The Baghdad Moment

In the name of Allah, The Beneficient, The Merciful And Peace and Blessings on Prophet Muhammad And verily this nation of yours is one nation, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other). [Surah 23/al-Mu‘minoon, v:53] The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah - the which We have sent by inspiration to thee - and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should … [Read more...]

“Firsts” in Islam

We often remember many events and names in history like Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci,etc. How well do we know our Islamic history, not just of our country, but of the people who were the custodians of Deen after the demise of our beloved Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam)? Take the quiz below. Don’t cheat by scrolling way down and looking at the names. • Who was the first person to accept Islam after Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa … [Read more...]

Rajab 1434 AH / 2013

We will soon enter our seventh month Rajab, one of the four sacred months in Islam (‘Arba‘atunn Hurum). Rajab should be a reminder for preparation for Ramadaan. Sha’baan, another one of the four sacred months, follows Rajab. So lets begin the spiritual preparation. 01 Rajab 1434 AH should be coinciding with the gregorian date- 12 May 2013 here in South Africa In-shaa-Allah. Let us commence this month with this du’ā... It has been mentioned by … [Read more...]

12 Most Important Things Children want from their Teachers

1. Greet me each day. Greet me with a sincere “Salaam”, and send me off with a “See you tomorrow In-shaa-Allah.” 2. Smile. When you look at me, let me see happiness in your eyes. 3. Give me your attention. Sit and talk with me privately; even if only for a second. 4. Imagine with me. Help me dream of things I might be able to do; not just the things I need to do now. 5. Give me challenging content and assignments. Show me how to handle it. … [Read more...]

10 Beautiful Islamic One Liners

Here are 10 encouraging one liner quotes. They are NOT hadeeth. 1. Give Allah what’s right, not what’s left. 2. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the mosque for a face lift. 3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing. 4. Don’t put a question mark where Allah puts a full stop. 5. When praying, don’t give Allah instructions, just report for duty. 6. Don’t wait for six strong men to take you to the mosque. (FOR YOUR JANAZAAH) 7. … [Read more...]

Too much homework for children leaves no time for Deeni Knowledge

How much homework should children be doing? Many children and parents alike complain about the amount of homework and projects children are getting. According to a parent of a grade 2 child In South Africa using the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) system, her son would get twenty sums for maths; a page of language skills; twenty words and two sentences in the phonics workbook; 20 minutes of reading from their readers- English and/or … [Read more...]

Edris Khamissa talks on Father-Son Relationships

“Celebrate one another before it’s too late”. Edris Khamissa will be addressing fathers and sons in Newcastle, Northern KZN this Friday In-shaa Allah. Too many fathers are tied up in their businesses giving little or no attention to their children, especially their sons. Young teenage boys look up to their fathers, often idealise them, as they search for models to guide them through their identity confusion. By middle adolescence, boys often … [Read more...]

Edris Khamissa talks on Mother-Daughter Relationships

Mother-daughter relationships are complex and diverse. Some mothers and daughters are best friends. Others talk once a week. Some see each other weekly; others live in different states, provinces or countries. Some avoid conflict. Others talk through everything. And undoubtedly, there’s a hint of all these things in most relationships. No matter the ups and downs in relationships between mothers and daughters, mothers continue to mother and … [Read more...]