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  • Should My Child Forgive or Retaliate?

    There are two different upbringing-related attitudes which are adopted by families. Some parents teach their children not to leave their rights and to pay their abusers back twofold. While others prefer tolerance, forgiveness, and ending quarrels. Each party has reasonable grounds. Families who teach their children to treat others in the same manner.. More

  • Maids & Baby-Sitters - A Domestic Time Bomb - I

    A maid puts a baby in the refrigerator to make him stop crying, which he does upon feeling the cold. Another one pricks a child's head with pins when he shouts, to keep him silent and to put him to sleep for a long time. When she knows that her employer does not want her and that he plans to send fire her, she puts his child in the washing machine... More

  • If You Have a Child, Be a Child With Him

    My friend said to me, I was pregnant with my first child. One day, my husband and I went on a picnic. In the park that we went to, we saw a man kneeling and playing with his child who was still crawling. My husband criticized the action of this father, and it seemed as if he pitied him for being criticized by other people who were visiting the garden.. More

  • Artificial Motherhood Defeated

    Imagine if two mothers meet somewhere and each of them has a baby, one of them breastfeeds her child while the other bottle-feeds hers. What if they converse and each of them explains why she feeds her infant in the way she chooses, noting that they are both equally enthusiastic about their choice and insist upon it. Who would prevail, and who would.. More

  • How the Prophet Raised His Daughters

    How the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Looked After His Children During Their Youth When the daughter grows up, the parents should teach her the rights of Allah The Almighty, parents, and others. They should also teach her good manners and how to behave in different situations. Daughters should be taught to adhere to Hijab and to keep.. More

  • Wives, Do Not Combine Two Faults!

    The unshed tears, the shaking voice and the chattering teeth were the answers of the wife to the inquiries of the civil servant who called her to ask about a commercial enterprise that was registered in her name as she inherited it from her father. The official pitied her and tried to calm her down. After she managed to regain her self-control, she.. More

  • How the Prophet Raised His Daughters

    The Dowry of the Daughters of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam The dowry is one of the wife’s rights. It has to be paid by a man to his wife. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And give the women [upon marriage] their [bridal] gifts graciously.} [Quran 4:4] The Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, teaches.. More

  • When Innocence Is Killed

    I was shocked to see a five-year-old girl approaching me sporting a top that bared her stomach and midriff, a manicure and and elaborate makeup, with high-heeled shoes and a haircut like a dancer. I was shocked because I did not find my beautiful relative as I imagined her; she did not have a ribbon in her hair, or wear a simple but pretty brocaded.. More

  • Helping Our Girls Adjust Post Marriage

    Is it possible for a girl who is pampered by her mother, who considers her the apple of her eye, to be a successful wife? Could she bear the responsibility of taking care of a husband and family? This question is for every mother who is not keen on gradually and methodically teaching her daughter basic household skills, which later causes her marriage.. More

  • Breastfeeding is Beneficial for Mothers too

    Researchers at the scientific research center of the Douglas Hospital of Canada, which is linked to McGill University, conducted a study on the responses of 25 breastfeeding mothers and another 25 bottle-feeding mothers, who have one or more children. The mothers were exposed to different stressful situations either emotional, such as watching saddening.. More

  • Maids & Baby-Sitters - A Domestic Time Bomb - II

    Feelings of Motherhood Dr. Al-‘Aarif Billaah Muhammad Hasan, Professor of Psychology at ‘Ain Shams University, says, In principle, the children’s upbringing depends on the mother because her role in taking care of the child exceeds the material care that is represented in feeding and dressing and providing him with the basic needs... 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

  • An Urgent Call from Europe for Separation of the Sexes in Schools

    It seems that the ethos that has prevailed in the West for decades which considered that all-girl schools are old-fashioned has recently begun to change. This is especially so after some people have become more convinced that the idea of the separation of the sexes in schools is not only good in and of itself, but that it also leads to better student.. More

  • The Wisdom of Breastfeeding for Two Years - A Scientific Perspective

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete years for whoever wishes to complete the nursing [period]. Upon the father is the mothers' provision and their clothing according to what is acceptable. No person is charged with more than his capacity. No mother should be harmed through her child, and no father.. More

  • Do Not Let Him Walk With You While He is Crying

    What would you do if your child irritates you while shopping and insists on having whatever he sees in the toy store? Once, at a store, my child stood in front of more than one toy. He pounded his feet on the floor so that I would buy it for him, but I refused. He insisted more, so I rebuked him and I took his hand and pulled him along to finish our.. More

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