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Muslim Father, Catholic Mother: What About the Child?

In this counseling answer: •Islam is seen as the synthesis of all prior revealed religions. This does not mean that you cannot tell the children about your way of life and your religion; however, they should still be raised according to Islamic guidelines. •Once you spend some time looking over Islamic guidelines you will see …

How to Make Islamic Knowledge Attractive to Our Youth

How to Make Islamic Knowledge Attractive to Our Youth

Why can’t we approach the teaching of Islamic studies differently for once so our youth can be captivated by our rich heritage? Islamic education transcends memorizing what to read during the five daily prayers. It is surely not limited…

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Should I Let My Son Go on Residential Trip?

In this counseling answer: •Have a small conversation with his teachers and ask them, if he goes on the trip, if they can continue to assist him to meet the following requirements- his prayer. •Sometimes it helps to give the teacher a prayer chart with the prayer times so they can remind the student. Let …

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How Can My Child Become a Muslim?

In this counseling answer: “At that age, much learning is implicit and comes from awareness; therefore, it is important to pay attention to environmental factors, including the behavior modeled by siblings, parents, and other adults. This is a form of teaching that is often neglected in favor of the intellectual method. Children will often learn …

The Education Quandary: Private or Public Schools?

The Education Quandary: Private or Public Schools?

Editor’s Note: In this two-part series, the writer is trying to analyze different education options for Muslim families living in Western countries. In the  previous part, she talked about the pros and cons of  homeschooling and Islamic schools. In this part, she explores public and private schools. Public School Pros:  An obvious advantage of public …

The Education Quandary - A Guide for Parents in the West

The Education Quandary - A Guide for Parents in the West

Parenthood requires making innumerable complex decisions.  One of the most pressing and crucial choices that parents must make is where — and how — to educate their children. Today, parents have more options for schooling than previous generations had.  Public schools, private secular schools, and Islamic schools are available in many cities. In addition, mothers …

Islamic Schools & Tuition Fees: US Muslim Parents Make Tough Choices

NEW YORK – Autumn marks a time when US Muslim students and their parents settle into the school year. Shifts into Fall studies are the result of careful preparation and some hard decision making by Muslim parents, who must assess and decide on optimal education options for their children. Some parents choose to send their …

How Can I Make My 3-Year Old Love Allah?

 In this counseling answer: “It is very important at this early age to pinpoint to the blessings and bounty of Allah. Again, this has to happen, in the context of the daily life routine. This can be done very easily. “Do you know why we are able to hear? Because Allah blessed us with ears. Without His …

Dr. Yasir Qadhi: Rethinking Islamic Education

Dr. Yasir Qadhi: Rethinking Islamic Education

There was a time when Islamic Scholarship was a leading torch bearer of knowledge and a shining example to the world. The, scholars of this Ummah mastered both the secular and religious sciences. The leaders of the world would look towards the Muslim Scholars for guidance in both religious and secular knowledge. Today, however, there …

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Dr. Yasir Qadhi: Rethinking Islamic Education

There was a time when Islamic Scholarship was a leading torch bearer of knowledge and a shining example to the world. The, scholars of this Ummah mastered both the secular and religious sciences and the leaders of this world would look towards the Muslim Scholars for guidance in both religious and secular knowledge. Today, however, …



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