Parenting Workshop:
Positive Parenting Skills Based on the Qur’an and Sunnah

Prerequisite None
Target Audience Parents, newly married couples, teachers, educators, care givers, etc.
Maximum Attendance We would like as many community members to benefit from the material provided in the workshop. However, a maximum of 300 attendees would be the acceptable limit insha’a Allah
Length 7-8 hours
Format Two lectures and two interactive sessions (case studies)
Speakers/Facilitators Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir and Dr. Ekram Beshir**
Cost Free! The hosting community is only expected to reimburse the speakers’ travel expenses (air tickets and taxis) and accommodate them in a modest hotel

**During some parts of the year, only Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir is available to travel to deliver a workshop

Detailed Program

Basic principles of parenting from Qur’an and Sunnah

  • Covers parents’ duty, understanding children, their needs, their qualities and the key factors affecting the formation of their personalities
  • Over 15 principles from the Quran and Sunnah on the way we should deal with our children/teens supported by practical examples

Expected time: 2 Hours

Self Search for better parenting

  • Covers approval stages for children, examples of positive and negative parental behaviours, how to help teens resist the North American Popular Teen culture and peer pressure.
  • We discuss your vision for your teen and the qualities needed to fulfill it. A questionnaire will be given to parents to help them through the self search process to discover the sources of their own negative parental behaviour.

Expected time: 2 Hours


Attendees are divided into groups and every group is given a case to study, analyze, and answer related questions using the knowledge gained in the first two sessions.

Expected time: 45 minutes

Part 2

Presentations by group representatives and comments from both speakers as well as other participants

Expected time: 60-75 minutes


  • An electronic multimedia projector to project on the screen from the speaker’s laptop is a must for the workshop.
  • A classroom setting is recommended, with sisters on one side of the hall and brothers in the other side. A Mosque prayer hall is not suitable for this function. Seats are a must, and tables are preferred. Light control is required to ensure better viewing.
  • For the full benefit, both parents are advised to attend the whole program; as such a baby-sitting program is very much recommended. It should include activities such as coloring, games, story telling, a light meal, etc.
  • The time allocated for presentations & workshops can not be shortened.
  • The two presentations complement each other, thus both parents should attend both presentations.