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Muslim Parenting
As children progress towards teenage, they also move towards a sense of greater independence. In this process, they end up turning rebellious towards their parents (who still treat them like a baby) and try to resist the household rules. This holds especially true for Muslim teens in the West who struggle to find a balance...
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Tantrums, attention seeking, consistent crying, noise, refusing to listen to you – come to think of it, children are quite difficult to deal with. Sometimes understanding your little bundle of joy drains you out of your patience. You find yourself being harsh, shouting or even worse, beating up your little one, only to regret it...
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Muslim parenting has been reflected over by many and yet it remains mastered by a few. To be fair and honest, it is a daunting task for parents to imbibe basic Islamic values in their children, especially when they are living in Non-Muslim countries. How do you make them strike a balance between the Dunya...
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Oh my goodness, did you realize that in five years it will be the year 2023? What a ride it has been. I remember thinking that by now we would have flying cars and kids would be using their hoverboards to school! I thought that we would be learning advanced topics and subjects in schools...
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Assalaamu alaikum! My son is obsessed with his games. It started with a mobile phone. I’ve tried taking the middle ground here, by not letting him have it on his person twenty-four-seven like ‘all the other moms do’ so he gets to use it for maybe five or ten minutes a day to play with...
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Assalaamu alaikum! Cooking spaghetti Bolognaise for lunch today gave me a sudden attack of conscience. The pasta was boiling and I was chopping up some ingredients to add to the sauce. I was hoping to try out a bottle of store-bought Bolognaise sauce my husband insisted we try. Yes, it had a halal stamp on...
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Qualities of effective Muslim Parents: By Zohra Rasool.   Our beautiful religion Islam, lays great emphasis on the rights of parents on their offspring while at the same time it has been made clear that the parents are responsible for the wellbeing and upbringing of their children. Parents are the role models followed by their...
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Should we celebrate Christmas in our home? And if not, how do we go about explaining to our children the reasons we do not celebrate Christmas in our home? At the start of the wintery season, weeks before December, those of us living in the West in particular begin seeing preparation for the holiday season....
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Have you ever experienced a protective dad or mom moment with your child? How did you react or respond? Hopefully not like me. I had a protective dad moment. It made me say something I shouldn’t have. Because I am imperfect and have moments of weakness and vulnerability. And because I don’t wear my counsellor’s...
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The advent of computers, internet and smartphones have made life easier and faster for all of us. With ease of use come many challenges and problems too. One of the problems faced by families of our times is that kids prefer to stay at home and read on their laptops and other devices and hence...
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