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My Husband Doesn’t Want to Have Kids. What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam alaykum My husband has changed his mind about having kids. It has been a very traumatic experience for me as I love him dearly and I want to have a family with him. 1. My husband argues that there is nothing in Islam that says that a married […]

An Exhausted Mother’s Eid Reflections, from Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil gives thanks for the little things in life. As I began to write this from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, my daughter sat beside me, playing with her Lego Duplo train set. Alhamdulilah, she turned two on Eid, and I am constantly reminded of the innumerable blessings and changes she has brought into […]

Our Children: Nurturing the Prophet’s ﷺ Spiritual Intelligence, by Anse Tamara Gray

Anse Tamara Gray on how we should nurture the spiritual growth in our children and how we can plant the seeds of Islam in them. Our thanks to Rabata for this recording. Anse Tamara’s photo is from Altamish + Hannan Photograpy.   Resources for Seekers How To Make the Prophet Muhammad Real for Small Children Parenting: […]

Why Is Everything Going Wrong in My Life?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I am very much upset about my life right now, my kids, their education, my marital relation, my health. I have been a good person. I do admit my prayers were on and off. People are suggesting we are affected by black magic. I think it’s punishment […]

How Can I Reconnect With Allah and Pray on Time Despite My Busy Schedule?

Answered by Shaykh Faid Said Question: Assalam alaykum Being a single mother of two children with special needs makes it extremely difficult to hold on to my prayers. I find myself exhausted and unable to pray which in turns plunges me in sadness and a bit of despair. How can I reconnect with Allah in a […]

Rethinking How Our Actions and Habits Affect Our Children, by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

When adults, and parents in particular, fiddle with their smartphones are every given opportunity, what example does it set for the children watching us? It is that we know no better way to fill our time when we’re bored. Ustadha Shireen Ahmed uses this example and others to remind us how important it is to […]

I Suspect That My Wife Does Not Pray. Do I Stay or Leave?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My wife and I have been married for over several years, with two kids. I rarely see her pray. If I ask her, she wouldn’t give a clear answer but gets angry that I don’t trust her. Since the situation has persisted for a long time and I’m […]

How To Talk To Children About Death, by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

How do we prepare children for the death of someone close to them, and indeed, the concept of our own mortality? Shaykh Walead Mosaad gives some advice on the SeekersHub podcast.    

Beware of Making Eid Boring, by Ustadh Salman Younas

Eid is just around the corner and Ustadh Salman Younas has an important message for everyone, especially for those with children: Eid is not meant to be boring and dull. Eid is meant to be a celebration. It is a perfect opportunity for us to show our children how our religion balances between worship and leisurely […]

Shepherding Our Sons And Daughters

Fathers and Mothers: what do you want for your sons and daughters? Ibrahim J. Long gets to the heart of the matter. What fills your heart with joy at the thought of your son or your daughter doing, or being, or becoming? What fills your heart with hope, pride, and love for the bounty that […]