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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:25

Instilling deen within the child is an effort which begins from the very moment the child takes his first breath and begins to bawl. We will, at every turn, juncture and phase of the child’s life, provide guidance in order to mould the child into becoming a true Muslim.

As soon as the child, in his own broken way, tries to pronounce a few words, we will begin teaching him the name of Allah Ta‘ala in the hope that this will be the first word he utters. When the child has reached the age of basic understanding, we will, together with being a practical example of deen, verbally explain the concepts of deen to him. For example, we will introduce our children to Allah Ta‘ala by mentioning and explaining His qualities to them. We will explain that Allah Ta‘ala has created everything and He alone gives life and death.

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Nachos

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Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016 06:42

Ingredients

1 big packet sweet chilli pepper Dorritos

1 big packet lightly salted Lays

Feta cheese (crumbled)

Gouda cheese (grated)

Bottle of pepperdews

Mixed herbs

Chopped tomatoes

Cubed green pepper

Green chillies

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“Dear Parents”

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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016 16:11

(Submitted by a Subscriber)

How do you expect kids to listen to their parents when…

* Tarzan lives half naked,

* Cinderella comes home at midnight,

* Pinocchio lies all the time,

* Aladdin is the king of thieves,

* Batman drives at 200 km/h,

* Romeo and Juliet commit suicide out of love,

* Harry Potter uses witchcraft,

* Mickey and Minnie are more than just friends,

* Sleeping Beauty is lazy,

* Dumbo gets drunk and hallucinates,

* Scooby Doo gives nightmares,

* and Snow White lives with 7 guys.

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A Good Home

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:17

(Transcribed from a talk given by Mufti Ebrahim Salajee [daamat barakaatuhum], on the completion of Mishkaatul Masaabeeh at Madrasah Islaahul Muslimaat, Sherwood) 

Parents are generally not consistent in making du‘aa for their children; yet their du‘aas are readily accepted. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “There are three such people whose du‘aas are accepted instantly: the du‘aa of an oppressed person, the du‘aa of a traveller, a parent’s du‘aa for his/her child.” (Sunan Ibni Maajah #3862)

Hazrat Moulana In‘aamul Hasan (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) had mentioned that there is one simple du‘aa which will be a means of great goodness for one’s children. The du‘aa is, “O Allah, grant my child a good home.”

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A Healthy Lifestyle

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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:25

Health is the expression of harmonious balance between the components in a person’s body, the environment and the lifestyle of the person. When a person is healthy, by all these factors being in balance, his body will be able to heal itself and fight sickness on its own. The goal is thus to assist the body maintain its balance by having a healthy lifestyle.

Some guidelines to a healthy lifestyle are:

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