• Jul
  • 27
  • 2008

The Mother’s Role in Raising the Children

The Ummah is deeply indebted to the efforts of the great luminaries of Islam. Everyone pays tribute to the Muhadditheen, Mufassireen, Jurists and Mubaaligheen for their exemplary efforts and services to Deen. However, most people are unaware of the fact that many of these great sons of Islam were brought up entirely by their mothers. It was the mother’s efforts in moulding their character and personality that eventually prepared them for the great task that they performed later in life. Thus, great tribute should be paid to these silent mothers for the foundational role that they played.




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Categories: Mothers & Fathers
  • Jul
  • 26
  • 2008

Don’t Neglect to Teach your Children

Below is a very good lecture by Sh. Junaid Kharsany titled: Teaching Children Islamic Knowledge: The Neglected Priority.




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Categories: Video / Audio
  • Jul
  • 26
  • 2008

Muslim Parents Attitude

A positive attitude is very important as inshaAllah, it will make our life easier. In life, not everything goes as smoothly as we want it to be. This is the nature of this world – it is a testing ground. There will be times when we will face problems and obstacles. The most challenging part is not when our life goes smoothly but how we react when we experience problems and difficulties. We should be grateful to Allah at times of ease and patient in times of difficulty. And we should always put out trust in Allah.

As Muslim parents, the benefits of having a positive attitude should also effect our approach to raising children. With this in mind, below are some very simply points that we should


  • Jul
  • 24
  • 2008

Be There for Teenagers

It is widely known that one of the best things you can do for your teen is to simply be there for them. The gift of time and attention is more valuable than any material thing you can give them.

As parents, we should be there for our teens. This means taking an active interest in their activities (go to their sports events, school functions) and try to include them in yours (taking them to the mosque, their relatives etc). It may be difficult depending on how many children we have, but we should try and set aside specific times for one-on-one activities and give them your undivided


  • Jul
  • 20
  • 2008

Don’t Fight in front of the Children!

It is rare for people to live together under one roof without any arguments, but reconciliation is better and correcting oneself is a virtue.

What shakes the unity of the family and harms its infrastructure is when conflicts are brought out into the open before the members of the family, who then split into two or more opposing camps, not to mention the psychological harm that is done to children, especially little ones.




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Categories: Mothers & Fathers
  • Jul
  • 20
  • 2008

The Home – A place where Allah is Remembered

These days, there are many Muslim homes that, although they are occupied with people, they are in fact, dead. This is because there is no remembrance of Allaah, as mentioned in the following hadeeth.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“The likeness of a house in which Allaah is remembered and the house in which Allaah is not remembered is that of the living and the dead, respectively.”

Rather than a place where Allah is remembered, the Muslim home has become a place where




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Categories: Home
  • Jul
  • 20
  • 2008

Choosing Your Child’s Mother

It may sound weird, but raising children begins with choosing a spouse. That is because raising children is a team effort between two people and who you choose, will have a big effect on how your children turn out.

A good example often given is that of seeds and land. If you want healthy trees and ripe fruits, you should search for fertile land. It would be a silly person to plant seeds in barren land or low quality soil and expect good results. The same applies for raising children.




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Categories: Mothers & Fathers
  • Jul
  • 18
  • 2008

Children and their Relatives

Keeping ties between relatives is something very important in Islam. There is an increasing number of ways to communicate in today’s technological age, yet the gap between the new tech savvy generation and the older generation is growing.

In the below verse of the Qur’an, we see the community focus in Islam and the emphasis on maintaining ties with relatives:




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Categories: General Upbringing
  • Jul
  • 15
  • 2008

Dealing with Anger in Children

Children like anyone, will experience anger at some point. We need to understand that anger is inherent in human nature and as parents, we should understand more about the concept of anger and how to manage it in our children.

The first thing we should note is that anger is not “all evil” and that how anger is channelled is important. Anger actually has some benefits when “used” for the right reasons. For example, anger can be a useful instrument when defending oneself, religion, honour as well as the keeping the Muslim lands safe from the plots of the aggressors. When anger is used in this way, it is a commendable thing; however we should note that anger is not the same as being irrational or unjust. The type anger referred to above is not the anger we are considering today.

In more than a few verses in the Qur’an, Allah commands us to repress anger and repel evil for that which is better. For example:


  • Jul
  • 15
  • 2008

Be an Example!

The most effective way to teach anything to anybody is by example, that is, to be a good role model. This is why Allah sent human beings as Prophets to all peoples.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) was the best of examples, as Allah says:

Truly, in those there is an excellent example for everyone who puts their hopes in Allah and the Last Day.

Qur’an 60:6

We need to understand that our children, especially when they are young, will learn how to behave by watching what we do.




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Categories: General Upbringing

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