Heart-to-heart questions about her childhood, leaving the banking sector, women issues and more! What were you like as an adolescent? How did you come towards Islam? I was considered a reasonably average adolescent. Being the eldest of my siblings, I was expected to be the most well-behaved - which I was! My mother says if... Continue Reading →
Parenting Hacks From the Quran and Sunnah
By Khadija Arif Parenthood is considered a prestige. Society and religion put parents on a high pedestal for all they go through in raising children. But parenting is not a bed of roses. Bringing children into the world, tending them, providing for them, protecting them and making them good humans is an arduous job and... Continue Reading →
What did Luqman A.S say to his son?
By Hamna Atta Parenting is the most rewarding, yet challenging experience that one can go through, especially in these times when fitnah is rife. Hundreds and thousands of parenting how-to books are sold every day yet we find parents in a constant state of dilemma when it comes to the upbringing of their child. Not... Continue Reading →
My Son, You Taught Me…
By Umm Ibrahim My Dear Son, It has been a year since you entered into our world. When I saw you, I felt my heart would burst with love and happiness, although my body was broken and aching. What a roller coaster of a year it has been since then. It was tough but totally... Continue Reading →
Build a Home in Your Hearts for Your Parents!
Just the other day, I was discussing with my undergraduate class how the first verse of Surat al-Fatihah is often translated: “All praise (and gratitude) is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds”. Here the Arabic word Rabb is translated as Lord. You know what the trouble with translation is? Sometimes some of the... Continue Reading →
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