Kids

Exam Time

As the end of the year approaches, the level of concern, worry and anxiety rises. It becomes a time of working hard and burning the midnight oil. Leisure and pleasure are sacrificed. Everything possible is done to achieve the best pass. There is total support and assistance in whichever way …

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Halloween: The Chilling Facts

Ebrahim Moosa – Radio Islam  Each year the night of October 31 is commemorated by some in the non Muslim world as Halloween. This is an occasion with unmistakeable pagan roots that has also been co-opted by some Christians. In South Africa, in recent years, with many Muslims having relocated …

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“Hello” to Halloween?

  Islam is a complete way of life. Its wisdom is profound. What Islam prescribes and what it prohibits is always of tremendous benefit for humanity as a whole. Every year, on the evening of October 31st, millions of children in the Western world paint their faces, dress up in …

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Jamiatul Ulama KZN Youth Day Report 

    Alhamdullilah, on Saturday 19th October 2019, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN organised a Boys Youth Day camp at Sunset Ridge Farm in Camperdown. Youth from various parts of Durban attended with the number of boys reaching almost 60 in total. Upon arrival at the farm, Moulana Abdullah Paruk from …

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Motherhood

In April President Clinton gathered an army of former presidents, state governors, city mayors and hundreds of prominent people from all 50 states to address one of the most pressing problems facing America today. He brought former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, to lead this army. …

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Why is Homosexuality Prohibited?

QUESTION Salam! I am a teenager from pakistan. I am 17 and doing my a levels. Several people around me are supporters of the lgbtq community. As much as I try to condemn it is hard doing so overtly as it ends up in me being ostracised. In a honesty …

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The Ultimate Kindness​

Every mother knows that it is impermissible for a child to breastfeed after the age of two. At the same time, mothers understand that their infant children cannot progress from a purely milk-based diet to a diet of solids overnight. If this drastic, unfamiliar change is thrust upon the child in …

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Respect – Adab – Etiquette

  An Orphan is not one who has no parents; Verily he is an orphan who is deprived of knowledge and adab (respect/etiquette). This is an Arabic saying which very concisely describes the importance of respect in a person. Indeed, when one is deprived of respect and etiquette, one can …

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Holidays

uswatulmuslimah.co.za The word ‘holiday’ comes from the Anglo Saxon halig daeg, or holy day. However, holidays to a great extent have become anything but holy. A Christian once observed that in their most auspicious month, December (holiday time), the most amount of crime and evil is committed. Contrary to this, in the most blessed …

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Mothers’ Milk

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) was born at a time when it was customary among the wealthy of the Quraysh tribe to have their babies nursed by Bedouins around Makkah. It was believed that a Bedouin wet-nurse gave a strong physical constitution to the child, as well as the easy manners …

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