The Best Protection for Our Muslim Children

Yesterday, we were sitting as a family in the living room, my husband and I chatting as the kids played around us. We had been...

Enhancing the Quality of Our Relationships as Muslims

For any relationship, such as marriage, a sibling relationship, or a parent-child relationship, to flourish and be sustainable, each party must have these three...

The Relationship between a Muslim Parent and His Children

One of the most painful moments for a grown child is to realize that his parents are human. Generally, young children look up adoringly at...

Working with the Differences in the Personalities of your Children

Your children are not all the same. And your parenting needs to reflect that. Each child has a different personality structure and different inclinations, different...

Teenage Marriage: The Proactive Role of Muslim Parents in Combating Immorality

You can't eat and leave your children hungry. Yet, what's commonly ignored is the unspoken desire. Facilitating teenage marriage is a basic act of empathy. And,...

Oxford High-School Shooting: Another Tragedy Born from Modernity

Parenting is one of the most important responsibilities a Muslim can shoulder. Yet, such ‘responsibility’ is nowhere to be found in the book of...

Modern People Desperately Need Islam: The Sad Story of Susan

Brace yourself. This is one of the most tragic and shocking conversations I have ever had, and I've had a lot of bizarre conversations. Last...

The Unmatched Sweetness of Hearing Your Child Recite Quran

There is something breathtakingly beautiful about listening to your child recite Quran. Parents, teach your children Quran from a young age. Even if you are...

The Importance of Teaching Your Children the Quran and Sunnah

Recently in our homeschool Quran class, as I was switching between kids to do their لوح (new material) with them for their hifdh, I...

Dealing with Inter-Generational Baggage

I had a long conversation with an older relative, a loosely-practicing Muslim gentleman in his seventies. His life has got me reflecting on the...