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bringing up children

From what age one should teach children to pray?

QUESTION:
From what age one should teach children to pray?
 
ANSWER:
Our children are creatures whose upbringing Allah has trusted us.
And the main task of parents is to teach children what the Almighty has commanded each one of His slaves to fulfill.
 
To begin this important training, no doubt, one should start with namaz - prayer, because in the hadeeth of the Prophet ﷺ it is said:
 
 

How to Inspire Our Children to Gain Knowledge

Source : Productive Muslim / 11 Jun 2014

Children are a product of our society and the most valuable asset of our future. We, as adults, greatly influence how a child feels and behaves. We have the power to motivate and inspire them. We need to create a positive image about learning about our deen. The only way to achieve this is by leading by example. As a parent, you will have very little impact on your child’s want to learn if you do not make the effort to do the same.

 

How to raise our children

Source : IslamWeb / 02 June 2014

Cultivation in Islam is very important, for indeed all of the religion is based upon upbringing. It starts first of all with of our own selves, then of our families, and then of the community at large. But this cultivation is most important with respect to our children, so that they are brought up upon the correct path of Islam.

 

At Dubai forum, UNESCO chief calls for scaling up efforts to educate girls worldwide

Source : UN.org / 19 Mar 2014

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called on Governments, the private sector and civil society to scale up efforts to provide quality education for girls, stressing the transformative benefits this has for all of society.

 

Plea to ban school meals that may lead to diabetes

Source : Arab news / 17 Mar 2014

Government officials and social welfare organizations in Alkhobar called on the Ministry of Education to activate the recommendations filed six years ago about banning unhealthy meals such as chips and soft drinks in school cafeterias in efforts to curb obesity and limit the risks of children contracting diabetes.

 

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

By Cris Rowan | HuffPost | 10 Mar 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have dramatically increased the accessibility and usage of technology, especially by very young children (Common Sense Media, 2013).

 

Ten Tips to Help Your Memory Improve

Source: Haq Islam / 21 Feb 2014

Before you study for your next exam, you might want to use a few strategies to boost your memory of important information. There are a number of tried and tested techniques for improving memory. These strategies have been established within cognitive psychology literature and offer a number of great ways to improve memory, enhance recall and increase retention of information.

 

The Islamic Way to Raise the Children

Source : Islamic Life / 20 Feb 2014

Allah creates the children with pure innate nature, without defects and whatever defects that happens later on is the result of the bad education. prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.) said, ''Every new born has the correct instinct, his parents make him Jewish, Christian or a fire worshipper.''

 

Russian adoption ban could expand to countries with legalized child euthanasia

Source : RT / 18 Feb 2014

Lower House MPs have asked the Foreign Ministry to study the recently passed law allowing child euthanasia in Belgium in order to decide if its citizens should be legally banned from adopting Russian kids.

The initiative comes from Deputy Roman Khudyakov of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. The politician told the mass circulation daily Izvestia that he wrote to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov asking him to investigate the situation.

 

Little progress on girls' education in developing countries - report

Source : Trust.org / 31 Jan 2014

One out of four young people in poor countries - and one of three young women in South and West Asia - are unable to read all or even part of a sentence, according to a new report, which estimates 175 million youths in developing countries are illiterate.

 
 

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