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Laura El Alam

Laura El Alam embraced Islam in 2000 and is a wife and mother of five. She was previously a columnist for InFocus News and currently writes for SISTERS Magazine, AlJumuah and aboutislam. While the many demands of motherhood often make her head spin, she finds serenity in reading, writing, and of course, Islam.

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When Muslims Pull Fellow Muslims Away From Religion

Read part one Amina and Redha were immigrants.  As a doctor and a pharmacist, they were successful professionals who had a comfortable home and financial security. Their biggest challenge was raising their children as practicing Muslims, particularly as their oldest child, Basma, entered adolescence.  Basma was thriving in school, academically and socially.  While it was …


The enemy within

The Enemy Within

Maya was a convert to Islam.  It had taken her a great deal of courage to start wearing a modest Islamic wardrobe, including a headscarf. She was the only one in her family and circle of friends who dressed that way.  It made her feel like an outsider almost everywhere she went.  It had felt …


traditional school

10 Things I Don’t Miss about Traditional School

For four years my husband and I have been homeschooling our two older children, who are now in fifth and seventh grades. Prior to that, our kids had attended both private and public schools.  I am not one of those people who insists that only one type of education is the “right” one.  Homeschooling is …


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