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I Shall Guard the Fingers that Hit the Keyboard

I Shall Cleanse My Heart and Guard My Tongue… As Well As My Fingers That Hit the Keyboard! Babies are often described as white canvases: innocent and mono-colored, untarnished and pure. The color, shade, or hue they finally assume comes from their surroundings — their family, extended relatives, peers, school, and the general environment that …

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10 Ways to Get Your Kids Love Prayer

As Muslims, we all know the importance of Salah (prayer). It is the first thing that we will be brought to account for in front of Allah (swt), and is the most important pillar of Islam after the Shahadah. Thus, it is so important that we encourage our children to form the habit of praying, …

Raising My Kids to Be Unapologetic American Muslims

Raising My Kids to Be Unapologetic American Muslims

Growing up in North Dakota in the 1980s and 1990s, there was nobody who shared my family’s last name. “Husain? Hoooooo-sayn? You’re not related to … ?” teachers would sometimes ask. No, I would explain, I wasn’t. My name was spelled differently from the then-dictator Saddam Hussein, and, either way, it’s a very common name …

7 Tips on Talking to Kids About Homosexuality

7 Tips on Talking to Kids About Homosexuality

“Homosexuality has gained greater acceptance as an “alternative lifestyle” in the last 10 to 20 years in North America. Public school sex education, under the rubric of “Family Life Education” generally teaches an acceptance of homosexuality, a respect and/or tolerance for it. As is the case with sex education in general, there is little to …

I Want to Convert to Islam, What About My Son?

In this counseling answer: “ About your child, as a Muslim, your duty before Allah is to raise your child to know Allah and his relationship with Allah. In a marriage of a Muslim man and non-Muslim woman, the children are expected to be raised as Muslims. Because your wife is currently of another faith, you …

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My 9-Year Old Struggles with Islam

 In this counseling answer: “Do your best to monitor her friend networks and see that she is socializing with girls who share similar values at least. Help her with her schoolwork in a way that infuses the Islamic perspective. This will help to broaden her understanding of whatever topic she is learning and lay the …

How Can I Establish An Islamic Home?

In this counseling answer: ” I would kindly suggest that if you are near an Islamic community that you attend the Masjid regularly and get to know some sisters there. Strive to build lasting friendships as our sisters can be our greatest source of strength and encouragement. You will insha’Allah enjoy cooking dinners together, or going out for a bite …

Ex-Wife Against Teaching Islam

As-salamu `Alaikum dear brother, It is often the case that relationships with ex-partners are strained and stressful. You are trying to teach your daughter about Islam but her mother tells her not to listen to you. This is a frustrating situation. So, what can you do? You have many choices; however, they are not all …

When Our Kids Want To See Allah

As-salamu `alaykum. May Allah Most High reward you to the utmost for your keenness to teach your son Islamic teachings in such a challenging atmosphere, and we pray to Allah to grant you success in your effort. For the benefit of other readers, we will expand to other relevant areas in order to comprehensively cover …

How to Make My Daughter Love Prayer?

As-salamu alaykum sister, It sounds as if your daughter is having difficulty in understanding the importance of prayer and her obligation. I would kindly suggest that instead of yelling and getting upset, that you instead try to cultivate in her a deeper love of Allah and understanding of the significance of prayer within her. …



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