Meeting the Challenge of Parenting in the West By Dr. Ekram Beshir and Mohamed Rida Beshir This book covers most of the social issues related to parents, husbands, wives, and children. It is beneficial for all members of the family, those starting out on family life and those families which have already developed as a basic unity of society. Dr. Ekram Beshir is a medical doctor by profession. She was born in Egypt and has been living in Canada sicnce 1975.While rasing her four children, she has developed excellent knowledge of 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 with the Muslim community in Ottawa in the areas of study circles, children and youth camps, sisters programs, and marriage counseling. She has trveled within North America presenting parenting and stress management to Muslim communities. Muhamed Beshir is an engineer by profession. He has over 20 years of experience in dawah work-having held various positions with MSA and ISNA on both the national and local levels, and participated as a speakers in ISNA conventions as well as the English program of MAYA conventions. He may be seen regularly delivering Friday Khutbahs in Ottwa-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 traning 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.