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Why Thugs Can’t Raise a Nation: The Importance of Good Parenting


People have to start acting like grown-ups and start raising their children and not let their children raise them. You have to teach your children right from wrong and not let your home be ruled by the whims of a child, or be ruled by your own whims for that matter. When I see the extremely high rates of black on black killing, and crime in places like Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Compton, Detroit, and Brooklyn, I’m thinking, “Where are the parents? Where are the fathers?” Read More »

Muslim Fathers Have to Man Up


Prophet [saw] said "The best of you is the one who is best to his family, and I am the best amongst you to my family" - [At-Tirmidhi] Read More »

Yasir Qadhi | The Etiquette of Dealing with Parents and the Elderly

Brothers and sisters, simple point. Bottom line. If your parents are alive, the only way to be a pleasing servant to Allāh and the only way to be a good Muslim is to have your parents love you. If your parents are angry with you or if your parents are not happy with you and you are not trying to change that situation, it doesn’t matter what you do in the Eyes of Allāh (subḥānahu wa ta‘āla). The parents have ultimate priority in this world. Read More »

The Family Way: Ten Tips For Expecting Muslims

Look at the bigger picture and console yourself by thinking, for example, "In a few years, I will not even think about this pain and weakness, insha'Allah, but will be enjoying the company of a beautiful child!" Also, remember that pious offspring is one of the major sources of continuous rewards for a Muslim even after death. Read More »

Raising Children with Deen and Dunya

"Assalaamu alaikum," I whispered to the warm bundle nestled against my chest, "I'm your mommy." I stroked his face and then asked the rhetorical question that every mother has asked since time immemorial. "Now... how am I going to raise you?" It's a question that I have continued to ask since that first magical night in the maternity ward. Read More »

Like Father, Like Daughter

Amongst the many family dynamics issues that the Muslim community is beginning to address, one of the least-discussed subjects remains that of father-daughter relationships. In the Muslim community especially, this is an issue which has been overlooked, ignored, and generally treated with a sense of discomfort. Particularly amongst immigrant families, the relationship between a father and his daughter(s) is often ... Read More »

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