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Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir is a leading expert in the area of parenting and family issues from an Islamic perspective, and he is the author of the best-sellers, “When Muslim Teens Rebel: Causes and Solutions” and “Family Leadership (Qawama) an Obligation to Fulfill, not an Excuse to Abuse”. In addition he has co-authored many other best-selling books on family issues and parenting with his wife, among them: “Meeting the Challenge of Parenting in the West: an Islamic Perspective”, Muslim Teens: Today’s Worry, Tomorrow’s Hope, a Practical Islamic Parenting Guide”, “Blissful Marriage”, and “Parenting Skills based on Qur’an and Sunnah”, as well as other parenting books in Arabic. Some of their books have been translated into several languages such as French, German and Albanian and currently being translated into other languages.
Dr. Beshir has taught many courses on the subject of parenting in North American society with the Islamic American University. He is a regular contributor to the family section of various Muslim magazines, including Islamic Horizons, The Message, and American Muslim. He was also an advisor for the original Islam Online website’s family section. Dr. Beshir has conducted over a thousand workshops on parenting, marriage and tarbiyah matters throughout the world (North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Morocco, and Malaysia). He is the recipient of the City of Ottawa Certificate of Appreciation for 2003 for his volunteer work in the area of education. He recently founded www.familydawn.com, a comprehensive family website with a collection of articles, case studies, frequently asked questions, and resources on Islamic family matters.
Dr. Ekram Beshir came to North America in 1975 to join her husband. They were blessed with 4 children whom they raised to be dedicated and active Muslim workers. As a wife/husband team, they together authored several bestselling parenting, marriage, and family books in North America, among them, “Meeting the Challenge of Parenting in the West, an Islamic Perspective,” “Muslim Teens, Today’s Worry, Tomorrow’s Hope, a Practical Islamic Parenting Guide,” “Blissful Marriage,” and “Parenting Skills based on Qur’an and Sunnah,” as well as other parenting books in Arabic. Some of their parenting books have been translated to French, German and Albanian and are currently being translated to Malaysian, Bosnian, Indonesian, and other languages. They taught two courses on the subject of “Parenting in North America” with the Islamic American University. Both are regular contributors to the Family Section of several magazines, including “The American Muslim,” “Islamic Horizons,” “The Message,” and “Muslim Family”. Dr. Ekram with her husband Dr. Mohamed Beshir are the recipients of the City of Ottawa Certificate of Appreciation for the year 2003 for their volunteer work in the area of Education as well as other City of Ottawa awards for valuable services to community children in the year 2006. She has traveled extensively, presenting workshops to various Muslim communities all over the world.