When Allah sends us a baby, it is a gift from Him, and we receive the new child with joy. There is a blessing in this gift. This may not be the child we imagined, but this is the child Allah knew was good for us. The child is born pure, with no sins, and no sin will be recorded for him or her until the child reaches the age of understanding.
How can we best remain true to this immense trust Allah has placed in us by granting us this child? What parenting methods align with the Qur'an and the example of Prophet Muhammad (s)? How do we grow in closeness to Allah as we guide our child in growth? Allah does not leave us without guidance.
The author engages religious texts, parenting methods and gives practical examples as she discusses Muslim family life. This book is written for Muslims today, and it may be especially useful for converts to Islam and those families struggling to raise their children in a place in which Muslims are a minority population. The eternal inspiration of the Qur'an and Hadith, combined with examples in the real world, make this book a great resource for mothers and fathers, book clubs and study circles, and discussions with family and friends.
Norma Tarazi has over forty years of experience raising and educating children. She is a mother, grandmother, and teacher, and she has worked in school and daycare settings. This book encompasses her experience, insights, and vision about how a Muslim family can thrive in our world today. The author is a convert to Islam and has been active in the Central Ohio Muslim community for years as a teacher and community activist. Drawing on inspiration and knowledge from the Qur’an and Sunnah and also incorporating her vast personal experience, Norma Tarazi educates and inspires those who strive to be true to the trust of raising children in the Islamic tradition. This book is a must-read for anyone guiding Muslim children in the modern context.