in the Muslim Home (2017)
by Noha Alshugairi & Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine
Foreword by Dr. Jane Nelsen
**2017 International Book Awards Finalist**
Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home addresses real challenges faced by real families. This comprehensive book is essential for parents, caregivers, and educators seeking to nurture a grounded parent-child relationship built on connection. It is a book that provides hope through invitations to:
Authors Noha Alshugairi and Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine share timeless principles, describe 49 effective parenting tools, and guide readers through various parenting challenges. Their experience spans all stages of development from birth to adulthood. The authors masterfully transform theoretical Islamic principles into living realities.
"In this book Noha and Munira present the timeless principles of Positive Discipline for the Islamic context. They have done a remarkable job of weaving the principles of Positive Discipline into the daily lives of Muslim families. Their synthesis is yet another testament for the universality of Positive Discipline principles."
Before the Wedding:
Questions for Muslims to Ask Before Getting Married (2019)
by Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine
In this fourth edition, you will find questions geared toward fostering thought-provoking and challenging conversations between you and your potential spouse. You will understand the process of preparing for marriage by exploring your personal beliefs and values as well as the qualities you seek in a spouse. You will also explore your views on profession, education, Islam, culture, finances, children, etc. to gain a deeper understanding of one another and to determine your compatibility. In addition, a discussion about the "marriage cycle" and protective factors for a happy marriage are included. Before the Wedding will pave the way for you to sharpen your communication skills and gain valuable insights that will boost your confidence in making the best decision for marriage.
** New chapter added to the fourth edition: BLENDED FAMILIES **
"All that we have is a mix of traditions and personal judgment that is usually colored by our emotions and desires. This is what makes this book needed by all, especially those who are about to tie the knot. Munira Ezzeldine in a very friendly style, offers profound advice based on scientific data and keen observation. The additions to the third edition make it more far reaching and complete. I consider it a 'must read' for couples in the premarital stage as well as those who are already busy maintaining their nest."