Celebrating Non Islamic Holidays

Celebrating Non Islamic Holidays

Living in the West, in a society that includes people from various faiths and cultures, considerable festivities are celebrated. Some have been exploited by consumerism making the festivals attractive to young families. Though these holidays have stemmed from a...
My 9 year old Daughter Struggles with Prayer

My 9 year old Daughter Struggles with Prayer

Dear Kisa, My daughter is 9 years old and has no problem with ḥijāb and fasting in the Month of Ramaḍān but she has become increasingly resistant to praying. As her parents we feel a lot of pressure and responsibility to guide her and ensure she keeps up with her...
Feeling Stuck with My In-Laws

Feeling Stuck with My In-Laws

Dear Kisa,  I am stuck on how to handle my in-laws living with us. Should I just deal with it since this life is temporary and we aren’t really fully supposed to have peace till the 12th imam comes? Or should I do something about it? I don’t want them to live...
Shawwāl: The Forgotten Month

Shawwāl: The Forgotten Month

The month of Shawwāl is often overlooked as it is preceded by a month that is filled with spirituality, community, and a constant physical reminder of battling with our inner selves.  As the month of Ramaḍān comes to an end it can sometimes be very easy to fall...