Where do you Fall on the Spect...

Written by Mohamed Rida Beshir

Every mom and dad has a parenting style based on his or her personality type, background and experience. Experts say that there are four styles of parenting: permissive, free-reigning, authoritarian, and controlling. These styles each have their strengths and weaknesses, but in general, they either build self- esteem or tear it down. The fifth style is the ideal one. It is nurturing and setting limits...

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The Positive and Negative C’s ...

Written by Shahina Siddiqui

One of the greatest challenges a Muslim will ever face is being a parent. This is one challenge, however, many of us are very unprepared for. Allah tells us in the Quran that our children are our trial and as such we should take the task of parenting seriously, and start learning from each other. In my experience in dealing with my own family and counseling other Muslim families, a model has developed based on...

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Spousal Abuse: What Islam Real...

Written by Mohamed Rida Beshir

In his wonderful book Letters to My Elders in Islam, Dr. J F Dirks, under the title of “On Spousal Abuse” says, “a couple of years ago, a social worker at a community mental health center in a distant American city contacted me about an urgent problem a member of her staff was encountering. It seems that one of our Muslim sisters had sought help at their clinic because she had been physically abused by her husband ...

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