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Ramadan Planning for Mothers: Obstacles & Solutions

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Ramadan planning for mothers is often difficult since so much of their time is dedicated to others. The distractions can be overwhelming -- between taking care of one’s family, one’s home, and especially if she works outside the house! Read More »

My Dear Ramadan Stay-at-Home Mom, I Salute You

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I know that all of this is not even close to how you feel about yourself and Ramadan, or about your self-worth in this blessed month of Ramadan while trying to enjoy your ‘ibādah and fulfill your spousal and parental role all at the same time. For all of this and more, my dear Ramadan stay-at-home mom, I salute you, and may Allah reward you. Read More »

The Apprentice

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I have alhamdulillah come a long, long way since my perception of my children as noise-creators, troublemakers, clutter-generators and stress-inducers who need to be run after and coerced to behave properly. Now I see them as my young "apprentices" in the path of Deen, albeit ones who need a stern eye and a reprimand here and there when they, acting upon their natural human instincts, act naughtily or behave mischievously. Read More »

Maybe Allāh Wants You to Become an ‘Ā’ishah and Not a Khadījah

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You may not become a Khadija, who gave birth to all Prophet’s kids but you then get the chance to become Aisha. Khadija, may Allāh SWT be pleased with her, raised excellent kids and we know all the wonderful qualities she had and all the beautiful ways she contributed towards advancement of Islam. But she didn’t get the chance like Aisha RA, i.e. to teach the Salaf, to become a Faqiha. Why? Because Allāh SWT gives some people some blessings while others, other blessings. Read More »

The Age of Profanity and the Blessings of Good Words

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It was easier to enforce this standard of language when my children were homeschooled. However, as they have stepped into the “real” world, i.e. started school, and extended their circle of friends, they are becoming accustomed to hearing many of these words. Unfortunately, using swear words is very common at schools, and “slightly impolite” words are considered normal among Muslim and non-Muslim kids equally. Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | A Special Project by Nur Kose

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One of our regular contributors to Muslim Kids Matter monthly posts is young Nur Kose. Today she writes to us about a special project she's working on, to make it easy and simple for kids to learn more about the Deen. Find out what she's been up to and what makes the classes so special, māshā'Allāh. :) We wish Nur ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | Lessons Learnt from Surah Yusuf

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Dear kids, your blog post could also be featured on MuslimKidsMatter like the one below! Send in your contribution and inshā'Allāh, it may just be published here! Write to muslimkidsmatter@muslimmatters.org, with your name, age and your article attached. Lessons Learnt from Surah Yusuf by Nur Kose He said: “No reproach on you this day, may Allâh forgive you, and He ... Read More »

Update: Save the Date 9/24 | Censored Art by Children of Palestine | Tell Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) to hold show in Oakland

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SAVE THE DATE: September 24, 2011 TIME: 1:00-3:00PM LOCATION: Either Inside or Outside of MOCHA, 538 Ninth Street, Suite 210 Oakland, CA 94607 Despite our disappointment in MOCHA's decision to cancel the venue, the Middle East Children's Alliance is committed to presenting “A Child's View From Gaza,” a Palestinian children's exhibit of art to the Bay Area on the scheduled ... Read More »

Parenting Series | Part VIII: Sexual Activities Beyond the “Norm” – What Should We Teach Our Teens

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Now let us proceed to additional topics that we should discuss with our pre/teens. Unfortunately, these topics are introduced to 10-year olds in public schools (as I mentioned in Part V(b)), hence the parents should be prepared to discuss these issues with the children at home. Read More »

CNN: Parents, don’t dress your girls like tramps

Editor's note: LZ Granderson writes a weekly column for CNN.com. A senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, he has contributed to ESPN's “Sports Center,” “Outside the Lines” and “First Take.” He is a 2011 and 2010 nominee and the 2009 winner of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism and a 2010 ... Read More »

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