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Muslim Butcher in Cairo Shelters Cancer Patients

CAIRO – For the families of children visiting Cairo’s cancer hospital, butcher Zaza Ogaz is a gift from God. “He treats the children very well. He buys gifts and plays with them,” Om Israa told Reuters. Like other guests, Om Israa is a mother whose child is being treated at the hospital. When she came …

Premarital Relationships — Why Not?

Premarital Relationships — Why Not?

Why not engage in premarital affairs? How would you answer this question? As a young Muslim, do you feel this question is relevant to you at all? Have you discussed it with your friends? Is it a question you have thought about? Do you understand why not? If you are uncertain about how you would …

Are Children Held Accountable for Their Sins?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- A person is not held accountable for what he does while he or she has not yet reached the age of puberty. 2- A person is …

The Prophet’s Care for Children

These 9 Lovely Hadiths Show Prophet’s Care for Children

Children are a great blessing from Allah. With their tender hearts, children can be molded into righteous people only with a positive and tender approach. Islam considers children to be an amanah (trust) given to the family and says it is fard (obligatory) for the family to raise a child in a righteous manner. One should …

Are Multilingual Children Late Talkers?

As-Salamu `Alaykum, I have read your concerns regarding your son’s reading and speaking development. Based on this information, my conclusion is that your son is learning at his own pace. However, you have different expectations from a four year old, and it is your anxiety which has made it more difficult for your son to relax and …

Santa Claus

Santa Claus and The `Eid Tree For My Kids?

Islam is a continuation of the other revealed religions, and in this sense, there is no contradiction, so therefore it is honorable, indeed, to teach your children to respect other religions; but Xmas is actually a pagan practice which has nothing to do with the Prophet `Isa (Jesus).

Love Science

Encouraging Muslim Kids to Love Science

Knowledge about the universe and the human body has been central to the message of Islam since its very beginning. In fact, Islam is not a stranger to education and science. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself urged all Muslims to seek knowledge. Muslim men and women are constantly urged to be the best they can be, …


How to Groom the Love for Reading Among Children?

Reading is our source of knowledge, our ‘door’ to the outside world and the explorative tool of different fields. Unfortunately, in the last few years book reading for children has been replaced by  digital technology and new gadgets like I pad, smart phones..etc and if they do read, it will be books that are commercialized …

Insecure Father, What About the Children?

Asalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh Sister, Jazak Allah khairan for writing in with this important topic. Child rearing practices, in spite of cultural differences, are often a source of debate and controversy, so your experience is by no means an isolated one. The problem essentially relates to keeping the balance between learning from one’s …

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