12-12-08-19-30 Dec. 12, 2011 28:20 This a follow-up recording to the 1st Gaza recording (11th Muharram/Dec. 7th) and audio entitled, “Family Du’a.” Show Notes: The hardest thing about making a true fast is acting like a Mu’min (true believer) & watching one’s actions – rather than not eating or drinking Three strikes, and you’re out. [...]
Asalaamu Alaykum. We have a short video review today of beautiful Islamic cards from Smart Ark. The stationery is blank on the inside so you can write personal messages to your friends and family. The cards come with matching envelopes, too. Check out the review below: How often does your family give cards to [...]
Asalaamu Alaykum! This week’s video review features four Islamic posters from Smart Ark that can be used to decorate different rooms in the house, especially a child’s room for study. The subjects of the four posters are: The Arabic Alphabet Arabic Numbers 5 Pillars of Islam Hajj- A Very Special Journey Check out the video [...]
Asalaamu Alaykum! Today we would like to share an adorable video produced by Little Big Kids. We have been huge fans of their work since we introduced them to the Eid Gift Guide and hosted a very fun and informative interview with the founders and owners, in which they share how they involve their whole family in their [...]
Asalaamu Alaykum. Another Thursday means another video review for you! Today, we have a video of Ponn and her girls reading a book by Smart Ark called “Prayer Times: A Book of Colors” to “Little Ponn.” The book is hardcover with sturdy pages. It goes over the five prayers that are a part of a Muslim’s [...]
Asalaamu Alaykum! Today, Alhamdulillah, we have another special audio post to share from Ponn. As mentioned in her first audio post, Ponn has been traveling to Islam’s three most sacred places in Islam–Mecca, Medina, and Palestine. The above audio is her recording from the airport in Jeddah while she is en route to Hajj. This [...]
Bismillah. As revealed in our previous audio post, Ponn has been traveling to the most sacred lands in Islam–Mecca, Medina, and Palestine. Outside Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, there are umbrella-like canopies–nearly 200 of them! This video shows them opening: These next few images were taken after Fajr while awaiting shurook (daybreak). SubhanAllah, what an experience [...]
It is quite mind blowing how circumstances play out in our everyday lives, and it’s important we don’t overlook them. Nearing the End I have two finals left until I can declare my vacation started, but today was a regular day of class. It was the last day before the reading/review days, and I had [...]
I have been teaching Arabic at my local mosque’s Sunday school for a couple of months, and it has been a rewarding experience thus far. I am teaching 17 kindergarteners the Arabic alphabet and vocabulary. It has been pretty challenging to find useful resources online to teach Arabic to little kids so I have been [...]
Asalaamu ‘Alaykum! Here is another video review for everyone to check out. It’s a game called Pyramid Pillars by MuslimToysandDolls.com. It’s cute, colorful, and educational! Check it out! What do you guys think of this game? Please share your thoughts in the comments!
Just a very quick blog to share two very concise fatwas about the Rulings for Women in Hajj, and what one is to do when menstruating. May Allah bless us all with physical, financial and spiritual health to afford us all the opportunity to obtain Hajj mabror(acceptable Hajj). Ameen.
MashaAllah, God has willed, ever since I was born (so I’m told by my parents and extended family); I’ve always been a productive person. From building blocks to reading, they even noticed that I marveled at intense, deep conversations as well. Well, with this high-productive energy level; it’s moments like this that may cause even [...]
As a follow-up to our popular article, Learning the Qur’an for Free Online – QuranExplorer.com and HarfKids.com, it’s imperative to share the top site my girls use now for their Qu’ran memorization: Tanzil.net. They found this resource themselves and prefer it to Qur’an Explorer for the following reasons: Tanzil.net – Great Qur’an Memorization Website Once [...]
Insha’Allah the great posts from the Let’s Start Ramadan 2011 – A 35-Day Ramadan & Eid How-To Guide will be compiled into a book, “A Muslim Mom’s Guide to Ramadan and Eid.” JazakAllahu Khayr to all the contributors! Spiritual & Physical Health While Fasting Ramadan is Greater Than the Goal of Weight Loss: Tips Do [...]