A Muslim Child’s Way Of Life

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Dar-us-Salam Research Division
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 30 | Size: 1 MB

We are publishing this book with two purposes in mind. One is to signify the meanings of the statement of Faith, which is Laa ilaaha illallaah; and what position it should hold in our lives. The conditions and the requirements of the statement of Faith are clearly described for our children in such a style that they will grasp it without any difficulty.

All the Articles of Faith have been explained to them in a very easy manner. In fact every child gets the clear idea of all the requirements of Faith by reading this book, and this was one aim which has been achieved in a perfect manner. The second aim was to promote healthy extracurricular activities in the school children. Various types of debates, writing competitions and sports produce sound effects both mentally and physically upon the children. They become fluent in expressing themselves through words whether it is by speaking or by writing. Such competitions increase the thinking capabilities of the children, making them creative and expressive. Continue reading

Youth’s Problems

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Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 57 | Size: 1 MB

Youth’s Problems: Issues that Affect Young People – Discussed in Light of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. In this unique and lucid booklet and revered contemporary scholar, Shaykh Muhammad al-‘uthamyeen addresses some of the ideological and sociological challenges faced by modern youth. Starting with an astute description of the state of contemporary young adults, he outlines major issues hindering their progress on the straight path of Islam. He not only covers current issues such as joblessness, estrangement between the young and their elders, and keeping good company but also discusses subjects predestination and the limits Islam places on individuals. In all instances al-‘uthamyeen draws on the Quran and the authentic Sunnah to offer tangible solutions and to inspire the hearts of young people. The simplicity and straight forwardness of this work make even complicated issues easy to grasp. The wise advice the author offers is not only well presented but practical and compassionate. This book will benefit not only the young of the society but their parents and educators as well. Continue reading

O My Child! You’ve Become An Adult (Question And Answer Related To Teenagers)

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Mohammed Abdullah Addawish
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 60 | Size: 1 MB

Verily, all praise is due to Allah . We praise Him, ask Him for assistance, and ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from  the evil within ourselves and from the grave consequences of our actions. Whomever Allah guides will never go astray, and whomever  Allah sends astray will never be guided. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is  the servant of Allah and His Messenger.

At one time, we all were children and we frequently asked such questions as: when would we become adults? What is the turning point  between childhood and adulthood? When is one considered a child, and when is one considered an adult.

Puberty marks the stage of religious obligation, which is the turning point from childhood to adulthood. When a person reaches puberty, he bids farewell to childhood, and leaves behind its affairs. The stage of puberty is characterized by various physical,  mental and psychological changes. These changes do not always occur simultaneously. The remarkable increase in growth rate and the  alteration of the voice quality and other physical signs may occur; all for a purpose known only to Allah. This period also  witnesses changes in reasoning patterns and emotions.

All these changes prepare one to enter a new stage and begin a new type of life. This is because Allah has created mankind to  worship Him; and to do so in the most perfect manner will certainly shed some light on the wisdom behind creation. At this stage,  religious obligation begins and one becomes responsible for his deeds.

At this stage, boys and girls encounter a new world, and they usually have many questions in mind. However, the answers to these  questions are not readily available because specialized books dealing with such a sensitive issue as puberty from a religious  perspective are rare. Besides, when childhood shyness persists, it often stands as a barrier to asking questions of a sensitive  nature.

For these reasons, I have written this book hoping that it may introduce young youth to the stage of puberty. It is presented in the  form of a dialogue between a father and his son to emphasize the important role played by the parents in educating their children,  especially at this transitional stage.

A writer is likely to face many difficulties when addressing his work to a generation younger than his own. He may not be able to  choose the words most appropriate for this sector of audience; he may also over-emphasize a point, which is already clear to them,  or he may oversimplify points that require deeper analysis.

However, I have put forth my best effort in this work, drawing upon my adulthood experiences as well as those deriving from my  present career as a teacher. I have already read many books and articles on the topics discussed and I hope that these varied  sources would have helped me to overcome many of the difficulties previously mentioned It is Allah Who provides success in all  matters. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon His Messenger, and all who follow his guidance. Continue reading

The Guidance Of Our Children

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Mohammad El-shinawy

Our children are our best investment for the future of Islam – we need as Muslims to start taking this Amanah (trust) seriously and take responsibility through action.

All of you are shepherds, and each one is responsible for his flock. A leader of people is a shepherd and responsible for them. A man is like a shepherd over his family, and he is responsible for his flock. A woman is like a shepherd over her husband’s house and children, and she is responsible for them. And a slave is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for it. So all of you are guardians and are responsible for your charges.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). Continue reading

Family System In Islam

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Zinat Kauther
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 24 | Size: 1 MB

A comprehensive and scholarly look at the family unit in Islam, from its conception via marriage to rights and roles of the partners that make for a successful team. The learned author also squarely confronts more touching issues such as polygamy, modes of divorce, and social equality. Continue reading

A Model For A Muslim Youth In The Story Of Yusuf (PBUH)

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Mahmood Shaker Saeed
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 60 | Size: 2 MB

The story of Joseph, peace be upon him, represents the peak of all. The Qur’anic stories with regard to its topical unity’ and is artistic appeal, and also with regard to the lessons of faith which the story contains. Continue reading

Nurturing Eeman In Children

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Dr. Aisha Hamdan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 225 | Size: 5 MB

A plethora of parenting books on the market these days covers every aspect of dealing with your children. From the terrible twos to the troublesome teens, you will have no problem finding multitudes of books claiming to point you in the right direction when it comes to raising your children.

Whether you’re aiming to raise a baby Einstein, or just looking for some hints on how to handle an unruly tyke or teen, you will no doubt find plenty of advice.

Nurturing Eeman in Children, however, addresses an aspect of child-rearing that is vitally important, and is not touched upon in the mainstream selections that we are so familiar with. In her book, Dr. Hamdan clearly and in no uncertain terms explains the importance of instilling in our children a strong connection to their Creator and a love for the religion that He has chosen for us and them. From this book, you will learn the what, why, and the how of raising a righteous and faithful Muslim child.

The focus on this book will be on nurturing the next generation and installing Islamic values and eeman (faith) in them from a very young age. Those who have taken the remedy from the time of birth will find it less difficult or strange to continue it throughout their lifetime. It will naturally flow and progress as the person develops and grows through each phase of life. In actuality, children have within them a very special seed known as the fitrah. The fitrah is the innate, inborn tendency to know Allah., to believe in the oneness of Allah , and to develop eeman. The seeds of eeman are already planted and only need to be nurtured lovingly in order to grow beautiful, flowering plants.  For this reason, the book in entitled Nurturing Eeman In Children.

About The Author:

Dr. Aisha Hamdan is an Assistant Professor of Behavioural Sciences in the College of Medicine at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She has a PhD in clinical Psychology from West Virginia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies from the American Open University. Continue reading

The Family Structure In Islam

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Hammudah Abdl al Ati
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 371 | Size: 47.8 MB

A comprehensive and scholarly look at the family unit in Islam, from its conception via marriage to rights and roles of the partners that make for a successful team. The learned author also squarely confronts more touching issues such as polygamy, modes of divorce, and social equality. Continue reading