Keep your energy for construction not destruction:
If a person does not control himself in critical situations and surrenders to the dictates of anger and strong agitation, he will find himself consuming an enormous quantity of his inner energy, which is supposed to be exploited in the process of construction, education, teaching, constructive dialogue,..
After the party
Dr. Ahmad and his family returned home after a long party in the house of a family friend on the occasion of the children's success.
Exhausted, the parents entered their room to sleep.
Not wanting to sleep, both Hasan and Husayn, young twins, sat in their room and played and laughed in a disturbingly loud voice which annoyed their..
A Dialogue with a Teacher
After the lesson was over, the mother of Hasan and Husayn went quickly to the teacher and thanked her for that knowledge, and asked her to give her some time to speak with her, and she welcomed the request.
The mother sat with the teacher and started to complain to her of the state of her children, Hasan and Husayn. She said,..
The doorbell rang in the house of the grandfather, and four-year-old Fahd ran to open the door. Soon, he returned running and jumping, announcing the visitor to his grandfather, "Grandpa! Shaykh Al ‘Uthaymeen is waiting for you in the salon."
The grandfather smiled and asked inquiringly, "Who is it Fahd? Talk seriously."
How can a mother know that her child is lying?
It should be known that lying has many signs that are visible on the child which an intelligent mother could notice, and they reveal it in the same way that is imitated by the following proverb: "The (sinful) suspicious (with his behavior) is about to say (to those who doubt him), 'Take me (as I am..
A mother said, "I have a friend who is married and has two children, aged five and six. On one occasion when I visited them, she asked her children not to fiddle with the alarm clock that belonged to their father. However, the children did not pay attention to what their mother was saying."
Therefore, I said to them, “Would you like..
Islam realizes the natural inclination toward stories, due to their magical effect on the hearts, and thus, endorses listening to them as a method of upbringing and rectifying. [Awlaaduna Akbaaduna].
Stories attract the children in their early years and gain their preference over other types of entertainment, because they leave a clear effect on their..
This is how he is and it is clear to everyone.
From the rise of dawn to the fall of night, the Daa'iyah (caller to Islam) is out of his home, ardently fervent for his religion. He is eager to do anything to serve the religion of Allaah The Almighty. He wishes he could change the world. This is his main concern.
That is also the main concern of our..
Dear caregivers and Daa‘iyahs (callers to Islam) – male and female,
Your role is no less important than that of the other.
Together you bring up your child with a good upbringing -- you and not anyone else.
First: The role of the father when he is a Daa‘iyah:
Dear father, your role is extremely important. You are the head of the..
My friend: What is the story of Ka‘b and how can I relate it?
I: Don't you know the story of Ka‘b, my friend? It is one of the most effective stories which will help your child stop lying.
My friend: How?
I: Stories have a profound impact on changing bad behavior into upright behavior, and even adults themselves love to listen to stories..
There is no doubt that parents play an effective role in preventing their children from being undutiful. As it is known that prevention is better than cure, we advise noble parents who play the greatest role in this important process, to prepare youth and prevent them from being undutiful.
The family is the first incubator where the adolescent grows..
Islam greatly cares for the Muslim child and the creation of the units of sound upbringing from which he grows and is nurtured and which contain all the factors of righteousness which help the child to be righteous and pious as Allaah The Almighty ordered His slaves. Such care encompasses everything that contributes to the righteousness of the child,..
These are words that should be addressed to parents and mentors in order to achieve a general benefit: Whoever likes his child to be something, should first be that something.
Be a positive role model:
Dear parent, your child is attached to you. You are his role model and leader and the basic moral benchmark on which he depends in all that he does...
By reading to our children we not only teach them that learning is fun, we show them by our own example.
Allaah Almighty Says (what means): “…Allaah will raise those who have believed among you and those who were given knowledge, by degrees…”[Quran 58: 11]
While it is true that the knowledge that is referenced to in the..
The early years— we do not exaggerate if we say the early moments— of the child’s life are the best and most important periods to build up the aspects of faith in the child and instill the creed of Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism) and knowing Allaah The Almighty in him. Therefore, the Prophet instructed..