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In April President Clinton gathered an army of former presidents, state governors, city mayors and hundreds of prominent people from all 50 states to address one of the most pressing problems facing America today. He brought former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, to lead this army. …

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HOME , Sweet Home

  “It is the only basis on which a healthy society has ever been built and can be built today” By Khalid Baig “My own feeling is that we’ve pushed women too far,” says Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, the 80 year old Harvard University doctor who is frequently called “America’s …

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The Ultimate Kindness​

Every mother knows that it is impermissible for a child to breastfeed after the age of two. At the same time, mothers understand that their infant children cannot progress from a purely milk-based diet to a diet of solids overnight. If this drastic, unfamiliar change is thrust upon the child in …

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Respect – Adab – Etiquette

  An Orphan is not one who has no parents; Verily he is an orphan who is deprived of knowledge and adab (respect/etiquette). This is an Arabic saying which very concisely describes the importance of respect in a person. Indeed, when one is deprived of respect and etiquette, one can …

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Holidays

uswatulmuslimah.co.za 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 …

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Mothers’ Milk

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) was born at a time when it was customary among the wealthy of the Quraysh tribe to have their babies nursed by Bedouins around Makkah. It was believed that a Bedouin wet-nurse gave a strong physical constitution to the child, as well as the easy manners …

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The Story behind the Story

Most of us have grown up listening to “Jack & the beanstalk”, ”Snow White and the 7 dwarfs” and “Hansel and Gretel”. We tell these stories to our children before bedtime and feel we are such good parents. We are fulfilling our parental duties, spending quality time with the young …

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A Destructive Education

  In the past few years, the Muslim community has been celebrating and rightly so, the tremendous achievements young Muslims have had in securing their qualifications nationwide. The London borough of Newham, known for its socio-economically challenged demographic, has received much fanfare due to the success chiefly of two schools: …

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Parents indoctrinating/alienating children against the other parent

[LISTEN] ML Sulaiman Moola: “Tragic that Parents Indoctrinating Children Against Other Parent After Divorce”   Esteemed scholar Ml Sulaiman Moola says while divorce has become the norm among Muslim communities, parents are using children to attack each other in a show of defiance and malice. Ml Moola was rendering a …

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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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