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-- (1-323) 296-5961

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Adopting Orphans: A Noble Endeavor By Grandma Jeddah (part 4)

Adopting Orphans: A Noble Endeavor

Grandma Jeddah

(part 4)

Another benefit of the Islamic stipulations requiring that the child know of his true ancestry, and retain the name of his biological parents is that it helps prevent the child from inadvertently marrying his sibling or those relatives unlawful for marrying.   This type of situation occurring is not unheard of.  It can be utterly devastating, as would be expected, for both parties involved once the truth becomes known.

The conditions of adoption set forth in Islam allow for a more effective and productive adoption process for all parties involved. An effective system for adoption is important, because taking care of orphans is an honorable act in which Muslims are encouraged to participate and where many blessings can be found. The following hadith speaks volumes of the enormous reward those who take care of orphans will receive, insha’Allah:

The Prophet (saw) said, “I and the one who takes care of an orphan will enter Paradise together.” Then he joined his index and middle finger together.  (Bukhari)

A noble endeavor indeed!

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 16 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California. She has written dozens of parenting articles for Muslim magazines, newspapers and blogs.  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.  Buy her e-book now at:

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