After a long day's work, I revised my daughter's surah (chapter of Qur-aan) and just when I was about to give up, she paused. I mistook her long pause for her forgetting the verse of the surah, but to my amazement, she looked at me with starlit eyes and said "Mama, you are such a good teacher". I melted but managed to asked her why she made the comment. To which she replied “Because you wait for long for me to get it right and you say it many … [Read more...]
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Most men have a hard time understanding women. Even a woman they’ve been married to for years. One minute she’s perfectly fine, the next, she’s crying like a baby. She complains about something but when we offer advice on how to fix it, she still isn’t satisfied. After several years of marriage (and counseling) we should learn to not worry so much about what the wife says. Instead, we should worry about what she doesn’t say. 1. Above … [Read more...]
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Social networking... the scourge of modern technology, if abused, especially for the youth of today. I know that the "Blackberry" or "BB" addictions are rife, adults and youth falling victim to it alike but what happens when the usual "Whats App" chat turns into a three hour long chat? Or when the phone gets taken into the toilet or hidden in the pillow case? Texting like that for most of us, would leave us with rheumatoid arthritis in the … [Read more...]
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Is there really a right or wrong way to grieve? Well, grief is something that saddens a person so it is normal to feel down. The question is to what extent should one grieve? What are we as Muslims allowed to utter in times of grief? How should we act? It is never easy losing someone you love dearly. It feels as if the sun has gone and will never rise again. We take lesson from the life of our perfect example Nabi Muhammad (Sallllahu 'Alayhi … [Read more...]
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Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children and persists throughout life. It is a neurological problem of genetic origin which makes the acquisition of language skills extremely difficult. The condition is sometimes referred to as word blindness, specific language based disability, developmental dyslexia and mirror reading. Dyslexia is not a disease, but a specific language difficulty characterised by problems in expressive or … [Read more...]
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There are a number of conditions that look a lot like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but are not ADHD. Here are some of these conditions that look like ADHD, but are not: Bipolar Disorder (Early Onset Bipolar Disorder) Tourette's Syndrome Childhood Depression Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) Auditory Processing Disorder Dyslexia Autism or Aspergers Schizophrenia or Other Psychotic … [Read more...]