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Mothers’ Day is due

apprehend \a-pri-ˈhend\ – to grasp the meaning of; understand, especially intuitively; perceive. Mothers’s Day is due. And it’s purpose is to apprehend our mothers – for a single day, a single moment of that day, to focus our luminescent faculty of ‘Aql given us by God. Surely we are capable of…

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Raising My Son

By Jehanara Haider Ever since November 7th, I have been struggling with sleepless nights. I toss and turn, thinking of my three-year-old son, worrying what this country has in store for him as an American Muslim. How can I help him navigate the bigotry and sheer ignorance he will surely encounter? How…

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Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home

Munira Ezzeldine and Noha Alshugairi, American Muslim counselors, educators, and moms, have published a parenting book for Muslim parents – “Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home”.  At a time when Muslim parents in America are struggling to help their children cope with the stresses of rising Islamophobia and a sense…

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The letter

For months, perhaps even for years, I had been composing in my mind the letter I was going to write to my daughter before she left for college.  I wanted to fill it with wonderful memories and maternal wisdom, with practical advice and big doses of encouragement. I wanted to…

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