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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 …

How to Influence a Non-Practicing Family

How to Influence a Non-Practicing Family

Do you live in a family that is not practicing; a family whose relationship to Islam is no more than just having Muslim names in their ID cards? Do you suffer their continuous criticism of your effort to practice your religion; are you the object of their sarcasm because you grow beards or wear Hijab? …

2 Keys to Solve Problems in Interpersonal Relationships

2 Keys to Deal with Problems in Interpersonal Relationships

In order to lessen the magnitude of our problems, we need to be able to put ourselves in the other’s place, at least for a moment. We need to look at the problem from the angle that the other person sees it. We need to understand his motives and the reason…

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

I think it is about time that American Muslims  and Muslim minorities in general flip the script and change the narrative about our values, religion, and existence in the western hemisphere. It’s about time that we stop being apologetic and defensive, but in return highlight why the world cannot function well without us and without …

In Ramadan, Should Women Prioritize Worship or Family?

Should Women Prioritize Worship or Family in Ramadan?

Social expectations can make some women feel like they have to choose between family or their worship in Ramadan. We all have multiple responsibilities, and while that means we have to work hard to balance them, that also means we don’t have to choose between one or the other. For both men and women, caring …

My First Ramadan - Revert Story

My First Ramadan - Revert Story

Sister Maritza discusses her first Ramadan and how she approached it before she began the month of fasting. She discusses her family’s reactions and how lonely it felt as well. This is a good insight of how reverts can really feel.



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