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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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Advice to those who are undutiful to their parents

A Scholar was asked: O Shaykh, what advice do you give to those children who may have some problems with their parents – some of the Muslim children who do not have good manners and etiquettes when they talk or deal with their parents? The following are some Advices the …

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Back to School

By Umme Ammarah Schools are about to open and you’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that holidays are just about over. Back to School comes with a barrage of projects, homework, sports practice and of course a day filled with pickups and drop offs. Back to school …

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Just one A

It had been a long two weeks thought Taheera as she stole a moment to gulp down her now lukewarm tea. Yes, it had been two long weeks of covering books, sharpening pencils and struggling to make up sets of pencil colours from leftovers of last year. Getting the kids …

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10, 9, 8, 7, 6…… THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS.

2013 10, 9, 8, 7, 6…… THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS. EVERY year by this time, as the New Year rolls around, most of us get ready to hit the ‘NEW YEAR SCENE’. From newspapers to the Internet, Facebook friends to classmates, everyone seems to be talking about ‘THE MOST AWAITED DAY …

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Our parents are our parents

  AS she finished up her mid-day meal and rose from the dining table to rinse out her plate, Khadija pondered over the best tactic to approach her mother. “Mmm…that was one of the best meals you’ve cooked, mum” She said to the figure poring over a cookbook. Her mother …

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Saving oneself from Year end Temptations

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

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