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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 …

Want to Be one of the Merciful’s Servants? Do’s and Don’ts

Want to Be One of the Merciful’s Servants? Here Are Do’s and Don’ts

Surat Al-Furqan describes in a beautiful passage the qualities of the “Merciful’s Servants”.  Part 1 highlighted the application of 5 verses. And this article continues the discussion. {And those who do not invoke with Allah another deity or kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed], except by right, and do not commit …

4 Ways For Combating Loneliness as a New Muslim

4 Ways For Combating Loneliness as a New Muslim

Instead of allowing the loneliness to take over, embrace it! There are countless people in the world who would love to be alone to focus on their own regrowth and development. You have that opportunity now! So make the most of it rather than wallow in self-pity.

Living Between Two Loves - A Story of Different Kind

Living Between Two Loves - A Story of Different Kind

At the age of fourteen, May developed an interest in Islam. She was searching for truth, something to believe in and hold on to. Her mother is a religious Jew who keeps the Shabbat and goes to the Mikveh for the ritual immersion while her father believes in the transfer of Arabs out of Israel.

That Is How Allah Wants Us To Care

That is How Allah Wants Us to Care

With this prayer we can show how much we care about our brothers’ problems and how much we want to help our sisters in Islam. It is an extremely beautiful way that Allah has given us to show that we care about our Muslim family.

Ties of Kinship, Forgiveness and Guilt-Trips

Ties of Kinship - Forgiveness and Guilt Trips

When Maggie became a Muslim, her Christian relatives tried to make her leave Islam. They kept giving her guilt trips for leaving their family’s “identity” and tradition, and in the end when nothing worked, they began abusing her emotionally…

Christmas For New Muslims: Don't Isolate Yourselves

Christmas time is fast approaching us and for many new Muslims this is a very difficult time. We are faced with dilemmas: should we go and sit with our families? Should we not? What many born Muslims don’t understand is that this time is full of traditions…

A Convert’s Christmas Compromise

A Convert’s Christmas Compromise

Do I worry that my beliefs are compromised? Absolutely not. In fact, my beliefs are very much respected. Are there any elements of Christmas Day that could be leading me to commit shirk? No way. I don’t go to church, I don’t believe Jesus (peace be upon him) was born on December 25…

Celebrating Thanksgiving as a New Muslim - OK?

Celebrating Thanksgiving as a New Muslim - OK?

Meeting parents and family members will strengthen the family ties. It will give them a sense of belonging. And it will give them a feeling that their son or daughter is still a member of the family and he is not detached from them. It will also be a good…

Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad: The Perfect Family Man

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) embodied the importance of a strong family unit in his own family life.He loved his first wife Khadijah so much that even years after her passing he kept good relations with her family.



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