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Wisdom from the Sages for Raising Those of Little Ages

Give them a good name:    A ‘good’ name is defined as one that has a beautiful meaning and that reflects the child’s Muslim faith. Names that denote loving devotion to the Divine — such as Abdullah or Abdur-Rahman — and prophets’ names, are specifically recommended in a prophetic tradition, while some …

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Help Your Kids Confront ‘The-P-Word’: Pornography,

“Hina?” The voice on the other end of the line was ragged; it was obvious the caller had been crying. I felt panic rise in my chest. “What’s wrong? What’s happened?” Pause. Deep breath. And then: “It came into my house last night.” And there it was. Without any need …

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The Collapse of Parenting

Leonard Sax Over the last thirty years there has been an alarming transfer of power from parent to child. In North American culture, and those areas of the world infected by this culture, the antics and opinions of the famous and infamous, singers and actors, and same-age social peers matter …

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Striking the Balance in Upbringing

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Our question is regarding how we should go about raising our child. My baby is small and I try to save him from environments and people that could have a negative effect on him. Some family members have a television or their mindset is different. Therefore, in a …

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Concept of child-free life

  Question As-salamu aleikum. What is Islamic view for being “childfree”, voluntary childless (without reason or with reason like “I will be bad parent due some problems)? Is it haram, might it cause sin, curse from Allah or loosing of rizq/barakhat in life? (Question published as received) Answer   In the Name …

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Safeguarding the Secret

Imagine a woman who possesses an exquisite piece of jewellery. She values it, cherishes it and guards it, always fearful for its safety. One day, in a moment of negligence, she confided in a person whom she had wrongfully regarded as a friend, informing her of the jewellery, its location …

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The scary truth about what’s hurting our kids

Jamiat Comment: Muslim Parents should read Salaah, Quran and Zikr Together with their Children Daily even for a few Minutes. Read to them Stories of The Sahaaba – The Beloved Companions of Nabi as they are our Role Models and Heroes. Most Importantly also is Maktab (after school Madrasah). Islamic …

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Impurity of an infant’s urine

  Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah’s Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam love for his family   Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates, “I never saw anyone who was more compassionate towards his family than Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him). His son Ibrahim was in the care of a wet nurse …

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Study sounds warning alarm over Childhood Obesity

More children will be overweight than underweight by 2022, if global trends continue, experts say. WHO’s warning came in Tuesday’s publication of a study, undertaken in conjunction with Imperial College London, which measured the weight and height of almost 130 million people above the age of five worldwide. It is …

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