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21 POINTS ON RAISING CHILDREN Part 2

11 – Teach your child the authentic ‘Aqeedah (creed and belief). Say to your child what the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiallahu ‘anhu), “I am going to teach you some words. Be mindful of Allah, Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, you …

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21 POINTS ON RAISING CHILDREN Part 1

BY SHAYKHAH UMM ‘ABDILLAAH. 1 – Raising children is complex, as they are in need of patience and management. Some children are in need of gentleness, kindness, not raising your voice at them; such children should be dealt with without stubbornness. Other children are in need of sternness, but this …

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The Kids would have Known the Difference!

      It was a sunny Saturday afternoon. My friend was taking his two little boys to play miniature golf. He walked up to the fellow at the ticket counter and said, “How much is the ticket to get in?” The young man replied, “$3.00 for adults and $3.00 …

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Inculcate the love of Salaah early

  The first of his actions for which a servant of All Mighty Allah SWT will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayers. If a believer’s Salah is sound, then all his deeds will be sound, but if it is lacking, then all his deeds …

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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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Seven Moral Values to Teach our Children

  As schools have in all earnest re-opened, learning has started. Our children will learn certain things in their classrooms. However, our responsibility to teach does not end with dropping off the child at the school gates. In the home, parents have to set a good example in their conduct …

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iPads are the new nannies

    Children are increasingly becoming more comfortable interacting with a screen – the thinner, brighter and bigger, the better – than with their parents and families.   Constantly-improving technology has become a permanent part of our lives and is spilling over into parenting, socialising, communicating and even development.   …

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“Clean Fun”

    uswatulmuslimah.co.za     School had just closed and all the children in the lift club were excited and making plans for their holiday. Little Taskeen barely entered her home, hugged her mother, gave her a kiss and asked: “Mummy! Please can I go?” “Where to my darling?” replied …

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Parenting Styles: Is Friendship Too Much of a Good Thing?

http://mentalhealth4muslims.com/2010/07/10/friendship-too-much-of-a-good-thing-in-your-parenting-style/#&panel1-6 “It’s better to leave your children self-sufficient than to leave them on the mercy of others.” -Prophet Muhammad (Tirmidhi) Today’s parents are struggling to balance the fine line of being best friends with their children while at the same time setting limits and enforcing rules.  Due to the “therapization” …

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“Rather Safe than Sorry”

uswatulmuslimah.co.za It’s the first day in the life of baby Aamir and he is wheeled into the maternity ward to be met by his over joyous mum. It is her first child and she is bounding with delight. She holds him to her chest, cuddles and plays with him, admiring …

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