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Technology: Friend or Enemy of Muslim Youth?

By Deana Nassar / 31 Oct 2013

With the average child more able to use the computer and surf the internet rather than ride a bike and high-schoolers already owning a cell phone it is without doubt the question of how much control should we as parents have on our children's gadgets is a difficult question for today's digital parent to answer.


Milk Drinkers May Lose More Weight

Source : / 23 Sep 2013

Drinking higher amounts of milk or eating other dairy foods may help you win the battle of the bulge, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Adults who ate or drank the highest amount of dairy per day -- about 12 ounces of milk or 580 milligrams of dairy calcium -- at six months lost about 12 pounds at the end of the two-year study. People who got the least amount of calcium from dairy foods -- about 150 milligrams of dairy calcium, or half of a glass of milk per day -- lost 7 pounds after two years. Higher levels of vitamin D in the blood were also linked with successful weight loss, the study showed.


New Mothers and Productivity

By Sana Gul / 13 Sep 2013

“O Messenger of Allah! I want to go out and fight (in Jihad) and I have to ask your advice.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Do you have a mother?” He said: “Yes.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Then stay with her, for Paradise is beneath her feet.” [Sunan an-Nasa’i]


Tips for a Successful Back to School Season

By Ahlam Yassin / 13 Sep 2013 

The back to school season is in full swing and you’re probably already readjusting to busy school days, the anticipation of new lessons learned and the happy (and sometimes not so happy) stories that come home with your child everyday.  It can get pretty hectic and overwhelming. That’s why I’ve asked some pretty busy moms their productivity hacks for maintaining order, reducing stress and keeping their sanity. Enjoy and please implement!


Educating the world

Source : Al Jazeera / 10 Sep 2013

It is described as a basic right and a foundation for life-long learning, but the United Nations says millions of people around the world are still unable to read and write.

A statement released by the UN's education arm, UNESCO, to mark International Literacy Day said: "Literacy is much more than an educational priority - it is the ultimate investment in the future. We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy."


A Timeless Love - The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and His Wife Khadijah : Video

Al-Habib Ali Al-Jifri (الحبيب علي الجفري) beautifully recalls the loving companionship of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his loyal wife Khadijah. He explains how this love story began and continued even after she passed away; and most importantly, what lessons we can learn from this story for our own marriages.

The first wife of the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has earned many honorifics: Ameerat-Quraish (Princess of Quraish), al-Tahira (the Pure One), and Khadijah Al-Kubra (Khadija the Great)



Moroccan Chicken Tagine

By Dina Samaha / 3 Sep 2013

This chicken tagine is simple and perfect for your busy day. Also, the children will love it.

If you like the distinctly Moroccan flavors, try this recipe. It’s easy to prepare and cook.

Enjoy the tagine!

Serve with cooked cous cous or rice.


A Vitamin that Could Change Your Life: Folic Acid

By Sehnaz Dogu Ekicikol / 3 Sep 2013

To have a beautiful, healthy baby is the dream of all would-be parents. Nevertheless, dreams do not always come true. Austin was a very healthy boy. He used to sleep and eat nicely. In fact, he was very good and everything was wonderful until he was five months old.

Austin's mother started to worry when she noticed that his eyes had started to cross and he stopped rolling, babbling, and laughing. Later on, he was not able to hold his head up. Austin's mother had him checked by several doctors, and finally he was diagnosed with cerebral folate deficiency. All parents do everything they can to keep their children healthy. The creation of a baby in a mother's womb still remains a wonder not fully explained by scientists. Birth has been a mystery in the life of human beings since the beginning of history.


Soda Drinking Tied to Kids' Behavior Problems

By Andrew M. Seaman / 19 Aug 2013

Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study.

The study's lead author cautioned, however, that the increase may not be noticeable for individual children and the researchers can't prove soda caused the bad behaviors.


Poor sleep tied to kids’ lower academic performance

Source : Reuters / 19 Aug 2013

Children who have trouble sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good night’s sleep, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Brazil looked at children age seven to 10 who attended Sao Paulo public schools. They found kids with symptoms of sleep disorders or sleep breathing disorders earned lower grades than those without problems sleeping, on average.


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