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7 Productive Steps to Balance Your Study Schedule

7 Productive Steps to Balance Your Study Schedule

If you live in an Islamic country, your morning likely begins with the call for Fajr prayer. After the Fajr, it is time to start your day in preparation for classes at university. The classes are held till mid-day (Zuhr time), or even till late evening (Maghrib time). Add to that the traffic congestion (in …

British Faith Minister Urges Schools to Have Mosque Trips

LONDON – The Faith Minister of the UK, Lord Bourne, told The Times in an interview on September 17 that he encourages more schools to take the pupils and their families on trips to mosques to stamp out Islamophobia among parents. “Occasionally, you find that parents are saying: ‘We’re not sure we want our kids …

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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 …

FUNNY | 5 Mistakes When Correcting Others (Video)

FUNNY | 5 Mistakes When Correcting Others

Good intentions are not enough. Sometimes you offer a sincere advice to a Muslim brother or sister, but the way you present the advice may be not so friendly; correcting people my alienate them rather than attract their attention to the right path. Allah Almighty says, {Invite (people) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and …

I Got a Marriage Proposal While I'm Studying; What to Do?

I Got a Marriage Proposal While I'm Studying; What to Do?

In this counseling answer: The best advice I can provide is to continue getting good grades. Don’t lose focus on your education, seek out your mom’s advice and input, get to know the boy and his family with your mom (or another family representative) present as well as take classes on Marriage Preparation. As salamu alaykum …


Important Lessons Our Kids Aren’t Taught at School

So I sat down on my own to plan the materials I would share with my kids. They needed to learn values like God consciousness, courage, kindness, compassion, generosity, discipline, love for animals and the environment, and many others.


Can No Longer Afford Tuition Fees

In this counseling answer: “You have to gauge your situation there, and determine to what extent you can disagree with your parents, and make it clear to them that the decision is yours, as you are the parent to your children. They can suggest, they can guide, they can support, etc., but at the end of the …

back to school

Essential Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement as well as anxiety for both parents and children. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. Stress Management The first thing you need to do as a parent is to make sure you are calm and ready for …


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 …

The Campus-Masjid Convergence in Islam

I felt the need of writing this article in the aftermath of Malaysia’s 14th general election in  May 2018 (GE14) when the second time Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s choice of Dr Maszlee Malik as the country’s Education Minister created controversy among some people. Dr Maszlee is a political scientist and an expert in …

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