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Are Muslims Doing Enough to Combat Child Sexual Abuse?

Child sexual trauma is a disturbing reality in Muslim communities. According to one study,1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. Muslim children are not any more safe from victimization than non-Muslim children. With reports of sexual abuse in Muslim communities, parents must face a stark truth …

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Love My Cousin But Parents Reject Him: What to Do?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Your parents should not reject your cousin as a husband unless there is a considerable reason. If there no good …

9 Verses & Hadiths Will Improve Your Relationship with Your Parents

9 Verses & Hadiths Will Improve Your Relationship with Your Parents

Want to improve your relationship with your parents? Read these 9 verses and hadiths! You will not fully recognize the tremendous sacrifices of your parents until you become a parent yourself! Unfortunately, the limitless giving, the loving care and the real concern that parents offer with pleasure to their children are easily ignored nowadays. In …

What Are Children Rights in Islam?

What Are Children Rights in Islam?

Islam’s general approach to children may be summarized in a few principles: First, it is a divine injunction that no child may become the cause of harm to the parents (Al-Baqarah 2:233). Secondly, by implication the parents should reciprocate and cause the child no harm either. The Qur’an recognizes very clearly that parents are not …

Wisdom and Hope in Dealing With Your Non-Muslim Family

Wisdom and Hope in Dealing With Your Non-Muslim Family

If Christmas is an important time for our family to get together, to spend time together, we need to understand that shunning them will drive them further away from us. We can negotiate, for example, that we do not join them if they go to church…

What Right Does a Mother Have over Her Son's Salary

What Right Does a Mother Have over Her Son's Salary?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- The relationship between a woman and her in-laws and a man and his in-laws is based on mutuality and …

How to Teach a Teenager About Islam?

In this counseling answer: •Don’t just be your teen’s parents, be a friend. You and his father should be approachable and friendly to your teenager. Participate actively in his life and support his strong and confident personality. Don’t treat him like a child, but like an adult. •Talk effectively and avoid using should, don’t and all …

Our Kids, Education Environment & Peer Pressure

Our Kids, Education Environment & Peer Pressure

Environment is one of the integral components of any successful education model. The people our children are interacting with on a daily basis can have a greater influence on them than their own families.

How Does Islam Honor Parents?

How Does Islam Honor Parents?

Many people do not treat their parents in the manner they deserve. Teenagers fight relentlessly with their parents, often over extremely trivial topics. Other young people ignore their parents, rather spending time with their friends or online.



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