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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-- (1-323) 296-5961

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Does Your Teen Need Some Guidance? (By Grandma Jeddah)

Excerpt From-- 

Stress Help for
Muslim Teens and Youth

By Grandma Jeddah

You heard it from friends and family when the kids were toddlers:

“You think the terrible twos are bad . . .  just wait until your kids reach their teens!”
Well now your kids are teens and boy were they right! You never imagined it would be this difficult.

Of course no isolated book--other than Quran--has all the solutions to help your teen with his or her life problems.  Grandma Jeddah’s  e-book, Mom, I’m stressed! Stress Help for Muslim Teens and Youth, guides your child back to the principles of Islam to solve their everyday stresses . . . and hopefully, make life a little bit easier for you, too, Mom!

With an Islamic perspective, Grandma Jeddah guides your child with practical steps for managing some of the most common problems youth are struggling with today, from drug use to feeling sad and depressed.

It’s well known that the present generation has no time for long drawn out explanations, so the book is quick and easy reading.  THe following is an excerpt from the book:

I Feel like Using Drugs and Alcohol

Your best friend smokes marijuana now. He’s been asking you to try it . . . as a matter of fact, he keeps asking you to try it. “What’s wrong with just one quick toke?” he asks you. “You’re really missing out”, he taunts. “It’s just having fun!”

You’re starting to second guess your own thoughts about refusing to try “weed”. Maybe if I just try it once they’ll leave me alone, you consider.  Consider this before you reconsider:
The harmful and long term devastating effects of using alcohol, taking drugs, or smoking marijuana are far too harmful to take the risk of trying it “just this one time”.
No one ever became addicted to marijuana without trying it once.  You might think you won’t get addicted. After all, your friend still gets good grades in school and beats you in basketball . . .  and he smokes weed.

Don’t be deceived by Shaitan’s deceptions. He works slowly and has plenty of time to lead you and your friend astray down the wrong path. Not many people would try drugs if they immediately saw the harmful effects of it right after someone used it. Visit a rundown area of your town where there are alleys and hangouts for homeless people who sleep on the ground. Not that all homeless people are drug addicts, but a significant number of people who have dropped out of mainstream society and live on the streets can directly link their situation to drug use. This type of disgraceful lifestyle is often the result of starting to use drugs during one’s youth.

 They ask you about alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: ‘In them is a great sin.’ (Quran 2:219)
1.    If you are finding difficulty avoiding drinking alcohol or using drugs, make du'a often, asking Allah to make you strong.

2.    Find a friend who isn’t involved in drinking or taking drugs. This will take away a significant amount of the pressure you are experiencing regarding trying drugs or alcohol.

3.    Drill into your brain that using drugs ruins people’s lives physically, mentally, morally and spiritually. It lessens drive and motivation to improve oneself in school, work and relationships.

4.    Don’t be persuaded by arguments that marijuana is Islamically lawful because it is not alcohol. Narrated by Umme-Salmah: The Prophet (saw) prohibited every intoxicant and muftir (every substance which slackens the mind). 

5.    O you who have believed!   ‘Khamr’ (all types of intoxicants) . . . are all terrible works of Shaitan; so, stay (far) away from these so that you may attain success. 
Shaitan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not give it up? (Quran 5: 90-91)

6.    Be aware that in many non-Muslim countries, marijuana is being legalized with the initial premise that it has medicinal properties. This has been the door opening for lawful recreational use of marijuana in certain states such as Colorado, USA. Even lollipops and cookies are being laced and sold with marijuana extract.  Because the amount of marijuana in these products is not regulated, the ingestion of these products has led to hospitalization and even death!

Don’t be deceived by Shaitan’s tricks and deception. Avoid using marijuana, alcohol and drugs.

(To be continued, insha'Allah)

Order and read the entire book today, insha'Allah at:

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-books at:

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