Prayer of good children for their parents

by Sheikh A.B. Mohammed IN the name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful. May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon our Leader, the Noble Prophet Muhammed, his household, companions and generations of Muslims who follow his footsteps till the Day of Reckoning. It is a divine duty for children to take good care […]

Families – who needs them?

by Sr. Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood. I was tempted to send in a one-word article this time – Nobody – and just leave the rest of the page blank. Families are awful. What are they anyway? It really isn’t fair anyway – we can choose all our friends and those we hang about with – but we […]

The Virtues of Pregnancy

by Moulana Moosa ibn Ahmad Olgar After some time has elapsed, the couple desire that Allah Taa’la bless them with a child and thus through marital consummation Allah Taa’la grants their wish. The first stage that follows is that of pregnancy. A person should not be ashamed of being pregnant or treat it as a […]

The Blessing of being Pregnant

by Ahmed Once a woman has confirmed her pregnancy, she should express her gratitude before Allah Ta’ala as this is indeed a great bounty of Allah Ta’ala. This is such a boon that many people beseech Allah Ta’ala throughout their lives for pious children but Allah Ta’ala has destined otherwise. In fact one of the […]

Rights Due to Parents

None can deny the parents’ favor upon their children. The parents are the underlying reason for the existence of the child. They have reared him in his babyhood and experienced painstaking efforts to provide full comfort and sound well-being. Your mother had you in her womb while you were a parasite there sharing her food […]

A husband’s responsibilities towards his family

The family is that brick which forms the foundation of a society. It is composed of individuals that have permanent relations established between them. Most importantly, it possesses almost a majority of the different kinds of personal relations. Because of this, there must be certain etiquettes placed in order to control and regulate these relations. […]

Guidance on Bringing up Children

by Imam Ashraf Ali al-Tahanawi It should be borne in mind that the bringing up of children in the proper manner is of prime importance. This is because whatever good or bad habits they learn in their childhood, they do not leave them for the rest of their lives. From the time of infancy till […]

The Fall of the Family (Part II)

By Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad   “Many houses have become more like dormitories than homes. Mealtimes are desultory, tin-opening affairs; both parents are too exhausted to spend “quality time” with active children; and the sense of belonging to the house and to each other is sadly attenuated. By the time children leave home, they feel they […]

The Fall of the Family (Part I)

By Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad   “Back in the 1950s and early 1960s, British family values were still recognisably derived from a great religious tradition rooted in the family-nurturing Abrahamic soil. While the doctrinal debates between Islam and Christianity remained sharp, the moral and social assumptions of the “guest-workers” and their “hosts” were in most respects […]

Kindness to Parents

by Dr. Arafat el-Ashi, CanadaAllah says in the Quran: And worship Allah and ascribe no partners to Him and do good to parents, relatives, orphans, the needy, the related neighbour, the distant neighbour, the fellow traveller, the wayfarer and the slaves whom your right hand possess. Lo! Allah loves not such who are proud and […]

Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power)

  by Jamiatul Ulama (Kwazulu-Natal) Crowning Glory Laylatul Qadr is the crowning glory of the holy month of Ramadhaan. It is associated with the sending down of the Qur’an Majeed, the last Book of Allah on His last Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), for the guidance of mankind. The Qur’an Majeed describes this Night. “We have indeed […]

Family Relationships In Islam

by Dr. Arafat el-Ashi, Canada  Islam is a complete way of life. It considers the family the corner stone of Islamic society. It bases the atmosphere in the family on sacrifice, love, loyalty, and obedience. When we say “family” we mean the traditional definition of it namely husband, wife and children. Grandparents are also part […]

The Family Bed in Islam

by Maria Hussain, a freelance writer from New JerseyThe family bed is an aspect of traditional family life, which has largely become a thing of the past. Even Muslims have adopted the unnatural Western cultural practices of confining the baby to a separate room away from its parents and replacing breast-feeding with bottle-feeding.   “Modern” […]