Friday, 18 May 2018

One Advice for Fasting Parents

We have entered into Ramadan so I'd like to wish everyone a Ramadan Mubarak. I also wanted to remind all fasting parents with one piece of advice that Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, gave to all fasting persons. 

If you keep this one advice at the top of your mind then it will change your behaviour. And after 30 days of putting this advice into practice then it should become a good habit that will continue even after Ramadan.

What is that one advice?

Friday, 11 May 2018

How to Be Mindful As a Muslim Parent

You read and hear a lot about mindfulness these days as it pertains to your health and relationships. Experts tell you to practice mindfulness to reduce stress, be mindful with others to improve your relationships and the much loved phrase of ‘be a mindful parent’. But how exactly can you be mindful Muslim parent? 

The basic meaning of mindfulness is to pay attention and to focus your mind in the present moment. Our minds tend to wonder off into the past or the future by worrying about it or planning for it but what we should be doing is to stay in the present. To be mindful with your child you’d need to pay attention to what he’s doing and to listen attentively to what he says. If your mind is thinking about something else then you miss these moments with your child. 

Sunday, 29 April 2018

How to Parent Kids During Ramadan When You're Exhausted

Ramadan can be a challenging time for mothers. We have our normal routines of taking care of the children, the house, and maybe work outside and we have to do it all without getting the energy from food. In addition, we have to worrying over what meals to cook and getting it all ready for suhur and iftar. It can be very exhausting. How can we fulfill our duties during Ramadan when we're so exhausted?

The answer is to simplify and limit what we do in Ramadan so we're less likely to be exhausted. We can then have more time for our ibadah. Below are 5 things that you can do.