Have you read this article, Blurred Lines: Women, “Celebrity” Shaykhs, and Spiritual Abuse by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari? The article was published by the website, Muslim Matters just several days ago. Sister Zaynab has shed light on something that’s very serious and heartbreaking which is happening in Muslim communities across the country but many of us were unaware until reading her article. There are hundreds of comments in the comment section with many people expressing their thoughts of disgust, anger and disappointment. What was discussed in the article? Here are two paragraphs that can serve as the summary of this article […]
While I don’t think babies should ever be exposed to any sort of screen time, I think for children over the age of three it’s OK if they sometimes watch a nice kid’s show that’s educational and entertaining at the same time. There are hundreds of different kid’s shows to choose from on TV and online but choosing a good show and videos for our children to watch is not as easy as we may think. I don’t want my child to be wasting 30 or even an hour of his time sitting and watching something where he will not […]
We can all agree as parents we want our children to be the best. We want them to walk, talk and learn the same time as other children their age. We even want them to do better than their peers so we push them to try harder and pressure them so much. And if we see our children being a little behind on some things whether it is learning to read or whatever else, many of us start to panic because we compare them to other children their age and wonder why our children aren’t at the same level as […]
Around this time of the year, we usually get bombarded with various commercials and advertisements about mothers. Companies now want to remind you how important it is to show how much you appreciate your mother by giving buying her something “nice.” I’m talking about mother’s day, of course. Many people around the world, the majority being non-Muslims celebrate mother’s day once a year. In the United States, mother’s day falls on the 10th of May, which is coming up soon. What about Muslims? Should we celebrate mother’s day? I’m sure many Muslims will take part in the celebration of mother’s […]
We are living in a world that is technically advanced. Everywhere we go there are computers and phones and all types of other electronic devices. Teenagers and adults alike are on their smart phones so much that it’s hard to find someone looking up these days while they wait in lines or even while waiting for the traffic light to turn green! If we adults are this engrossed with our various electronic devices, surely our children will be too no matter how much we try to protect them from it. When they see mom and dad on their phones watching […]
Have you ever read an article or book or even watched a video and felt as though it was something that was written or made just for you? Subhanalaah, when I came across this article, I felt just that. I felt as if it was written for me because I can be a worrier sometimes. As parents, worrying about our children’s akhlaq, education and future is something we all do. But some us we can over worry which leads to stress and stress is definitely not good for anyone! In the article Mending the Crumbled Wall: Allah’s Promise to Protect your […]
In every part of the world, people face challenges in their lives. Some people face financial instability, hunger and poverty; others face violence, natural disasters and homelessness. And then there are those who face health issues. In every country, the problems are different. In the “developed” countries, the majority of our problems are diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and depression, just to name a few. Of course, those are not the only problems here; however, I feel like these problems are the ones affecting a lot of people. These health issues all probably have one thing in common: our food! Yes, […]
Why saying NO to our children is important.
Mother of three and author of An Islamic Perspective on Child-Rearing and Discipline, Um Saliha talked about the confusion there is between religion and culture when it comes to parenting. I think this article was written for a non-Muslim audience, however, I believe it can also serve as a great reminder to us Muslims as well about raising and disciplining our children according to the Quran and sunna and letting go of traditional or cultural practices that have no basis or importance in Islam. The article is beautifully written and not boring at all! I really enjoyed it and hope you […]
I’ll admit, one of my biggest challenges as a mother is disciplining my children. Even at their young age, sometimes I feel like I come across as too strict and sometimes too lenient. And it’s so very easy to become so angry when parents discipline their children because all we see is the mistake or wrong doing of the child. Grandma Jeddah writes about the five common discipline mistakes parents make when disciplining their children. This article sure was helpful to me. Click here for the full article.