Creating a Positive Environmen...

Written by Salma Elkadi Abugideiri

Allah SWT identifies the purpose of marriage as achieving sakeenah (tranquility) founded on the critical components of mawaddah (compassion, love) and rahmah (mercy) (Qur’an - 30:21). The picture that is painted in the Qur’an of the relationship between spouses is one of mutual love and compassion, where spouses consult one another (Qur’an - 42:38) and take care of one another...

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Enseigner l’Islam à nos enfant...

Written by Linda Bendjafer

Nous avons pour mission, chers parents, la transmission du message divin. Pour ce faire, il est plus que nécessaire d’assurer la communication familiale (el hiwar), car une famille où ne règnent pas la communication et le dialogue est une famille vouée à la déstabilisation de ses membres. Il s’agit d’un dialogue plus que nécessaire à travers lequel sera transmise l’essence même ...

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Activities with Non-Muslims

Do you advise Muslims to enroll their children in non-Muslim activities such as soccer and baseball leagues in the city?

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Case Study: The Internet Dilem...

Written by Ekram Beshir and Mohamed Rida Beshir

Imad is 16 years old. He is an average high school student. He lives with his parents and his older brother Mohsen. He spends a lot of time sitting at his computer. Whenever his parents invite him to go to a community activity, he declines their invitation and says, “I don’t enjoy going there.” One night, Imad’s dad came home early in the evening, which rarely happens because...

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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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