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Batool Haydar

Making Muharram Matter

By the time this article goes to print, the world will have moved on. It will have moved on from the horrific stories of children being beheaded and men being shot while [...]

What About Me?

One of the greatest challenges of motherhood is the level of never-ending commitment involved.  From the moment you become aware that you are nurturing a life within you, [...]

High-Tech Mummy, No-Tech Baby

Disclaimer: This piece is my personal opinion and in no way aimed at imposing a right or wrong judgement on the choice of individual parents. When my daughter was just over a [...]

A new Ramadan

What Ramadan was like before my daughter was born: Reciting the Qur’an and supplications, reading books, listening to lectures, meditating on life and contemplating [...]

Parenting the Soul

From the moment we become parents, the thing that we want most is for our children to be happy and successful.  Everything we do for them is focused on achieving this goal, [...]

Don’t Be A Backseat Daddy

We all know the famous saying of Prophet Muhammad(s) where he exhorts birr (familial devotion) towards a mother thrice before mentioning the father, there’s even a song [...]

After ASHURA

It is not uncommon to hear people  say “How fast Muharram has come  and gone!” after the day of Ashura,  the day on which the grandson of  the Prophet and his family [...]

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