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 […]
Enjoy Your Life by Sheikh Muhammad Al ‘Arifi is a great book that I read some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed reading, mashaaAllah. It doesn’t specifically focus on parenting but there are sections in the book where he address how to deal with children and he highlights the ways in which the Prophet dealt with his family and children. I wrote an in depth review of this book for Habibi Halaqas and it’s still on their website. To read my full review, click here!
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.
I wrote this article for Islamic Learning Materials a little while ago concerning raising children to be good Muslims even in non-Muslim countries. May it be of great benefit to you! Click here. How To Establish Your Child’s Islamic Identity Here’s another article of mine on Islamic Learning Materials on establishing your child’s Islamic identity. Click here.
This is a nice three-part article series from Productive Muslim (I think you can tell by now that I’m a big fan of Productive Muslim!) to share with your hubby or the men in your life who are fathers! Really great article that is geared towards the fathers but we mothers can also benefit from! Click here
I’ve asked it of grandparents, parents, sons, and daughters. I’ve asked it of Pakistanis, Indians, Afghans, Arabs, Americans, Asians, and Africans. I’ve sat people down at parties, emailed friends’ parents, called up aunties on the telephone, and stopped uncles on their way out the door. Any family whose practice of Islam has impressed me, any child whose manners have stunned me, any teenager whose conduct with his or her sibling has given me reason for pause, any adult whose balance of deen (religion) and dunya (world) has wowed me, I have accosted and asked, “What exactly did your parents do […]
This is another great article filled with great tips on raising children. Click here to read the full article.
Read about this amazing mother’s routine and more on how she is trying to raise eight intelligent and God-conscious children. Click here to be taken to the article.