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How To Fix Family Problems

Sometimes families can be harmful. The Quran warns us of this and explains how we should fix family problems. We should be close to our family but not naive.

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 …

I Thought It Would Be Easy

I Thought It Would Be Easy

I had been dating a man from North Africa for a few years. I had never met a man like him before. He had self-discipline and focus in life. He was respectful to women and was kind to everyone he met. I had never in my life met a man like him.

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 …

Love Sums It All

Love Sums It All

Just by loving each other we are entitled to His shade on the Day of Judgment. I can’t help but think of how merciful God is. He didn’t say that we should pray the whole night or fast the whole year. Instead, He wants us to continue loving each other…

Convert Faces Modern-Day Abu Jahl - Brandi Marino’s Story

Convert Faces Modern-Day Abu Jahl - Brandi Marino’s Story

Brandi Marino’s story is one most converts can relate to. After converting in 2011, she faced a torrent of backlash from her Catholic family. Brandi learned about Islam from a message she received online. Not knowing who the message was from, she…

The Importance of Seeking Knowledge

Converts - Seeking Knowledge is Power

While discussing the struggles of new Muslims falling into deviant groups, Khadijah Jenkins, an American revert, stated: “The importance of gaining knowledge is to keep us from becoming prey to deviation.” New Muslims fall victim to their own ignorance…

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For Today’s Fathers: Which Example Do You Follow?

It’s become a common cultural standard that women are assumed to be almost solely responsible for the raising and educating of children, from infancy right up until adulthood. The role of fatherhood, on the other hand, seems to have been relegated to one of financial obligation, and little else.

Family - A Divinely Inspired Institution

Family - A Divinely Inspired Institution

Marriage is a social contract: a noble and sacred contract, but a contract nonetheless. It leads to a number of relationships and engenders a set of mutual rights and obligations.



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