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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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Muslims parents across the world wish to raise their children with faith and imbibe the love of Allah in their hearts from a very young age. Parenting is a tough task and Islamic parenting is even more daunting, considering the not-so-Islamic influences your little love is subjected to everyday. While we look for Muslim parenting...
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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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Recommended for Ages 2 – 8 At the early stage of development, children are only beginning to develop their physical/motor, cognitive and social skills. They struggle with understanding the world and the effect of their actions on others and vice-versa. Their response to situations is based on learning by association, i.e. acquired behavior as a result...
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Recommended for ages 6 to 12 The prophet (SAW) said: “The best of you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it” Did you know that in the most commonly printed copy of the Qur’an, there are 600 pages in the Mushaf? Each of these pages have approximately 130 words, totaling about 78,000 words in the entire Qur’an. It...
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Ages 2-3 The terrible twos –the period every parent dreads, and makes you wonder how the adorable baby you had a few months ago transformed into this little monster. Tantrums, grandiosity and irrational behavior are all hallmarks of toddlerhood, which has been famously described as the “celebration of me.” At this crucial stage, children are...
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Ages 6-8 Stories are such a huge part of our lives, that they come as naturally as eating to human beings. A story is basically any series of events on a particular topic related by a person to an audience -be it sharing how our day went over dinner, or relaxing with a book or...
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Ages 6-8 Can you think back to your first encounter with learning the Qur’an? I bet it was sometime in your early childhood; around three to five years old. To the average pre-schooler in the beginning stages of Islamic studies, this activity is little more than a performance to roll off weird, melodious words from...
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Ages 6-8 A major feature of societies in all parts of the world are the norms and values they hold dear, which in turn influence their concepts of daily life. These values are usually passed from generation to generation and eventually become the lifeblood of a functional society. In an effort to raise children who...
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