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What Role Does The Father Play part 2

  What benefits does a child receive from his/her relationship with dad that are notably different from those derived from their relationship with mom?   Paternal Authority . In a well-functioning family, the very presence of the father embodies authority and discipline, and it is conveyed simply by his daily …

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Honouring the Knowledge of Deen (Islam)

  Haaroon Rasheed was an ‘Abbaasi Khaleefah who ruled over the Muslim empire from 170 A.H. until his demise in 193 A.H. at the age of forty-five. On one occasion, when Haaroon Rasheed came to Madeenah Munawwarah, he sent a messenger to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) with the following message: “Come …

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Custody of children after divorce

Question My husband gave one talaaq ba’ain. I few weeks later I discovered I was 7weeks expecting. After delivery of baby and iddah expiry I want to know who has custody of this child? Mother or Father? (question posted as received) Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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Talk of the Town

  In essence, a house is nothing more than a place of shelter and refuge in which a person lives. Hence, in the past, homes were simple and often small structures, yet were open to family and guests alike, housing them happily and comfortably for as long as they required. As …

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Only Allah Can Judge Me!

by MOHAMMAD ZAHID “Only Allah Can Judge Me!”    This phrase is thrown around quite often, mostly by those wanting to find a loophole to justify their questionable actions. In a time where there is an explosion of knowledge on the Internet and many people are starting to learn and practice …

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Liberal Secular Imperialism

This completely makes sense according to the logic of the secular nation state, and we see this logic repeated by policy makers in many countries.   Consider this line of thought:     Why should parents have any influence on the upbringing of their children? The influence of parents often violates …

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What Role Do Fathers Play?

Part 1   The Prophet ( ﷺ ) never saw his father, and still developed into the paragon of human excellence. How many Ṣaḥāba were orphans due to their fathers being martyred? Weren’t greats like al-Ḥasan al-Baṣri, Abu Yūsuf al-Qāḍi, Imam ash-Shāfi’i, Imam Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal, Imam al-Bukhāri, all orphans? …

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Who was Lady BARAKAH Radhiyallaahu Anhaa

A young Abyssinian girl ended up for sale in Makkah. There were many like her, boys and girls, Arabs and non-Arabs, who were captured and brought to the slave market of the city to be sold. A terrible fate awaited some who ended up in the hands of cruel masters …

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