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Have you Talked with Your Child Today?

By Dr. Aisha Hamdan Have you had a meaningful conversation together? Do you know what your child accomplished today, how he may be feeling, whether or not he has any concerns? Does your child know that you care about him? In Islam, the ties of kinship and family are very strong and something that will [...]

Advice to Mothers

1. Consider children a great bounty of Allah Ta’ala. Rejoice at their birth. Congratulate one another on their arrival. Welcome the children into this world with Du’aas of righteousness and blessings. Express your gratitude unto Allah Ta’ala for affording you the opportunity of nurturing a Muslim servant and also for allowing you to leave behind [...]

Quality Time with Dad

This article presents the current relationship between a father and a child in this fast paced and time constraint society and provides many practical advises on how to improve this relationship to benefit the whole family. It has been estimated that working fathers spend about 3 minutes a day with their children. Fathers who abandon [...]

Manners for Young Children

1. Teach children to use the right hand for eating, drinking, giving and taking. To eat and drink while sitting, and to stay, ‘Bismillah’ before eating and, ‘Alhamdulillah’ after finishing. 2. Teach children hygienic etiquette, to clip fingernails and toe nails, and to wash hands before and after eating. 3. Teach them how to clean [...]

Nurturing Children

There is great need to devote special attention to the nurturing of children. How will the nurturing of children take place? By establishing friendship! Establish friendship with one’s children. You are in search of friends? What need is there for this! If Allah ta`ala has granted you four sons, realise that your sons are your [...]

The Reward for Good Husbands & Fathers

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful Allah says in the Glorious Qur’an: “And live with [them] in a beautiful manner. If you are then displeased with them, [then know] perhaps you dislike something which Allah has created abundant goodness in it (al-Qur’an 4:19 ). The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him [...]

10 Principles for the Upbringing of Children

1. Teach by example, because children listen with their eyes. 2. Introduce Allah to your child: His glory, obedience to Him over obedience to anyone else, asking only from Him, Importance of the Faraa’idh. 3. Introduce Rasoolullah (S) to your child: His life & times, following his Sunnah in everything in life, his Message, and his [...]