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What's Wrong With Stay-at-Home Fathers?

As-salamu `alaikum, Thank you for writing to us. May Allah reward you tremendously for the sacrifices you and your wife are making in supporting your family. Here are some thoughts for your consideration. First, Allah Most High and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) make it clear that the burden of maintaining one’s …

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Muhammad & Fatimah - The Perfect Father-Daughter Relationship

We know from modern psychology that father-daughter relationships have a great impact on the lives of both parties. Daughters learn what kind of man they should bond and form relationships with from their fathers. And fathers learn how to be gentle, patient, and loving from their daughters.[i] There is no greater father-daughter relationship than that …

Working Abroad, Deprived of My Kids: How to Cope?

In this counseling answer: “You can develop a routine with your wife and your children so that you are having a family life if you are creative, persistent, and consistent. You can even have a meal with your family. It may seem strange at first, but one of the most bonding activities that we humans …

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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.

Imam Azeez: Don't Take Kids' Respect for Granted (Video)

Imam Azeez: Don't Take Kids' Respect for Granted

Many Muslim countries still cherish Islamic values of dutifulness and kids’ respect to parents. That makes it easier for kids to learn and practice these norms. On the other hand, that is not necessarily the case in Western countries where values of individual freedom and personal success have the upper hand. The problem emerges when …


Father Is Obsessed with his Degrees!

As-salamu `Alaikum, Thank you for writing. Ramadan Kareem to you and your family. We understand that you are frustrated in dealing with your husband and make du`aa’ to Allah to grant you the patience and the perseverance in dealing with him. Your concerns about your husband and the impact he will have on your son are …


Reality of Fatherhood Isn't As Expected

As-salamu `alaykum dear brother, Thank you for the question that you have asked. The problem that you have described is very common among new parents and perhaps you can gain some suggestions and hints from the following, in sha’ Allah: Al-hamdu lillah, Allah Most High has indeed blessed you with a wonderful gift of …


No Male Role Models

As-salamu `alaykum.  You sum it up nicely when you say, “I think the general belief here is that so long as the man is providing financially he’s doing his job as far as his kids go.” It’s unfortunate, but your son is reflecting his father’s apathy and absence of true passion in and for life. …

I Want a Baby, but My Husband "Isn't Ready"

I Want a Baby, but My Husband "Isn't Ready"

Answer: As-Salam ‘Aleikum, Thank you for writing to us, we appreciate it a lot. I will try advising you the best I can, In sha’ Allah. Children are a big blessing from Allah (swt). The desire to have children is part of woman’s nature; therefore, I can understand the tension and the worry you have …

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