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The Importance of the MAKTAB (after school Islamic Education)

The first word revealed of the Quran is “Iqra” READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.   “Read and your Lord is Honourable, who taught(to write) with the pen taught man what he knew not, Those of His servants only who are possesses of knowledge fear Allah; Surely Allah is …

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The Maktab ( Islamic Learning / Madrasah ) System

by: Moulana Abdool Hamid Ishaq Damaat Barakatuhu We are very lax in paying the Madrasah fees. We generally pay the school fees, give our children their pocket expenses, etc. The pocket expense is sometimes more than the fees. In fact if we are wealthy, we should pay on behalf of …

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An Open Letter to Muslim Youth

  To All Muslim Youth (Boys and Girls), Assalamu’alaykum, Given below is a very special message I want to convey to you. Allah has granted you numerous favours. The greatest favour that Allah has bestowed upon you is: You are a Muslim and have been given the greatest Gift of Imaan …

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Holidays

The word ‘holiday’ comes from the Anglo Saxon halig daeg, or holy day. However, holidays to a great extent have become anything but holy. A Christian once observed that in their most auspicious month, December (holiday time), the most amount of crime and evil is committed. Contrary to this, in the most blessed month …

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Under Digital Threat: Muslim Children’s Spirituality

Screens are here to stay. Digital technology is entrenched in the way we live. We feel its huge benefits and enjoy its hyper-convenience. In today’s post-COVID world, this is truer than ever. Our work, studies, and socials are powered by Zoom. By now, most of us have heard about the …

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How do we lawfully entertain ourselves as teenagers?

QUESTION Assalamu alaykum ww respected Mufti sb. I had this question if you could please help me out. A young teenage Muslim asks how do we lawfully entertain ourselves today when almost everything around us is Haram? For example most of the video games are haram, the trending pubG, netflix …

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An Open Letter To Muslim Parents

Bismillah hir rahmaan nir raheem Before I begin, I’d like to highlight three things: Firstly, like everything in life, this is not a blanket statement that applies to every teenager/young adult, but rather an assessment of the feelings of many, many youth who have confided in me or expressed their …

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