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  • The parent-child relationship in Islam

    The parent-child relationship in Islam Islam’s general approach to children may be summarized in a few principles. First, it is a divine injunction that no child may become the cause of harm to the parents. A. The child’s rights: The parent’s duties Allah, The Exalted, Says (what means): “Mothers may breastfeed their.. More

  • Smile to Make Your Children Happy

    The following are some lines from the diary of a child speaking about his happy childhood, "My father was always cheerful and his smile never left his face, even in the most difficult situations. This smile meant a great deal to us as it revealed how much our father loves us. This smile used to force us to behave properly and avoid mistakes so.. More

  • The Importance of Good Companionship

    Choosing and having good companions is extremely important for many reasons and from many aspects. 1) Mankind cannot live alone; every individual must live and interact with others, and when interacting with others, one either influences or is himself influenced. 2) Those people whom you sit with and take as friends are inevitably from one of the.. More

  • My daughter and the inaccessible fort

    Like a wonderful butterfly and a beautiful flower, she joyously moves here and there, creating an atmosphere of happiness and pleasure. Whenever I see her, my heart and eyes fill with great delight. Once, she had a fever because of a sore throat -- a common childhood disease -- which made her little body become feverish. Her temperature kept rising.. More

  • Make Your Mark

    When we're little, our parents are our heroes. We look up to them and get impressed by everything they do. We watch their every move and try to follow them. In our rooms, we play house; we pretend that we're cooking, cleaning, even raising our own (Cabbage Patch) kids. We're amazed at how much they know and we're impressed by all that they can do... More

  • The house during Ramadan

    One of the favors that Allah could bestow upon a Muslim is to prolong his life until he reaches the month of Ramadan and then enables him to fast it and pray the optional night prayers during it. Rewards for good deeds in this month are multiplied; ranks are elevated; and Allah frees many people from the Hell-Fire. Therefore, a Muslim should utilize.. More

  • Common Mistakes in Raising Children

    Having difficulty dealing with children has become a widespread phenomenon. Many parents seem to be quite at loss when it comes to enforcing good morals in their children. Research has shown that some parents use fruitless styles to achieve this goal. There are certain common mistakes parents make in bringing up their children -- both boys and girls... More

  • 'You' and 'I': The Art of Communication in Marital Life – I

    He said he was coming in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes pass, half an hour, an hour, and then he shows up. The wife: "You said ten minutes, and I have been waiting here for an hour." The husband: "Forgive me, there was too much traffic." The wife: "This is not the first time. That’s the way you are; always late... More

  • Milestones on the path of dutifulness to parents

    There is no doubt that parents play an effective role in preventing their children from being undutiful. As it is known that prevention is better than cure, we advise noble parents who play the greatest role in this important process, to prepare youth and prevent them from being undutiful. The family is the first incubator where the adolescent grows.. More

  • Relate Ka‘b's Story to Your Child

    My friend: What is the story of Ka‘b and how can I relate it? I: Don't you know the story of Ka‘b, my friend? It is one of the most effective stories which will help your child stop lying. My friend: How? I: Stories have a profound impact on changing bad behavior into upright behavior, and even adults themselves love to listen to stories.. More

  • Your faith is your key to happiness

    ‘Aa‘ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, was once asked, “Who is the best of women?” She answered, “She who does not use foul language, who is unaware of men’s cunningness (so she does not become their rival), and whose heart is occupied with nothing but adorning herself for her husband and caring for her children.” .. More

  • What You should Know about Drugs

    A newspaper reported a story of a man who was not on good terms with his wife. One day, one of his evil friends gave him some cigarettes to smoke. After smoked the cigars, he left his house and wandered the streets until he became tired and so he rented a hotel room and spent the night there. The next morning, he surrendered himself to the police confessing.. More

  • Married life between extravagance and stinginess

    The following are phrases often heard from one spouse about the other: “My husband is stingy”; “My husband does not buy me my necessities”; “My husband gives money to his family and does not give me anything”; “My wife exaggerates in her spending”; “My wife does not care about saving, nor does she.. More

  • Priceless Gems: Advice for Women from the Prophet

    • The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "If a woman performs the five (obligatory) prayers, fasts the month (of Ramadan), maintains her chastity and obeysher husband, it will be said to her (on the Day of Judgment), 'Enter Paradise from whichever gate you like'." [Ibn Hibban] [Al-Albani: Saheeh] • The.. More

  • Parents: Precious Blessings in our Life

    Allah, The Almighty, has made our parents the cause of our existence and made them the source of providing us with unparalleled love and a sound upbringing. However, when we grow up, we tend to forget the period of our infancy and childhood and disregard their efforts. What ingratitude can be worse than this? The very least we can do for our parents.. More

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