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Today’s Parenting: Balancing Between Us and Them

Children are blessings. It’s a known fact. When an impending birth is being announced in the Quran, there is always a narration of the angels announcing joyous tidings. It’s no wonder that Muslim families often celebrate their children and tend to have many. Many children, many blessings. It does seem like the most natural way …

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Little Hands Around the House

You see them everywhere – on the walls with crayons, in the fridge with hungry bellies – across the room, unearthing the Lego. They are even on your computer, patting happily away at the keyboard and sometimes on the screen. Any mum would know these little hands have truly a hand at causing mayhem and …


Meeting the Challenge of Parenting in the West

As-salamu `Alaikum,  It is quite refreshing to see that Muslims are concerned about the affairs of their children. This is quite important, especially when they move to different environments. The importance of a proper environment for bringing up children cannot be overemphasized. The prophet (pbuh) has indicated, in his hadith, that the human being is …

Halloween: Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat! Or You Got a Third Option?

As October comes to an end, we are surrounded with jack-o-lanterns and ghost filled yards. From Trick or Treat to a parade, it is an event, which attracts young Muslims significantly. Even as simple as walking into the grocery shop becomes difficult, for these celebrations are very prominent and promoted in the west. Being unaware …


Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids Kindness

Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore be kind to man on the earth. He who is in heaven will show mercy on you. ~(Abu Daud: Tirmidhi) Teaching children to be kind in today’s world where they see violence everywhere, makes it more important to instil kindness from a young age. A …


8 Tips to Make Your Child Happy (Watch)

When it comes to children, parents nowadays think of good education, health, success, skills…etc. But What about happiness? Did you ask yourself before if you’ve been raising your child to be happy? Here, we give you some tips on how to raise a happy child.   1- Get Happy Yourself Happy parents are more likely …

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Ali Huda – “Netflix” for Muslim Kids

There’s a new platform for Islamic educational entertainment in the form of on-demand Islamic video from Ali Huda – what’s been dubbed the new “Netflix” for Muslim kids. With new content being added almost every week since their launch on August 1, 2017, Ali Huda aims to offer content that the creators found missing in …


Pregnant? Talk to Your Baby

The emotional bond between a mother and her child is believed to be the greatest and strongest love ever. It is a divine relation that Allah has made as a secret attachment between a mother and child in all creatures. However, mothers can play a role in this regard. They can help in creating and …


How to Get Your Daughter to Wear Hijab in 12 Steps

Recently I was at a ladies-only event, but since it was held in a public venue, many of the women remained covered just in case a random man walked in. At some point, I ended up sitting near a couple of older sisters whom I had never met.  For several minutes they sat silently and …


The Prophet & the Spider –The Story Of Hijrah

The children gather around, waiting for the story to unravel. A story about a man running away – an escape plan – he is being hunted down – but there is a resolve – a new place – a peaceful place – called Madinah. Their Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was accompanied by …

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