Who We Are

Gulnaz Ahsan

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator

Gulnaz founded Halal Parenting Magazine in 2018 to give parents a valuable resource that she wished she had been able to access when her children were young.

Over the course of the last 17 years, she has been focused on growing and raising her family, and during that time has become increasingly aware of the need for Muslim parents to center their parenting strategy around the example of Rasul’Allah (pbuh). 

She firmly believes that learning how to handle our own emotions can help us to understand and help our younger ones deal with their own big feelings in a safe and positive way.  Gulnaz stresses that becoming a parent doesn’t just mean handling the physical changes and needs of our babies, we also need to learn how to address their emotional needs.

Gulnaz aims to use the magazine as a way to help parents make small easy changes that can make a big impact, with the focus on Rasul’Allah’s example over cultural precedent.

Uzma Jafri

Physician, Medial Director, Director of a free clinic, certified speaker, volunteer and mom of four kids aged 10 and under, Uzma is one busy mama. As co-host of the ‘Mommying while Muslim podcast’, she is devoted to supporting American Muslim moms and the unique issues we face in a post 9/11 world.

Zaiba Hasan

Co-host of the ‘Mommying while Muslim podcast’, Zaiba focuses her energy on public speaking, fostering interfaith community, working with her clients at Z Event Consulting in Washington, D.C., and raising her four children.  Her focus is on sharing our personal experiences and perspectives, and her greatest desire is to learn from and validate our Muslim American sisters.

Dr. Nida Rashid

As a physician and mom to two little ones, Nida is passionate about health, nutrition, breastfeeding and books, and it reflects in her parenting. She’s driven to help other moms troubleshoot problems related to her passions.

Zuliat Lawal

Zuliat is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and the founder of Liamanah, an Islamic Parenting Hub which advocates parenting following Islamic and Positive Discipline principles.