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How Prophet Muhammad reprimanded children

by Sadaf Farooqi “Go away!” “Stop it, you nuisance!” Is it not considered ‘normal’ in most societal circles today for adults to address minor children in such a tone, and with derogatory words? Parents, teachers, and other caregivers can lose their patience with the naughty mischiefs of children very quickly, …

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  “It is the only basis on which a healthy society has ever been built and can be built today” 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 …

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Teenage Suicide

  Is your child in danger? Of the many socials ills that society is facing, perhaps the most tragic is that of teenage suicide. A young life brimming with potential, a life treasured by parents and family snuffed out before its flame could burn brightly. What sight can be more …

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Goodbye Facebook

My high school friends told me about Facebook. Since all of them had an account, I decided to create one myself although I was very nonchalant about my account. I had never displayed my pictures on social sites and told myself that I would not display my pictures on Facebook. …

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How Youth Should Understand Marriage

Umm Zainab Vanker and Umm Khadijah continue the discussion on youthful marriages. In Part 2, they focus on the attitudes held amongst Muslims that impede the successful implementation of young marriages. TWO extremes are found amongst the Muslim youth regarding marriage: Over-idealism, wherein they imagine that marriage will make their …

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Youthful Marriage: Impractical Ideal, or a Viable Option?

Zainab Bint Younus SURROUNDED by a global culture of hypersexuality, Muslim parents and youth share one similar concern: marriage. When to prepare for marriage, after post-secondary education or before? How to find suitable marriage partners? Many Muslim parents still prefer the more recent tradition when it comes to marriage: waiting …

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The Sunnah of Tahneek

Source: Riyadhul Jannah (UK) Health in Islam is a state of dynamic equilibrium between body, mind and soul (rooh). Imbalance in this equilibrium leads to ill health. The maintenance of this balance is as prescribed in the Qur’an. Allah Ta’ala says: We send down (stage by stage) of the Qur’an …

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Frugal Living: Are We Really Depriving Our Kids?

by Jill Cooper I often hear ladies complaining that they want to stay at home with their kids but that they “have to work since it is so expensive to raise kids these days”. One of the main questions I get asked about frugal living is “won’t I be depriving …

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Maktab-Nurturing The Roots of Islam

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 2013-01-10 Maktab* education is ironically the most important and at the same time most neglected institution of primary education. It serves as the lifeline to the preservation and protection of the Islamic faith. Yet the number of maktab students is dwindling and the question …

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