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Black & American- Islam Gave Me Hope

My Memories - Being Black American Muslim

For African-American folks that are Muslim, we’re little more scattered, so there’s not a community if you will. There have been times over the years where there’s been communities that have been started, but for whatever reason folks chose to go their own ways.

Teen son

How to Deal with My Teen Son?

 In this counseling answer: •You are going to have to start treating your son with all his problems and difficulties as a person who is about to become an adult. •Don’t give him any pocket money without some kind of understanding that he has to earn it in some way. •Try to give him his …

Not Setting a Good Example for My Daughter

 In this counseling answer: •Continue on the path you have started, by introducing Islam slowly and softly in your daughter’s life. •Don’t be too preachy but try to capitalize on the warmth of the mother-daughter relationship to share with her and let her see it for herself. Don’t shove it down her throat, in other …


Sick of My Teen Son

In this counseling answer: •We cannot be sure as to the exact cause of his behavior, but we urge you not to delay in taking action to help him. One such course of action would be to consider having him admitted for psychiatric evaluation over the course of a few days. •We suggest extending the …

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Moving Out Is My Son's Goal

In this counseling answer: •You should do your best to talk him out of it. Do not give him ultimatums, as you might find it difficult to uphold or carry out what you propose to do as a form of discipline. If he insists on moving out, and you feel that he will move out …

How to Boost My Son's Self Confidence?

In this counseling answer: “You can help him develop his confidence by understanding who he is, what he feels and respecting that person who he is, and who he hopes to be.  Help him to understand his strengths and weaknesses and to know that to fail in a task (as we all do) is a …


My Husband Allows My Teenage Kids Too Much Freedom

 In this counseling answer: “When your daughter walks in when you are waking up to pray, ask her if you can hug her. Tell her how much you love her. Then just let her know you are scared and worried when she disappears like that and that you are glad that Allah protected her and …

Teenage and Influential... 9 Young Muslim Leaders

Influential Teenagers... 9 Young Muslim Leaders

A few days ago, while waiting for a bus to take me downtown, I met with a Canadian old lady. She wore a red poppy as a sign to remember the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty during the past world wars. Spontaneously, I told her, “There is a …

Teenage son

My Teenage Son Drives Me Crazy

 In this counseling answer: •Raising your son is not your job alone; therefore, I urge you strongly to involve your former husband immediately. •If you (as parents) are not ready to talk together with your son, then you need to consider sending him for counseling so that he can talk to a third party about what …


My Teenage Sons Now Taking Drugs, What To Do?

In this counseling answer: •You must continue to try and talk with your children whenever you get the chance about how much you dislike their behavior and how much it hurts you. Don’t pester them, but just let them know from time to time that these things they are doing really HURT you. •Remember to …

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