herself, Fatima Moolla of Timeless Teenz reminds us not to dodge afternoon maktab, no matter how busy we think we are.   We’re at a crises level with so many parents thinking that they don’t need to send their children for Islamic education. All these excuses: “It …

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The Madrasah: A Dying Legacy…

  The difference between those who know and those who do not know is as glaring as those who can see as opposed to those who are blind. Islamic Knowledge gives us the vision to see right from wrong, good from bad; it helps us discharge our obligations; it assists …

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The Subtle Influence

Accents are rather strange and fascinating. People speak the same language, and utter the same words, yet it sounds completely different. Different syllables are emphasized and various vowels are intonated and pronounced differently. In some cases, the foreign accent may sound so strange that it may even be mistaken for a foreign …

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