Tag Archives: islam

How to Teach Your Child Salat

The “Teaching Your Child Salat” series: I’ve made a collection of posts about our own process that I used to teach my son salat, in hopes that it may help others as well. Advertisements

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You have been warned about reading this book. Now you can read it.

I don’t often review adult books, in part because I hate reading “spoilers” about books. The other part is, I read a huge number of books and the idea of giving them equal attention in reviews is daunting. It’s one of … Continue reading

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A Question Of Hijab?

A Question Of Hijab? Tackling it from a comic angle. Continue reading

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“Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah” Children’s Book Review

At lunch, my son was pondering a number of theological questions, which he issued to me as usual as I hustled around with eggs and plates while trying to avoid knocking over the yogurt I had set up precariously draining on the counter. In between coming up with answers, I decided that after lunch would be the perfect time to pull out a copy of a book I recently was sent to review, called “Ilyas and Duck Search For Allah.” It was written by Omar Khawaja, a father of three, in response to his own children’s thought-provoking questions. While my son and I had discussed these questions before, you never know which approach will resonate at a particular time, and it was a good opportunity to try another take. Continue reading

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Let’s Not Shake On It

I was reading a post by another Muslim lady about the awkward situation of being expected to shake hands with men, especially at work. Once I got going on my reply, I realized I’d considerably outwritten the original question, as so often happens, so I decided to post my tips on their own. Maybe it will help someone else as well 🙂 Continue reading

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