As a minority group in North America, Muslims are preoccupied with how to preserve their Islamic identity in their children. With schools playing no role in instilling ethical norms and values in children, it becomes the responsibility of the family to undertake that role. The book is an excellent guide on how to take on that role in a holistic Islamic tarbiyyah.
About the Authors
DR. EKRAM BESHIR is a medical doctor by profession. She was born in Egypt and has been living in Canada since 1975. While raising her four children, she has developed excellent knowledge of and experience in child psychology. Currently, she is volunteering her time as the director of Rahmah school in Ottawa, Canada, a weekend Arabic and Islamic school. She is very active with the Muslim community in Ottawa in the areas of study circles, children and youth camps, sisters programs, and marriage counseling. She has traveled within North America presenting parenting and stress management to Muslim communities.
DR. MOHAMED BESHIR is an engineer by profession. He has over 20 years of experience in da'wah work having held various positions with MSA and ISNA on both the national and local levels, and participated as a speaker in ISNA conventions as well as the English program of MAYA conventions. He may be seen regularly delivering Friday Khutbahs in Ottawa-area mosques and Islamic schools. He is the current vice president of Muslim American Society (MAS) for Canada (a society that promotes self-improvement and dedication to Islamic work) and a member of its training programs to Muslim communities in North and South America in the areas of time management from the Islamic perspective, strategic planning, and tarbiyah. He has traveled all over the world participating in various Islamic workshops and programs.