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The Mother in The Islamic Tradition

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

The Prophet pbuh said –

If only my mother were alive, I had started the Esha prayer, was reciting the fatiha, the door to my house would open and my mother would call out ‘Oh my son Muhammad’ then I would gladly leave my prayers to attend to her. Read the rest of this entry »


Child Rearing Wisdom of the Native Alaskans

In Education, Mevlevi Tradition, parenting on January 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

While walking out the front door with my daughter this morning, on our way to school, I smiled. I remembered a quote from my friend Saqib, who said “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” by Robert Fulghum. My daughter asked me why I was smiling. I said I remembered a friend. She said ‘was it uncle Saqib?’ Its amazing how much intuition and witnessing children possess. The question is, to what extent do we work with it and to what extent does it get obscured over the years over through conditioning and neglect?

In her book, Black Milk, Alif Shafak gives an amazing account a period in her life when she went through depression and lost her one passion in life; Read the rest of this entry »