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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 …


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 …

back to school

Tips and Tricks for Back to School: Ideas for Moms

Switching from a summer vacation to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, …

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.

pet cat

When Your Kids Ask for a Pet

There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two wings, but they are peoples like unto you. We have neglected nothing in the Book (of Our decrees). Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.  ~ Qur’an 6:38 As parents, we know that our children at some point …

back to school

Essential Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement as well as anxiety for both parents and children. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. Stress Management The first thing you need to do as a parent is to make sure you are calm and ready for …


10 Ways to Help Your Kids Connect with Nature

A connection to the environment and an awareness of Allah’s role in creating it is supposed to strengthen our faith. Amid the buzz of busy schedules and beeping gizmos, how often do our kids get a chance to experience nature? When was the last time your children demanded a trip to the farm or the …


Let Me Tell You about Hajar & Baby Ismail

“What are you doing under the bed, Yasseen?” Mommy asked. “I’m looking for my time machine! I need to go back in time! It’s VERY important!” Yasseen said, popping his head out from under the bed. “We have a project for school about a woman named ‘Hajar’. I must find out exactly what happened!” “So …


What Should Your Kids Learn about Hajj Rituals? (Infograph)

During this time of the year,  many Muslims around the world are preparing for Hajj journey.  It’s a good opportunity for parents to teach their kids about Hajj rituals and its significance. Aboutislam’s Family & Society tries to provide you with a very simple way for teaching your kids about Hajj rituals, through this creative info-graphic, which …

Sibling rivalry

Secrets from a Mom of 7 for Curbing Sibling Rivalry

While it’s true that kids will have disputes among themselves just as adults do, many people look to Qabil and Habil not as an extreme situation but rather as proof that sibling rivalry is an uncontrollable aspect of childhood. As a young parent I didn’t have any plans to deal with sibling rivalry, but while …

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