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  • The Daughters of Scholars

    Islam advocates educating women and enlightening them about the teachings of religion, as this greatly influences the life of women as well as that of their children in the future. As Hafiz Ibrahim, the Poet of the Nile, said, "The mother is a school; if she is well-prepared, a noble nation is prepared." Besides, the Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Saffaanah bint Haatim At-Taa'i - Generous Daughter of a Generous Man

    The father of Saffaanah, may Allah be pleased with her, was the legendary ruler who personified Arab generosity in the pre-Islamic era: Haatim at-Taa'i. When Islam dominated the region and conquests were made everywhere, the cavalry of the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, conquered her tribe, Tayyi’. Saffaanah, who was an eloquent.. More

  • My daughter and the inaccessible fort

    Like a wonderful butterfly and a beautiful flower, she joyously moves here and there, creating an atmosphere of happiness and pleasure. Whenever I see her, my heart and eyes fill with great delight. Once, she had a fever because of a sore throat -- a common childhood disease -- which made her little body become feverish. Her temperature kept rising.. More

  • Make Your Mark

    When we're little, our parents are our heroes. We look up to them and get impressed by everything they do. We watch their every move and try to follow them. In our rooms, we play house; we pretend that we're cooking, cleaning, even raising our own (Cabbage Patch) kids. We're amazed at how much they know and we're impressed by all that they can do... More

  • A time for strengthening the family bond

    The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “No one who severs the ties of kinship will enter Paradise.” [At-Tirmithi] The religion of Islam places great importance on maintaining the ties of kinship between family members. All Muslims are to show kindness, generosity, and respect toward both their nearest and most distant relatives,.. More

  • Etiquettes of Supplicating - II

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to invoke Allah The Exalted saying: “Allahumma anta rabbi la ilaaha illa ant, khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduk, wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wa‘dika mastata‘t, a‘oothu bika min sharri maa sana‘t, aboo’u laka bini‘matika, wa aboo’u laka bithanbi.. More

  • Obligation of the five daily prayers

    Prayer is the most obligatory of the Five Pillars of Islam next to the Two Testifications of Faith (I bear witness that there is no deity (worthy of worship) but Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger), and it was ordained in the best and the most perfect way for an act of worship. Prayer includes many of the acts of worship,.. More

  • Common Mistakes in Raising Children

    Having difficulty dealing with children has become a widespread phenomenon. Many parents seem to be quite at loss when it comes to enforcing good morals in their children. Research has shown that some parents use fruitless styles to achieve this goal. There are certain common mistakes parents make in bringing up their children -- both boys and girls... More

  • Staying steadfast in turbulent times

    Steadfastness in faith has been mentioned on more than one occasion in the Noble Quran and the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition). Allah the Exalted, enjoined the Muslims to be upright in their religion, praising the steadfast people and promising them generous rewards. For instance, Allah the Exalted Says (what means): {So remain on a right course as you.. More

  • Countering Evil with a Better Deed

    Interacting with others in life is necessary, as a person is surrounded by neighbors, relatives and colleagues in institutions of study and workplaces. Due to this dealing with different types of people, it is natural to be made susceptible to harm from some of them. Suppose that every such act one is subjected to, is met by an evil one in its like,.. More

  • 'You' and 'I': The Art of Communication in Marital Life – I

    He said he was coming in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes pass, half an hour, an hour, and then he shows up. The wife: "You said ten minutes, and I have been waiting here for an hour." The husband: "Forgive me, there was too much traffic." The wife: "This is not the first time. That’s the way you are; always late... More

  • Milestones on the path of dutifulness to parents

    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.. More

  • Relate Ka‘b's Story to Your Child

    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.. More

  • How to handle burdens

    We all have stress and burdens in our daily lives. Whether it is school or work or just the trials of life, we carry much on our shoulders. Some of us carry our own loads and some of us carry loads that we share with others, such as health problems, personal family issues, financial dilemmas, marital discord, employment troubles, and the list could.. More

  • Zakah and Hajj

    Zakah: The Muslim women pay Zakat (obligatory charity) on her wealth, if she is wealthy enough to be liable for Zakat. Every year at a specified time, she calculates how much she owns and pays what she has to, because Zakat is a pillar of Islam, and there can be no compromise or excuse when it comes to paying it every year, even if the amount comes.. More