Parenting

Live Every Day Like a Holiday

Every person’s idea of the ideal holiday is different. Some people find the idea of caravanning across the country to be appealing, while others are attracted by the concept of camping in the wilderness. Others may feel inclined to recline on a quiet, picturesque beach, while there are yet others …

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Holidays

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 month …

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But I’m Bored!

“But I’m bored!” These are the words that most mothers dread hearing from their children, especially during the holidays. With school and madrasah being closed, it is no secret that young children need an outlet for their exuberant energy. Exacerbating the situation is that due to their short-attention spans, even …

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How do I Save Myself in the Holidays?

  Question: I am in high school. Soon the exams will be over and the holidays will commence. Many boys and girls are planning various wrong activities to which I am also being invited. The temptations and the peer pressure are very strong. How do I save myself from falling …

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The benefits of (constructive) boredom for children

  Most parents view ‘boredom’ negatively and may rush to keep their children busy. This is because they see boredom as a parental failure, which has unfortunately led to the childhood of their children being stolen from them. Many of us with parents who were first-generation (and essentially working-class) immigrants …

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Have you secured your place in the shade of Allahs throne?

The commencing of the holidays spontaneously brings about concern in the hearts of many a parent with regards to the activities of their youth during the holiday period. The vitality of youth is indeed a gift from Allah Ta’aala as mentioned in Sura Ar- Rum:  “Allah is the One who …

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Shifted Navel

Shifted navel, also known as navel displacement, is a common yet often misdiagnosed ailment recognized by the Unani Tibb and Ayurvedic systems of medicine. When navel displacement occurs, the navel ‘shifts’ from its central position, causing the surrounding abdominal muscles to become misaligned as well. When a person’s navel shifts, …

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Halloween: The Chilling Facts

Ebrahim Moosa 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 into the ‘suburbs’ …

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