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Child Custody Epidemic

  The central goal Islam seeks to achieve is establishing justice, through worshipping and obeying Allāh. All sins, despite their diversity and multitude, can be traced to injustice and causing mischief. Allāh reminds us: إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ …

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Fatherless Homes

Bilal Muhammad I didn’t quite understand the significance of fatherlessness until I became a teacher. I have taught hundreds of students now, and every single student with a missing father (either due to divorce, work, or death) noticeably struggled in school. They struggled with behaviour, academics, responsibility, authority, relationships with …

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Why Fathers Are Neglected In Old Age.

-ITS A MUST READ FOR ALL FATHERS! (and mothers too!) 1. In the lifetime of most Nigerian families ( but is also applicable everywhere) settings, there are 3 Dispensations of Power. 2. The 1st is the first 25 years in the life of the family (father, mother, children) where power …

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A father’s lament

Wrinkled old hands desperately search the night stand for his spectacles. He cannot remember if he placed them there last night. He cannot remember what he had for dinner last night.. his memory just like his eyesight is giving up on him.. His frail legs feel weak as he attempts …

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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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7 Habits Of Successful Muslim Youth

Source: Tuhfatush Shabaab “WHEN MAN TAKES COURAGE, HE GAINS THE HELP OF ALLAH TA’ALA.” Success in this world is directly related to the strength of your relationship with Allah Ta’ala. The further one is from Allah Ta’ala and the teachings of Nabi Muhammad , the less likely one is to achieve …

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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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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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The “NEED” of the Hour

ibnumasood.co.za N = Nurturing E = Education E = Example D = Du‘aa   As I walked out of the musjid, an eye-catching poster filled with colour begged for my attention. It was a report-back on Syria by an ‘Aalim scheduled for the forthcoming night. I cancelled my soccer to attend the very promising program. As the Moulana recounted …

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Eat smart this Ramadhaan!

  By Umme Faatimah (B.Dietetics Univ. of Pretoria) eislam.co.za Many of us have developed a culture of indulgent eating… lavish five course Sunday lunches, daily indulgent snacks and more! The Holy Quraan states: “…..and eat and drink but do not waste by extravagance, certainly HE (Allah) does not like those  …

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