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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, …

Explain Hajj Rituals

Explain Hajj to Your Kids (Info-graph)

During this time of the year,  many Muslims around the world are preparing for Hajj journey.  It’s a good opportunity for parents to teach their kids about Hajj and its significance and explain hajj rituals in a simplified way. It’s true that children understand better with visual explanation and imagery. Thus, we provide you with a simple way to teach …

Hajar

Let Me Tell You about Hajar & Baby Ismail

“What are you doing under the bed, Yasseen?” Mommy asked. “I’m looking for my time machine! I need to go back in time! It’s VERY important!” Yasseen said, popping his head out from under the bed. “We have a project for school about a woman named ‘Hajar’. I must find out exactly what happened!” “So …

UK Muslim Parents Refuse Non-Halal Flu Vaccine

Muslim parents are reportedly refusing to allow their children to have a nasal flu vaccine because the treatment is not halal for containing pork gelatin. “We have consulted the scholars and this is their view… we need another vaccine which is halal,” Dr. Shuja Shafi, the chairman of the Muslim Council of Britain’s research and …

Hajj

Tips for Parents Taking Kids to Hajj

Hajj is a journey of a lifetime for any Muslim and completes the fifth pillar of Islam. There are an increasing number of parents who are performing Hajj with their families or whilst expecting a child; however, to make Hajj a truly positive and spiritual experience when going with the kids, it is important to …

8 Toxic Parenting Habits That Destroy Our Children

8 Toxic Parenting Habits That Destroy Our Children

Parenting is never easy! It takes patience, efforts and understanding to become a good parent for your child. But did you know about toxic parenting habits? Maybe you know all of them, may be you know some. But, do you have any of these habits? If yes, you got to stop immediately! 8 Toxic Parenting Habits …

Ramadan

Are Your Children Ready for Ramadan?

Ramadan is always a very special time for Muslims all over the globe. It’s a time for closeness to our Creator, for spiritual healing, for asking for forgiveness and seeking Allah’s pleasure. However,  sometimes we don’t really know how to make our children feel the uniqueness of this holy month; some other times it is even …

Muslim Kids in US Colored Eggs & Easter Bunnies

Colored Eggs & Easter Bunnies - What Should Muslim Parents Do?

As we approach springtime, I am reminded of an event, which helped me develop an action plan and response to American holy holidays. When my daughter was just in kindergarten, she came home from school on an early release Friday, with a basket of chocolate eggs, bunnies and brightly colored pink, baby blue and yellow …

kindness

Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids Kindness

Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore be kind to man on the earth. He who is in heaven will show mercy on you. ~(Abu Daud: Tirmidhi) Teaching children to be kind in today’s world where they see violence everywhere, makes it more important to instill kindness from a young age. A …

What Does It Mean to Have an Autistic Child?

What Does It Mean to Have an Autistic Child?

Fatimah chats with a brave mother, Umm Ali, who relates her powerful and touching journey of both her sons being diagnosed with autism. Umm Ali’s journey with autism began in early 2010 when her second son was born. Her eldest son was just little over 14 months old. In hindsight, it was an extremely overwhelming …



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