FAQ: Dealing with Islamophobia

Answered by Mohamed Rida Beshir and Ekram Beshir

These days, in which Muslims are the object of suspicion, especially here in the U.S., how can we convince our children that racism and prejudice are wrong, particularly when they hear insults and bad things about Muslims at school?

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FAQ: Married to a Non-Muslim

Answered by Mohamed Rida Beshir and Ekram Beshir

Our brother is married to a non-Muslim woman. He is not paying much attention to Islam or an Islamic education for his children. We are concerned about their future in North America if they do not receive clear guidance from their father regarding Islamic faith ...

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FAQ: Following up on Homework

Answered by Mohamed Rida Beshir and Ekram Beshir

What is the best way for us to follow up on our child’s homework? Sometimes we are very busy and do not have any time to do this. Do you have any suggestions?

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FAQ: Traditional Methods of Parenti...

Answered by Mohamed Rida Beshir and Ekram Beshir

My husband always uses the traditional methods and ways — with all their positive and negative aspects — in dealing with our children. He always says: "My opinion is right and this is the proper way to deal with the children. Our parents used to do it this way and it worked on us." ...

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FAQ: Going to the Prom

Answered by Ekram Beshir and Mohamed Rida Beshir

My daughter is 16 years old. She has been attending public school. She is graduating from high school this year insha’a Allah. It is early, but I am expecting her to ask me about going to the prom. I feel that it is not proper for a Muslim girl to attend such a party and I have been hinting to this, but we never discuss it in detail ...

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FAQ: Physical Punishment

Answered by Ekram Beshir and Mohamed Rida Beshir

What is your view on physical punishment (hitting or spanking) as a way of correcting children’s behaviour? Is it okay to spank or hit a child when he makes a mistake? I am confused. Sometimes we get the answer that it is okay and other times that it is not okay. If it is not okay, how do you explain the hadeeth my husband refers to in which ...

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