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Parting Advice to the Daughter

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:19

O My beloved daughter! The coolness of my eyes and the comfort of my heart!

You were entrusted to us and now we hand you over to the custody of Allah and the care of your husband

You are about to depart from a life that you were accustomed to; from parents who loved you and will always love you, from brothers and sisters who will forever miss you

You are going to a house that is completely strange to you; to a com¬panion that is really unknown to you

Our du‘aas and blessings are with you

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Why Dig Up The Past?

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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:00

While the disagreements and fights that take place amongst women may not be of a violent nature, they indeed become very prolonged affairs. Their displeasure and ill feelings continue for an extended period of time. What makes matters even worse is the habit of women to dig up the past. Issues which were resolved and forgotten a long time ago are brought up again. As a result a small issue becomes a major problem, especially when past events are recalled and mentioned in harsh and heart - piercing words. To rub salt in the wound she will then also remind the husband of all the favours and good she did for him. All this is done only to please one’s nafs (carnal desire) and shaytaan. It is time we suppress our words of anger and please our most loving Allah Ta‘ala.

   

Pious Mothers for Tomorrow

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Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2013 11:31

There was a time when mothers were so cautious and protective over their daughters that many people in her very own locality were completely unaware that she even existed. Eventually when the marriage of the girl took place, the people of the town were surprised to find out that though they lived in the same town, they had no idea that so and so living in their neighbourhood had a daughter. The current system of education has inculcated the directly opposite aspiration in our young daughters. Today’s young girl wants to be known to the world. Thus she tries to have her name appearing in various publications. She wants the world to hear her on air, etc. The spirit of hayaa in Islam is that a woman keeps herself away from the public eye as far as possible. 

   

Rules of a Muslim Home (#4) - Tarbiyah of our Families (Part Three)

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:12

How do we make the tarbiyah of our children (continued)?

5. Cell Phones and Computers: Be extremely cautious about giving them cell phones and allowing them free usage of the computer. If under extreme circumstances they are forced to use the cell phone or the computer, then this should be allowed only under your strict supervision. These modern day tools are like dangerous weapons which can be detrimental to the child’s Imaan. 

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#4) - Tarbiyah of our Families (Part Two)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2013 10:14

How do we make the tarbiyah of our children?

1. Win their confidence: Firstly we have to win the confidence of our children. This can be obtained by adopting the characteristics mentioned in part one. By winning their confidence, they will take their parents as their role models and take to heart whatever advices are given to them. 

2. Narrate to them incidents of the pious: Stories play a vital role in moulding the mind of a child. Whatever a child hears in the form of a story is more impressionable than just mere facts. Daily fix some time to read an incident from the lives of the Ambiyaa (alaihimus salaam), Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), and the Salafus Saaliheen (pious predecessors) before putting them to bed. This is extremely beneficial. Experience bears testimony that this method is very effective for tarbiyah. The greatest benefit of narrating stories to children is that it instils the value of deen into their minds and hearts. After narrating the incident, explain to them the morals or the lessons learnt there from. 

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