Friday, September 16, 2022

Probably No More Blogging

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Alhamdulillaah. Blogging is time intensive and so I've decided to no longer try to update any of the blogs. They won't be deleted but there will likely be no more new posts (or the new posts will be infrequent and very few). However, if you encounter any broken links, feel free to reach out and I will fix the link(s) in question inshaa Allaah. 

Jazakallaahu khayran

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Book Review

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Alhamdulillaah, young Muslim children have another Islaamically appropriate book to enjoy! Anfaal's Pretty New Pencils by Wahb at-Tamimi is a cute Early Reader published by DreamForward Books. The illustrations in this book do a wonderful job of supporting the text, which helps young readers decode new or unfamiliar words, and the struggle Anfaal has is one that many young children can relate to. What I liked most about Anfaal's Pretty New Pencils is that the story provides children with the Islaamically appropriate solution to the problem without the solution feeling like a school lesson.

From the publisher's website: Anfaal has a pack of pretty new pencils. She loves her pretty new pencils and can’t wait to take them to school. When Anfaal takes her pretty new pencils to school, her friends like them and want to use them, but Anfaal doesn’t want to share. When Anfaal won’t share, one of her friends stops speaking to her and will not play with her. Will Anfaal and her friend make up or will Anfaal lose a friend because of her pretty new pencils?


Alhamdulillaah, a wonderful new book to add to your home or classroom library inshaa'Allaah!


Disclaimer: The publisher, DreamForward Books, provided me with a copy of this book and, at my request, the image of the book, but did not request I review it, nor did I receive compensation (payment of any type) for my review. DreamForward Books also recently published some of my books but my review was not done in exchange for their publishing my books.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Ramadan Mubarak!

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 From A Muslim Child is Born. Insha'Allaah you and your family have a blessed month. 



Thursday, March 24, 2022

On Giving the Adhaan in the Ear of a Newborn Child

  السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Questioner: O Shaikh! You said concerning the hadith about giving the adhaan in the ear of a newborn child that its chain of narration is weak?

Al-Albaani: Yes.

Questioner: You said that its chain of narration is weak, is that statement correct, O Shaikh?

Al-Albaani: Yes, yes, correct.

See the explanation below inshaa Allaah.

Questioner: Our Shaikh, the question is: is the hadith about giving the adhaan in the ear of a newborn child established? I heard that it’s da’eef, should we act on it?

Al-Albaani: No.

Questioner: What do you advise us to do?

Al-Albaani: My advice: [and] this is a clarification for the people, I used to hold that the adhaan in the ear of a newborn child was legislated, aware of the fact that the hadith which states that it is a Sunnah to do so in the ear of a newborn child was reported in Sunan at-Tirmidhi with a weak chain of narration, but I follow the path of strengthening weak hadiths with supporting narrations.

I had found a supporting narration for this hadith in Ibn al-Qayyim’s book well-known as, ‘Tuhfatul-Mawdood bi-Ahkaam al-Mawlood,’ where he had ascribed this supporting narration to al-Baihaqi’s Shu’ab al-Eemaan, and even though he had stated that its chain of narration was weak, I regarded this statement of his to mean that the chain of narration was not severely weak [but just weak]. Based upon that, I considered it to be a supporting narration for the hadith of at-Tirmidhi which is from the narrations of Abu Raafi’.

In those days Shu’ab al-Eemaan was not available, not in manuscript form or as a printed book, [and] as many of you know despite my presence in the Dhaahiriyyah Library which has thousands of hadith manuscripts, this book, Shu’ab al-Eemaan of al-Haafidh al-Baihaqi, was not present in it, in fact it was not present in most of the world’s libraries.

Nowadays it has been published and added to the Islamic libraries, it is an extremely valuable book which has many hadiths which are not found in the six books [of hadith] or, in fact, others too. From these hadiths is the one which I had relied upon Ibn al-Qayyim about, in terms of it being a supporting narration for Abu Raafi’s hadith in Sunan at-Tirmidhi.

[When I read it] all of a sudden [I found that] Imaam al-Baihaqi reported this [supporting] hadith in his book Shu’ab with a chain of narration which had two narrators accused of being liars—so at that point it became clear to me that Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy om him, was lax/lenient when he stated that the hadith’s chain of narration was only weak—what is correct is that it is very weak.

In this situation it is not allowed for someone who works in the science of hadith to take something which is very weak as a supporting narration for something which is not very weak.

At that point I had no choice but to retract the declaration that the hadith of Abu Raafi’ found in Sunan at-Tirmidhi was strengthened by the hadith in Shu’ab al-Eemaan, due to it being severely weak, so [the end result is that] Abu Raafi’s hadith stayed weak.

And I, according to what Allaah has guided me towards in terms of the impermissibility of acting on a weak hadith, went back to the stance that: so long as the chain of narration of Abu Raafi’s hadith is weak and its supporting narration is even weaker than it, then [the end result is that] the weak hadith stays weak as it is, and I retracted my previous stance of the adhaan in the ear of a newborn child being a Sunnah or something legislated.

This is the answer to the question.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 562. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

All Broken Links Fixed Inshaa Allaah

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Alhamdulillaah, all of the broken links on the blog have been fixed. 

However, if you happen to come across a link that does not work, please leave a comment, as any human endeavour is imperfect, so a broken link may have unintentionally been missed.  

When leaving a comment about a broken link, kindly indicated in which blog post you encountered the broken link; this will help locate and fix the broken link more quickly inshaa Allaah. 

Jazakallaahu khayra.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tawheed Theme Pack (Arabic Only)

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Subhana'Allaah, this theme pack was completed quite some time ago but never posted. Insha'Allaah it will still be of benefit. It is only available in Arabic right now, but a translation will be added to this post in the future biithnillaah.


This theme pack is a small supplementary pack that can be used when teaching preschool and kindergarten children about Tawheed. If you have questions about how to use any of the activities please leave a comment insha'Allaah.

Included in the pack are:
  • Tawheed Matching Activities
  • Two (2) Tawheed Mini Readers
  • Cut & Paste Picture Activities
  • Tawheed Craft Activities
  • Names of Allaah Large Word Cards
  • Punctuation Lesson & Practice Worksheet
  • Tawheed Sequencing Activity
  • Letter 'Ta' Writing Practice Activities and more!

Files on A Muslim Child is Born may be used in classrooms and homes but may not be sold, altered in any fashion, nor are elements to be extracted from the files.

*Please be familiar with the Terms of Use for materials on A Muslim Child is Born before downloading*

**When you click on the above link you may need to download the file in order to see it. A preview may not be available.**

Enjoy insha'Allaah!

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Broken Links Being Fixed Alhamdulillah

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Jazakallaahu khayran to everyone who has taken the time to leave comments indicating which links on the blog are broken. Subhana'Allaah, there are many but alhamdulillaah we have started fixing them. The process will take some time because, currently, there are over 100 broken links! 

Alhamdulillaah, some of the links have already been fixed, including the links for the Islamic Studies Mini Books (PreK). Please continue to check back to see if the link you are having trouble accessing has been fixed. 

 Jazakallaahu khayran for your patience.

 Umm An-Nu'man

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