*Motherhood

A letter to my son – from a Mother

Letter from mother As featured on Sabahul Khair {Keep the tissues on hand….} ‘My Son, I am Your Mother’ All praise is due to Allah, the easer of grief and the dispeller of worries, and may his blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alaihi wasallam, the best …

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How to Show Gratitude for the Blessing of Motherhood

– Motherhood is a blessing which has been given to us by Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He)(glorified and exalted be He). It’s full of ups and downs, tears and laughs. At times tiring, other times energising. Let’s face it, being a mother in the 21st century …

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How Prophet Muhammad reprimanded children

by Sadaf Farooqi “Go away!” “Stop it, you nuisance!” Is it not considered ‘normal’ in most societal circles today for adults to address minor children in such a tone, and with derogatory words? Parents, teachers, and other caregivers can lose their patience with the naughty mischiefs of children very quickly, …

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Sibling Rivalry

Deconstructing Sibling Rivalry Tricks for Muslim Parents By M Zain Although sibling rivalry is normal, it can be rather taxing if it persists without any guidance for reform in a positive light. Every mother knows that raising a child is full of challenges. However, once that first precious child becomes …

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Adultery, A big injustice:

The system of Modesty & Chastity in Islam Keeping in view the social mischief brought into form. by adultery, Allah, the Exalted, has treated this sin only one stage lower than murder. This is not murder but in its evil effects on society it is equal to murder. While counting …

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Frugal Living: Are We Really Depriving Our Kids?

by Jill Cooper I often hear ladies complaining that they want to stay at home with their kids but that they “have to work since it is so expensive to raise kids these days”. One of the main questions I get asked about frugal living is “won’t I be depriving …

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Maktab-Nurturing The Roots of Islam

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 2013-01-10 Maktab* education is ironically the most important and at the same time most neglected institution of primary education. It serves as the lifeline to the preservation and protection of the Islamic faith. Yet the number of maktab students is dwindling and the question …

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Back to School

By Umme Ammarah Schools are about to open and you’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that holidays are just about over. Back to School comes with a barrage of projects, homework, sports practice and of course a day filled with pickups and drop offs. Back to school …

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Just one A

It had been a long two weeks thought Taheera as she stole a moment to gulp down her now lukewarm tea. Yes, it had been two long weeks of covering books, sharpening pencils and struggling to make up sets of pencil colours from leftovers of last year. Getting the kids …

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