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Inculcate the love of Salaah early

  The first of his actions for which a servant of All Mighty Allah SWT will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayers. If a believer’s Salah is sound, then all his deeds will be sound, but if it is lacking, then all his deeds …

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The “NEED” of the Hour

ibnumasood.co.za N = Nurturing E = Education E = Example D = Du‘aa   As I walked out of the musjid, an eye-catching poster filled with colour begged for my attention. It was a report-back on Syria by an ‘Aalim scheduled for the forthcoming night. I cancelled my soccer to attend the very promising program. As the Moulana recounted …

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The Madrasah System – The Pride of our Community

  The Christian community has the Church, the Jewish community has its Synagogue, the Hindu Community has it’s Mandir, the Sikh community has the Gurdwara and the Buddhists have their Temple and so on…..But the Muslim community not only has the Musjid but also the educational Madrasah.   Al-hamdulillah, Allah …

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Keep our Maktabs Alive

  The cry in the hearts of the concerned parents in Palestine is for the recommencement of the maktab system. The system of the Muslim schools has failed in preserving the spirit of Islam in the Palestinian children. Such emphasis has been placed on secular subjects that in the entire …

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Seven Moral Values to Teach our Children

  As schools have in all earnest re-opened, learning has started. Our children will learn certain things in their classrooms. However, our responsibility to teach does not end with dropping off the child at the school gates. In the home, parents have to set a good example in their conduct …

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iPads are the new nannies

    Children are increasingly becoming more comfortable interacting with a screen – the thinner, brighter and bigger, the better – than with their parents and families.   Constantly-improving technology has become a permanent part of our lives and is spilling over into parenting, socialising, communicating and even development.   …

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The Muslim holiday bucket list

  Ebrahim Moosa – Cii Radio | 18 December 2013/14 Safar 1435 In the Shariah there is no concept of a ‘holiday’ as such, a recent episode of Cii Radio’s Ulama In Focus heard. Sheikh Mukhtar Raban, a graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah Al Munawwarah and lecturer at …

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“Clean Fun”

    uswatulmuslimah.co.za     School had just closed and all the children in the lift club were excited and making plans for their holiday. Little Taskeen barely entered her home, hugged her mother, gave her a kiss and asked: “Mummy! Please can I go?” “Where to my darling?” replied …

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Parenting Styles: Is Friendship Too Much of a Good Thing?

http://mentalhealth4muslims.com/2010/07/10/friendship-too-much-of-a-good-thing-in-your-parenting-style/#&panel1-6 “It’s better to leave your children self-sufficient than to leave them on the mercy of others.” -Prophet Muhammad (Tirmidhi) Today’s parents are struggling to balance the fine line of being best friends with their children while at the same time setting limits and enforcing rules.  Due to the “therapization” …

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“Rather Safe than Sorry”

uswatulmuslimah.co.za It’s the first day in the life of baby Aamir and he is wheeled into the maternity ward to be met by his over joyous mum. It is her first child and she is bounding with delight. She holds him to her chest, cuddles and plays with him, admiring …

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