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For Working Moms: Make Life Easier for Yourself

Being a working mother is tough. It’s not easy to spend whole days trying to fulfill your responsibilities in two different places, home and work. It’s neither easy to let go of the feeling of guilt you are always plagued with when you think of your kids. No, please don’t get frustrated, there is good …

The Prophet’s Care for Children

These 9 Lovely Hadiths Show Prophet’s Care for Children

Children are a great blessing from Allah. With their tender hearts, children can be molded into righteous people only with a positive and tender approach. Islam considers children to be an amanah (trust) given to the family. Therefore, it is fard (obligatory) for the family to raise a child in a righteous manner. One should not …

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Exams, My Kids, and Ramadan

In this counseling answer: “A young child (7 to 10 years) should not be expected to fast every day. (However, if the child strongly wants to do so, I would encourage it.) So, it would not be wrong to have the child not fast on a day when there is a test or exam. However, …

Ramadan

Ramadan: Blessing or Deprivation?

In this counseling answer: “Many mothers and fathers want their children to deeply internalize Ramadan, as they do, and forget the age difference. I think that concentrating on making Ramadan a warm, positive, and happy experience in the whole house is a priority. We should not expect young children to feel or practice the worship …

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What Is Ramadan All About, Mom?

In this counseling answer: “Help the children make the most of Ramadan by getting them excited about the fasting and the breaking of the fast. Get their help in preparing of the sahur and iftar meals. Get them to give in charity so that they realize all of the blessings of Ramadan. And especially remember to talk to them about zakat al-fitr since …

Western Muslim parents

Easing Fasting for Your Kids in Ramadan - Try These Steps

Though fasting till puberty is not obligatory in Islam, many children wish to fast during Ramadan. If you are planning to make your children fast for the first time this Ramadan, you need to follow few tips to make it easy and enjoyable for them.

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How Can I Help My Child with Nightmares?

The best age to introduce religious concepts is still controversial amongst the specialists. However, concepts of evil and the hidden should not be introduced early.

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When Your Child Finds Ramadan Painful

In this counseling answer: The questioner asks about sending a snack with her child to the school in case he can’t continue fasting. The counselor’s advice is:  Any decision should be based on the child’s physical abilities, age, and whether it is the first year to fast or not. As-Salamu `Alaykum, If your child is not yet …

How to Teach Kids Ramadan Isn't Just About Eating

In this counseling answer: •Maybe you can set an example for your children by breaking fast in a more simple manner by not over-eating, for example. •You can set another example by doing the tarawih prayers every night, and by reading the Qur’an, etc. etc. •So arm yourself with knowledge of Islam and the appropriate …

My Job Is a Full-time Mother

My Job Is a Full-time Mother

British author, George Orwell, once said, “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” As true as this may have been during Orwell’s lifetime—he died in 1950—it seems even more so in our contemporary discussions about the importance of motherhood. Why is …



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