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

Do You Intend To Question The Messenger

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Nouman Ali Khan

This is a great one hr lecture by Nouman Ali Khan with Q&A at the end. To view more shows like this please visit http://www.TheDeenShow.com

Nouman Khan began his formal Arabic training during his childhood schooling in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He continued his Arabic grammar study in Pakistan, where he received a scholarship for ranking among the top 10 scores in the national Arabic studies board examination. Under the guidance of Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and formal principal of Quran College in Faisalabad, Pakistan, he developed a keen methodical understanding of Arabic grammar. He further benefited from Dr. Abdus-Samie by internalizing his unique teaching methods and later translating his work into English for the benefit of his own students. Nouman currently serves as professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College and has taught Modern Standard and Classical Arabic at various venues for nearly 6 years with over 700 students. His handbook published by the Bayyinah Arabic Studies Institute for ARA-201 is also being used as a class aide at the Jaamiah-Al-Uloom Al-Islamiyyah, Institute of Islamic Education in Ajax, Canada. Continue reading

Concerning The Ruling On Celebrating The Gregorian Year 2000

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Shaykh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 10 | Size: 1 MB

Praise be to Allaah Alone and blessings and peace be upon the one after whom there is no Prophet. The Standing  Committee on Academic Research and Issuing Fatwaas has reviewed the many questions and requests for fatwaas  submitted to His Excellence the Grand Mufti and forwarded to the Standing Committee from the general trust of the  Council of Senior ‘Ulamaa’ (no. 3825, dated 21/7/1420 AH). People have asked questions concerning the rulings on  paying attention to and celebrating the European (Gregorian) millenium, and others matters pertaining to this  event. It is sufficient for us to quote just two of the questions asked: In the first question, it is asked:  “Nowadays we are seeing media reports about the events and preparations leading to the Year 2000 CE and the  beginning of the third millenium. The kuffaar, Jews, Christians and others, are excited about this and are pinning  great hopes on this event. My question, O respected Shaykh, is this: some so-called Muslims are also showing  interest in this event and regard it as an auspicious time for getting married or doing certain things. Some of  them are advertising this event in their stores and companies etc., in ways that are offensive to Muslims. What is  the shar’i ruling on respecting this occasion, showing an interest in it, exchanging greeting on this occasion –  whether verbally or by sending cards – etc.? May Allaah reward you with much good on behalf of Islam and the  Muslims.” Continue reading

What Is His Name

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Ahmed Deedat
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 22 | Size: 1 MB

The inimitable Ahmed Deedat here poses the question, “What is the name of God?” Using christian, jewish and Islamic sources, he strives to answer the question.
Sheikh Ahmed Hoosen Deedat was Born on the 01 July 1918 in the Surat district of India in 1918. His father emigrated to South Africa in 1927 with him. After reading a book called Izharul Haq – The Truth revealed, a book about a debate with Christian Missionaries in the then British India, Sheikh Deedat was spurred on in the direction of Dawah – Islamic Missionary Activity to halt the tide of the then Christian onslaught against Islam. Over the next four decades, he immersed himself into a host of activities. Conducting Bible classes, lectures and debates the world over. He established the first Islamic Seminary in Southern Africa to train propagators at Assalaam educational Institute – Braemar. He is the founder of the largest Islamic Dawah Organization in the world, the Islamic Propagation Center International and became its president. He delivered thousands of lectures all over the world, crossing all the continents and successfully engaging some of the biggest names in Christian evangelists in public debates. Sheikh Deedat’s debates and lectures are available all over the world in the various languages in Video and DVD format. His career in the field of Comparative Religion took him across all five continents and dialogue with the heads of the Protestant world in America. May Almighty Allah bless his soul, accept his efforts for the cause of da’wah and grant gracious patience to his loved ones during this trying time. Continue reading