Be What You Want Your Child To Be
Posted by administrator on Tuesday, January 31 @ 20:04:45 AST (2201 reads)
These are words that should be addressed to parents and mentors in order to achieve a general benefit: Whoever likes his child to be something, should first be that something.
Be a positive role model:
Dear parent, your child is attached to you. You are his role model and leader and the basic moral benchmark on which he depends in all that he does. So, be a positive role model for him to follow in your faith and worship of Allaah The Almighty; and be a positive role model for him in your morals, manners and good treatment. In other words, be a positive role model in the complete sense of the word, through your practical treatment with your children, following the example of the Prophet sallallaahu Ďalayhi wa sallam,
Adolescence: Turmoil or Transition
Posted by administrator on Monday, September 20 @ 10:23:09 AST (3837 reads)
By Dr. Aisha Hamdan
The stage of adolescence is often seen as a time of turmoil and distress for both the teenagers and their parents. Parents worry about what kind of friends their teen will have, whether or not they will do well in school and decide to pursue their education further, and how much "control" they will have over their teen's decisions. Greater fears include problems with drugs or alcohol, trouble with the legal system, premarital relationships, and suicide. In addition to all of these issues, Muslim parents would be concerned about whether or not their adolescent will wear the hijab, perform salah correctly and on time, fast during the month of Ramadhan, avoid contact with members of the opposite gender, respect his/her parents and other adults. Dealing with all of these worries can be less stressful if a parent knows what to expect as their child enters this phase of development.
Posted by administrator on Saturday, May 08 @ 21:40:49 AST (5060 reads)
Is it permissible to hit children as a form of discipline?
Author: Sheikh Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani
Question: "The teacher may sometimes turn to hitting in order to discipline is student. Firstly, is it permissible to hit the student? Secondly, is it permissible to hit him in the face?"
Answer: "As far as hitting in the face, this is not permissible due to the statement of the Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him, "Do not hit the face and do not defigure." Regarding the second part, is it permissible to hit the student in general as a means of discipline; the answer must make mention of the statement of the Prophet, "Command your children to pray when they reach the age of seven and hit them if they leave it off when they reach the age of ten and separate them from each other in the beds."
How to teach our kids Tawheed
Posted by administrator on Sunday, January 31 @ 20:33:58 AST (6041 reads)
When we want to teach our kids Tawheed (i.e. Islamic monotheism) should we have to read classical texts and books in this regard?
No, this is not needed in the early stages of their lives because this requires long hours of attentiveness and hard work, which is difficult for children.
Later in life, one can do so when their level of comprehension allows them to grasp what is being read and said to them. Initially, one can convey what he wants in the form of relating stories of the companions of the Prophet (salallhu alayhe wa sallam) who gave precedence to their faith and to worshipping Allaah over living in their homelands and amongst their families and tribes, and highlight that this was because the companions (may Allah be pleased with them) realized that the reason why Allaah created us was for the sole purpose of worshipping Him.
One may resort to other means of teaching them, such as: