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5 facts you need to know about Valentine's Day

  1. The normal translation of Valentine’s Day to “Hari Kekasih” in Bahasa Melayu is wrong. The word “kekasih” when translated to English is lover and not Valentine. When “Valentine’s Day” is translated into Bahasa Melayu, it is “Hari memperingati Valentine”. The question now, who is Valentine and why do we have to commemorate his life or death? The translation of “Hari kekasih” by the media will only give wrong ideas about this day.

  2. It was a pagan celebration to honour the god Lupercus. It was originally known as “the feast of wolf”.   

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  3. The celebration was later on Christianized and related to the death of a Christian Bishop named Valentine for conducting secret marriages of military personnel in the year 270.

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  4. Many customs connected to Valentine's Day originate from the popular belief in England and France during the middle Ages, that on February 14, birds began to pair

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  5. Nowadays, the celebration of Valentine’s Day is associated with the problems of ikhtilat (socialization) and other social problems including adultery and fornication. Islam does not encourage flirting or suggestions of romantic relationships before marriage.

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Monday, 29 August 2016 01:11

Learning Culture in the Kitchen

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Learning Culture in the Kitchen

Do you remember being in the kitchen helping your mom and dad slicing the onions and the chilies to prepare the sambal? Do you recall the amount of effort and time needed to be put in a particular dish from start to finish? And though you had difficulty understanding the instructions and terms used in the kitchen, you still enjoyed it because you spent your time together with your family? Those are the beautiful moments we (at least I) cherish growing up because the kitchen is a place to learn lessons. And as children, even as teenagers or adults, among the things that we will learn in the kitchen would be language, timing, sensory awareness and the quality time together as a family.

 

Language

Among the many things that we will definitely learn in the kitchen is language. Language is important in order to give out instructions or even understanding labels on the packaged food. I remember learning a lot of different names of spices, ingredients and types of fish while helping my parents out in the kitchen. Mind you, I still might fail to name certain types of spices, ingredients or fish. Getting to express verbally what I wanted is also a direct influence from being in the kitchen. Words like… Is it ready yet?… Can I have a cookie? … What are you cooking? … and more.

 

Timing

This is an essential matter in the kitchen. One minute late, the toast will be burnt, the curry will be too dry, and the top part of the pie will be overcooked in the oven. Timing is key in the kitchen and this is exactly what we will learn in the kitchen when your mom yells out your name saying, “the fish is overcooked!”. Cooking is a good way to learn about timing.

 

Sensory Awareness

This lesson is crucial for children and the kitchen provides the platform for just that. What better way we can learn or teach young kids about the texture of spices, the thickness of the sauces and the sliminess of the meat than in the kitchen. Other than that, we also can teach children about hand eye coordination when they mix the batter, frying the chicken, or even cooking the rice.

 

Quality Time

Of course, the most important thing of all is family quality time together. When we cook in the kitchen together with our family members, we create memories together. The laughter when we make mistakes, the instructions given by our fathers that we couldn’t understand, the moment where we put salt in where they are not suppose to be, the joy of seeing family members eating our food will all be memories cherished and kept dearly in our minds.

*** The author recognizes that the kitchen is not always a safe place for children to be left alone, so please never leave your child in the kitchen unsupervised.

by Ifran bin Yazid

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 02:47

Parental Censorship

 

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Parental Censorship

 

Parental Censorship

“I am a mother of four with children having big age gaps. The use of the internet is very helpful to me since it gives me more time to concentrate on my work while they play at home. But is this enough? Is this considered good parenting?”

Becauseof our hectic schedules, do we, parents still have the time to censor what our children are watching? Are you the type of parent who watches with your children? Or are you the type of parent who gives the freedom to your children on what they want to watch?

As parents, we are responsible for guiding our children. We mold them into the kind of person they will be when they grow up. Parents must take a stronger role in what we want the society to inject in our children’s minds, hence, censorship is one of them. By censoring what they see and hear, we are protecting them against violence, crime, pornography and much more. They are less exposed to feelings of hate, envy and negativity.

