Laylatul Qadr- A guide to making Dua

Among the nights of Ramadan is one special night, Laylatyul Qadr (Night of Decree) it was the night the Quran was send down and worship during the laylatul Qadr is equivalent to worship performed for a period of one thousand months (83 years). It is the night the Angles descend in abundance and as narrated […]

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A Ramadan Gift Basket

When you only celebrate a few holidays in a year, you tend to go off and make everything a little bit more special. Especially during the month of Ramadan. I struggle to hide Eid gifts now that they are older (not because they will try to look for the hidden gifts but because I just can’t […]

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3 WAYS TO JUMP START RAMADAN

3 ways to Jump-start your Ramadan

One of the salaf said: “Rajab is the month to sow the seeds; Sha’ban is the month to irrigate the crop; and Ramadan is the month to reap the harvest!”   With Rajab gone and Sha’baan about to come to an end, you may have not had a chance to really prepare yourself for Ramadan. […]

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My first Dua book- DIY

My first Dua Book- DIY

If you have been following me on Instagram, you may know that I have been trying to teach my kids to be thankful for everything, the good, the bad and the ugly (I am hoping that this will teach them to be patient along the way).  My daughter is at the age where she knows […]

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indoor active toys

Indoor Toys to burn energy

Keeping active kids indoors can be challenging. We love outdoor play, but it’s not always feasible, especially in the winter. So, what do you do with an active preschooler who is cooped up inside? Well, my solution is to make up your own games as well as buy a few indoor active toys! This can […]

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Snow Globe craft and an Arabic Lesson

Snow Globe Craft with Free Arabic Printable

 This weeks blog post is by sister Emilie (Ummu Meriem), the founder of Arabic Seeds, a project  that develops Arabic learning services and resources inspired by kids and daily life.  Arabic Seeds helps parents to practice Arabic at home with their kids, and promotes meaningful, creative and enjoyable Arabic teaching for children. Emilie is a […]

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Islamic Calendar Craft

Islamic Calendar Craft

The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic new year. The Islamic/ Hijri calendar is based on the sighting of the Moon.  Thus, it is only about 354 days long. I had planned on teaching my 3 and half year old the calendar months in Arabic beforehand but qadarallah we have been really […]

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21 Books for Preschoolers

21 Books for Preschoolers

Books are a huge part of our lives, we absolutely LOVE them! My preschoolers are participating in 1000 books before kindergarten and because reading books together is the best thing for their development, it’s something I happily do with them almost every day.    There are many great books for teaching Islamic concepts to preschoolers […]

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A productive Arafah

A Productive Day of Arafah

For the pilgrims who are in Makkah, the 9th of Dhul Hijjah marks the day of standing in the plains of Arafah from sunrise until sunset. For the one who witnesses this day, for him/her is forgiveness and mercy from Allah. As for the one who misses the standing of Arafah, then he has missed […]

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