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My Daughter Doesn't Want to Pray

My Daughter Doesn't Want to Pray

 In this counseling answer: “Children learn what they see, not what they hear. Since their eyes remember actions and their brains register pictures, perform your daily acts of worship (prayers, reciting Qur’an, fasting) and tell the truth in front of your child and allow your child to witness others also following Allah’s commandments. This can …

Muslim Girls Empowerment Organization Holds Poetry Workshop

NEW YORK – Stories play essential roles in a young person’s development and expressive abilities. Sharing one’s personal experiences is also significant in fostering humanity and building narratives as well as giving someone a chance to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. “We can see our full humanity, we can actually become …

listening

"What Did You Say?"

I have a toddler who is very loud. She’s so loud that you can’t help but hear what she is saying (or demanding). Like when she is in the grocery store screaming for a chocolate bar. Or when she is in the masjid reading Surah Al-fatiha louder than the imam. Or when she is playing …

10 Tips for Children to Commemorate Prophet’s Life

10 Tips for Children to Commemorate Prophet’s Life

Talking about Prophet Muhammad’s life and following his footsteps should be a daily practice for Muslim families. We continue to love, respect and obey Prophet Muhammad, as the human being who was chosen by our Lord to perfect the religion of Islam. Here are ten tips to have your children learning about and the loving …

Halloween: Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat! Or You Got a Third Option?

As October comes to an end, we are surrounded with jack-o-lanterns and ghost filled yards. From Trick or Treat to a parade, it is an event, which attracts young Muslims significantly. Even as simple as walking into the grocery shop becomes difficult, for these celebrations are very prominent and promoted in the west. Being unaware …

reading

How to Groom the Love for Reading Among Children?

Reading is our source of knowledge, our ‘door’ to the outside world and the explorative tool of different fields. Unfortunately, in the last few years book reading for children has been replaced by  digital technology and new gadgets like I pad, smart phones..etc and if they do read, it will be books that are commercialized …

traditional school

10 Things I Don’t Miss about Traditional School

For four years my husband and I have been homeschooling our two older children, who are now in fifth and seventh grades. Prior to that, our kids had attended both private and public schools.  I am not one of those people who insists that only one type of education is the “right” one.  Homeschooling is …

Islamic Calendar & Religious Occasions (For Kids)

The Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar (AH) is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 days. It is used to date events in many Muslim countries (concurrently with the Gregorian calendar), and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper days on which to observe the annual fasting, to attend …

Hijrah

The Prophet & the Spider –The Story Of Hijrah

The children gather around, waiting for the story to unravel. A story about a man running away – an escape plan – he is being hunted down – but there is a resolve – a new place – a peaceful place – called Madinah. Their Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was accompanied by …

Do You Really Know the Story of Hijrah?

Do You Really Know the Story of Hijrah?

At that time the Kabah was filled with idols and Quraysh thought that if they believed in the Prophet (peace be upon him) and followed him, they would lose respect among the other tribes and this important role that had been given to them by their forefathers would be removed from them.



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