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Educating Children on Why We Don’t Celebrate Christmas

Question:

Salaam IR!

Pray this finds you well.

Wanted to ask how do you explain to kids that Christmas isn’t allowed in Islam. Like Santa Claus and Xmas tree. Like I reside in not a Western country but it’s like during this festive season they are everywhere even in supermarkets so it’s hard to escape these things.

They tend to … Continue Reading

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Dealing with a Difficult Ex-spouse

Question: 

Assalam o alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
IR Team, please provide guidance on how to deal with an ex-spouse with anger management issues.
Another question: Who has the obligation to pay for the child’s education?

Note- The question has been edited as per the client’s request.


Answer: 

Dealing with a difficult ex-spouse can be very discouraging, frustrating and defeating. If there … Continue Reading

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Long-Distance Relationship Case

Question: 

Assalamualaikum… How can one maintain a long-distance relationship with one’s spouse and keep communication and romance alive within the couple?

Note: The question has been edited according to the client’s request.


Answer: 

Wa alaikumassalam wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

Long-distance relationships are never easy, but thousands of people get through this set-up each and every day. You and your significant other … Continue Reading

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Child Hitting Case

Question: 

A Mother wants to know how to handle her daughter who hits and bites other children in the family all the time. The family members discipline her by beating her and yelling at her but she just doesn’t stop.


Answer: 

Assalam o alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

This is stressful and embarrassing for the mother of the aggressor (the one … Continue Reading