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The Mother’s Lap – The Best Creche

Bint Assalaam There has been shock and outrage after pictures and video footage emerged of a 21 month old baby girl, bound and gagged with packaging tape, at a Johannesburg Day Care Centre. The horrific images of the toddler trying to free herself from her bonds in the crèche’s bathroom …

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Matric Farewell, Islam Farewell

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat   After spending 13 or 14 cumbersome and grueling years in school, some in private Muslim schools, the Grade 12s finally reach the end of a long journey – a journey that heralds the start of a new academic phase in tertiary education, and another journey …

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Robbing Children of their Childhood!

  Allah Ta’ala has endowed human beings with a very special period called the childhood period. Childhood is undoubtedly the most beautiful and the happiest phase of human life. The joys of childhood can never be substituted by anything else! It is the period when one is free of all worries and responsibilities. It is the period when one loves playing games. It is this period …

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The Position of a Father In Islam

  A Father in Islam – Responsibilities The importance of the father is not less important than the mother. In Islam’s view, the father’s role is as the head of the family who is responsible to both his wife and children. The presence of a father figure is vital in …

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Halloween: The Chilling Facts

Ebrahim Moosa – Radio Islam  Each year the night of October 31 is commemorated by some in the non Muslim world as Halloween. This is an occasion with unmistakeable pagan roots that has also been co-opted by some Christians. In South Africa, in recent years, with many Muslims having relocated …

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A Maktab Apa’s (teacher) Passion to Teach Deen

    Bismihi Ta’ala   In this day and age, teaching little children in a primary makatb is not amongst the easiest of tasks. Teachers are faced with major challenges in the classroom. Often the Apa goes back home at the end of the day tired and dejected. The question …

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Complain to Allah​

“The kids are driving me up the wall!”… “I’ve got the most terrible migraine! It feels as if my head is splitting!”… We all have our portion of problems in life. Whether it’s a toddler with a tantrum, unreasonable in-laws or nosy neighbours, peoples’ problems and challenges span all spheres …

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‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

  “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It champions a world devoid of compassion, empathy and love. …

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A Prayer fit for a Queen

  She was exhausted. The blisters on her hands attested to the demanding nature of her tasks. By looking at her hands, who would have believed that these were the hands of the Queen of Jannah? Affection overwhelmed him as he stared at his beloved wife’s hands. He understood why …

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Role of The Television in the Corrupting of Society Part 2

Creating Perception of Parents as “Criminals Under Assumption” and Parents as a Grave Danger to Their Children This occurs through the television as well as other ways and means. Child abuse does take place, however, rare, isolated, extreme cases are used as part of perception change and management which leads …

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