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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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Is ghusl necessary if a baby urinates or poos on a person?

Nasihah (Advice): Perform wudhu before sleeping when in the state of major impurity.   Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Umar Radiyallahu anhuma narrates that Umar bin Al-Khattab Radiyallahu anhu told Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam, “I was in need of Ghusl (in the state of major impurity) at night.” Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam …

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Valentine Daze and Other Pagan Customs

What commercial and cultural propaganda presents as beautiful is rooted in ugly paganism but most blind followers do not know. By Khalid Baig Courtesy: Al Balagh – www.albalagh.net There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid’ah (innovation). Like bid’ah they flourish on the …

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Back To School…But What About Islamic Education?

Education is the most important and powerful tool which you can use to change the world. An educated nation begets educated children which equals a harmonious environment on earth provided it is used constructively. With the new school year just commencing a few days ago, have today’s parents and students …

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Wish Well for Your Children!

16 800 – this is the approximate number of hours that a child will spend in school over the course of twelve years, from grade one to matric. 3000 – this is the approximate number of hours that a child will spend in the maktab madrasah, assuming that the child attends …

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Stop avoiding afternoon Madrassa!

  Guest contributor, teenager herself, Fatima Moolla of Timeless Teenz reminds us not to dodge afternoon maktab, no matter how busy we think we are.   We’re at a crises level with so many parents thinking that they don’t need to send their children for Islamic education. All these excuses: “It …

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The Madrasah System – The Pride of our Community

The Christian community has the Church, the Jewish community has its Synagogue, the Hindu Community has it’s Mandir, the Sikh community has the Gurdwara and the Buddhists have their Temple and so on…..But the Muslim community not only has the Musjid but also the educational Madrasah.   Al-hamdulillah, Allah Ta’ala …

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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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