• May
  • 31
  • 2009

When should we teach children about removing body hair?

Question:

My question is in reference to the sunnah of shaving the underarms and the pubic region. At what age should we instill this practice with our children who may have reached the stage of puberty?


  • May
  • 31
  • 2009

Tips on planning Eid ul Adha

1. Make an Eid plan. Let the whole family sit down and plan together.

2. In most Muslim countries Eid is a time for buying new clothing. It’s spring time anyway.

3. Eid is a time to go on farm for udhia/qurbani and talk about Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice. Remember to stress that it was Ismail (Ishmael) who was tested, not Ishaq (Isaac) as Bible says.




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Category: Articles, General Upbringing
  • May
  • 31
  • 2009

Teenagers should start drinking Green Tea

25 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Teenagers Drinking Green Tea Now instead of Acidic Drinks!

Green tea has increasingly become a very popular drink worldwide because of its immensely powerful health benefits.
It is extraordinarily amazing what green tea can do for your health.
And if you’re not drinking 3 to 4 cups of green tea today, you’re definitely NOT doing your health a big favour.

Here Are The 25 Reasons Why Your Teenage Children Should Start Drinking Green Tea:


  • May
  • 31
  • 2009

The Muslim Woman and Her Children

Undoubtedly children are a source of great joy and delight; they make life sweet, bring more rizq into a family’s life and give hope. A father sees his children as a future source of help and support, as well as representing an increase in numbers and perpetuation of the family. A mother sees her children as a source of hope, consolation and joy in life, and as hope for the future. All of these hopes rest on the good upbringing of the children and giving them a sound preparation for life, so that they will become active and constructive elements in society, a source of goodness for their parents, community and society as a whole. Then they will be as (SWT) described them:

“Wealth and sons are allurements of the life of this world . . .” (Qur’an 18:46)





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Category: Articles, Mothers & Fathers
  • May
  • 27
  • 2009

Etiquette of caring for a Newborn

Could you please tell me if there are any books that cover the topic of how to look after a baby. Currently we have to rely on the advice given by doctors in the West which may not be correct. It would be so nice to be able to follow the way of the Sahabat. For example, did they share their beds with their babies?, when did they give solid foods?, how did they discipline the young children? etc etc.


  • Mar
  • 29
  • 2009

It is a duty on man to be kind to his parents

Question: Allah tells us in the Qur’an not to cut off our blood relations. What is the interpretation of the Ayah that commands us not to severe ties of kinship ? Who does it refer to ? Just parents and siblings ? What if one maintains contact with one’s parents only through telephone or letters although he is capable of visiting them. Yet, he feels that maintaining a certain distance is healthier to the relationship?


  • Mar
  • 15
  • 2009

100 Premarital Questions For Muslims getting Married

Planning your marriage is more important than planning your wedding. Unfortunately nowadays, it is the opposite. Millions of people tend to spend most, if not all of their time preparing for that perfect-glamorous wedding…and quite frankly, I’d say probably half of that million ended up in a divorce.

InshaAllah this post will be of beneficial to you and your prospective spouse. You may choose as many as you wish, out of 100 questions – what you would ask your potential spouse.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to ask these questions so you may be able to understand your prospective spouse and to find out if you are compatible with each other.

You can download and print a PDF copy here :


  • Mar
  • 09
  • 2009

The Wooden Bowl

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in- law, and a four-year old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. But the elderly grandfather’ s shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult.. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass often milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in- law became irritated with the mess. “We must do something about grandfather, ” said the son. I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.


  • Jan
  • 04
  • 2009

Learning Arabic through The Quran – Verbs 14-20

The seven Arabic words we’ll be covering today occur in the Qur’an nearly 200 times combined! This is because each of these words (and their various forms) are repeated very often. The 7 verbs included in the below PDF document are:

  • To Complete (occurs about 17 times in the Qur’an)
  • To Not Recognise / To Deny (25)
  • To Conceal / To Speak Secretly (18)
  • To Produce / To Create (22)
  • To Make / Cause to grow (16)
  • To Befall / To Inflict (65)
  • To Send Forward / To Proceed (27)

For each word, there are at least 7 examples of it being used in the Qur’an. This makes remembering the words easier inshaAllah. View or download the PDF using the below link.


  • Dec
  • 02
  • 2008

Learning Arabic through The Quran – Verbs 10-13

The four Arabic words we’ll be covering today occur in the Qur’an nearly 80 times combined! This is because each of these words (and their various forms) are repeated very often. The 4 verbs included in the below PDF document are:

  • To Bear a Load (occurs about 19 times in the Qur’an)
  • To Describe / To Ascribe (14)
  • To Deceive / Entice (24)
  • To Embrace / To Comprehend (25)

For each word, there are at least 5 examples of it being used in the Qur’an. This makes remembering the words easier inshaAllah. View or download the PDF using the below link.




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Category: Teaching & Learning Arabic, Verbs

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