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My Parents Do Not Understand Me

My Parents Don't Understand Me! (Video)

Are you an exhausted parent, frustrated with your teenagers who became different; who are not those cute, listening kids they used to be anymore? Or perhaps you are a young man/woman who feels disappointed about the ceaseless commands and instructions of your dad and mom who, indeed, never understand you. Well, you are invited to …

How to Teach a Teenager About Islam

In this counseling answer: “If parents have built a strong, trusting, and loving relationship with their children before the teenage years, their children will be less likely to go astray. And by building trusting parent-teen relationships, parents can help teens reduce the conflict and the stress they experience during these formative years.” Wa `alaykum as-salam …

Why Do Parents Worry When Their Kids Convert to Islam?

Why Do Parents Worry When Their Kids Convert to Islam?

Being active in the field of dawah and support of new Muslims, I hear and see many stories of different converts and their parents. One day, as I was preparing to help a new sister to say the shahadah in a mosque in Amsterdam…

I Was Concerned About My Parents

Slava is originally from Russia & grew up in the UK with a Russian orthodox/protestant background. He accepted Islam because it made sense to him but he was concerned about his parents.

The Child's Rights: The Parents' Duties

The Child's Rights: The Parents' Duties

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 …


Aging Singles: How Parents Cause Delay in Marriage

*Names have been changed in order to protect the individuals’ privacy. Young, attractive, well-educated, pleasant and talented… Sporting a well-rounded personality, hailing from a respected and decent family, and showing bright future prospects… A yuppie in their late twenties or early thirties, or, in a growing number of cases, having recently hit the big four-O …

Lying to Get Extra Parents' Support

Lying to Get Extra Parents' Support: Allowed?

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- It is well known that to lie and to cheat is unlawful (haram). So, you should not expose yourself …

Islam Teaches How We Should Treat Parents and the Elderly?

Islam Teaches How We Should Treat Parents and the Elderly

In the Islamic world, one rarely finds “old people’s homes.” The strain of caring for one’s parents in this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessing and an opportunity for great spiritual growth.

How to Honor parents after their Death

How to Honor and Respect Parents even after Their Death

Although death may take us at any age, parents are often elderly and as such require special care and attention. Even though the rigors of old age may cause parents to be demanding, impatient or petulant, a Muslim is still obligated to treat then with kindness and to look after them lovingly.

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