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Ramadan

Are Your Children Ready for Ramadan?

Ramadan is always a very special time for Muslims all over the globe. It’s a time for closeness to our Creator, for spiritual healing, for asking for forgiveness and seeking Allah’s pleasure. However,  sometimes we don’t really know how to make our children feel the uniqueness of this holy month; some other times it is even …

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 …

kindness

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 instill kindness from a young age. A …

What Does It Mean to Have an Autistic Child?

What Does It Mean to Have an Autistic Child?

Fatimah chats with a brave mother, Umm Ali, who relates her powerful and touching journey of both her sons being diagnosed with autism. Umm Ali’s journey with autism began in early 2010 when her second son was born. Her eldest son was just little over 14 months old. In hindsight, it was an extremely overwhelming …

listening

"What Did You Say?"

I have a toddler who is very loud. She’s so loud that you can’t help but hear what she is saying (or demanding). Like when she is in the grocery store screaming for a chocolate bar. Or when she is in the masjid reading Surah Al-fatiha louder than the imam. Or when she is playing …

hijab

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 …

After Converting, How to Deal with My Christian Daughters?

In this counseling answer: •Concerning your daughters, I would advise you again to be patient. Sometimes, when we know how good something is, our natural inclination is to want those whom we love to have it as well; the problem is they may not be ready to accept it. In this case, your encouragement to …

Happy holiday

For Muslim Families: Happy Holidays!

It is commonly known that as soon as the Halloween buzz ends, the colorful decorations, songs, and merchandises that symbolize the onset of Christmas, begin to appear at the grocery stores, malls, on the public main streets, and even few walking steps from where you and your family reside-your neighborhood. The signs are everywhere, signifying …

Tell Your Kids the Story of Jesus

Tell Your Kids the Story of Jesus

Many times in the year while Christians celebrate their religious occasions like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, Muslim parents might face some questions raised by their children about Christianity and Jesus Christ. These occasions are the best time for Muslim parents to educate their children about other faiths and how Muslims respect other people’s beliefs. It’s …

What Do Muslims Do When Santa Comes?

What Do Muslims Do When Santa Comes?

Muslims living in the west are faced with the question of what to do when they are asked to participate in Christmas celebrations, gift giving, and parties. On the one hand, they have a shared reverence for Jesus Christ.  Muslims  honor him and they value everything that he bought as the next to the last …



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