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A Right-Wing Muslim Son?

As-salamu `alaykum Dear Brother, Thank you for sending us your detailed question regarding the problem that you are experiencing with your 12-year-old son, Omar. The question that you have posted is complicated and requires a multiple approach. Please take note of the following guidelines and suggestions: 1-Al-hamdu lillah, your son shows an active interest in the …


Islamic or Public School?

As-Salamu `Alaykum brother, Thank you for your important question which raises an issue that a lot of parents in the West inevitably face. Before we answer the question, let us think together on some of the things we want a school to provide for our children: A good education A safe playing environment Respect for …


My Little Brother Watches Inappropriate Websites

 As-salamu`alaykum, Your concern over your younger brother is very admirable and we are glad you wrote to us. As an eight year-old, it is surprising to me that your brother is allowed to surf the internet by himself. I am also curious also as to why you don’t want your parents to know that your …


My Son Doesn't Respect Me

As-salamu alaykum dear sister, While you did not say how old your son is, it does sound like he is seeking attention and testing his limits. Children also often act out when they are unhappy, angry, sad or have other negative emotions. I would kindly suggest trying to talk with him about what is bothering …

When Dinasours Turn into a Parental Concern

As-salamu `alaikum dear daughter, I am not sure whether to say thank you for this question, but one thing is for sure, the brain of the baby of the family is definitely working! The logic of a child never ceases to amaze me! So what happened to all those species in the Qur’an? Logic requires …

When TV Becomes a Possessing Evil!

As-salamu `Alaikum, I find it admirable that at your young age, you are actively involved in trying to learn more about Islam and trying to introduce Islam into your home. What I am concerned about is that you do not talk about your parents at all and seem to be a holder of a lot …


My Defective Daughter: Blessing or Punishment?

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa baraktuh sister, Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. May Allah reward you for all the burdens of pregnancy that you bore. Pregnancy comes with the physical pains that your body goes through as well as the emotional changes you face too. Likewise, after childbirth, you then face the challenges …

Example, Role model

Not Setting a Good Example for My Daughter

 As-salamu `alaikum sister, Thank you for writing us. I think you have a good grasp and feel of the situation before you. I sense that you are aware of the dangers of pushing your daughter too hard and too fast, given the fact that Islam is something new to her life, and she is probably …

Breastfeeding in Closed Room Annoying My Mother in-Law

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Congratulations on the birth of your baby. May Allah (swt) make him/her a source of joy and happiness. Certainly, a newborn baby comes with its challenges. Most new mums do feel tired most of the time due to adjusting to a new routine as well as the continuous feeding and changing …


Teaching My Son About Allah?

The best age to introduce religious concepts is still controversial amongst the specialists. However, concepts of evil and the hidden should not be introduced early.

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