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Ramadan: Blessing or Deprivation?

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 …

When Your Child Finds Ramadan Painful

When Your Child Finds Ramadan Painful

In this counseling answer: •Any decision should be based on the child’s physical abilities, age, and whether it is the first year to fast or not. •It is important to give a child a filling sahur just before dawn to minimize any need to eat during the day and to ensure that the child won’t find it a …

Exams, My Kids, and Ramadan

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. •You …

Mosque Offers Free Bikes for Kids Who Pray at Mosque This Ramadan

A mosque in Kelantan, Malaysia, has promised free bikes for children who attend prayer all through the holy month of Ramadan, New Straits Times reported. “Those who show a full attendance for the Subuh, Maghrib and Isyak prayers will be given a bicycle,” said senior imam Ustaz Baharin Yusoff of Mahmudi Mosque, located in front …


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 …

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 …

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.

Muslim Kids in US Colored Eggs & Easter Bunnies

Colored Eggs & Easter Bunnies - What Should Muslim Parents Do?

As we approach springtime, I am reminded of an event, which helped me develop an action plan and response to American holy holidays. When my daughter was just in kindergarten, she came home from school on an early release Friday, with a basket of chocolate eggs, bunnies and brightly colored pink, baby blue and yellow …

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 …

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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