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Parenting the Islamic Way

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Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:15

Topics covered:

- Aspiration and Mindset

- Du‘aa

- Love and Attention

- From a Young Age

- Education

- Essential Values

- Life-Skills

- Disciplining

- Do’s and Dont’s

- Extremely Disastrous

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I’ll Cross the Bridge when I Get there!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 16:00

A few months back, the media carried the story of a ‘Muslim’ woman who was the new 100m women’s champion. The article also quoted her saying that she is working on improving on her times for future races.

I’m pretty sure that every Muslimah who values the dignity and honour of being gifted with the beautiful and noble deen of Islam, doesn’t require an explanation on the impermissibility of such an act. A Muslim woman throwing aside her modesty and shame for the sake of a measly medal and some cheap fame is indeed contemptible. However, the point to take note of is that: An “outstanding performance” demands intense training and preparation.

In the case of an athlete, it would perhaps require dieting, controlled hydration, sleeping eight to ten hours a day, strenuous training for a minimum of twenty hours a week, preparing psychologically, consulting a nutritionist, exercise physiologist, sports medicine specialist, a coach, and much more...

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The “NEED” of the Hour

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 16:01

Friday 16:10:

“Oh No, Only 20 minutes left to pick up the kids from madrasah. Oh Gosh! Tomorrow is another crazy Saturday morning with them at home”, groaned mum.

Friday 16:40 (after madrasah):

“Yesss, it’s weekend again. Tomorrow we can hook up with the gang at the mall. Maybe, we can catch a good movie,” thought the kids gleefully.

Saturday morning:

“Stop that, I’m busy on the phone. Can’t you do something to occupy yourself! Enough nagging”, yells mum amid the chaos and clutter.

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The Most Difficult Task in the World

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 15:18

If the question has to be asked as to what is the most difficult task in this world, the answer would most probably be “to be a mother”. To be a perfect mother, you will have to supplicate daily for the control of your feelings and emotions. A mother is referred to as an embodiment of sympathy, kindness, tolerance and forbearance. Hence, becoming the ideal mother and bringing the children up correctly is a back breaking, nerve-wrecking and bone wrenching task. You will have to suppress your fury, make do with what ever is available and cheerfully display motherly affection to your children.

How unfortunate is that mother who on account of a bit of difficulty, starts scolding and punishing her children. The mother is awarded respect because her nature is one of love and mercy. She is not foul-mouthed or short-sighted. An innocent child deserves warmth and attachment. On the day of judgement, the mother will undoubtedly be rewarded for her kind words and her outstanding character which proved to be a guiding light to her children. However, she will not be rewarded for the number of times she furiously vented her personal anger to satisfy her inner desire.

   

My Mother’s Tongue

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014 07:45

A Muslim court once handed down a judgement against a thief. As his hand was about to be amputated, he ragingly said: “Before amputating my hand, amputate my mothers tongue, because the very first time in my life when I stole an egg from my neighbour’s house, my mother failed to admonish me . She did not even ask me to return the egg to the neighbour. In fact she was full of praise and happiness that her son turned out to be a perfect man. If my mother did not have such a congratulating tongue, I would not have been a criminal today.”

The most prevailing influence anyone can have on the child is the mother. As mothers we have to be well aware of our child’s activities within the home and beyond as well.

   

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