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How to Explain Hajj to My Students ?

As-salamu `aliakum,  Thank you, sister, for your question. It is admirable that you are actively trying to introduce Islam to your students. As a Muslim teacher, you know that the purpose of Islamic education is not to cram the pupils’ heads with facts but to prepare them for a life of purity and sincerity, so …

Stepdaughters

Can't Get Along with My Stepdaughters

As salamu ‘alaykum dear sister, I want to say that you did marry them as well as their father, for they are his daughters, and both of you accepted for your stepdaughters to be raised with you. The problem arises because you are having to cope with the legacy of how they were raised before …

Have child, Committed zina

I Committed Zina, Will Have a Child, What to do ?

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that you make a list of why you want to keep the child.  Again, hoping the father will come back is not a reason. Second, make a list of how you plan to support the baby once it is born. Do you have a job? Would your …

Swimming

My Daughter Refuses to Attend her Swimming Classes!

In this counseling answer: “You may also Insha’Allah sit with your daughter and engage in a coloring activity.  You may want to ask her to color a picture of her and the family, of her swimming classes, doing gymnastics as well as other things.  If she is willing, her pictures may show you what has happened (if …

How to Deal With A Spoiled Child?

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that you do enroll him in nursery school, at least part time.  As he has no siblings this experience could be beneficial insha’Allah and provide him with structure, social skills as well as the opportunity to make new friends.  It may be difficult for a while as he may …

hajj

Prepare Your Kids Mentally for Hajj

As-Salam ‘Alaykum, Congratulations that you are so blessed to bring your family to Hajj. It does seem that you have already provided many good and wonderful experiences to prepare your children for this big journey. In addition to teaching your children the beautiful stories of Islam and about the Prophets of Allah (Peace Be Upon …

Down's Syndrome

My Child Has Down's Syndrome

As-Salamu`Alaykum, I understand that your real concern is to teach your child at home but the health visitors and the pediatricians are pushing you to send your son to school. There are two important issues that you need to examine. One has to do with your child’s Emotional Physiological Social development Children need, beside academic …

shy

My Shy Little Girl

As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for your valuable question. To properly advise you, it is important to have a few more questions answered. However, short of this, I’ll give you some general information and highly recommend that you take your daughter to a qualified mental health therapist for a full evaluation. The additional questions …

Motherhood

How To Enjoy Motherhood: Tips & Activities

As-Salamu `Alaykum dear sister, One of the amazing things about children, especially young children, is that some very simple things easily entertain them. It is often quite normal for children to be interested in people outside of their family circle. Our children spend most of their time with us, and a secure child will readily …

My Son Doesn't Obey Me, What to Do?

As-salamu `Alaikum Dear sister, Your son is 10 years old and this is incredibly typical for his age.  He is very lucky to have a mom that is considerate and asks him for things in a nice way.  What we know about children’s psychological development is that they need more than nice words, they need …



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