Parenting

An Open Letter To Muslim Parents

Bismillah hir rahmaan nir raheem Before I begin, I’d like to highlight three things: Firstly, like everything in life, this is not a blanket statement that applies to every teenager/young adult, but rather an assessment of the feelings of many, many youth who have confided in me or expressed their …

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The Satanic Investment

Sayyiduna Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: Iblees places his throne upon the water (i.e. on the ocean). Thereafter, he deputes the various units of his armies (throughout the world to misguide people). The Shaitaan who has the closest position to Iblees is the one who causes …

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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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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, matriculants …

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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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Etiquettes of going to sleep

  We should: 1. Be in a state of purity: “If you come to your bed, then perform Wudoo’.” ● {صحيح البخاري كتاب الأدعية ٦٣١١، صحيح مسلم كتاب ذكرى الأدعية التوبة ٢٧١٠} 2. Sleep on our right side: “…. Then lie down on your right side.” ● {صحيح البخاري كتاب …

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The Bitter Pill with Sweet Results

For everything in life, there is both a procedure and price. If a person wishes to build a house, he understands that the structure will cost him a substantial sum of money and that it will not spring up overnight. Similarly, if a person wishes to become a highly qualified …

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Your Family is Your Garden! Part 2

  Keeping Your Children Safe from ‘Weeds’, ‘Pests’ and ‘Plant Diseases’. Weeds The bad company the children keep act like weeds. You have to keep them safe from growing in competition with these weeds. You have to ensure that they have the right kinds of friends who are not possessing …

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Your Family is Your Garden! Part 1

  By: M.B. Ahmed What is a garden? In most dictionaries the meaning of the word ‘garden’ is given as, “a piece of land, usually in a yard next to your house, where you grow flowers and vegetables.” However, if you view a garden from a different perspective then you …

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