4 Steps to Raising “Good” Muslims


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As parents, we all want our children to grow up to be good Muslims. We see inspiring people who turned out wonderfully as adults, and dream of raising our kids the same way they were raised. But, we also want our children to succeed in worldly things – good careers, nice homes, and material possessions. Where do we draw the line and balance both, so that our children can have the best of both worlds? We are joined by Hina Khan-Mukhtar, a mother of 3 boys and the founder of ILM Tree Homeschooling Cooperative. ILM Tree is a community of families with shared values and beliefs, and are bounded by the same goal: raising children into “good” Muslims. She shares her groundbreaking research on the steps parents took to raise good Muslims- who succeeded in both worldly and otherworldly affairs.

“The Prophet (SAW) was a living, breathing reality in their children’s lives.”

 -Hina Khan-Mukhtar


In this Episode:

  • Realize how wanting to give children an upbringing with the best of Deen and the  Dunya can be difficult for parents 
  • Have a closer look at the children who were raised successfully into “good” Muslims and what their parents have in common in the way they raised their kids.
  • Find out what came from Hina’s 2010 article that went viral 
  • 10 key items that Hina has discovered from crowdsourcing on the people with impeccable track records in the way they raised their kids.
  • Understand how self-reflection, making dua, and turning to Allah completely for guidance can be critical to parents in the journey towards raising “good” Muslims.
  • Understand how every choice a parent makes creates a roadmap for your child’s worldview
  • Find out why parents should never underestimate the benefits of mentorship
  • Define what makes up a kids’ community of practice and how this community can become mirrors that reflect the identity and ideals you want your kids to embody.
  • Discover the 3 elemental places where your kids are constantly being influenced and why you should be winning in at least 2 of these 3 areas.
  • Learn how to develop a certain type of relationship with your children that makes them willing to seek their parents out, taking the Prophet SAW as a living, breathing example.
  • Acknowledge the value of having inspirational role models for your children that are different from the people they interact with daily and how “relatability” is key in modeling someone.
  • Find out the most important things you should be teaching your children according to Imam Zaid Shakir
  • Discover the key element that builds up a child’s confidence to play, and eventually, to keep learning and growing.
  • Relate the remarkable findings on how a religion is passed on to the next generation and what made the present generation decide to take on the religion of their fathers.




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