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Cultivating Patience Through Your Small Children – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil explores how having small children can build patience and help you get closer to Allah. When you are a mother to small children, one crucial virtue is developed over the slow and inexorable passage of time – patience. With little ones, everything is slowed down. They need so much support, from […]

A Call for Support (Living Insights Foundations for Education)

Do you wish there was a well-rounded curriculum for the primary and secondary years, well-grounded in both the Islamic and secular subjects? Check out and support this campaign by the LIFE foundation. Dear Seekers, As-Salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmat Allah. It is our pleasure to introduce and recommend LIFE (Living Insights Foundation for Education). LIFE is […]

The Patience of Umm Ayyub

Umm Ayyub was an ordinary lady with extraordinary patience and strength. She was a very ordinary women, so ordinary that you wouldn’t notice her. She was so ordinary that I still don’t know her name to this very day. I don’t remember where I first met her, or when I met her. In fact, I […]

Balancing Family and Seeking Knowledge – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil, a student of knowledge, teacher and mother, offers valuable advice to women who wish to pursue studies in sacred knowledge. I am a mother of two children under 3 and a half years, and everyday is a juggling bonanza of love and service. There are my physical acts of service for my […]

Keeping Family Ties Through Intergenerational Trauma – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil reflects on why she travels with two small children, and how to break the cycle of  intergenerational trauma. I started to write this while my two jetlagged daughters were finally fast asleep. My husband, young daughters and I have just returned from our annual visit to Sydney, Australia. There, I finally […]

Prophetic Parenting Part 1 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Prophetic Parenting series, taught by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani,  covers 40 Hadiths on raising righteous Muslim children. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani opens the session by bringing the discussion to the pre-marriage phase; choosing a spouse. A successful marriage will be with somebody who has good character, empathy, generosity, and other inner trails, while things like beauty […]

Is It Obligatory to Try to Have Children?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I don’t want children in the future. I am very sure about it. But I heard from a lot of people that this isn’t Islamic correct. I don’t get it. Maybe it is mustahab to have children but you can’t make a women put in such a […]

How to Raise Children in Difficult Environments?

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum A woman who lives with her husband and children in a non-Muslim home, what is her responsibility in safeguarding her faith and the faith of her children? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] She is responsible for: -Filling her heart and the hearts of her children with the love of Allah, […]

Am I Obligated to Look After My Difficult Grandchildren If I Cannot Manage?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My daughter is married and lives on the same street as me. I have said that I can’t look after the children whenever they have had enough, or when they want to go out child-free. Her husband forces her to send them to me when she […]

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Women of the Quran: Sarah

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, in partnership with Muslimah Media, speaks in a 6-part series about women who are documented in the Quran. Sarah, wife of Ibrahim Sarah, wife of the Prophet Ibrahim, is the oldest historical figure mentioned in the Quran. She appears both in the Quran and in the hadith traditions. In Islam, she is […]