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  • Early childhood: the best period to build faith

    The early years — we do not exaggerate if we say the early moments — of the child’s life are the best and most important periods to build up the aspects of faith in the child and instill the creed of Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism) and knowing Allah, the Almighty, in him. Therefore, the Prophetinstructed Muslims to let the words of the.. More

  • Children and good behavior

    What is good behavior? Is it to help one's mother at home? Is it not to raise one's voice when speaking with her? Is it to help one's father with his work? Is it to be quiet and not disturb others? Is it to do homework on time? Is it one or all of these things? The situation differs from one home to another and from one family to another. This.. More

  • The company we choose to keep

    Times New Roman",serif">Allah has blessed me with many wonderful friendships throughout my life. Most have served as a comforting, healing balm that has pulled me through some of the more difficult times of my life. Others have created so much drama and turmoil that I couldn't cut them loose fast enough! I have friendships that have followed.. More

  • Doctor Bee

    In the Quran, Allah, The Almighty Says (what means): {And your Lord inspired the bees, saying: ‘Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy [for you].’ There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying color wherein is healing for.. More

  • Kindness to Children

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated: “Once the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and I went out during the day. While on the journey, he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, did not talk to me and I did not talk to him. When we reached the market of Bani Qaynuqaa’, he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, sat in the front-yard.. More

  • Make Your Mark

    When we're little, our parents are our heroes. We look up to them and get impressed by everything they do. We watch their every move and try to follow them. In our rooms, we play house; we pretend that we're cooking, cleaning, even raising our own (Cabbage Patch) kids. We're amazed at how much they know and we're impressed by all that they can do... More

  • How Children Receive Ramadan

    Laying down the book I looked up at Tessniem. "OK, so what are we going to do this Ramadan?" Her cheerful face lit up. "Paint the windows." Looking at my pretty white sheers I forced my head to nod. "OK, what else do we do during Ramadan?" Omar jumped off the couch… "Not eat, ah, I mean fast." "That's.. More

  • Easy Tips to a Sound Upbringing

    Dear parent, how do you imagine the successful way of upbringing to be? In other words, what is your view of the proper way to discipline the behavior of your child? I think that discipline in your point of view is the way which obliges our children to submit to what we say without having the right to express any objection. Dear parent, I may agree.. More

  • Relating a Story can Change a Child’s Behavior - II

    Islam realizes the natural inclination toward stories, due to their magical effect on the hearts, and thus, endorses listening to them as a method of upbringing and rectifying. [Awlaaduna Akbaaduna] Stories attract the children in their early years and gain their preference over other types of entertainment, because they leave a clear effect on their.. More

  • Relating a Story can Change a Child’s Behavior - I

    A mother said, "I have a friend who is married and has two children, aged five and six. On one occasion when I visited them, she asked her children not to fiddle with the alarm clock that belonged to their father. However, the children did not pay attention to what their mother was saying." Therefore, I said to them, “Would you like.. More

  • Developing the Child's Sentiments - II

    - Chastity and Sincerity Allah The Almighty mentioned in His Book that one of the characteristics of the faithful believers is their refraining from committing what is unlawful. He Says (what means): {And they who guard their private parts except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed.} [Quran 23:5-6].. More

  • Developing the Child's Sentiments - I

    1) Teach values to your children: The Islamic Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation) came to direct people to the most upright way, and guide them to the straight path, which conveys them to the happiness of both the World and the Hereafter. The good manners mentioned and referred to by the Quran are beyond calculation. Allah The Almighty described.. More

  • The Mind-Set of a Muslim Child

    The Missing Dimension in Educational Methods: The Sentimental Education The sentimental education pertains to the person's feelings, which form all sides of the integrated human personality. Sentiment is a word given to any sense of pleasure or pain, as well as to certain psychological states within the sphere of pleasure and pain, vis-à-vis.. 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

  • The True Faith

    The Arabic word, 'Eeman' literally means, “to know,” “to believe,” to put one’s trust in something or someone.” In Sharee'ah (Islamic Law), the word Eeman means putting one’s entire reliance on, and having complete trust in Allah, His Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and His message. Therefore, one who.. More