Sacrifice – an islamic perspective

October 15th, 2010 @

Allah says “you will not attain true righteousness until you give of what you love. Whatever you give away, Allah knows it well” (3:92). The highest degree of sacrifice is when you give something that is yours to someone else in need when you yourself are in need. Sacrifice for the sake of Allah The [...]

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Forgiveness: The Key to Inner Peace

September 15th, 2010 @

Everyone makes mistakes in their life and some of these mistakes may involve hurting other people, which is why asking for forgiveness and forgiving others is very important. Forgiveness is turning the bad into good, so a hurtful action is not reciprocated with a similar action, instead it is reciprocated with kindness and compassion. Asking [...]

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Teaching Decision-Making

July 15th, 2010 @

Each individual can choose what kind of person they want to become through the choices they make in life. Learning to make the right decisions must start early in life. Sometimes parents and other adults make all the decisions for children; as a result children find difficulty making decisions when they grow older and have [...]

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Good Character: A Priority

June 15th, 2010 @

Good character is a combination of virtues a person possesses such as honesty, integrity, empathy, generosity, and so on. The Prophet (PBUH) said, “There is nothing which weighs heavier in the balance than good character.” (Bukhari) and he also said “The best of you is the one who has the best character.” (Bukhari). So the [...]

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Generosity in the Family

April 15th, 2010 @

Generosity is one of the most important virtues to develop in children. Generosity has always been considered one of the noble qualities that can be found in a person. Our society depends on the generosity of its members for its overall well-being. Generosity can come in many forms, whether it is being generous with money, [...]

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Accountability in the Family

April 15th, 2010 @

Parents will be held accountable for how they raise their children. Even though other people and institutions can have an impact on children, no one can influence them as the parents do. Parents must realize this responsibility and take it very seriously. Parents must work on this together; they must be a united front when [...]

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Tawakkul and family

March 15th, 2010 @

Parents worry about various things when it comes to their children. They worry about their health and safety, about providing them with the material things that they need and want, and about giving them the education that will get them ahead in life. Children also have their own concerns. Tawakkul is one of the most liberating tools [...]

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Taqwa and The Family

February 10th, 2010 @

Many people wonder what the secret to happiness is. In Islam, this secret has been revealed to us in the Quran and Sunnah: the way to true happiness is through Taqwa. Allah said: “And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every [...]

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Belief and The Family

January 15th, 2010 @

One of the major challenges for parents is building and sustaining a strong and happy family. Parents aim to create an environment for their children that is filled with love, support, and respect. This family environment will help the children grow into confident individuals who contribute in great ways to society. The most important factor [...]

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