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Is Religion Too Much for Your Children?

Faith and religion are important to every God-fearing family when it comes to raising a child. Any and every religious person will claim that the path he is on is the most correct path.  Who would knowingly choose wrong for their children?  Parents take on the responsibility of raising their children to become productive adults. …

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Interfaith Marriage: Let My Children Choose Their Religion?

Short Answer: Yes and no. You should teach them and give them a strong foundation of Islam, but the choice is theirs. You should not force them to practice Islam. Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. First of all, there is nothing that makes someone “a kafir“ except …

I Don't Feel Like Having Children, Normal?

I Don't Feel Like Having Children, Normal?

In this counseling answer:  “At 27 time is still on your side, but it is also limited. However, by no means should you feel pressured to having children if you don’t want to or are not ready to. What can be useful to do, is as it seems you have already, contemplate your 2 options; have children or …

Spending on Next of Kin More than Children: OK?

Spending on Next of Kin More than Children: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. 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- There are no specific proportions in the Qur’an stating what one should spend on his next of kin. Rather, …

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 …



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