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  • Characteristics of righteous women - I

    Ziyaad ibn Abeeh, the Umayyad statesman, asked those who were sitting with him, “Who leads the most blissful life?” They replied, “The Commander of the Believers does!” He said, “No. The man who leads the most blissful life is a Muslim man who is married to a Muslim woman and they have enough sustenance, and each of them.. More

  • Common Family Problems and Solutions - II

    - He rejects the suitors of his daughter The problem: ‎ A man used to reject the suitors of his daughter until she ‎became old and he is very regretful. He wants to know how he ‎should deal with this problem and whether he is sinful or not? ‎ The answer: ‎ There is no doubt that this father is sinful for rejecting the suitable.. More

  • Common Family Problems and Solutions - I

    - My husband buys drugs and takes them ‎ The problem: ‎ I am a married woman and I have four children. My problem is ‎that my husband buys drugs and takes them. He has even allocated a room in the house to these poisons and I fear that ‎he may harm my children and me when he is affected by these drugs. I ‎advised him many times.. More

  • Family Disintegration – I

    Allah has bestowed upon His slaves many bounties and favors which they cannot count. He has decreed that true Muslim communities can only be established with the existence of families that are obedient to Allah and are nurtured in accordance with His commandments. Therefore, He has provided Muslims with the elements by which the family is created,.. More

  • Social System in Islam - I

    Four categories of rights and obligations in man’s life: It is an established fact that Islam is a comprehensive way of life, a complete guidance for the whole of mankind covering all aspects of life. Islamic law (or Sharee'ah) is not confined only to civil and criminal matters, but covers every aspect of life. The moral aspect, physical, psychic,.. More

  • What does Ramadan Mean to Our Children?

    What does Ramadan mean to our children? What wonderful benefits do our children get from Ramadan? Like sponges they may only be listening to the long list of "exciting" foods we are going to cook and whom we are going to invite. Sending greeting cards and e-mail invitations. Of course on the top of the list is "What am I going to get.. More

  • Quranic Illumination on the Phenomenon of Sexual Deviance

    The rally that was held in Washington in defense of sexual deviance raised an argument among people with regards to the nature of this phenomenon and its significance. I have therefore thought it proper to present the Quranic answers to the Muslim reader to some of the questions, uncertainties, and claims which the demonstrators raised regarding this.. More

  • Restoring and maintaining intimacy in marriage

    Couples can return to the state of intimacy from conflict, if, and only if, they stop hurting each other and return to meeting each other’s emotional needs again. What is intimacy? Intimacy is closeness to each other. In an intimate state, spouses communicate smoothly, rush to do whatever it takes to make each other happy, and avoid what might.. More

  • The manners of welcoming the new-born child in Islam

    Children are a source of delight and an adornment for the world granted by Allah to their parents. They give vigor to the hearts, joy to the souls and pleasure to the eyes. They are the fruit from whom good is to be hoped for when they frequently supplicate. "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small." They are.. More

  • Protecting our children from sexual abuse - III

    What should a parent do if he or she suspects abuse? If you are worried that your child has been sexually abused, it is important to put your trust in Allah and stay calm. Children are very intuitive and can easily sense there is something “up”. Allah Says (what means): “…Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [Quran 2:.. More

  • Protecting children from sexual abuse - II

    What every Muslim parent needs to know about sexual abuse Sexual abuse is a scary word. When most people hear the phrase, they immediately cut off emotionally and stop listening. Why? People are afraid because they don’t know much about the topic and do not want to feel powerless. We hope and pray that this will never happen to our children,.. More

  • Errors committed whilst raising children

    It is very unfortunate and painful that some fathers fail to perform their duties towards their children as Allah has commanded them to do; they do not protect themselves, their wives and their children from the Hellfire. In some cases, they not only fail to raise their children upon honesty, but worse than this, they deliberately raise them as liars.. More

  • How to explain the Christmas lights to your kids?

    It is very important that we prepare ourselves for this imminent occasion. As always, at the end of each year, day in and day out – and all through the night, we are constantly pummeled with the lights, decorations and music of the season at every turn. You won’t be able to take a trip to the grocery, the library, or even your front yard.. More

  • Entering the marital bond - I: Finding a suitable spouse

    Marriage is one of the most serious and important commitments an individual will make in his lifetime. It is a bond that once established, cannot be easily broken. It is one of the most important relationships in a society, as it is the building stone of the overall structure. Marriage is so important in Islam that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa.. More

  • Entering the marital bond –II: The marriage contract

    The necessary components of the marital process: This article, discusses some of the important issues to consider when entering the bond of marriage. This includes the marriage contract and witnesses to the marriage. It is imperative to remember that whatever endeavor a person engages in, his or her intention should be purely for the sake of Allah,.. More