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Al Isra Wal Mi’raj Storybook for Children

Following the ‘Year of Sorrow’, which was a dark time for the Muslims, and three weeks after the incident at Ta'if, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) experienced the Isra and the Mi'raj. This journey begun around the 10th year after revelation and approximately a year before the Prophet's (saw) migration from Makkah to Medina, known as the Hijrah. It was a journey that began at the Ka'bah in Makkah, to Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, and concluded in the Heavens. Al-Isra Wal-Mi'raj was one of the most miraculous (Read more...)
PARENTING

The 10 Biggest Homeschool Myths

I meet many moms who ask me numerous questions on how I cope homeschooling my children. Recently, a mom I met seemed quite amazed by my answers, because she had a lot of misconceptions about mothers who homeschool. I notice that many people are curious but quite ignorant about the homeschool way of life. So I felt the need to break the myths and tell it like it is. Here are the most common homeschool myths I've been asked, followed by what really happens: Myth #1 - Moms who homeschool are home (Read more...)
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Don’t Let Screens Babysit Your Kids

  Assalamu Alaikum my dear readers. I read an article this morning that saddened my heart. Unfortunately it's become very common all around us and in the best of homes. The article I read this morning was titled ' Toddlers Becoming so Addicted to iPads They Require Therapy'. It is disheartening to read headlines such as these, because they reflect the lack of concern for our children in our effort to 'get away' from them. What I'm referring to, is how parents are allowing their precious (Read more...)
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Suggested Reading for Muslim Kids

It is extremely important to instill the love of reading in children. As a parent, you should: Read to your kids from a young age Have a variety good books at their disposal Ensure that the content in the books are beneficial for them Alhamdulillah, we have been collecting good books for our children for many years, and have bookshelves lined with carefully chosen, wholesome literature for their benefit. I purchased some of our books in gently used condition, as it was more affordable, (Read more...)
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Explaining Halloween to Your Children

Halloween is not only a holiday where kids get to dress in costumes and go candy collecting, it is also a time of superstitious beliefs and customs of the past. Most parents are unaware of the true significance behind its origin. It is a good idea to educate ourselves and our children about Halloween's history and its traditions, so that we may understand how it all began and make informed choices. The origin of Halloween: A Celtic tradition The Celtics (ancient pagans) lived 2000 years ago in (Read more...)
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50 Simple Ideas to Keep Little Kids Busy

  As a mom with kids of various ages, I used to find it a real challenge to keep my young kids busy, while working with my older ones & their school work. I decided to research simple ways of keeping my little kids entertained & stimulated when I could not give them my full attention. Young children need imaginative play to develop their skills for later, more structured learning. Here are 50 fun, learning ideas to keep your little ones busy when homeschooling, completing homework or (Read more...)