Parents must be aware of the different censoring software that can deny their children’s free access to certain sites. By monitoring and setting limits to what they can do on the internet, children will have more time to explore other activities like sports, cooking, and arts & craft. Parents must also give their time to be with their children. Sometimes, the children engage more on video games and watching television because their parents have no time for them. They seek for time and attention.

The Internet can play a vital role in building the child-parent relationship if they use it properly. They can watch movies together and even play video games as a form of family bonding. It can also help the children in doing their school work.

As Muslims, we have a responsibility to see to it that our children use digital gadgets, the internet and IT as a source of good knowledge and that we secure the safety of our children when they explore the internet and connect with people in social media.  No matter how stringent you are in trying to monitor young ones, because they are digital natives, children will find ways to discover new things. Your best tool is always to educate them about the dangers of exposing too much information about themselves in the digital world as well as the implications of surfing the web for illicit sites and interacting with suspicious strangers in the net. Whether we allow them or censor them, it is for the sake of our children. At the end of the day, what will motivate us to choose whether to censor what our children watch or not, our intention should always be what is best for our children.

 

by Charisma Dela Cruz

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Monday, 27 June 2016 02:07

The Last Ten Days of Ramadhan!

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The Last Ten Days of Ramadhan

In this blessed month of Ramadhan, we have now come to the grand finale – the last ten days of Ramadhan that are regarded as the “cream” of Ramadhan. In it is a night that Qur’an tells us is better than 1000 months (yes, months…not days!). The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“There has come to you Ramadaan, a blessed month which Allah has enjoined you to fast, during which the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained up. In it there is a night which is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is indeed deprived.” (Hadith Narrated by An-Nasaa’i, 2106; Ahmad, Sahih At-Targheeb, 999.)

So, in preparation for the grand finale, here is a checklist of some of the things that we can all do to make the remaining days of Ramadaan work to our advantage:

  • 1. Get in High Gear for the Next few Nights and Days

    Time is of the essence. Every moment counts. Whatever you need to do for the next ten days to make the most in `Ibadah, good deeds, reciting Qur’an, dhikr, making du`aa’, etc., rewards are going to be multiplied. No one knew about the importance of these days more than the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would strive hard in worship during the last ten nights of Ramadaan as he did not do at other times (Hadith Muslim). If we lose this opportunity, we have to wait another year, assuming we are still around and are in good health and shape to make use of it. Even if we are, we have the past years’ sins on our shoulders and life’s normal trials and tribulations to face the coming year. So, there is no better time to ask Allah to make all that easier than NOW.

  • 2. Get a Copy of the Qur’an and Recite as Often as You Can

    Not enough can be mentioned on the benefits and virtues of Qur’an. It is proven in the authentic Sunnah that the Qur’an will intercede for those who read it at night, as Ahmad (6626) narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

    “Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Qur’an will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede.” (Narrated by Ahmad; classed as sahih by al-Albani in Sahih al-Jami`, no. 3882.)

    As is stated in the hadith in which the The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ”Whosoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a Hasanah (good deed) from it (i.e. his recitation), and the Hasanah (good deed) is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-laam-meem is (considered as) a letter (in reward), rather Alif is one letter, laam is one letter, and meem is one letter.” (Reported by At-Tirmidhi, Ad-Darami). The Messenger of Allah( Blessings and Peace be upon him) said: ”The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it.” (Hadith Reported by Al-Bukhari)

  • 3. Get your Sins Forgiven

    First the bad news –In Musnad Ahmad it is narrated that Thawbaan said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

    “A man is deprived of provision (Rizq) because of the sins that he commits.” (Narrated by Ibn Majah, 4022, ).

    And now for the good news – It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

    “Whoever spends the night of Laylat al-Qadr in Prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, will be forgiven his previous sins.”

  • 4. What to Say on Laylat Al-Qadr

    One of the best du`aa’s that can be recited on Laylat Al-Qadr is that which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught ‘A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her). It was narrated by At-Tirmidhi, who classed it as sahih, that ‘A’ishah said: I said: “O Messenger of Allah, If I know which night is Laylat Al-Qadr, what should I say?” He said: “Say: Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa`fu ‘anni (O Allah, You are All-Forgiving and You love forgiveness so forgive me).”

