"We left ignorance (jahilliya), but now we have returned to it." stated a prominent Muslim scholar.
His words resonate an undeniable truth that cannot be denied when we consider that in our times many people’s hair grow white in Islam, without them having even learned the basics of wudu. It is true that we do not all have to become scholars, however certain knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim, male and female, who is sane and post-pubescent. This knowledge is known as fard ‘ayn or (Read more...)
Preschool children learn with their whole body. Playing games and making crafts, activates the connections that lay the groundwork for future learning. An older child learns well with written words and lectures, but a young child learns best with activities.
My daughter is a preschool teacher and we created the 3-in-1 Printable. Each 3-in-1 Printable is a set of coloring sheets, a matching game and a miniature book. The printables are designed to help develop the basic skills a preschooler needs (Read more...)
Have you ever felt like the more you go searching for answers to issues you face, the more you end up doing nothing about it? It's a crazy cycle but one that is all too often a reality!
It's been happening to me a lot lately as I was trying to find out how to deal with this issue of being unproductive, yet spending too much time finding solutions I did not implement. It is not something that one can help at times, because unfortunately the world has changed so much that we are all plugged online (Read more...)
You’re at the supermarket and you tell your 8-year-old daughter to stop running around the store. She ignores you and chases her 6-year-old brother down the juice aisle. When you get to the car you tell her what you really wanted to say to her inside the store, “What’s wrong with you?” you shout at the top of your lungs, staring her down, your face clinched. “I can’t even shop in the store without you acting like a wild animal!” you continue to rant. Finally you get it all out and (Read more...)
What is the GO Kid's Planner?
It is a helpful and easy-styled 20-page any year kid planner in 4 stylish colors, tailored especially for children, and for the benefit of busy parents who want their kids to work on their own, be more organized and prepared. It is a planner that will help your children to know what is expected of them and to avoid the usual excuses that cause them to be unproductive. The kid planner will help your child to keep track of all their chores and to-do's in a simple (Read more...)
It has been a very trying time for me when dealing with people this year. Alhumdulillah we all have so much to be thankful for, but there are those days that are harder than other days, and then there are those days that really test your imaan. Is it just life, or does it feel like fewer people are acting with proper adhab and etiquette? Everyone is in one big rush all the time, most people are too busy, and others are simply insensitive or plain rude. It seems that this busyness that is claiming (Read more...)
You are a busy mom with so many things to do. The laundry, the vacuuming, the cleaning, the cooking, the washing and maybe a part-time job. On top of everything else you have to supervise and entertain your children. If only you had a few hours where your children are busy doing something that requires low supervision so you can get on with your work. Or maybe you need a break. With so much to do, you want your children to be busy having fun while you put your feet up, catch-up on some reading (Read more...)
I am writing about a topic that may not sit well with a few wives, but it is something that needs to be said and something that we as Muslim wives need to adhere to for our husbands sake - but more importantly to please Allah (swt). I am referring to that character trait that our parents demanded from us as kids - the trait of respect.
Somewhere along the way we grew up thinking (not learning), that respect is something that our husband's have to 'earn', and that only if he is someone we look (Read more...)
What is the GO Home Planner?
It is a simple and clean-styled 73-page any year home management planner tailored especially for a busy female who wishes to organize her household. It is a planner that will make a mother feel on top of her game in every aspect of running a smooth home with kids. This planner will help you to keep track of all your to-do's in a simple and easy-to-follow method. If used consistently and regularly it can remove a lot of pressure by making you feel very organized InshAllah.
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The beginning of puberty is a huge milestone in life and highly impacting on a child. In our current age it is considered as an indication of the beginning of teenagehood, but in Islam it is considered as an indication of the beginning of adulthood. This is incredibly significant for our children as it indicates:
When their obligations become binding
When their sins begin to be recorded
When they become responsible for themselves
Because of this change of puberty, it is personally (Read more...)
Over these past few months, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to spend a lot of time with my nephew and nieces Alhumdulillah! During this time, I've been observing them at play and how they keep busy with their many gadgets and toys. This brought a realization of how children see life, and made me discover how different life looks through the eyes of a child. Each day I was learning something magical from them, and I’d like to share these lessons from children with you.
Children forgive easily
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We can all spurt out a list of mistakes our parents made when bringing us up. And for some reason, their faults are often more memorable and vivid than their numerous sacrifices for us. Even as parents, we too make mistakes now and then when raising our children, so it’s helpful to know which mistakes we should avoid in order to raise our kids to become good Muslims. Here are 5 discipline mistakes to avoid when directing your child toward proper behavior.
MISTAKE #1: Getting enraged when disciplining
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Have you ever noticed how most moms say similar things to their older kids? What comes out of our mouths are not always what we are thinking! We speak the language of motherhood, which is an evasive array of obfuscation and passive aggressive remarks. Here are some of the most common 'momisms' that I humorously decoded for your enjoyment. So go ahead and laugh at yourself!
1. Don’t worry about it!
I'll do it for you as usual. I'm just the maid. I wish you'd pick up your own stuff lazy!
2. (Read more...)