Useful Muslim Links: Children, Parenting, Schools, Youth

2 April 2005

‘Children – Parenting’

Child Care. Islamic Education . Muslim Names Websites . Muslim Children . Muslim Youth  Family and Gender Issues . Education Resources . Rights and Duties in Islam

Muslim schools, education, children and family life’

This websites offers a wide range of issues which include: Islamic Education and Professional Training, Resources for Adults, Sites for children and their parents, Issues affecting families, young adults and the Muslim community, Muslim schools and education establishments in: Great Britain, USA, Canada and France. Titles include the following:

Islamic teachings on the Importance of Parents: Say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour: Quran 17:23
The Status of Parents in Islam by Syed Hasan Akhtar, M. D. Austin, Texas : "Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or more attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say, "my Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy, even as they cherished me in childhood." (Quran 17: 23,24)
Quality Time With Dad – Tips for Muslim fathers: Ibrahim Bowers looks at the current relationship between father and child in fast-paced modern society and offers many practical tips from a Muslim perspective on how to improve this relationship to benefit the whole family.

Muslim Youth Helpline Helpline: 0808 808 2008 e-mail:

The Muslim Youth Helpline is a confidential helpline for young Muslims. All the helpline workers are young people trained to help you whatever problem or difficulty you face. Young Muslims contact the Muslim Youth Helpline about a wide range of issues. Some people are going through desperate situations, whilst others are feeling lonely or confused. Common problems that many young people talk about are drugs, feeling depressed, family and friendships as well as issues related to sexuality.

Junior Muslim Circle

JMC aims to work with young people aged 8-14 years to provide cultural, social, and recreational, as well as religious education to young people in UK.

East London Somali Youth & Welfare Centre:

Services include advice for both young and old people, outreach work. Monday youth club for boys, Friday youth club for girls, sport and leisure activities. Also provides opportunities for voluntary work.