  • 5. Get in the Class of the Pious People

    Allah has described the pious as follows (interpretation of the meaning): (They used to sleep but little by night (invoking their Lord (Allah) and praying, with fear and hope). (Adh-Dhariyat 51:17) (And in the hours before dawn, they were (found) asking (Allah) for forgiveness,) (Adh-Dhariyat 51:18). Allah’s Messenger(saw) said: “There is in Paradise an Apartment, the exterior of which can be seen from the interior, and the interior of which can be seen from the exterior. Such apartments have been prepared for those who are Polite in their talk, Provide Food to the Needy, Fast frequently and observe the TAHAJJUD PRAYERS when people are sleep.” (Mishkhat Al-Masabih ; Hadith No. 1232)

  • 6. Finally…

    Think of all that you need to ask Allah for and ask Him now. If you haven’t before, this is the time to connect with Him and feel closer to Him. And when you do during these last ten nights and days of this Ramadaan, you would want to do this again and again– even after the month is over.


    And finally, when you are in a state of Ibadah (Prayers and worship), please open your heart for others as well and please do remember your brothers and sisters who are in great difficulty all around the world in your prayers. Remember what The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:


    “The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence.” (Hadith-Reported by Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi)

    You snooze…you loose! So strive during these last ten days, as if it would be your last chance to do so. A wise man once said…
    “ I will pass this way but once so let me do whatever good I can NOW for I may NEVER pass this way again!”


    May Allah Ta’la grants us the wisdom, courage and strength to reap the full benefits of this month…Ameen.

 

By: www.eislam.co.za
Source: www.eislam.co.za

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Monday, 20 June 2016 02:01

A Ramadhan Poem

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A Ramadhan Poem

The month is here when heaven is opened
Fear not for the gates of hell are closed
The pangs of hunger and thirst disappear
When we pray to Allah, we know He is here.

The Ramadhan Allah has given to rejoice and reflect
On the blessings bestowed, yet sometimes we reject
We continue to sin, to err, to transgress
But Allah, The Al-Knowing knows what is best.

Increase your da’wah, your knowledge of the Qur’an
Increase your solat and doa and give what you can
To the poor and needy more so in Ramadhan
Remember to Jannah is the trip we should plan.

Carry on with life as normal in Ramadhan
Don’t feign excuses that work can’t be done
Keep in mind that reward in this month is multiplied
If good deeds, good thoughts, good aklaq are applied.

So keep steady your fast from dusk till dawn
Pray to Allah our good deeds be written down
By angels known as Kiramaan Khaatibeen
On A'maal Naamah in the hereafter to be seen.

Written by Ladyana Z. Abdullah

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Monday, 13 June 2016 13:44

The Month of Ramadhan

 

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 The Month of Ramadhan

 The holy month of Ramadhan, the month of fasting observed by Muslims worldwide is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This month commemorates the revelation of the Quran. It is also believed that during this month the gates of heaven are open and the gates of hell are closed and the devils (shaitan) are chained up within.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (ra) that the messenger of Allah (saw) said:


“When Ramadhan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of hell are closed,
and the devils are put in chains.”


This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.


The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fardh (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from chronic illness, traveling, are weak, feeble and elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, severe diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding. Fasting the month of Ramadan was made obligatory (wājib) during the month of Sha'aban, in the second year after the Muslims migrated from Mecca to Medina. Fatwas have been issued declaring that Muslims who live in regions with natural phenomenon such as the midnight sun or polar night should follow the timetable of Mecca.


While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in marital relations. Muslims are also required to refrain from sinful behavior that may negate the reward of fasting, such as fighting, lying, insulting, backbiting, cursing, indulging anger, indulging in physical pleasures etc. Food and drink is served daily, before dawn and after sunset. In many areas in the Middle East, iftar offers a spread of food and drinks way until midnight. Spiritual rewards (thawab) for fasting are also believed to be multiplied within the month of Ramadan. Muslims during Ramadan are encouraged to do increased offering of salat (prayers) during Tarawih and recitation of the Quran.


