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      Photo of Raising Our Children to Value Kinship Ties in a World That Promotes Individualism

      Raising Our Children to Value Kinship Ties in a World That Promotes Individualism

      “I will never force my kids to love relatives that don’t see them or ask about them. Period.” This is a popular statement making its rounds and being shared widely on memes across social media. On the surface it makes sense, right? Your children are one of the most important…

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      Everything you do matters

      Toys, books, playmats, activity centers, activity cubes, more toys, more books … You might provide all of these means of learning and entertainment for your children. And yet, they end up mostly interested in: your books, your favorite mug, your prayer mat, your phone, your TV remote, your computer, your…

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      State of the Ummah

      Looking at the news today can be an extremely difficult and heartbreaking process, especially as a Muslim and seeing the extreme horrors and tragedies that are befalling our brothers and sisters worldwide, while in general there is still an overall hatred and distrust of us and our deen. The state of…

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      Emotions; The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

      Human beings experience a range of emotions in their daily lives – from happiness to sadness to anger to shame and so on. With these emotional experiences, we often hear discussions of whether such an emotion is good or bad, desirable or to be avoided. For example, broader society often…

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      Courage to Obey

      When we absorb the beauty and tranquility of the Holy city of Madinah al-Munawarrah and how this city paved the way for a thriving Islamic community, we can’t help but wonder how migrating to this great city even became a possibility for the early Muslims. Times were extremely difficult in…

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      Am I leading them to Jannah?

      When we watch or entertain ourselves with certain shows they will deaden our hearts, but by turning back to Him we can revive them. Whereas watching such shows or doing such activities with our children or having them observe us doing so can end up lowering their thoughts of us,…

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      Friday Fuel: The Soundness of the Heart

      On this beautiful fall Friday, we see thousands upon thousands of leaves are each making their own unique journey from the tree tops down through tortoises paths fueled by the whisking wind until they’ve fallen to their final resting place. Just as Allah (swt) knows of each and every single one of these…

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      Positive Outlook

      Before you’re born, your world is confined to the walls of the womb. You’re fed, you’re watered, and always protected. When you enter the world, suddenly those walls careen outwards — your environment expands and you see the reality of what was actually happening while you grew. As a child,…

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      Detox Period

      Camp Sunnah is the greatest week-long experience I have ever had the opportunity to be a part of. I have never been for Hajj or Umrah and Insha’Allah I will get the chance to someday, but I expect to experience something similar to what I went through at CS. In…

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