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A Letter to My Heartbroken Children

Seeing that we are exposed to disturbing scenes every time we check the news, we have almost become desensitized to it. It is our duty to help those who are facing oppression, and they too expect our support, hence, we must not let them down. To give with all your might would be a gift for them, and a great reward for you from The One who does not forget!

Developing a Love For Hijab Amongst Children

Even if your daughter doesn’t wear a hijab on a daily basis, your daughter’s first hijab will be special. Your daughter’s first hijab may be for Quran class, or for when she visits the mosque; whatever the occasion, make sure her first hijab is special! To make the process memorable, take your daughter shopping for her very first hijab.

Connecting our Children to the Best of Generations

We Muslims have celebrities that are different, pious and pure. Among them are people chosen by the King of all kings, people who gained His pleasure and people who strove for Him. Who are these celebrities? How can we make our youth love them instead of the usual actors, singers and players? Read this article for the answers, and for an amazing 'celebrity activity' for the whole family!

The Fruit of One’s Labors

Some of what we do is greater than other things depending on where Allah made us excel. It is like a farmer who is producing exotic fruits and he has some trees which are special which he reserves for himself and does not take to the market while some are standard marketable produce and others are below par than what he would want to send to market. Allah grants us special blessings in some areas and makes us deficient in others.

The Modern Islamic Home: Aspects and Principles (Part II)

The home must be a place of worship, a classroom, a place of taking care of the necessities of life, a place of close family relationships, a place for rest, a place for work, a place for drawing near to Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala even when no one else can see, a place of thinking, a place of upbringing steadfast and upright Muslim children. The home is the place we always return to in this world while the hereafter is the place we will certainly return to, after our death. Thus, it is a temporary resting place for us given as sustenance from AllahAllah Subhanahu-wa-Taala which we should use to prepare for the final resting place to come.

Halloween – Innocent Fun-Time, Spooky or Shirk?

The Halloween hoop-la is crazy and seems like it takes over everyone every year. But instead of going with the tide, we need to educate ourselves and especially our kids about it and tell them why we do not become a part of its festivities. It's not a bad thing to be different. Our religion gives us fun-off times (Come on, you just celebrated two Eids!) and-that should be enough for us. Having fun is absolutely permissible but going to extremes to have it and on the way trampling our beliefs is not only revolting but also implies our extreme lack of faith and lack of pride in our religion.

[Part Three] Muslim Parenting – Whats and Hows

"We need to characterize our kids into ‘Akhirah driven’ kids; those who walk on the earth but their hearts are attached to the afterlife. They know and believe that the truest and purest pleasures, the real FUN lies in Jannah only. They can see the afterlife from the eyes of their heart like the window of their room." Umm Salih shares advice on raising Akhirah driven kids...