Surah Al-Baqara - 2:185

 

شَہۡرُ رَمَضَانَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانُ هُدً۬ى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَـٰتٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَٱلۡفُرۡقَانِۚ فَمَن شَہِدَ مِنكُمُ ٱلشَّہۡرَ فَلۡيَصُمۡهُۖ وَمَن ڪَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوۡ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ۬ فَعِدَّةٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَۗ يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ بِڪُمُ ٱلۡيُسۡرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِڪُمُ ٱلۡعُسۡرَ وَلِتُڪۡمِلُواْ ٱلۡعِدَّةَ وَلِتُڪَبِّرُواْ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَٮٰكُمۡ وَلَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَشۡكُرُونَ

The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.

The actual night that the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad is called Lailat ul Qadr, and to stand in prayer on this one night is said to be better than a thousand months of worship.
Ramadan is often called 'month of the Qur'an' because of this, and Muslims attempt to recite as much of the Qur'an as they can during the month. Most mosques will recite one thirtieth of the Qur'an each night during the Taraweeh prayers.


No one knows on which particular night the Qur'an was first revealed, but it is said to be one of the last ten nights of Ramadan.


Good actions bring a greater reward during this month than at any other time of year, because this month has been blessed by Allah. It is also believe that it is easier to do good in this month because the devils have been chained in Hell, and so can't tempt believers. This doesn't mean that Muslims will not behave badly, but that any evil that they do comes from within themselves, without additional encouragement from Satan.


To all Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Ramadhan Kareem and may Allah’s (SWT) Blessings and Mercy be with all.

Written by Ladyana Z. Abdullah

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Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:29

To Tech or Not To Tech

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Tech or Not to Tech

As children from Generation Y begin to have children of their own the question arises were tech toys really effective in their child development. Think about it. These children were probably the last generation exposed to nature and traditional playground games before the digital age of the 1990s. With this development came the worldwide web, Xbox and iPod. Did this technology enhance their imagination and critical thinking? Or, did it make them more savvy to the technology in their lives today?

A similar question was raised in 2010. New York Times reporter Nick Bilton queried Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, on whether his children possessed any of the digital gadgets he helped develop and promote. Bilton asked Jobs, “So, your kids must love the iPad?” Jobs, a father of two teenage girls and a son, replied “They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” (1)

At the time this was a startling revelation from one of the digital visionaries who changed the way we listen to music, watch movies, communicate and live our lives today. One would have imagined his children’s rooms were filled with Apples, iPods, iPhones and iPads.

He is not alone. The tech set in California's Silicon Valley, who are the movers and shakers behind today's social media platforms, gadgets and games, certainly are not allowing their children to waste their time and minds playing Candy Crush on an iPad. Their thinking is technology interferes with creativity and young minds learn best through movement, hands-on tasks and human-to-human interaction.

 

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Chris Anderson, chief executive of 3D Robotics, pretty much defines why he and his colleagues limit technology in their homes. “We have seen the dangers of technology firsthand. I’ve seen it in myself, and I don’t want to see that happen to my kids.” (2)

Some Silicon Valley engineers and executives have even decided to send their children to computer-free schools. Waldorf elementary in Los Altos, California is one such institution. No computers or monitors of any kind are present in the classroom. Students are also discouraged from watching television or logging on at home.

Instead, students are encouraged to acquire math, patterning and problem-solving skills by knitting socks. Computer programmes do not teach them fractions; they learn about halves and quarters by cutting up food. (3)

This of course is their parental prerogative. Some might say their criticism is no different than those issues voiced in the 1950s and 1960s, regarding children who indulged in watching endless hours of television. The concern was its addictive power. It distracted and provided mindless entertainment. Not until the advent of Sesame Street in 1969 did the once derisive "idiot box" redeem itself as a viable educational tool.

The same could be argued about digital gadgets. It depends on the content of the software programme and how much time a child devotes to the activity. Educational material and methodologies for learning computer skills surely could be implemented with supervision. And lastly, children definitely need the know-how to function in an increasingly dependent digital world.

