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Have I Given Up as a Parent?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:20

Many parents nowadays have a common concern and complaint - they cannot speak to their children anymore. If they do try to speak to them, it ends up in a fight or argument. Thus most parents today have simply given up. However to “give up” is to abandon one’s duty and responsibility as a parent. To make an effort on our child is our duty. This is within our control. However the fruits of our efforts, that the child becomes rightly guided, depends on the command of Allah Ta’ala. This is definitely not within our control.

Since we have become so absorbed in wanting to see the fruits of our efforts, we have as a result given up the effort itself which was within our control. We must continue to encourage and advise our children. We should also constantly make du’aa for them and beseech Allah Ta’ala thus: “Oh Allah Ta’ala, You alone can guide and safeguard my child against the trials and challenges of the day.” Let us be positive by looking at the power of Allah Ta’ala and not be negative by looking at our own weaknesses.

   

Rose Rolls

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:38

Ingredients:

4 cups all purpose/plain flour

1 tbslp instant yeast

2 tblsp powdered milk (klim)

1 tsp salt

4 tblsp oil

1 egg (plus 1 for glazing)

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#4) - Tarbiyah of Our Families (Part One)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:59

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan: "O you who have Imaan! Save yourselves and your families from the fire (of Jahannum)."

We understand from this aayah the importance of the proper Islamic tarbiyah (nuturing) of our families.

The main cause of children being spoilt is our lack of interest in their tarbiyah. It is the incumbent responsibility of both the parents to bring up and nurture their children Islamically. However, a greater responsibility lies upon the mother, since the children grow up mainly in her care.

Parents should try and gain the maximum out of their children by moulding their behaviour in accordance with the Shari’ah. Besides benefiting the children it will also benefit us. Whatever good accrues from them, we will also have a share in the reward they attain. Every salaah they perform, every aayah of the Qur’aan they recite and every other good deed that they may perform, a share of the reward will be reserved for us as well.

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Kashmiri Fish

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:37

Fish 

Ingredients:

Pieces of fish

3 tblsp chopped garlic

4 tblsp kashmiri chilli spice

2 tblsp Robertson exotic thai

1 tblsp freshly cracked black pepper

1 tblsp lemon juice

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Cake Pops

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:35

Ingredients:

1 chocolate cake

1 bottle nutella

2 slabs of dairy milk chocolate

Beads of your choice for decorating

Lollipop sticks or wooden sticks

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