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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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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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The Stranger Danger​

In an age where kidnapping, child-trafficking, child-abuse, drug addiction, gangsterism and other societal scourges are on the rise, almost every parent will, at some point, stress and emphasize on their children the danger of strangers. Parents warn their children to never take a lift with a stranger, never speak or disclose …

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Surrogacy. Permissible or not?

QUESTION Dear Sheikh, Assalamoalykum Wa rahmatulla hi wa barakatahu… May Allah be agree with you. I would like to ask , is surrogacy allowed in Islam ? Jazakallaha Khair. (Question published as received) ANSWER In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh. It is …

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