In the final analysis one might ask would Avicenna (Ibn-Sīnā) have been a better scholar with Google at his fingertips?  Would an iPod Tablet have enriched the minds of Plato and Xenophon when Socrates taught them?  

These modern day gadgets would probably have improved their psycho-motor skills. They might have enhanced their knowledge depending on the content of the programme. But to claim these tech toys would have made them more innovative thinkers in their respective field is debatable. The same is applicable even for today's Generation Y and most likely will be no different for their children's children.

The argument is the content of a computer programme -- the soul of a digital device -- is only as good as the programmer. In the end, all is passive learning; the student acquires only spoon-fed knowledge. It does not necessarily inspire and stimulate the student to discover and analyse his world around him in the way a Montessori student would explore and develop exponentially.

Source:

1. Amy Graff, "The Mommy Files", in San Franscisco Chronicle, USA. 15 September 2014.

2. Ibid

3. Ibid

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Thursday, 19 May 2016 02:57

A Teacher's Day Story

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Teachers Day

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, and Most Merciful. My name is Radin and I am proud to be an educator. I have a couple of experiences before becoming a teacher in Brainy Bunch Ampang Point. I was as a home tutor, high-school substitute and home teacher, Tutor for new police constables before graduating from the training center. All these platforms use English as the medium of communication and instruction, and because of the variety of ages and educational backgrounds of my students, these have made me improve more on my communication skills in teaching. My passion to educate keeps me going and my personal satisfaction is to see the improvement in my students at the end of the day. I will make sure that every student understands or at least has a picture of what I want to deliver to them. It seems to be impossible to ensure full participation in class. However, with the right encouragement and approach, a teacher can divert the student’s point of view on the importance of learning or being knowledgeable. The right combination of approaches according to the audience’ levels is the key to get students’ attention in class, thus churning the fun in class and learning together. My first experience was teaching teenagers, where it was quite easy because they can listen and understand right away. However, there will be a huddle of boys or girls especially in government schoolswho have their own immature point of view about learning and even though they understood my words, they refused to follow. But when I eventually took control of the class, we can have sunshine every day. Small group activities would be a perfect pedagogy to increase the student’s confidence and vocabulary level. My second workplace was teaching constables. This was quite easy because they were adults and they had the knowledge already having learnt English at least from high school. In this case, I only had to refresh their memory and let them gain back their confidence to converse in English. However, not all batches were easy. There were also a few cases where they were completely unaware of English and proper pronunciations of words. For this, one-on-one session would be the perfect pedagogy to learn English, and encourage them to gain confidence to speak in English. As this was a short all day long class as their duties require them to attend to their regular duties such as being the arsenal watchman and they didn’t take a strolls individually to any location... except by marching. Participation is crucial, so I have to keep them alive and ready to learn. They will take 10 every 30 minutes on each session to have Q&A slots at that time. I do respect the trainers in this institute for their discipline and their spirit of brotherhood, where everyone supports each other. When we were in line, I would be accepted amongst them.

          Teaching children this is the toughest because they are very young and patience is crucial in teaching them. Not everybody could withstand being in this field unless you enjoy teaching and can be a firm, loving teacher. In Brainy Bunch, we are supposed to guide the children to follow their fitrah, making this as my next level of teaching experience, because I am going to draw the first guidelines for them to follow their fitrah on their own. A child’s mind is pure, simple, goal oriented, and easily distracted that dwells within a small body possessed with enormous energy. Let them have just the right energy to learn and absorb, applying what they have learnt in life. What better gift if not the improvements and class participation. Peer interactive learning is a flawless pedagogy to enhance the student’s English proficiency, numerical acumen and all other lessons in a short time. I do feel enjoyment in teaching and it makes me happy when I see the positive outcomes after the sessions end. There are always gaps to patch up the oversights. Passion in doing something makes it flow smoothly. All in all, spreading words of thought is my career and I am proud to be a teacher.

HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 07:38

Follow Your Child's Fitrah

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Follow Your Childs Fitrah

Most parents are concerned about their children’s future especially for them to be successful in this life. They invest significantly in almost anything that can give them hope that the children will turn out to be geniuses.

