Sharing the Baraka of Ramadan with Your Family

One simple thing that you as a parent can do in Ramadan with young children is to have a daily Ramadan hadith or ayah....

Beware the Absorption Power of Children!

As we got ready to pray in jama`a as a family, the kids heard the iqama and all came running to join. They stood in...

The Perils of “Educating” Our Daughters

I came across this post from some supposedly "Islamic" organization: And I took that personally. Promotion of unabashed feminism. My response: >Make your daughter so self-absorbed that...

The Innate Fitra in the Heart of Every Newborn Child!

Conversation over kids' lunch I overheard just now, between my oldest child (8.5) and my youngest (3): 8-year-old: خالد، فيه الله ؟ "Khalid, is there Allah?" 3-year-old: آه. "Yes." 8-year-old: صح. انت...

Meeting the Emotional Needs of Your Children

Show your child love and warmth. Your child needs your nurturing, soft touch as much as he or she needs food. Not that it's a competition....

Men Wearing Nail Polish?! Dissolving Gender Roles and Islam

Anyone else as disturbed as I am at seeing men wear nail polish? The kids and I met up with some friends for a play...

Even Young Children Understand the Coherence of Islam

Conversation between me and 8-year-old last night: 8-year-old: "Mama, is dinner ready now? I heard the pressure cooker beeping! I think it's done now." Me: "Not...

Are We Raising Real Muslim Men?

Treat your sons like young men and your daughters like young women, because this is what they actually are. When I go to the grocery...

Teaching Children Islamic Values Can Happen Anywhere

Children can learn anywhere. They don't only learn within the four walls of a physical classroom. The classroom can look like a living room couch,...

[Video] Muslim Dating App Insults Islam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-JPug_4Bw4