About The Book
From the preface: Teen years, we are told by society, are a time of exploration and discovery–of alcohol, drugs, the opposite sex, all sorts of reckless and dangerous behavior, and a time for finding yourself. Teen years, we are told, are the time of your life.
This time period is the paradoxical highlight of life in the western world. They are the time in which one is bombarded with freedom and yet given no responsibility. Teens have the privileges of an adult and the responsibilities of a child; teens rebel by conforming; they stand out by melting into their group of friends. Being a teen means wanting independence but doing little to earn it, while not having the wisdom it requires to healthily maintain it; it means having energy and conviction and needing a cause to which to devote them.
For those of you who, by the will of Allah, wish to instill knowledge and wisdom into their growing, independent teens, to give their teens the Islamic cause into which they can rightfully pour their energy and conviction, those who wish to raise teens who can raise the Ummah, this book is for you.
About The Authors
Dr. Ekram Beshir and Mohamed Rida Beshir are a Husband-Wife Team.
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 a wealth of knowledge 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 within the Muslim community in Ottawa through 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.
Mohamed Rida 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 lectured at 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.