Are You a Slacker Parent? Find Out

Are You a Slacker Parent? Find Out

What makes someone a slacker parent? Well, not much. By that I mean, not much in the way of effort. It is easy being a yes-mom or a yes-dad….but rather difficult to make those tear-jerker decisions that can melt your heart looking…
Making Time Count

Making Time Count

IF YOU EVER left a project to the last second or begun studying only the night before a big exam in school, then you know the desperate feelings that can accompany procrastination. Even those who claim to work well under pressure usually…
A Spouse Closed to Growth

A Spouse Closed to Growth | Part 1

The Young Man and the Elder Stranger A 24-YEAR-OLD man lived in a small town where everyone knew everyone else. He had a reputation as someone who could not keep a job for long, who did just the necessary minimum to get by.…
The Fine Art of Integrity Development

The Fine Art of Integrity Development

SOME OF US really do take integrity for granted…. okay, most of us do. It’s not something that you often— if ever—stop to think about. However, teaching and developing integrity within your child’s character is an essential part of a Muslim parent’s…
Allah Wants to Forgive You, What did Allah say About Forgiveness in Quran?

Allah Wants to Forgive You

MANY PEOPLE TALK to me about their struggles; about mistakes they’ve made, sins they’ve committed, addictions they yearn to overcome, relationships they regret. But regardless of the issue, there is one emotion that I’ve noticed threads through almost every struggle with the…
Choosing A Mate Wisely

Choosing A Mate Wisely

DISCUSSIONS WITH A close friend of mine were once dominated by her excitement and continuous expressions that she wanted to get married. She told me she had a brother in mind that captivated her with his charm, intelligence, and handsome looks. She…
Developing Your Parenting Style” is locked Developing Your Parenting Style

Developing Your Parenting Style

HOW MANY OF us at the end of a long day have thought, “Wow! I have become my mother (or father)!” Most of us imitate our parents’ parenting styles and even repeat the same mistakes they made. Think about your parenting style…
Managing A Bad Mood

Managing A Bad Mood

IT BEGINS LIKE any other day. You awaken at dawn for Fajr Salah, and then continue with your morning ritual of preparing for school or work. Then something unexpected happens. Perhaps you go to take a shower only to discover there is…