Is Your Marriage Plagued with Thoughts of Divorce?

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with my father-in-law. He's Iranian, and he was telling me stories of the old days in Iran, from...

Are Wives Responsible for Housework in Islam?

The following is a guest post from Mufti Zameelur Rahman, esteemed scholar and researcher residing in the UK. Question Are wives responsible for housework? Answer The Prophet (ṣallallāhu...

Did Prophets Have Perfect Families? Learning From Surat Yusuf

Anyone who has lived through a difficult family situation should read Surat Yusuf. Someone recently told me that prophets are too far away from us...

My Muslim Teen Is Doing Drugs! A Cautionary Tale

I was with one of my older relatives yesterday and he was looking back over the past 70 years of his life with me...

Growing Up and Reflecting on the Experiences of the Past

My father had a father who was very strict, exacting, and rigid. My grandfather was a good man mashaAllah, but he was a very...

When Is It Too Late to Give Your Children Proper Tarbiya?

The time for tarbiya of children is in early childhood. This is a window that closes and is not indefinitely open. At a certain point...

Lesbian Muslim Teens: The Effect of LGBT Indoctrination on the Ummah

I had a sobering conversation with a fellow Muslim mom yesterday on the topic of Muslim teenagers falling into homosexuality. We had been talking about...

The Importance of Playing with Your Children

Play with your children. I know you're busy, and also tired, and likely grumpy, and often stressed, and probably sleep deprived. Parents usually are all...

Your Kids Are Always Listening: A Funny Story

During a car ride the other day, my husband and I were having a conversation as he drove. He recited some lines from an...

Choosing the Right Spouse for the Sake of Allah

Marriage preferences can make a huge difference in changing the orientation of a community. Generally, we know that marrying someone with good deen and...