Dora the Destroyer: The Hidden Message of Children’s Books

(See images below.) This is a great example of how seemingly harmless children's books and entertainment actually contain deeply problematic messages.   These are the lessons that...

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...

Parenting Fail: Daughter Tells Dad She’s Ditching Hijab

  Oh Em Gee. "Sweetheart"?!?! "Habibti"?!?! Who does this so-called "father" think he is?! How DARE he infantalize a strong independent person with patriarchal, cis-centric...

Teaching Children the Importance of Salah

One thing we worked on this past Ramadan alhamdulillah was الصلاة, salah for the kids. On the first day of Ramadan, we bought these...

“My Child Left Islam!” — The Spiritual Wood Chipper of Modernity

Some problems are virtually unsolvable, at least in terms of what we as human beings can do. Of course, everything is in the Hands...

Addressing Doubts with Ihsan

When it comes to a person's faith, questions that a person might have about the faith that remain unanswered have the potential to become...

How to Change the World

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the state of the world. As long as there are believers who remember Allah and...

We Need More Muslims in Media, Right?

We have been told for the past 20 years or so that as western Muslims, we need to encourage our youth to get into media,...

A Bedtime Tip for Raising Grateful Muslim Kids in an Entitled World

Normally, my husband does the bedtime routine for our kids, but when he is traveling, I have to take over. The last time he...

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...