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The Angry Child


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:52

A child will most likely get angry if there is something that is stopping him from achieving his objective. When he still gets nowhere, he starts fuming with rage. We should not allow the child to reach this stage. In some homes, it is indeed sad that we incite the child into a fit of rage. This is misconceived as a form of play and affection, whereas this is detrimental to the child.

Often, the child’s anger and rage is as a result of the manner we conduct ourselves. Those little eyes and ears see and hear everything around them and accordingly carry them out. Thus we as parents should display patience and tolerance in the presence of our children. 


Introduce them to Allah Ta‘ala


Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:34

From the very early stages of the child’s life the mother should continue strengthening the child’s relationship with Allah Ta‘ala. For example, if the child asks the mother for an expensive toy, she should say: “Ask Allah Ta‘ala to provide the item for you, thereafter ask your father. And remember my child, if Allah Ta‘ala wishes to provide the item to you, he will put it into your father’s heart to buy it for you and if Allah Ta‘ala does not wish you to have the item, you will never get it.”

In this way the child’s faith and conviction is built in Allah Ta‘ala. Whenever the child is confronted with a situation, then at once he will turn to Allah Ta‘ala. The child will always hold onto hope and will never fall into depression and grief. Today, too many of our youth are giving up on life. If they are faced with a small test or difficulty, it throws them into a state of hopelessness. We need to simply introduce our children to the power and greatness of Allah Ta‘ala.


If you Smile, Everyone will Smile


Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:13

A courageous and an intelligent woman will always formulate ways and ideas to keep herself happy. She will carefully weed out the thorns from the roses. A woman who is pregnant is urged to try her best to remain happy and cheerful at all times. Irrespective of the adversity, she must avoid depression at all costs. She needs to be positive and optimistic during the challenging stages of pregnancy and her gaze needs to be towards Allah Ta‘ala. A mother’s thoughts, feelings and actions build and mould her child’s future. A concerned mother will study the life of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the lives of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and the lives of the pious. She will ponder and reflect over their blessed lives. This will in turn motivate her to bring alive their outstanding qualities in her life and her children’s lives.


Parenting the Islamic Way


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!


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...

Read more: I’ll Cross the Bridge when I Get there!


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