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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

  • Islamization of knowledge

    It is necessary to reform methods of thinking and build a genuine clear vision of its different stages. There is no field of science that cannot be regulated by the comprehensive Quranic perspective, which extends over all its core issues: goals, methods, facts and application. With knowledge being directed towards the consolidation of power, hegemony,,.. More

  • Social Relations of the Family

    Carefulness and Moderation; Amity and Dutifulness Although the family is an independent entity that has its unique characteristics, needs and traits, it is, at the same time, an entity in a large set of adjoining waves of families and individuals. No particular family is alone in the arena; rather, it is effected by and interacts with anything that.. 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

  • Essential skills for a Muslim household

    Every Muslim family ought to learn different useful household skills, the fruitful rewards of which will be reaped by the whole family. There is no doubt that knowledge of household skills saves a great deal of time, effort and money. Household skills are gained by practice, if a genuine motivation and desire exists to gain these skills, along with.. More

  • A Woman's Dress before Mahrams and Other Women

    Motivated by their faith in Allah The Almighty and His Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and out of compliance with the Quran and the Sunnah (tradition), the believing women at the dawn of Islam attained the utmost purity, modesty, bashfulness and chastity. During that era, women used to wear clothes that concealed them even when they.. More

  • Bad relationships with Mothers in-law -I

    We often hear of problems that occur between women and their mothers in-law. The common conception among the masses is that the mother in-law is an evil person. Regardless of what she may do, or how kind she may be to her daughter in-law, her description remains as such -especially in the view of the daughter in-law. Many daughters in-law have forgotten.. More

  • Bad relationships with Mothers in-law -II

    We must feel for the mother in-law:Some mothers in-law have an unintended and uncontrollable feeling of rejection and resentment towards their daughters in-law. This could be caused by one of the following three reasons: First:The eldest son is a source of compassion and love which mothers benefit from, especially at old age; therefore, they would.. More

  • A message to unmarried Muslim sisters

    Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih bin ‘Uthaymeen, may Allah have mercy upon him, was asked the following question, “I am a twenty-nine year old woman and I have not yet married. Would you please tell me about a certain Soorah (chapter of the Qur'aan) or a certain supplication that would prevent me from becoming preoccupied about the future and.. More

  • Three pieces of advice to the Muslim home

    First, there is a huge conspiracy that is being plotted against the Muslim home that aims at ruining and undermining its vital role in the Muslim nation. The enemies of Islam, including the Jews and the Christians, realize the critical role of the Muslim home and have therefore targeted the Muslim woman, trying to get her out of her home and drive her.. More

  • Words of divorce

    Divorce is effectuated through any words that are customarily used to effectuate it and understood by both parties, and it also becomes effectuated through writing and the like. Divorce through implicit words, does not become effectuated unless there is an intention for divorce. This is because an implicit statement could imply the meaning of divorce.. More

  • Spreading the Culture of Consultation in the House

    One of the most important characteristics of the Muslim community is its dependence upon collective decision-making and the principle of consultation, as mentioned in the Quran, concerning all the issues, big or small, that serve its benefits and affect its trends. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): • #{And consult them in the matter.}## [Quran.. More

  • Endearing Oneself to Others

    How wonderful it is for a person to live among people whom he loves and who love him! When one loses this love in his environment and society, he lives in wretchedness and misery even if he possesses the entire world. Thus it was not strange that a Companion of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, asked him, “O Messenger of Allah,.. More

  • Safeguarding the Muslim Home from Evil - II

    Obscene magazines and evil and poisonous newspapers: Indeed, a Muslim home should be free of such evils, and among the evils of our time are obscene magazines and newspapers. You should also not let your children read obscene magazines. Their ultimate aim is to exploit people’s desires selfishly to their own advantages. Their main focus is to.. More

  • Safeguarding the Muslim Home from Evil-I

    There are many evils from which Muslim homes should be far removed. The first evil that should be expelled from Muslim homes is Satan and his associates; Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze.} [Quran 35:6] One does not allow.. More