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Hadith

A man thus addressed the Prophet (pbuh),
“O, Messenger of God, who rightfully deserves the best treatment from me?”
“Your mother”, the Prophet (pbuh) said.
“Then who?” the man asked again.
“Your mother”, replied the Prophet (pbuh).
“Then who?” asked the man once again.
“Your mother”, said the Prophet (pbuh).
The man asked once more, “Then who?”
“Your father”, said the noble Prophet (pbuh)

                                                                  (Hadith of Al-Bukhari and Muslim
                                                                     on the authority of Abu Hurairah)

 

Create Your Dream Dining Room

Forget, for a moment, about what you eat, and think about where and how you eat. If you eat breakfast in the car, lunch at your desk, and dinner standing up in the kitchen with a take-out container in your hands, it's time to reevaluate your mealtime habits.

Think about your dream dining space, one that's reserved only for the enjoyment and appreciation of food. A table, comfortable chairs, plenty of light, and lots of room for you to move are basic needs. Now take it a step further. You won't have a relaxing meal in a spot that's draughty, too warm, too cold, or cluttered. If your dining area is any of these things, a lamp, a space heater, or comfortable cushions can go a long way toward making your mealtimes more enjoyable. Even a small investment, like a pretty tablecloth or fresh flowers as a centerpiece, can make you more likely to take a seat, relax, and enjoy!

 

Giving Medicines To Children

Most medicines for children are made to taste fairly pleasant, but if your child dislikes the taste, the following tips may help.

  • Have your child’s favourite drink ready to take away the taste of the medicine and try bribery – a small treat or reward may help.
  • If your child is old enough to understand, explain why she has to take the medicine – if she knows that it will make her feel better, she may be more inclined to take it.
  • If you really find it impossible to get the medicine into your child, ask your doctor if he can prescribe it with a different flavour or in a different form.

Medicine and tooth decay
Try to clean your child’s teeth after giving her medicine. This is because many medicines for children contain sugar and may cause tooth decay. If your child has to take medicine over a long period, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether a sugar-free alternative is available.

 

Good vs. Evil

One evening a man told his son about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “Son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is evil – it is anger, envy, greed, jealousy, sorrow, regret, guilt, lies and ego. The other wolf is good – it is joy, peace, love, serenity, humanity, kindness, faith, compassion, truth and hope.  The son asked his father, “Which wolf wins?” The old man replied, “The one you feed.”

 
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