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raising and educating Muslim children

Etiquette of Raising and Educating the Muslim Children

On the Etiquette of Raising and Educating the Muslim Children, Allaah, the glorified and exalted said, "O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allaah, but do that which they are commanded." [Surah at-Tahrim, 66:6] Below are some important points from the Quran and authentic sunnah on the topic of raising children: To teach the child, that the greatest blessing that Allaah has given us is Islam. Teach them - Who is the Creator? Teach them - Who do we Read more ...
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And attributing deficiencies to Allaah is a violation of His Lordship

Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) stated in his book Masaa’ilil Jaahiliyyah: They [i.e. people of the era of pre-Islamic ignorance] Attributed Deficiencies to Allaah (Glorified Be Him and Free is He from all Imperfections), Such As (attributing) a Child (to Him), Being in Need and Tiredness, While (They) Freed Their Monks from Some of These Deficiencies. Shaikh Saaleh al Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) explained the above, saying: Deficiency is opposite to Perfection. And attributing deficiencies to Allaah [Glorified Be He and Free is He From all Imperfections] is a violation of His Lordship, and that is the (case) when a son is attributed Read more ...

The Lofty position of Mothers

The position of my mother remained unknown to me, until I contemplate what my Lord revealed through His prophet – That I worship none but Him and be kind to my parents and say not a word of contempt in the least bit (uff) and obey in all their orders unless it’s something which Allah has forbidden. And address them in honor and abstain from what they forbid and provide them, serve them and raise not voice in front of them nor fix glance upon them or call them by their names. And be patient with them and out of kindness lower to them the wings of humility and say – My Lord! Bestow on them your mercy as they cherished me in childhood. One Read more ...

My little Princesses, you bring to me a heart of Joy

My two little princesses would be back home, insha’Allah around tomorrow. Clearly, you both bring to me a heart of joy and provide great memories and a powerful sense of fatherhood. I cannot wait to be “tied around their little arms”,… entwined I’ve always been. I am again going to enjoy going on outings with them, show them stuffs like pictures and toys, eating meals together, or read stories to them. Basically sharing various activities that we would enjoy together. Their laughing and smiling and reacting with me, and seeing them as such is an amazing feeling, even if one has to act silly for it, or tease them lovingly... oh my darlings!! I Read more ...

What is Kindness to Parents?

Abdullah ibn Umar, a leading scholar among the Prophet Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam companions once saw a man from Yemen carrying his mother on his back and going around the Kaaba in his tawaaf.  Rather than show any sign of complaint, the man was happy, repeating a line of poetry in which he likened himself to a camel his mother was mounting.  The only difference is that a camel may be scared by something and go out of control.  He would never go out of her control.  He looked at Abdullah ibn Umar and asked him whether by so doing he discharged his debt to his mother.  Ibn Umar said: “No. You have not even paid back one twinge of her Read more ...

To my child

An emotional poem written by a father whose 10 month old daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer. The poem reminds us how much we should appreciate our daily life with our precious children. Let us live every moment with gratitude! To my child Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is. Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry and pick you up and take you to the park to play. Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how Read more ...

Muslim Fathers Have to Man Up

Source : http://muslimmatters.org/  |  By Yahya Whitmer As-Salamu Alaykum, There is an old saying that goes “It takes a village to raise a child”. To me, that statement emphasizes the tremendous impact that a child's environment and peers has on his or her development. In a hadith narrated by Imam Muslim, the Prophet  mentioned that sheep shepherds are meek and humble, whereas the caretakers of camels are proud and arrogant, indicating that these human beings are influenced by the innate character of the animals that they take care of. In commenting on this hadeeth, the Ulema have long mentioned that if people are susceptible to being Read more ...

Ramadan : Teaching Children the Five Pillars

Source: saudilife | By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI TEACHING deen (religion) to our children is a huge obligation upon all parents. Generally, Muslim children begin to imitate the movements of salat (daily prayers) long before they are able to speak a word, let alone understand its significance or recite surats (verses of Quran), masha’Allah. In fact, as soon as they are able to crawl (9 or 10 months old), children of practicing Muslims will typically attempt to make sujoud (prostration) when they hear, “Allahu Akhbar (meaning Allah is the Greatest, the opening phrase of the daily salat),” or see the prayer rug put down. As they begin to master speech Read more ...

Give your Child a Good & Meaningful Muslim Name

It's always a joy when Allah blesses you with a child. Children bring great happiness, but also trials and responsibilities. One of the very first duties you have toward your new child, besides physical care and love, is to give your child a meaningful Muslim name. It's narrated from Abu Darda' (may Allah be pleased with him) that The Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said: "On the Day of Resurrection you will be called by your names and by your father's names, so give yourselves good names." [Abu Dawud: Book 41, Hadith 4930] When choosing a name for a boy, Muslims have several choices. It is recommended to name a boy in a way that Read more ...

A Great Bounty and Blessings…

One of life’s greatest miracles and gifts bestowed upon us is the blessing of life itself, especially when the life is in the form of a small bundle of joy who welcomes her new surroundings with a beautiful cry that calms the hearts of her parents. Recently, my beloved wife was granted the blessing of delivering a healthy baby girl (27-Oct-2011), Masha’Allah. We have named her Anam, which means blessings. She is our second daughter, Alhumdolillah! A daughter is a great bounty and an honour granted by Allah. I thank Allah for His Mercy to me and my family. May my daughters reach maturity and right-guidance, and may Allah (SWT) make them a blessing Read more ...