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Differences of Opinion

1. What is a difference of opinion? By the blessings of Allah, this Ummah does not have differences on the core concepts of this deen. There are no differences in regards to the fundamentals of Islam or on its primary sources the Quran and the Sunnah. The […]

Chapter 5: A Woman During Ramadan

1. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is obligatory (wajib) upon everyone, male or female, unless they have a valid excuse. Allah سبحانه و تعالى said in Soorah Baqarah, Ayah 185: شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن […]

Chapter 4: Feeding the Newborn

1. Tahneek (introducing chewed dates to the baby’s palate) is a sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ Tahneek is the act of softening or chewing a piece of dates, then taking this softened dates and rubbing it on the baby’s palate (known in Arabic as حنك). […]

Chapter 3: The Birth of a Child

1. Labour and Delivery: Some Things to be Aware Of Be conscious of the a’wrah (the private areas according to Islamic law). What is a woman’s a’wrah?We take the definition of a woman’s awrah from Soorah Nur, Ayah 31: وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ […]

Chapter 2: The Loss of a Child

1. The children who die before reaching the age of puberty are in Jannah, and they are a means for their parents to enter Jannah. The Prophet ﷺ once told his companions that he had seen [in a dream] “a garden, in which were all […]

Chapter 1: The Blessing of A Child

1. A child is a blessing from Allah. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says in the Holy Quran, Soorah An-Nahl, Ayah 72: وَاللَّهُ جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَزْوَاجِكُم بَنِينَ وَحَفَدَةً وَرَزَقَكُم مِّنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ ۚ And Allah has given you spouses from yourselves, and […]

100 Days till Ramadhan

As the short, cold winter days pass by one by one, we are getting closer and closer to the arrival of another Ramadhan. It’s a month spent doing so many different ebaadahs, from fasting to striving to reciting a juzz every day to standing in […]

Books, Books, Books: Why your kids need them

Books, Books, Books: Why your kids need them

College savings, RESPs, tutors, good schools, and report cards. These words are all part of today’s parents’ vocabulary in the quest to prepare our children for the future. As parents, it’s fair to say that our children’s future is a huge concern. And without a […]

Hospital Waiting Rooms – A Place of Prayer

Hospital Waiting Rooms – A Place of Prayer

Hospital waiting rooms are interesting places. They are quiet and hushed, yet busy and forever in motion. The healthy waiting for the sick. The arrival of good news and bad news. A full range of emotions…from nerve-wracking anxiety to bitter sadness to exuberant joy. Maybe […]

Five Pillars. Just to Please Allah

Five Pillars. Just to Please Allah

  Five pillars, Just to Please Allah by Rabia Bashir; illustrated by Amir al-Zubi Ages 0+     Ask any Muslim this simple question: what is one of the most important concepts in Islam? Chances are that the majority will reply: The 5 Pillars of […]