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4 Things to Understand About Privacy in Islam

4 Things to Understand About Privacy in Islam

“Mom, why don’t you ever knock on my door before entering?” This is a common complaint of teenagers – that their privacy is not respected by elders, especially their parents and siblings. The opposite is also true; children sometimes don’t really understand…

My Son Is Not Interested in Studies, What Can I Do?

My Son Is Not Interested in Studies, What Can I Do?

In this counseling answer: •Focus on what he is interested in and find ways to apply it to his school studies.  While this isn’t always easy to do, with some creativity you can illustrate how his interests are related to his studies in many ways.  For instance, if he likes playing games you can show …

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 …

Raising Teenagers in a World of Pornography & Drugs

Raising Teenagers in World of Pornography & Drugs

Pornography, drugs, premarital sex… How on earth can we raise our teenagers in a world like this? Pornography is the most popular topic searched on the Internet. Intoxicating drugs that were once banned are increasingly made legal in many countries. With all this exposure to indecency and narcotics its no longer time to be politically …

The Prophet's Guidance for New Muslim Youth

The Prophet's Guidance for New Muslim Youth

For new Muslims, it is vital to read up on how Prophet Muhammad kept the teenagers and youth around him in good company, always enjoining them in doing good deeds and encouraging them gently to ward off evil. Embracing Islam as a family may…

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.

How to Help Teenagers Cope with Stress?

How to Help Teenagers Cope with Stress?

In this counseling answer: •Monitor your child’s moods. Ensure they are coping well with challenges. •Be an open ear for them if they need it as well as be supportive in positive ways that will boost their confidence and perceived abilities in themselves. •You can also help by encouraging positive activities such as exercise, sports, …

What Kept My Faith Strong as a Youth?

One Thing Kept My Faith Strong as a Teenager

People asked me: “When you were a teenager at high school, I went to secular schools in Australia, were you a religious person or not?” Alhamdulillah I was. But it was very difficult, it’s not that easy… You have to be challenged. I went in year 7 and year 8…

How to Encourage My Teen Siblings Into Deen?

In this counseling answer: •Never give up on du’a. Ultimately Allah is the only one who can guide them on the straight path, so continue to make du’a to Allah and ask Him to guide you and use you as a tool to assist them. •Continue to be a good influence in front of them. As the older sibling/cousin, …

How to Prevent My 20-Year-Old Daughter from Going Astray

How to Prevent My 20-Year-Old Daughter from Going Astray

In this counseling answer: “At this point in your daughter’s life, she may feel she is finding herself or redefining herself. She may be experimenting with her identity and her values. In sha’ Allah, she will not make this a lifestyle and she will return to the path of Islam without too much harm being done.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, …



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