Principal's Message

Message from the Principal: Brother Eric Ali-- When guiding our children toward proper Islamic character, we must remember that part of being a wise teacher or parent is being kind and gentle with our children. During the time of the Prophet (saw), a Bedouin urinated in the masjid. Immediately the Prophet’s companions rushed toward the man to beat him. But the Prophet (saw) told them to leave him alone. After the man finished urinating, the Prophet (saw) told him, “Verily, filth and urine are not permitted in these masjids. Indeed, it is for the remembrance of Allah.” The Messenger said to his companions, “I was sent to make things easy, and I was not sent to make things difficult.” And he poured a bucket of water over the urine. Even though our children were raised in Islam, eventually they will have to choose to be Muslims. Let’s help make the proper decision easy for them.-- Al-Madinah School: 1635 South Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, California 90019-- madina@pacbell.net (1-323) 296-5961

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Reminder is Good for Your Teen By: Grandma Jeddah

When you have your teen’s undivided attention in the car, waiting room or even at home, talk to your teenager or young adult.  If you’re looking at a show on TV or listening to a radio program and a sports celebrity gets arrested for drunk driving or possession of drugs, explain to your child how Islam views these acts.  When your daughter hears about the popular actress who just split up with her latest partner, use this as an opportunity to explain or remind her of the Islamic perspective regarding this type of relationship. They might feign boredom, but they’ll digest the information, nevertheless.    Let her know that illicit sex can lead to a host of problems and explain in detail.  Use ayats from Quran and hadith to let her know how serious Allah considers these behaviors.
This is an excerpt from Grandma Jeddah’s e-Book: Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child—And Keep Your Peace of Mind While at It.  To order her e-Book or receive her free newsletter, visit her at http://www.grandmajeddah.com/

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