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...

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...

Techniques for Teaching the Memorization of the Quran to Our Children

How do we teach our children hifdh of Quran? And especially how do we manage the review of old surahs? This is a very important...

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...

At What Age Should Children Start Memorizing the Quran?

At what age should your child start memorizing Quran? Let me give you my family's experience. My wife (Umm Khalid) is a hafidha mashaAllah, one of...

Explaining Christmas to Your Muslim Children

It's that time of year again, when we have to discuss Christmas with our children (and sometimes with other (grown) Muslims who are inclined...

Instead of Hours of TV, Try These 5 Lockdown Activities with Your Muslim Kids

During this time of lockdown and quarantine, tired parents are scrambling to figure out how to keep their kids occupied and generally quiet while...

How to Explain Halloween to Your Muslim Children

Starting around the beginning of October, my kids started seeing Halloween decorations popping up on people's front lawns and Halloween costumes at the grocery...

“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...

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...