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10 Ways to Help Your Kids Connect with Nature

A connection to the environment and an awareness of Allah’s role in creating it is supposed to strengthen our faith. Amid the buzz of busy schedules and beeping gizmos, how often do our kids get a chance to experience nature? When was the last time your children demanded a trip to the farm or the …

Ceaseless Reward Even After Death

Ceaseless Reward Even After Death

Abu Hurairah narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, and righteous offspring who will pray for him.” (Muslim) Commenting on this hadith, Imam An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “The scholars said, …


World’s First University Was Founded by A Muslim Woman

Did you know that the first degree-granting university is a Muslim invention? Did you know that this university was founded by a Muslim woman? Early on in Islamic history, mosques doubled as schools. The same people who led prayers would teach groups of students about Islamic sciences such as Quran, fiqh (jurisprudence), and hadith. As …


Between the National Curriculum and Homeschooling

Any national curriculum is based on the idea of ‘schooling’, which is teaching large groups of children in a factory mode. The out fall of this for many children is that they learn to fear learning, fear failing…

Muslim Youth in the West... How to Change Current Paradigm

Muslim Youth in the West... How to Change Current Paradigm

Most, if not all problems and challenges facing Muslim youth in the West stem from two major factors: doubts and desires. The doubts factor shows up in the form of questioning Allah almighty; misconceptions about His revelation; doubts related to faith; misunderstanding of certain practices of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); etc. …


To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool?-Contribution

As-salamau `aalaikum,  Dear sister, I think it is wonderful that you are thinking about your son’s education before the formal time has come. It is never too soon to look into your options and to start teaching your child. Your husband does have legitimate concerns about home schooling. Socialization, educational challenges, and even physical development …


Teacher Swims to School Daily, Has Never Missed a Class (Watch)

Meet Abdul Malik, a 42-year-old mathematics teacher at the Muslim Lower Primary School at Padinjattumuri in Malappuram, Kerala. To avoid the 24-km long journey by road, he has been swimming from his home to the school and back, for over 20 years now. He has never missed a class. Swimming helps him avoid the long road journey, …

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I Got a Marriage Proposal While I'm Studying, Please advice?

In this counseling answer: The questioner got a marriage proposal, she asked how to cope with marriage and her education. The counselor advice her to continue getting good grades, don’t lose focus on education, seek out her mom’s advice and input, and get to know the boy and his family with her mom. As salamu …

My Parents Do Not Understand Me

My Parents Don't Understand Me! (Video)

Are you an exhausted parent, frustrated with your teenagers who became different; who are not those cute, listening kids they used to be anymore? Or perhaps you are a young man/woman who feels disappointed about the ceaseless commands and instructions of your dad and mom who, indeed, never understand you. Well, you are invited to …

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