Raising a Muslim with Manners

Raising a Muslim with Manners

I once asked a scholar for advice on what we should be teaching our children and he immediately responded, “Adab and akhlaq (manners and etiquettes). Parents don’t emphasize these enough anymore.” He went on to define “adab”...
Witnessing Allah Saying, ‘Here I Am’

Witnessing Allah Saying, ‘Here I Am’

I was listening to my girlfriend recite Surah Ya Seen — the 36th chapter of the Holy Qur’an whose recitation is meant to help ease the transition of the human soul from this realm to the next — to a beloved auntie of ours in the hospital tonight when I heard Surah...
Simulated Arguments

Simulated Arguments

My eldest son Shaan was riding the bus home from high school when a heated debate erupted in the seat in front of him. A believer — incidentally, not a Muslim — and an atheist were going at it, arguing about the existence of God. The atheist challenged the believer,...