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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Beware of the Dark Cults of the West!

Muslim parents, do your best to raise your children lovingly, observantly, attentively. Connect in a real way with each child and make them feel...

At What Age Should I Start Homeschooling My Muslim Child?

A homeschooling mom of 3 boys recently asked me: "When did you start getting more strict with your eldest about homeschooling? I just had a...

How Modern Liberal Culture Can Destroy Your Children

I went to a store yesterday with a friend of mine. The sales lady there was a very nice Latina who was curious about...

Fatherhood: The Beautiful Legacy of Ibrahim and Ismael

One of the things I've been reflecting on about the legacy of Ibrahim (عليه السلام) these days is his relationship with his son, specifically...