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Desperate plea from a regretting son

Question: Salam. Please do not do curse me after reading this. I had been a very disobedient child for my parents. I was the only son and they had hopes that I will treat them well in their old age. But I turned out to be exactly the opposite. When …

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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 only a few days away, have today’s parents and students become …

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The Importance of the MAKTAB (after school Islamic Education)

The first word revealed of the Quran is “Iqra” READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.   “Read and your Lord is Honourable, who taught(to write) with the pen taught man what he knew not, Those of His servants only who are possesses of knowledge fear Allah; Surely Allah is …

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The Maktab – Securing your child’s Islamic future

The greatest investment any community can make is to invest in their children. Our children are our future. If we invest in today’s children and develop them into people who are firm in their Imaan, who are upright and respectful and who cherish human value more than material wealth, then …

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The cycle of “War” within our homes

  Adults must model the kind of behaviour and world that they want for their children. It requires them to look at themselves in a very deep and responsible way and make changes that will help them not to pass on their own old injuries onto their children.   What …

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Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home By Khalid Baig “My own feeling is that we’ve pushed women too far,” says Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, the 80 year old Harvard University doctor who is frequently called “America’s Pediatrician,” in a recent interview in the Los Angles Times. “We’ve split them in two, and we …

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Women Deserve Better

  From the beginning, we tell young girls they can do anything they want to do, they can be anyone they want to be. They are given access to great education, encouraged to further their studies and attain higher degrees. We push them to push themselves, to break boundaries, to …

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Needs VS. Wants

When we moved to our first house in Bloomington, IN a few years back, one of our neighbors, a very nice young couple who had a 9/10 year old daughter, knocked our door a week or so after we moved in, holding a home-made cake. They came to pay us a visit, to say …

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Women in the Workplace

  For sisters, many of us are either pursuing degrees or academic qualifications for the purpose of securing work opportunities, due to necessity or just to enjoy the much sought after ‘sense of Independence’.   An Islamic consciousness would usually drive a sister to wonder: “To work or not to …

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