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“Dad, I’m Not Going to Medical School” – Real Talk with our Parents

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The Story It had been a few days since Salman thought about telling his parents. He had received a full scholarship from Columbia University to study journalism, a subject he was insanely passionate about and which had already given him a jump start in a career. He was the editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, wrote numerous editorials for the ... Read More »

On the Shoulders of Giants

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By Musab Qureshi In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood. The 13-year-old girl from a poor farming family in north India has enrolled in a Master's degree in microbiology, after her daily-wage earning father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter's tuition. ... Read More »

Mama can I get Unlimited Internet on my iPad and other Internet Safety Issues


The fact is that 93 percent of kids are online. Even if parents limit or ban internet access, kids have access at school, through a friend's smart phone, libraries, and schools. The internet is a tool that our children need to use and master with wisdom dispensed by parents. We need tech-savvy youth who will grow up to be leaders ... Read More »

Muslim Parents’ Guide to Reddit


Whether you've heard of Reddit or not, chances are your kids are spending time on it. In some cases upwards of a couple of hours a day. For those parents who just "got the Facebook" or know "how to Tweeter" this can be quite frustrating as more and more new networks pop up. Read More »

MM Treasures: Amid the Tents of Mina, the Dua of a Mother


Hajj is an arduous journey, a journey of jihad for the females of this Ummah, that takes us far from home, with only a ceiling of cloth separating us from the sky, and a bed that is not the most comfortable. Considering all of these hardships, you would have thought that this elderly lady would put aside all worries or thoughts and try to fit in some rest. Read More »

Umm Zakiyyah | Are You a Sign of the Last Day?


Yet, as we draw ever closer to the Day of Judgment, there are so few of us who are moved to utter a simple prayer asking Allah’s mercy for our parents, and so many of us who move our tongues endlessly recounting their faults. Read More »

Arranged Marriage is not Forced Marriage


Arranged marriages are the cultural norm for many Muslims across the world. Men and women who are ready to get married may meet their future spouse through family or friends. Forced marriage, on the other hand, occurs when a man or woman is coerced by the family to marry, using threats, emotional blackmail, fraud, and even bribes. Arranged against the person will, without consent or consent under duress. That is not a marriage in Islam; it is oppression and abuse. 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 »

Yasir Qadhi | Ramadan Reminder: Parents – My Biggest Door to Jannah

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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's Ramadan reminder for Day 9 discussing iḥsān to parents. Read More »

Parenting Series | Part VII: Sex & Sexuality – An Islamic Perspective


Continuing from last week’s article, insha'Allah we will discuss the next two commonly asked questions: How do babies get into their mother’s stomachs? and What is Sex? Read More »

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