EBOOKS, PARENTING

When Your Child Lies PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY!!

Pre-order my new ebook, When Your Child Lies  – A Mom's Guide to make it stop! It's a book that will guide a parent in focusing on strengthening the bond with your child, instead of damaging your relationships over lies. You can benefit by reading about my tried and tested methods with my own children. Order your copy early and get it for $3.99 instead of $5.99 until the launch day of Tuesday, 31 October 2017. Pre-order your copy below using the payment form or by clicking HERE! Loading... (Read more...)
PARENTING

A Mommy’s Advice About Christmas For Muslim Kids

A dear friend of mine wrote this status on her Facebook page, and I asked her if I may repost this on Muslimommy to inspire other parents. It is a nice lesson on how to deal with the holidays and how we can help our children to understand this time. "To my Muslim friends who are parents, we took the opportunity over breakfast this morning, to talk to our kids about Christmas. We asked them, "Why do we as Muslims don't celebrate Christmas? Why do people celebrate Christmas? etc etc... We talked (Read more...)
PARENTING

10 Steps That Helped Me Teach My Child To Read

  As you know, I homeschool my children and find that one of the more tedious aspects is teaching my child to read! However, once my child learns to read well it is a lot easier to homeschool because he/she becomes fairly independent and it is less time-consuming for me. I saw myself faced with this dilemma when my 7-year-old daughter needed to learn to read. I knew I had to take the bull by the horn, bite the bullet and...(well I think you get my drift)...I found out exactly how to do it (Read more...)
PARENTING

16 Tips To Relieve Some Mommy Stress

It has been a truly crazy, hectic, absolutely-more-than-I-can handle past few weeks after Eid! I don't really know how it became so hectic, but I felt like my responsibilities were getting the better of me. I had no time to write a blog post, no time to call a family member, and no time to even keep a thought! I felt cluttered and overwhelmed by all my to-do's. I had to decide...was I going to burst into tears, or take the bull by the horns and change my tactics. Well, I did both! But for embarrassment's (Read more...)
RAMADAN/EID

Explaining Eid ul-Fitr To Your Children

Assalamu Alaikum. As we sadly prepare to bid farewell to Ramadan, our children are also filled with anticipation for our blessed festival of Eid ul-Fitr. Ayisha (r.a) reported that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:   “For every people there is a feast and this is our feast.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari). The Arabic root word for Eid is 'aa-da', which means, that which comes back time after time, so this means 'the return  of a celebration, a recurring happiness, and a feast'. Eid means 'festivity' and (Read more...)
RAMADAN/EID

Tips to Maximize Your Last Days of Ramadan

My dear elder brother emailed me some pointers on maximizing the last nights of Ramadan from a Tumblr page called Islamic Thinking. I loved the good tips that were mentioned. I know that sometimes it can get quite overwhelming on what to do and what not to do during these remaining blessed nights of Ramadan, as we hope to derive the benefit of Lailatul Qadr. Don't despair my sisters, try your best to connect to Allah and open your heart, so you can feel His Mercy and Blessings. Here are some (Read more...)
RAMADAN/EID

Explaining Lailatul Qadr to Your Children

Lailatul Qadr - the Night of Power or Decree is upon us as we welcome the last ten days of Ramadan. Let us learn about the significance of this beautiful night in which Allah has honored us with attaining the reward of one thousand months of blessings, and His Mercy. A night where Allah (swt) says: "Verily, We have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Decree. And what will make you know what the night of Decree is? The night of Decree is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allah (Read more...)
RAMADAN/EID

Explaining Ramadan to Your Children Part 1

Assalamu Alaikum and Ramadan Kareem! Our beautiful month has arrived and we will greet our friends and family with the kind words of Ramadan Mubaruk, which means Ramadan blessings or Ramadan Kareem which means Ramadan is generous. “O you who believe fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you can learn self restraint”. (Quran, Surah Al Baqarah 2:183) The Meaning of Ramadan Ramadan is taken from the word 'ramad' which means, that which is intensely (Read more...)