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A Chinese man beats his daughter to death over copied homework

A worker in the east of China beat his 11-year-old daughter to death, because she copied her classmate’s homework several times. The Chinese news agency, Xinhua, reported, according to the police, that a man in the eastern Zhejiang province forced his 11-year-old daughter to kneel down,
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The responsibility towards our youth

“And it moved on with them amid waves like mountains; and Nuh called out to his son, and he was aloof: O my son! Embark with us and be not with the unbelievers. He said: I will betake myself for refuge to a mountain that shall protect me from the water. Nuh said: There is no protector today from Allah's punishment but He Who has mercy; and a wave intervened between them, so he was of the drowned.” (11:42-43)
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Be good to your parents whether dead or alive

God says in His glorious book:“Your Lord has decreed that you should not adore anyone but Him. He has recommended kindness towards your mother and father. If one of them or both of them have grown old near you don’t even say ‘ouf’ to them and don’t shout at them but speak to them respectfully. Lower the wing of humility to them mercifully and say..
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The objective methodology of studying the Islamic history

When studying the Islamic historical reality, the best methodology to adopt is that of objectivity, accuracy, and open-mindedness which would ultimately prevent lots of problems.
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The problems of the modern family system

In our contemporary times, we are facing new trends that are fighting the family system and the institution of marriage, under the pretext that the family strangles the individual's freedom, whether that individual was a man or woman, and traps him/her in a narrow zone through which he cannot exercise his freedom in living a life full of entertainment and messing around, and in going wherever he wants.


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The morals of children and parents

Q: Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib (a.s.) counseled that parents should rear their children in a manner different than the one in which they were reared, on the premise that they were born in a different time. What is the significance of an outlook that takes time difference into consideration? What is the role of past methods and experience?
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Dealing with adolescents

The term 'adolescence' is a modern term brought up by the western culture that indicates a period that starts from puberty until the age of eighteen or more, knowing that its duration would differ from a person to another according to the hereditary and environmental factors. Based on this concept, adolescence includes all the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and social changes that would occur in the human character.
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“…that you be kind to your parents”

Allah, the Most Exalted, have commanded man to do good to his parents. He has associated obeying and thanking Him with obeying and thanking them. He also deemed hurting them, even if just by saying 'Ugh', unlawful, since they are the direct cause of one’s existence. They are the ones who look after the child with a sense of responsibility and giving.
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How to deal with teenagers?

The term 'adolescence' is a modern term brought up by the western culture that indicates a period that starts from puberty until the age of eighteen or more, knowing that its duration would differ from a person to another according to the hereditary and environmental factors...
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Prophets' Children between Faith and Deviation

The following are edited excerpts from “World of Our Youth”; in which His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), expounds on how the children of prophets, Imams, and scholars are not necessarily committed to the same path as their fathers.
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