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  • Enrolling Students in Secular Public Schools or in Christian Private Schools: One Has to Opt for the Lesser of the Two Evils Date: 13-7-2020

    Assalamu alyakom wa rahmattallah wa barakatoh We live in a small city in a foreign country, we have two school options; first is public schools which are secular, and they don't give attention to religious values, we tried them first and we are not happy with their values and kids manners. The second option is private schools, however, they are all.. More

  • No Need to Explain Sex-related Matters to Children Date: 30-6-2020

    I have a son, about to be of 13 years, who has started showing the signs of puberty. My husband has decided to give him the talk related to it (including sex). The concern is, my husband has asked me that I must be present with him when he does so with the reason that if son has any queries related to a female’s body, a mother can be the best guidance.. More

  • Response to Children Asking Embarrassing Questions Date: 29-9-2019

    Salam brother, Recently, when I was out of city because of business, our daughter (14 years old) asked about what sex was? And my wife told her that after marriage, when male and female meet and their private parts interact with each other, both of the participants gain pleasure. After few days when I am back, she asked about what a male private part.. More

  • Her Husband Does Not Care about Her and Their Toddler Date: 20-11-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. My husband and I argue regularly due to the reasons such as he doesn’t do anything in the house besides sitting on his phone and watching football or boxing. We have a toddler now and ever since he was born I didn’t receive any help from him at all, therefore my family had to step as they saw with their own eyes how neglectful.. More

  • Letting children watch 'Game of Thrones' Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a parent to three young kids, two boys and a girl, aged 17, 14 and 12, God bless them. Like other children in our neighborhood, I let them watch TV for limited times during the afternoon and evening hours. Lately, a show called “Game of Thrones” started in Malaysia, and after watching some episodes with my children, I was.. More

  • Four-year-old son still sleeping with his mother Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My son is now four years old and sleeps cuddling me only, as he finds comfort there only. My husband stays in Dubai due to his job. My question is that my boy touches my breasts in some way or another as his play while he is lying down to sleep. I have told him strictly many times not to do this and.. More

  • Disagreeing with in-laws about aspects of child upbringing Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. My in-laws disagree with the freedom that I give my 13-year-old stepson. He is a good boy, sensible, and intelligent. He has recently developed an interest in fitness and attends youth training sessions at a local gym with likeminded friends. How can I reassure them that he needs space to grow outside of the family and experience.. More

  • Getting someone to help mother in caring for children Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Shaikh, I would be grateful if you would answer this question directly, because if you show another fatwa, I will have difficulty understanding it. Can mother hire a babysitter to look after her baby and clean the baby's waste (stool, urine, vomit, etc.) in order to decrease her burden, or is it obligatory for the mother to do all.. More

  • Enrolling child in Islamic nursery with possible Shariah violations Date: 5-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Dear Shaykh, I pray you are in the best of health. All praise is for Allah. Is it permissible to send a young child (aged 2-3 years) to an Islamic nursery in the UK if the parents are told that the staff do nursery rhymes there? Does the content of the rhyme matter, as well as whether they are sung.. More

  • Fulfilling promises given to a disabled child Date: 12-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it permissible for an average human being to not fulfill their word to a cognitively or physically disabled child? A disabled child told an individual that they would like them to always keep informing them on how they should behave apporiately if they caught them doing otherwise. This individual agreed, but the disabled child.. More

  • Starting preschool in non-Muslim country Date: 29-1-2017

    Is it permissible to start a preschool in a non-Muslim country? The purpose of this is to try to make an Islamic preschool with halal food, Muslim teachers and nurses, and other possible benefits. However, since it will be located in a non-Muslim country, it will be bound by a curriculum based on the idea of democracy, meaning that there will be rules.. More

  • Why children who are given a righteous upbringing sometimes go astray Date: 23-1-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. Why is it that even after raising children on the way of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,the children sometimes do not follow their religion properly or go astray? It is said that if we are good to our parents, then our children will be good to us, does this happens for every individual? I have seen people who.. More

  • What to do if one sees a father unprotective of his child Date: 16-1-2016

    This thought keeps bothering me, so maybe you can give me some clarity. As I was going to a store, I saw a man begging on the side of the street. I got a clearer view of him and noticed that he had a baby in a stroller a few feet away from where he was collecting money from cars. The thought of the baby being in the heat and him not even being close.. More

  • Buddhist mother-in-law reads chants over grandchild for healing Date: 12-10-2015

    A Muslim lady married to a convert Muslim boy whose mother is a Buddhist, they lived together peacefully without religious differences. They have a 10 months old child. Whenever child get ill, or any event, the Buddhist grandmother tries to do some Buddhist rituals which is sometimes leads to shirk. Now arguments erupt between Mother in law and the.. More

  • Her children's defiant bad behavior is getting worse Date: 10-4-2015

    As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I have listened to many lectures and read many books and articles in regards to raising children, but one situation has seem to have not been addressed, to my knowledge anyway, and this is how do you react to a child who is repeatedly defiant even after you've spoken to them several times about their.. More