Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir is a leading expert in the area of parenting and family issues from an Islamic perspective, and he is the author of the best-sellers, “When Muslim Teens Rebel: Causes and Solutions” and “Family Leadership (Qawama) an Obligation to Fulfill, not an Excuse to Abuse”. In addition he has co-authored many other best-selling books on family issues and parenting with his wife, among them: “Meeting the Challenge of Parenting in the West: an Islamic Perspective”, Muslim Teens: Today’s Worry, Tomorrow’s Hope, a Practical Islamic Parenting Guide”, “Blissful Marriage”, and “Parenting Skills based on Qur’an and Sunnah”, as well as other parenting books in Arabic. Some of their books have been translated into several languages such as French, German and Albanian and currently being translated into other languages. Dr. Beshir has taught many courses on the subject of parenting in North American society with the Islamic American University. He is a regular contributor to the family section of various Muslim magazines, including Islamic Horizons, The Message, and American Muslim. He was also an advisor for the original Islam Online website’s family section. Dr. Beshir has conducted over a thousand workshops on parenting, marriage and tarbiyah matters throughout the world (North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Morocco, and Malaysia). He is the recipient of the City of Ottawa Certificate of Appreciation for 2003 for his volunteer work in the area of education. He recently founded www.familydawn.com, a comprehensive family website with a collection of articles, case studies, frequently asked questions, and resources on Islamic family matters.
Although Dr. Beshir is an Engineer by profession, in his quest for authentic and classical Islamic knowledge, he has studied with great Islamic scholars and students of knowledge in the areas of Tafseer, Fiqh, Usool Al Fiqh, Tarbiyah and other Islamic subjects
During his visit to South Africa in Nov./Dec. 2015, he was interviewed by many Islamic radio stations as well as TV channels. The South African Islamic TV produced a series of seven hours of interviews on parenting and marital issues with Dr. Beshir
He was interviewed four times by the famous Deen Show of Chicago during 2014 and 2015
He has participated and led many Islamic outreach and Dawah projects as well as numerous community development initiatives on the local and national level in North America over the past 4 decades
He led the training and development department of the Muslim American Society (MAS) for over 6 years, and was a member for the department for 2 decades
He is a regular speaker at ISNA, ICNA, MSA and MAS conferences
He is a recipient of the Ottawa Muslim Association Volunteer award for his contribution to the Ottawa Muslim Community.
He is a recipient of the Ottawa Muslim Circle award for his contribution to the Circle
He is a member of the advisory board of SIFCA, the “Shura of Islamic Family Counselors of America”
He is one of the founding members of HCI “Human Concern International” and served for over a decade as the vice president of HCI