Thursday, June 5, 2008


'Living With Teenagers'

'Living With Teenagers' by Ruqaiyyah Maqsood- Ta-Ha Publications Ltd. 1995

A companion volume to the above. Advice for those who have to live and cope with teenagers (including the teenagers themselves!). Good tips on assertiveness training for parents, and realistic aims and expectations.

ISBN: 1 897 940 28 9. 143pp.
Price: £3.50

'For Heaven's Sake'

'For Heaven's Sake' by Ruqaiyyah Maqsood- Ta-Ha Publications Ltd, 1994

Advice for Muslim teenagers struggling in today's western world. How to cope and survive parents, school, the home, at play etc.

ISBN: 1 897940 17 3. 118pp.

Price: £2.95

Now republished with the new title 'Muslim Teenagers Coping'

ISBN 1 842000 48 9. 85pp.

Price: $5.95

'Muslim Teenagers Coping'

'Today's Worry Tomorrow's Hope'

'Today's Worry Tomorrow's Hope' by Dr. Ekram & Mohamed Rida Beshir - Amana Publications, 2001


In their second book about raising children, Dr. Ekram Beshir and Mohamed Rida Beshir tackle the important issue of raising Muslim teens in a non-Muslim society. Muslim Teens does not dwell on dry theory and textbook-like problems. Instead, it discusses real concerns and fears. With their characteristic clarity and pragmatic approach, the Beshirs help parents understand the teenagers' world - a world of conflicting values and tremendous peer pressure - while showing them how to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles to raise confident young adults who are willingly and joyfully convinced about their way of life.

The book is packed with valuable information presented in a simple and easy-to-read manner. Following the concept of the importance of knowledge in Islam, the authors complement all advice and guidance offered with references from the Qur'an and Sunnah. They also include a wide range of input from professionals in various fields on the psychological, physical, and spiritual aspects of teen life.

The book emphasizes the need to understand teenagers and the bewildering changes they undergo during this stage of their life. Readers are given a detailed picture of the teen subculture in North America in order to raise their awareness of the problems faced by today's teens. They are then shown a 'road map' of the solution using important parenting techniques, such as being an approachable friend to their children, actively participating in their children's life, and using proper methods to ensure a teen's strong and confident personality. The rest of the book delves into the details surrounding these and other important techniques, as well as providing practical case studies, where parents can test their new knowledge on realistic situations. The authors' analysis of the problems, as well as possible solutions, are provided as a reference.

Muslim Teens is a comprehensive, solution-oriented book that allows parents to fulfill the trust of raising their teens in a systematic and tested way, based on guidance from the Qur'an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. It truly gives parents an opportunity to turn today's worry into tomorrow's hope.
ISBN: 1590080041Pages: 252
Price: $13.99

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