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Raising Bilingual Children
By Abu Abdurrahman
This Article covers Language Learning, Homeschooling, Tarbiyah
Children who are raised bilingual have many advantages over children who can only speak one language. Languages open up the doors to knowledge, culture, ideas, dawa, travel, friendships, and economic opportunities. It’s one of those things where you don’t know how much it is worth until you have it. We now live in a global village, more so than any other time, therefore knowing more than one language is very valuable. Adding a program to your homeschooling curriculum for your child to grow in a bilingual environment is an excellent choice and we hope this article will help you make the decision that’s right for you.
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Raising Responsible and Caring Children
By Atefa Jamal
This Article covers Tarbiyah, Productivity, Household Affairs
What is your image of a successful adult? It would most likely be a well-dressed person who interacts with his peers with ease and confidence. You would not expect such a person to live in a cluttered house with a squalid kitchen, or expect him to find frying an egg a mystery. We assume that capably dealing with everyday mundane tasks is part of being a mature adult and a productive member of our Ummah. Needless to say, mature and capable adults need to begin their training when they are young children.
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Rethinking Education
By Khalid Baig (Source: Albalagh.net)
This Article covers Schooling System, Madrassah, Education
Although the Muslim world is facing many crises today, probably none has more far reaching consequences than the crisis of education. If in every area we find that our affairs are not being run properly, the problem ultimately lies with the system that produced the people responsible for running those affairs. For the same reason its solution offers the greatest promise for the future. The problem has become intractable because not only our system of education has been corrupted; our very ideas about education have also been corrupted. That is why despite the presence of educational institutions of every type everywhere, the problem defies solution. We are producing literacy but not education. We are disseminating information but not knowledge. We are producing certificates, diplomas, and degrees of every conceivable type but we are not producing men of learning and understanding needed to run the affairs of the Ummah and help it carryout its task of being a guide for the humanity.
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Raising Children With Deen and Dunya
By Hina Khan Mukhtar
This Article covers Parenting, Tarbiyah, Islam
Tried and tested tips from parents for raising Mumineen.
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Home is where the school is.
By Naureen Aqeel
This Article covers Homeschooling
In a society where the educational rat race is so intense that parents begin registering their kids in the best primary schools before they’re even born, some trailblazing parents have taken the road less travelled.
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Interview with the wife of Shaikh Uthaymeen
By Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
This Article covers Parenting, Tarbiyah, Islam
Lessons from the life of a great scholar and how he was with his children.
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Four poisons of the heart
By By Ibn ul Qayyum al Jawziyya, Imam Abul Hameed al Ghazali and Ibn Rajab al Hanbali.
This Article covers Tarbiyah, Life, Islam
1. Unnecessary Talking 2. Unrestrained Glances 3. Too Much Food 4. Keeping Bad Company
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Shaping the future - A call to parents
By Yasmin Mogahed
This Article covers Parenting, Tarbiyah, Islam
One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove ... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. This anonymous poem reflects much of the sentiment taught by our beloved Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, 1400 years ago.
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Golden principles of raising children
By Imam Ghazali. Translated by: Irfan Hasan
This Article covers Parenting, Tarbiyah, Islam
Adopting an effective method for training children is extremely important and necessary. It is because a child is Allah's trust in parents' hands and the child's heart is like a nice, clean, and simple mirror which, although, is devoid of any types of impressions or shapes, is capable of accepting the influence of all types of impressions and influences and it can be inclined towards any thing you like.
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