This last couple of decades has shown a horrifying truth. Yes! The children have excelled academically! Many have even secured good paying jobs! And indeed, they have achieved 'success in this life'. These children are supposed to be happy as they have achieved whatever their parents have set for them. But most of them are still bewildered, confused and lost. They feel emptiness...... and have this nagging feeling that something is not right with them. They do enjoy whatever comfort and luxury they have but they still feel that something is missing in their lives and that what they have is not complete.

Lucky are those who start to realize that success in this life is not the ultimate goal. In the process to achieve 'success in this life' some of them become part time Muslims! Some of them become "some time Muslim" but most of them are only Muslim by name. Most of them live as muslims (they accept Allah is the only God and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last messenger of Allah) but they are not living their life as true mu'min.

It is not their fault, because what they are is what they were raise to be. They were taught when they were younger that success is based on material achievement. Piety is only for Sheikh, Imam and Ustaz. They were taught that achieving good grades is the most important task when they were in school.

Their minds were set to accept this ideology as “Okay” and good enough. It is okay not to solat! It is okay not to read the Quran! It is okay not to learn how to be a true mu'min. They were told that as long as you get yourself a good degree and a good paying job then you are already successful. It is okay if you commit a sin because you are still young. It is okay if you were naughty with boys and girls. Is okay to go 'clubbing' and have pre-marital sex for as long as you keep it discrete. As long as you did not get the girls pregnant, it is okay!. Modern and permissive parents are even okay when their daughters bring their boyfriends over to sleep in their houses. The children were indoctrinated into believing that as long as you learn how to solat, you fast during ramadhan, you sedaqah, then you are okay! You are still good children! Yes! It Is Okay.

But these children having done what they did do not feel it is right even after they have accomplished all the targets their parents have set for them especially when they become adults and start having children of their own. They then start to feel incomplete. Something is missing in their lives. When they start to listen to lectures given by sheikhs or people knowledgeable in Islam they cower in shame and confusion. Every ramadhan they start to ask themselves why they have not continued to read the Quran because now they no longer know how. They did get A's in their Islamic subject but eventually have forgotten everything they learnt. When their parents pass away they have to rely on some stranger to take care of their parents’ corpses. They would want to perform the cleansing of their parents’ corpses on their own but they don't know how.

Now that they are no longer children and have children of their own, they now have the chance to choose the future of their children. Is it going to be the same cycle of indoctrination of ideas for their children as it had been with them? Or will they follow their children’s fitrah? It is the innate and inborn tendency of all children to know Allah, to believe in the Oneness of Allah and to live life as per Allah’s and His Messenger’s direction. My advice is Follow Your Childs Fitrah! InsyaAllah You Will Find Yours!

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 07:06

Thank you

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Thank You

Brainy Bunch International Islamic Montessori’s Sports Day 2016 for Klang valley has ended with a blast! Alhamdulillah, with the cooperation from all, we have managed to finish the event in record time. Despite the arrival of the blazing sun towards the end of the event, the children were able to perform and play to their hearts’ content. That being said, we would like to extend our appreciation to all parents for your endless support towards Brainy Bunch and we hope that all  who have attended our Sports Day enjoyed it and had a great time. This would not have been complete without your presence  to cheer for the children. We would also like to apologize for any shortcomings that happened during the event.  

On a special high note, we wish to announce that in shaa Allah, all of our future Sports Day events shall be held in our very own Cyberjaya Campus grounds starting next year.  And you, our very dear parents, will be the first to see the progress of this endeavor via our videos through RaudhahTV.

You can view all the pictures taken during our Sports Day in our HQ Facebook account: Facebook.com/brainybunchmontessori and also view our videos in our Brainy News Network channel on Youtube. If you are an avid user of Instagram and Twitter, don’t forget to hash-tag #ilovebrainybunch, #iambrainybunch and #Sportsday2016 whenever you upload all videos and images during our Sports Day. If your child is going to finish primary this year and are looking for an elementary school to send your child to for next year, fret not, because we have just the right school with the right balance of a well designed scholastic and Islamic curriculum for children.  Contact us at 1700-81-6077 for more info on our Brainy Bunch Elementary. 

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