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Ten Tips of Parenthood

PARENTHOOD comes with a never-ending “to do” list. In fact, I could probably keep this Parenting column running indefinitely, just discussing the obligations and duties that come with the job. But this week I’d like to keep it light. So I’ve used the word “PARENTHOOD” as an acronym for ten …

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And They Called it Women’s Liberation

How Women Were Lured Out of the Home in the USA By Areeba bint Khalid From the 1800s to the present day, family life in the West has remarkably changed. While the West calls this change part of the women freedom movement, a look at history may show otherwise. America …

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Obedience To One’s Deceased Parents

Question: How can we show obedience / Fulfill the rights of our parents after their demise?   Answer: Sayyiduna Abu Usaid Malik bin Rabi’ah As-Sa’idi Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: We were sitting with Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam when a man of Banu Salamah came to him and asked, …

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Children in the Masjid

Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam’s Consideration for Others   Abdullah bin Abi Qatada narrated from his father who said, “The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, ‘When I stand for prayer, I intend to prolong it but on hearing the cries of a child, I cut it short, as …

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Wisdom from the Sages for Raising Those of Little Ages

Give them a good name:    A ‘good’ name is defined as one that has a beautiful meaning and that reflects the child’s Muslim faith. Names that denote loving devotion to the Divine — such as Abdullah or Abdur-Rahman — and prophets’ names, are specifically recommended in a prophetic tradition, while some …

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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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The Seat of Health

  When many of us think of serious health problems we might think of heart disease or cancer. Others might think of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. One organ, and the diseases associated with that organ, is often overlooked. That organ is the kidney, and the health implications of kidney disease …

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The Collapse of Parenting

Leonard Sax Over the last thirty years there has been an alarming transfer of power from parent to child. In North American culture, and those areas of the world infected by this culture, the antics and opinions of the famous and infamous, singers and actors, and same-age social peers matter …

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Striking the Balance in Upbringing

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Our question is regarding how we should go about raising our child. My baby is small and I try to save him from environments and people that could have a negative effect on him. Some family members have a television or their mindset is different. Therefore, in a …

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Meal Guidelines

  People are generally particular regarding WHAT they eat. However, equally important to WHAT we eat is WHEN we eat. Ideally, a person should only eat when hungry, and should stop eating when satiated, before completely filling the stomach. Haarith bin Kaldah, the renowned Arab physician, was once asked, “What …

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