Tag Archives: Family

Do Not Marry these 7 Women

Do not Marry these 7 types of Women: 1. Al-Annaanah: The woman who whines, moans and complains and ‘ties a band around her head’ all the time (i.e. complains of a headache or some illness but in reality she is not sick, rather she is faking). 2. Al-Mannaanah: The woman who bestows favours, gifts, etc. upon her husband then (at that time or the future) says; "I did such and such for you or on your behalf or because of you." 3. Al-Hannaanah: The women who yearns or craves for her former husband or children of the former husband. 4. Kay’atul-Qafaa: The women who has a brand mark on the nape of her neck (i.e. has a bad reputation Read more ...

The Excellence of Daughters

The encouragement to seek children covers both sons and daughters, and along with this general encouragement Islam has given special merits to seeking and bringing up girls – contrary to the thinking of the people of ignorance (age of Jaahiliyyah) of the past and present, since the people of ignorance – wherever and whenever found – hated (some of them ‘still do’) to have daughters and were grieved and angered by their births! "And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief! He hides himself from the people because of the evil of that whereof he has been Read more ...

Give your children a strong moral foundation

I cannot stress enough beloveds, the importance of strong families. Never neglect family ties, regardless of what religion family members have. Don’t even play around with it when it comes to strengthening and preserving the family. “O Mankind! Fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer” [Quran, 4:1] When communities fall short, deen will be preserved by the family that holds onto and values faith. When you invest in the family, what you end up with, inshaAllah Read more ...

Ramadan : Spread Greeting, Feed the Needy, Maintain Ties…

The Prophet (pbuh) arrival in Madinah was a turning point for the Muslim community. Abdullah b. Salam, a Jewish scholar, was awaiting his arrival along with the rest of the city. It was a huge celebration – children were singing, drums playing, and everyone was excited to finally see the Messenger of God. Abdullah b. Salam was interested in seeing who this man was and if he actually did fit the description of the coming Prophet mentioned in the Torah. He described the scene after his arrival, saying there were so many people, I was on my toes trying to get a look at him. The crowd was so large that some people were climbing up palm trees just to get Read more ...

In Islam, It’s OK to Ask Questions

Jared’s Journey to Islam My name is Jared, and I converted to Islam one year ago. Before I became a Muslim, I was a Christian, a non-practicing Christian, really just a spirituality in the back of my mind. I was really never a lot into Christianity, the kind who went to church every Sunday and Wednesdays. I celebrated Christmas, I celebrated Easter. That was what I was, a non-practicing kind of Christian. I really only knew what I saw in the media, it was really nothing more than what Fox said to me, what CNN said to me, what all these different media corporations say to me, this is what Islam is, this is what the Muslims do, this is who the Read more ...

WHY me, Allah? Why me?

‘WHY me, Allah? Why me? Why not anyone else? Was I the only one created to suffer difficulties in this life?’ I recall getting stuck in problems a few years back. The problem was really serious, and I had transgressed this time. I felt as though I had betrayed my own family and myself. It isn’t easy for anyone to go through a storm, especially when you have absolutely no one by your side. I still can’t forget those painful days! As I had no one to help me, no one to talk to me, no one to listen to me and no one to stand by my side, except my family and a few friends, but the problem was something that I had to come out of myself. I was left Read more ...

After Being Raped, I Was Wounded; My Honor Wasn’t

Posted from NYTimes | By: Sohaila Abdulali THIRTY-TWO years ago, when I was 17 and living in Bombay, I was gang raped and nearly killed. Three years later, outraged at the silence and misconceptions around rape, I wrote a fiery essay under my own name describing my experience for an Indian women's magazine. It created a stir in the women's movement — and in my family — and then it quietly disappeared. Then, last week, I looked at my e-mail and there it was. As part of the outpouring of public rage after a young woman's rape and death in Delhi, somebody posted the article online and it went viral. Since then, I have received a deluge of messages Read more ...

Ramadan : Brings the Muslim Community closer

Photo Courtesy : Adil Ahsan

Photo Courtesy : Adil Ahsan

I love the way Ramadan brings the Muslim community closer: Iftars, the increased number of people coming to pray their daily prayers, the heightened sense of togetherness and family.

Globalization Unchecked!!

Globalization Unchecked : How Alien Media is Suffocating Real Culture - By  RAMZY BAROUD Source : www.ramzybaroud.net A Muslim family sits across of me in cafe, in a largely Muslim Asia country. An older woman shyly hunches over and desperately trying to avoid eye contact with the giant plasma screen TV, blazing loud music on the popular music video channel, MTV. The scantily dressed presenter introduces her ‘top song’ for the week. Beyonce, dressed in so very little, annoyingly reiterates that she is “a single lady.” The old woman’s son is mesmerized by what he sees. He pays no attention to his mother, young wife or even his own son who wreaks Read more ...

Picture Perfect : …She is our Family!

Captured in scene, a lady pilgrim from Malaysia seems exhausted after the completion of the Stoning Ritual and with tender loves, was supported by her family members. It is a common tradition that some families perform Hajj as a team, an arrangement which is perfectly beautiful in a situation like this. Read more ...