Our Pledge

Written by Maarya Abwat-Johnson. Posted in Parenting

Approachable Parenting are excited to present to you our Five Pillars of Parenting Pledge, as inspired by some Qur’anic verses we feel exemplify our Islamic approach to parenting. Shown below is the pledge and the Qur’anic verses that  motivated us!


5 Pillar of Parenting Pledge

I pledge that:

I will be GOD conscious and be aware of my thoughts.

I will smile more and be thankful that I have children.

I will spend more quality time with my children.

I will always use positive discipline techniques.

I will make every effort to gain rewards from my parenting.

Quran & Hadith reference

“And know that your possessions and your children are a test and that with Allah is a mighty reward”

“Allah has made your houses places of rest for you”

 “He who is not merciful will not be shown any mercy”

“He who does not thank the people has not thanked Me”

“Allah is kind and He loves kindness in all affairs”

A smile is a charity.

Muslim Parenting at Living Islam Festival 2014

Written by Maarya Abwat-Johnson. Posted in Events, Living Islam, Parenting, Talks

Where do Muslim parents take their children to enjoy a festival style, family-friendly and Islamic retreat? Living Islam Festival!
The Living Islam Festival (31st July to 3rd August) is a major national event held at the Lincolnshire Showground.
Set in the heart of the English countryside, 205 acres are transformed (with the help of many volunteers) into a unique experience of tranquility, worship, learning and family pleasure. The result is an extra-special Eid gathering and a mobile casino summer celebration of faith and family life.
Gates open at 2pm on Thursday and the programme runs until the afternoon of Sunday. Families from across the country, people who faith is important to them, draw closer to their faith by attending the Festival. Most stay for the 4 days and 3 nights, and quite a few come for 2 or 3 days.
Approachable Parenting will be at Living Islam and running workshops for Muslim parents. We understand the importance of Islamic parenting and have experience delivering effective, evidence-based Muslim parenting tips.
Please contact us for further information on Muslim parenting and/or Living Islam Festival 2014.

Book now! Muslim Parenting Train the Trainer Course

Written by Maarya Abwat-Johnson. Posted in Train the Trainer

Approachable Parenting is the only organisation where trainers can gain the licence to deliver the Five Pillars of Parenting programme – a parenting programme for Muslim parents.

We have limited places available for the Train the Trainer course running in Birmingham in September. Applicants are required to have a background in health, psychology, family support, and ideally have good knowledge of the Islamic faith.

If you are interested, or want more information then please contact

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Approachable Parenting are partnered with Islamic Relief to help deliver our parenting courses