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5 Challenges Raising Righteous Youth in the West

5 Challenges of Raising Righteous Youth in the West

“For Parents to balance an Islamic personality with interactions in mainstream, non-Muslim, (Canadian) society, they must raise their children to have a strong Islamic identity and self-confidence. This way, the children will find it possible to mix…

Can Women Lecture in the Mosque?

Can Women Give Lectures in the Mosque?

During his lifetime, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to teach and instruct people in his Mosque. His Companions followed suit after he passed away. Although there are no reports of women systematically teaching in the mosque, there are hundreds, even thousands, of prophetic traditions transmitted by women. Besides, hundreds of hadiths …

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. 1. Doubts 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 …

Challenges for Muslims in the West... Will Our Grandchildren Be Muslim?

Will Our Grandchildren Be Muslim? - Dr. Altaf Husain

In view of the enormous challenges facing Islam and Muslims in the US and in the West in general, this question is fully justified. The question is meant to provoke thinking and to prompt work and effort. What are the hardships that threaten the future Islamic existence? What are the challenges that our grandchildren will …

The Education Quandary: Private or Public Schools?

The Education Quandary: Private or Public Schools?

Editor’s Note: In this two-part series, the writer is trying to analyze different education options for Muslim families living in Western countries. In the  previous part, she talked about the pros and cons of  homeschooling and Islamic schools. In this part, she explores public and private schools. Public School Pros:  An obvious advantage of public …

My Parents Don't Understand Me!

My Parents Don't Understand Me!

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

The Education Quandary - A Guide for Parents in the West

The Education Quandary - A Guide for Parents in the West

Parenthood requires making innumerable complex decisions.  One of the most pressing and crucial choices that parents must make is where — and how — to educate their children. Today, parents have more options for schooling than previous generations had.  Public schools, private secular schools, and Islamic schools are available in many cities. In addition, mothers …

You Can Get Continuous Reward Even After Passing Away... Here Is How

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, …



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