“We want to raise kids who are con­fi­dently Mus­lim.”

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Fa­reeha Molvi, 28, and her hus­band, Muhibb, are ne­go­ti­at­ing how their fam­ily will prac­tice Is­lam. “My hus­band and I share a com­mit­ment to the five pil­lars of Is­lam, like prayer five times a day and fast­ing, but there are vari­a­tions in how those prac­tices play out. For in­stance, my hus­band does evening prayer in a group; I do it dur­ing Ra­madan. I do want to take on this nightly tra­di­tion when our sons get older, though.

“We also think about how we can raise chil­dren who are con­fi­dently Mus­lim. I’m used to be­ing a spokes­woman for my faith. I hope my chil­dren will never need to do that, but if they do, I will tell them to say, ‘I am a per­son as you are.’

“As I’ve got­ten older, my faith has grown with me. I take joy in dis­cov­er­ing what Is­lam will be like for our fam­ily.”

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