Kids

Shisha: The ‘Muslim Drug’

The rights a Muslim has over another are well documented and remembered in aḥādīth mentioned by the Prophet (sallAllāhu ʿalayhi wasallam), but we often forget our rights to ourselves; especially the duties upon ourselves to take care of our health. Allāh has bestowed upon us a trust in the form …

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Shaytaan: “See you at the Matric Farewell Party”

    Matric is a critical year in your schooling career; indeed, it’s a turning point in your life. We all know the matric year is met with intense study sessions, a whole lot of cramming and really high stress levels coupled with anxiety. When that hard work pays off, …

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Homosexuality & Lesbianism in Islam

  In this materialistic age when everything is being sacrificed at the altar of ‘freedom’, the world, from east to west, is witnessing a total collapse of morality and decency. Virtue is portrayed as evil while sins of every type are being glamourized so as to seem acceptable to society. …

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The Mother’s Lap – The Best Creche

Bint Assalaam There has been shock and outrage after pictures and video footage emerged of a 21 month old baby girl, bound and gagged with packaging tape, at a Johannesburg Day Care Centre. The horrific images of the toddler trying to free herself from her bonds in the crèche’s bathroom …

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Matric Farewell, Islam Farewell

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat   After spending 13 or 14 cumbersome and grueling years in school, some in private Muslim schools, the Grade 12s finally reach the end of a long journey – a journey that heralds the start of a new academic phase in tertiary education, and another journey …

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Robbing Children of their Childhood!

  Allah Ta’ala has endowed human beings with a very special period called the childhood period. Childhood is undoubtedly the most beautiful and the happiest phase of human life. The joys of childhood can never be substituted by anything else! It is the period when one is free of all worries and responsibilities. It is the period when one loves playing games. It is this period …

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Can the children decide to live with the father?

Question What happens if a teenage girl’s parents get divorced, but she wants to stay with her father? Or a five-year old-boy who wishes to stay with his father? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to the Shariah laws of custody, …

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The Position of a Father In Islam

  A Father in Islam – Responsibilities The importance of the father is not less important than the mother. In Islam’s view, the father’s role is as the head of the family who is responsible to both his wife and children. The presence of a father figure is vital in …

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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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A Maktab Apa’s (teacher) Passion to Teach Deen

    Bismihi Ta’ala   In this day and age, teaching little children in a primary makatb is not amongst the easiest of tasks. Teachers are faced with major challenges in the classroom. Often the Apa goes back home at the end of the day tired and dejected. The question …

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