General Manner to Teach to Young Children

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1. Teach children to use the right hand for eating, drinking, giving and taking. To eat and drink while sitting, and to stay, 'Bismillah' before eating and, 'Alhamdulillah' after finishing. 2. Teach children hygienic etiquette, to clip fingernails and toe nails, and to wash hands before and after eating. 3. Teach them how to clean themselves after using the toilet and how to keep urine off their clothes. 4. Correct their mistakes kindly … [Read more...]

Guidelines for the Husband in Interacting with His Wife

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The family is that brick which forms the foundation of a society. It is composed of individuals that have permanent relations established between them. Most importantly, it possesses almost a majority of the different kinds of personal relations. Because of this, there must be certain etiquettes placed in order to control and regulate these relations. This is such that it can be maintained in the best possible manner, and so that it can … [Read more...]

Encouragement of Getting Married and Having Children

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Islam encourages the young Muslims to get married and have children. The Prophet [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] said, 'O young people, whoever of you can afford it, let him get married. It helps restrain the eyes and preserve the private parts. But if he cannot afford it, let him fast, for it works as a preventative.' He also said, 'Marry fertile women, I will be showing off your large number of the day of resurrection.' Choosing the Right … [Read more...]

Status and Rights of a Wife in Islam

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Discourses on Islamic Way of Life Mufti M Taqi Usmani Saheb All praise to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and His forgiveness and we believe in Him and rely on Him. We seek refuge with Him from the mischief of our selves and the vices of our deeds. There is none to lead him astray whom Allah guides and there is none to guide him whom Allah lets go astray. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah alone and that He has no partner. … [Read more...]

Some Rules Regarding Infants

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The piety of parents is a fundamental condition for raising good offspring. The Shari'ah provides certain instructions that parents are advised to follow. Supplication upon receiving a new wife Du'aa or supplication is a means of having needs and wishes fulfilled. The Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam instructed us to recite this Du'aa upon receiving one's wife for the first time: 'O Allah, I ask you of her goodness, and the goodness of … [Read more...]

Tips for a Better Husband-Wife Relationship

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Although many Muslims may right now be in failing marriages and on a fast track to divorce and its terrible consequences, there are many ways to put their marriage back on the right track if the husband and wife are sincere in their desire to reconcile. The following principles can be used by Muslims whose marriages are already in trouble or by Muslims who would like to avoid trouble in their marriage. Examples of Negative Relationship of … [Read more...]