An excellent guidebook and manual helping parents raise their children, offering sound Islamic principles coupled with child psychology. This refreshing and positive book offers parents practical advice about the upbringing of young children. Included are case studies and, what sets this book apart from others, the testimonials of the authors' children. The authors relate how the first wave of Muslim immigrants struggled to build Masjids and centers for their communities to establish a Muslim presence in North America. Now, however a much more complicated effort is required for parents to concentrate on the developing the Muslim personality in their children to assure the continuation of the practice of Islam. An easy and hands-on guidebook. Very uplifting and positive.
“Meeting the Challenge of Parenting in the West: An Islamic Perspective is valuable on many levels, whether you’re currently a parent or not (which I am not). It allowed me insight into human relationships and how to prepare to be a good parent. I am not a Muslim, but found the practical illustration of relationship issues in this book to be universal in their directness and simplicity. Being able to look through the eyes of another culture at how to raise children in North America (my culture) has also offered me such a unique and valuable perspective on my own upbringing”.
Ottawa, Ontario, October 14th 1999
“This really is an awesome book for parents who have children or are thinking to have children. I myself am not married, and I still found it helpful, since raising good children starts even before marriage, with raising yourself first. I read this book cover to cover and memorized it.
If every Muslim parent reads this book, then the next generation is going to be really awesome!”
A reader from Chicago, IL September 11, 1999