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Difficult Teen

QUESTION: I have a teenage son who is a Hafez.He does not listen to us,he goes out when he wants and sometimes does not come home.He becomes very arrogant when we question him. He does not spend time with his family at all and only wants to be with his …

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The “NEED” of the Hour

Friday 16:10: “Oh No, Only 20 minutes left to pick up the kids from madrasah. Oh Gosh! Tomorrow is another crazy Saturday morning with them at home”, groaned mum. Friday 16:40 (after madrasah): “Yesss, it’s weekend again. Tomorrow we can hook up with the gang at the mall. Maybe, we …

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Intergenerational Baggage

  I had a long conversation with an older relative, a loosely-practicing Muslim gentleman in his seventies. His life has got me reflecting on the issues we inherit and pass down through the generations. Let’s call him Nabil. Nabil, as a young man in his mid-twenties, deliberately missed his beloved …

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Mould your Child

Question: There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, that are not appropriate for Muslims, e.g. Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc.There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, (not required, but optional), that are not …

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Supermoms

A book, Perfect Madness by Judith Warner, published by Riverhead Books, tells us that during her research, Warner discovered that: “Seventy percent of American moms say they find motherhood today ‘incredibly stressful.’” “Thirty percent of mothers of young children reportedly suffer from depression.” In the lands where all that glitters is …

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Challenges facing Muslim Youth.

Muslim parents, protect your children from dangers that surround them in this modern world. Some parents want to be careful and protective but just *don’t know* about the various threats to the kids’ health and iman that lurk in western (or even Muslim) societies, because their generation didn’t have this …

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