Parenting

Parental Responsibilities and Developing Islamic Character

http://propheticpaths.com/parental-responsibilities-and-developing-islamic-character/ taken from ilmgate.org By Shaykh Abdullah Kapodravi On 7th April 2006, Shaykh Abdullah Kapodravi (db), a prominent scholar from India, made an impromptu speech before Salat  al-Jumu`ah Jumma Masjid, Batley, England. He highlighted the dangers facing Muslims in today’s turbulent times, pleading Muslim parents to focus on their responsibilities, …

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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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Works and supplications during pregnancy

By: Mufti Yusuf Shabbir Source: Nawadir There are many actions and supplications that have been mentioned by scholars based on the experience of the pious people of the past. They include the following: Actions Remain punctual on the five obligatory Ṣalāh and perform as many non-obligatory prayers. (Click here for …

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The Subtle Influence

Accents are rather strange and fascinating. People speak the same language, and utter the same words, yet it sounds completely different. Different syllables are emphasized and various vowels are intonated and pronounced differently. In some cases, the foreign accent may sound so strange that it may even be mistaken for a foreign …

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Does the father have child custody rights upon divorce?

Question: Sister x and brother y were married for 7 years. Sister x consistently refused to consummate their marriage. Only once in the 3rd of their marriage she became close to her husband. This union resulted in a son who is now 6 years old. After 7 years, the brother …

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Modern to Modest

Every one of us has our own challenges and obstacles which we face in our effort to reach Allah Ta‘ala. One of the most effective ways to gain inspiration to overcome these challenges is to consider other people who are just like us and faced the same challenges, yet overcame …

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Difficult Teen

QUESTION: I have a teenage son who is a Hafez.He does not listen to us,he goes out when he wants and sometimes does not come home.He becomes very arrogant when we question him. He does not spend time with his family at all and only wants to be with his …

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The “NEED” of the Hour

Friday 16:10: “Oh No, Only 20 minutes left to pick up the kids from madrasah. Oh Gosh! Tomorrow is another crazy Saturday morning with them at home”, groaned mum. Friday 16:40 (after madrasah): “Yesss, it’s weekend again. Tomorrow we can hook up with the gang at the mall. Maybe, we …

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Intergenerational Baggage

  I had a long conversation with an older relative, a loosely-practicing Muslim gentleman in his seventies. His life has got me reflecting on the issues we inherit and pass down through the generations. Let’s call him Nabil. Nabil, as a young man in his mid-twenties, deliberately missed his beloved …

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Mould your Child

Question: There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, that are not appropriate for Muslims, e.g. Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc.There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, (not required, but optional), that are not …

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