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  • Our Non-Muslim Relatives: Their Rights Upon us

    By Kimberly Ben When I reverted to Islam over 10 years ago, I received mixed reactions from my friends and family. While attending my first family gathering wearing Hijab, I was eyed very curiously at first, but with time they have come to accept my choice. Now, no one even seems to notice much except for the occasional complement on my choice of.. More

  • Our Home: A Haven of Knowledge

    Truly, the Muslim home should be a haven of knowledge and beneficial learning and all its members should love knowledge and exert efforts to seek it, so that they would obtain the highest degrees in the Sight of Allah The Almighty. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): • {Allah will raise those who have believed among you and those who were given.. More

  • Adolescence Requires Understanding

    Adolescence Requires Understanding Adolescence is the stage when the person moves from childhood to adulthood. It is considered one of the most difficult transitional stages as it is accompanied by rapid physiological changes in the physical and mental growth of the individual. It is also accompanied by many mixed psychological feelings. One of the.. More

  • Choosing a mate

    BY SAFIYYAH YUFENU Discussions with a close friend were once dominated by her excitement and continuous expressions that she wanted to get married. She told me she had a brother in mind that captivated her with his charm, intelligence, and handsome looks. She said that he was interested in her as well. She spoke about many things about him, but none.. More

  • Young Boys and Girls - Who is Your Role Model?

    If a person suddenly asks you who your role model is, how would you react? Will you answer truthfully because you know your role model well? Will you think about a satisfactory answer, which sounds good even if it is not true? Will you consider the question to be insignificant and not think about answering it in the first place? Will you be frank and.. More

  • Children and Good Behavior

    What is good behavior? Is it to help one's mother at home? Is it not to raise one's voice when speaking with her? Is it to help one's father with his work? Is it to be quiet and not disturb others? Is it to do homework on time? Is it one or all of these things? The situation differs from one home to another and from one family to another. Therefore,.. More

  • With determination and faith, midlife becomes a gift, not an affliction

    Anxiety, fatigue, weight gain, hot flashes and decreased libido are signs of menopause. While this “third age” of a woman is generally dreaded, Muslims consider it “the age of maturity” that must not induce despair. Indeed, with her will and faith, a woman can overcome the possible physical and psychological changes perimenopause.. More

  • Bad Language: A Destructive Habit

    There’s a disconcerting new trend among young Muslims: they are increasingly becoming compulsive users of bad language. A section of our youth feels that using wrong grammar or imitating aggressive ‘ghetto’ or ‘gangsta’ speech and talking in a tough manner with others makes them sound “cool”. Almost everyone.. More

  • The Company We Choose to Keep

    Allah has blessed me with many wonderful friendships throughout my life. Most have served as a comforting, healing balm that has pulled me through some of the more difficult times of my life. Others have created so much drama and turmoil that I couldn't cut them loose fast enough! I have friendships that have followed me from childhood until now, as.. More

  • Artificial Insemination

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And Allah has made for you from yourselves mates and has made for you from your mates sons and grandchildren and has provided for you from the good things. Then in falsehood do they believe and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve? } [Quran 16:72]. Allah The Exalted also Says (what means): {He gives to whom He.. More

  • 'Eed: A Time for Joy between Spouses

    On the morning of the day of 'Eed,mosques echo with the sounds ofTakbeer (the words 'Allahu Akbar'), Tahleel (the words 'Laa ilaaha illaa Allah') and tears flow expressing grief over the departure of the beloved month of Ramadan, the month of blessings, patience, generosity and bounties. Allah The Almighty gives us the gift of 'Eed, which are days of.. More

  • Wise Tips for Muslim Wives

    A mother advises her daughter before her wedding: Asma’ bint Kharijah Al-Fazari, may Allah have mercy upon her, said to her daughter before her wedding, “O my daughter, you are about to leave the nest where you grew up to sleep in an unfamiliar bed and to live with an unfamiliar man. Be the earth for him, and he will be your sky; be a resting.. More

  • A Practical Program for the Compassionate Mother

    In order to satisfy the child's need for love, compassion and security, you, dear mother, have to take the following steps: 1- Kissing: A kiss is a sign of the heart's mercy for the young child, and confirms the relationship of love between the old and the young. It is an established Sunnah (tradition) proven from our Messenger, sallallahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • A Strategy to Support the Marital Relationship

    "O ‘Aa’ish!" This is how our beloved Messenger, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to coddle his wife ‘Aa’ishah, the Mother of Believers, may Allah be pleased with her, and treat her nicely by shortening her name (from ‘Aa’ishah to ‘Aa’ish) as narrated by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim. Strategy.. More

  • A Woman Is Married for Four Reasons

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “A woman is married for four (reasons): her wealth, noble ancestry, beauty and religion. Choose the religious woman lest your hand is stuck to dust (because of destitution).” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Noble ancestry results.. More