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Only Practicing Muslim in The Family: I Feel Lost

Only Practicing Muslim in The Family: I Feel Lost

In this counseling answer:  “Getting closer to Allah (swt) is a journey that would need many steps to be accomplished. We would never be able to take all the steps in one leap. If we try to do so, we will feel the journey is so difficult, and we will be frustrated and might even think of not …

Surat Maryam: A Family's Source of Spirituality

Surat Maryam: A Family's Source of Spirituality

Getting married, having a family, raising cute children are all beautiful and natural instincts that Allah has put inside us. In Surat Maryam, this tendency is discussed  while adding the spiritual dimension to the father-son relation. What is your real intention behind marriage and having children? Did you plan for your children’s hereafter, as well as …

Adjusting to the Reality of the Muslim World

Adjusting to the Reality of the Muslim World

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard relatively new Muslims gasp: “But Muslims don’t do that!” It seems incredulous to them that people who were born into Muslim families, or even other new Muslims sometimes, can do things that God forbids or don’t do everything that He commands.

Adha Eid

Stay Healthy in Adha Eid Gatherings

When you think about Eid the words that first come to mind are probably not healthy, safe, nutritious and peaceful. However, focusing on these words can help make your Eid the best one you’ve ever had. As a guest at an Eid gathering you should be aware that there are a number of herbs that …

Husband

My Husband Insists to Sleep with Our Daughter

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, As parents, it is natural to feel concern for our children, but that does not mean that we have to take seriously everything that we are told. Some information is pragmatic, but without consideration of spiritual aspects, this makes pragmatism only a useful tool, not a means to an …

4 Tips for Stronger Family Ties

Family unity represents the cornerstone of a thriving Muslim community. Muslims need to concentrate on building healthy family ties within their single unit, extending the same to their larger web of family members…

About to Convert, Concerned About Hindu Practices

7 Challenges Revert Sisters Face

The first challenge that most new Muslims face is learning how to pray. It’s not just an issue of learning the meanings and how to recite them in Arabic, but there are also the additional challenges if sisters are still living with their parents of how to explain it to them

Premarital Relationships — Why Not?

Premarital Relationships — Why Not?

Why not engage in premarital affairs? How would you answer this question? As a young Muslim, do you feel this question is relevant to you at all? Have you discussed it with your friends? Is it a question you have thought about? Do you understand why not? If you are uncertain about how you would …

My Kids Distract Me from Worship, What to Do?

My Kids Distract Me from Worship, What to Do?

Q: My worship has dropped a little since my kids have come along, what should I do? Family is hard work, and it’s common for both parents to struggle in balancing spiritual needs and familial obligations. There’s a famous narration where one of the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was …

Balance in Faith, Work and Family

How to Strike a Balance Between Faith, Work and Family

A lot of people sacrifice their families for achieving some religious or worldly ambitions. That negatively affects their family life and relationships. Balance is the obvious solution; but it is easier said than done. Muslims, however, have the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) as the excellent role model. His lifestyle and …



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