Pedagogy education and upbringing
Will the maternal uncle be brought to account for the immodesty of his sister’s daughters?Someone is asking: can the maternal uncle smack his sister’s daughters for wearing tight clothes in the presence of their father? Is he regarded as sinning because of the way they dress?
Ruling on making a video cartoon series for childrenI have a couple of questions that are related to each other so hopefully you are able to answer this in one answer. FIRST SCENARIO: I would like to start a children's Video Cartoon series to teach them about Islam in a subtle manner through messages in the cartoons that will be an education and will be of benefit to children of all faith really but undoubtedly my primary goal is to educate the Muslim children and give them a headstart in life inshaaAllah. So for example one episode may relate to the character being taught a lesson on how & why to respect their parents etc... SECOND SCENARIO: I would like to start a video web series where my audience will be able to ask me questions and I have to answer the questions via a video. The whole point of the idea will be to get a video answer. The issue is that I do not wish to be physically on the video, therefore my graphic designer will create an animation based character which will then answer the audience's questions. I will get a financial reward for the answers, therefore I think of this as a business and it is very important that I do this in a halaal manner so my income will be pure and halaal inshaaAllah. So finally the question is: Can you please kindly outline what type of cartoons are permissible?
What is the best approach to provide a proper Islamic education?There are many people who memorise Qur’an, because there are many Qur’an teachers, and who learn fiqh, because there are many shaykhs and teachers, but the problem that we have noticed and are aware of is that when they are mixing and dealing with people, their manner reflects a bad attitude or, in other words, a terrifying and destructive kind of illiteracy in the field of manners and attitude. Where are the teachers who can teach proper manners and attitudes, and how can we reach them? How can we include teaching proper manners and attitude in the curricula for Islamic studies? What is the benefit of knowledge without proper manners and attitude? What we do not understand is: how could educators neglect to teach their students good manners and attitudes? Why did they choose to work in the field of education? As for the role of the family, it is quite dismal, for the family is not playing any role at all in teaching proper manners and attitude! How should the educator – male or female – be? Is the teaching of manners and good attitudes a science in and of itself, or could such matters be learned from people of knowledge and understanding? How did the scholars, kings and sultans among the early generations, and prominent figures and common people raise their children?
Serious consequences of falling short in raising childrenMy mother is not compassionate or understanding. Since we were small, she has treated us harshly and has never shown us an ounce of compassion, and we have grown up in this atmosphere. She has never supported me as a girl and has never taught me how to interact with suitors or with people in a feminine way. She never taught me many things pertaining to the life of a girl, and she has fallen short with us in many matters. Will Allah hold her accountable for that, as He will hold a son accountable for his defiance towards his mother and not being kind to her? I hope that you will reply.
How should fathers and mothers deal with their children’s questions having to do with pregnancy and how it comes about?My son is six years old, and I am pregnant. How should I explain to him how this foetus came into being inside me, especially since he has asked me this question several times and I do not know how to answer him? Please advise me, may Allah reward you.
She stopped watching movies then she watched a movie by mistake, and she is asking how she can stop watching themI vowed that I would not watch movies, but I did not stipulate any particular type of movies. One year later I watched the movie that was not bad or indecent. My question is: how can I stop committing this sin?.
How can this student keep away from other students who are a bad influence?I work as a Qur’an teacher in a mosque. In the circle I have a student who is in the sixth grade who is quite good-looking, and I have noticed that some of those who are older than him try to get close to him, even though I am trying to keep him away from them. I noticed that he also has no objection to that. I fear several things for him, such as his being influenced by them, or that he may be harassed by them (Allah forbid). I hope that you can advise me as to what I must do regarding this matter. May Allah reward you with good.
Hitting Female StudentsWhat is the ruling on hitting female students, whether it is to discipline them or make them work harder?
How can she teach her five-year-old sister to memorize Qur’aan?I have a sister who is five and half years old and I want to teach her to memorize Qur’aan. Where should I start with her, and how?.
He is annoyed by the misbehaviour of some of his Qur’aan-memorization studentsI am a teacher in a circle for Qur’aan memorization for youngsters between the ages of 16 and 20, but they misbehave and mess about to an extent which only Allaah knows. What is the correct way to train these youngsters in jihad and manliness?
Ruling on setting up a recorder to watch over a relative’s conversationsI have many brothers and sisters, so I use a telephone recording device to protect against wrongdoing and mischief. What do you think of this means, as this method has prevented wrongdoing in the past, noting that they are unaware of it?