The forgotten Parent

The father is a unique creature. He is a shepherd. He is also described as the pillar of strength for his family. A leader, a caretaker, a provider. Often he does it all in the absence of gratitude. The father is a unique creature. He is a shepherd. He is also described as the pillar of... Continue Reading →

Are we raising broken men?

There are things that you can’t unsee, things you can’t forget you heard and things you can’t remove from your heart once you’ve felt them. The imprint of experiences and voids in our childhood is something that has a monumental effect on the adults that we become. Often times, we don’t even realise the effect... Continue Reading →

Mothers and young children feel unwanted

Coming out of Ramadan, the month of high spirits, unity and community, our mothers’ halaqa group was reflecting on the good experiences we had in this month and the challenges we faced. It didn’t take very long for the masjid anecdotes to surface; stories of mistreatment, exclusion and control we experienced as we attempted to... Continue Reading →

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