10 Books Your Preschooler Will Love

21 August, 2016 2 Comments Articles, Book Reviews, Uncategorized
10 Books Your Preschooler Will Love

The best way to calm children down, bond with them and educate them all at once is through reading! Most children love books and stories because it’s fun and interesting for them. I read books for my children often and they all enjoy it. In fact, sometimes they will demand that I read the same book again and again and again! Until I almost become sick and tired of reading it. That’s how I know which books are their favorites. My children are five years old and under so we are not reading any chapter books yet. The type of […]


5 Du’as For Children To Memorize

3 August, 2016 1 Comment Uncategorized
5 Du’as For Children To Memorize

One of the best ways to protect children is to always make du’a for them, recite Quran on them and remind them to always rely on Allah through making duas and reciting duas at their prescribed times and moments. As soon as they start to talk and understand,  it is wise to teach our children the basmalah, isti’adah (seeking refuge with Allah from the shaytan) and simple du’as. Children as young as two years old can memorize many simple du’as because their minds are fresh and hungry for knowledge. By the time they are seven and older, you can explain […]


Giveaway: Islamic Phonics Book

20 May, 2016 0 Comments Uncategorized
Giveaway: Islamic Phonics Book

Since my children turned three and four years old, I’ve been focusing more on teaching them how to read and write. I’ve looked for books to help them learn how to read that’s geared toward Muslim children but there’s just not that many options. That’s why I was so excited when I found out that two sisters (Jamila and Karimah Alqarnain of Noon publications) teamed up to publish a phonics book (Adam to Zamzam) that’s excellent for Muslim children. This is the first book in the Islamic Phonic Readers Series. And guess what?! They’re launching this book the beginning of […]


Five Stories from the Quran to share with Children

31 January, 2016 8 Comments Articles, Educational
Five Stories from the Quran to share with Children

While all stories in the Quran carry amazing lessons for us to learn from, there are some that are easy for even children to understand the underlying message. These stories can be great for children because they’re inspiring and a learning experience for them. We all know how reading and telling stories to children is beneficial for them in various ways. The stories from the Quran are excellent because they’re not fictional like most children’s stories and they carry great messages and learning opportunities. Another great benefit to telling your children stories from the Quran is that it gives them […]


Beautiful Patience

18 January, 2016 2 Comments Articles, Tips & Advice
Beautiful Patience

A Muslim mother sent me a message. This sister lost her child of only five months, a beautiful, healthy baby girl who she loved dearly; her beloved baby died suddenly in her sleep. She asked me why there aren’t many support groups for the grieving mother who’s lost a child due to SIDS, miscarriage or whatever else. My only answer was it’s one of those things people just don’t think about until they go through it themselves. In life, we all have different struggles and challenges. Losing a child is one of the greatest trials in life. Only those who […]


Terrified of Giving Birth? Ease Your Fears Through Mental Preparation and Du’a

7 September, 2015 7 Comments Uncategorized
Terrified of Giving Birth? Ease Your Fears Through Mental Preparation and Du’a

If you are pregnant right now, chances are you’ve already spent hours on your phone or computer researching everything there is to know about pregnancy—from the aches and pains you’re feeling—to how it’ll feel when you give birth. The minute I found about my pregnancy I went hunting for information about everything relevant to pregnancy, labor and childbirth. As humans, we are curious so it’s natural for us to wonder and ask about how it’ll feel to give birth.  However, as a first-time mother to be, it’s important that you carefully select the right information to help you while you’re […]


Evil Eye and Jinn Possession: How to Protect Your Children

27 July, 2015 11 Comments Uncategorized
Evil Eye and Jinn Possession: How to Protect Your Children

Protecting our children from the evil of this world is one of the best things we can do for them when they are young.  As they grow, equipping them with the proper knowledge to protect themselves becomes even more essential. Alhamdulilah our religion is a guide for how we should live a life that’s balanced in every way. Islam has not left anything out which is important. From the Quran and hadiths of the Prophet, sallalahu alayhi wasalaam, we can find everything we need including how to protect our children not only from things we can see but the many […]


Interview Time!

22 June, 2015 5 Comments Uncategorized
Interview Time!

Amna Ateef is not the ordinary 14 year old girl. Despite her young age, she’s managed to figure out what she’s good at and spends a lot of her time doing what she loves. She has a variety of hobbies and projects that occupy her time. After learning about her and her various interests and projects through a Facebook group for Muslimah bloggers, I asked her to do an interview with me for Muslim Mother Source readers! Through interviewing this teenager, I thought parents can get an insight on how to guide, discipline and approach their teenagers to be more […]


Healthy, Home-made, Halaal Baby Food Recipes

14 June, 2015 2 Comments Uncategorized
Healthy, Home-made, Halaal Baby Food Recipes

Do you always feed your little one with store-bought baby food? Organic baby food can get pretty expensive, but with a little creativity and some basic organic staples from the grocery store like vegetable purees and canned fruits (unsalted and unsweetened of course), mixed with some items from the bulk bins like oats, lentils, and pasta you can make your child nutritious baby food at home that will taste yummy and will be much more inexpensive than purchasing the high dollar jars and pouches found in stores. Why Does Organic Matter? I use canned options for these recipes as I […]


One Muslim Girl’s Experience: Challenges I Faced Growing Up in America

4 June, 2015 3 Comments Articles, Tips & Advice
One Muslim Girl’s Experience: Challenges I Faced Growing Up in America

This article is written by Fatima Rizvi, a guest author. Don’t forget to comment and share!  Jazaakumulahu Kheyran! I want to state that everything in this post is from my experience only. This is all based off of some of the events that have happened in my life and what I observe happening currently. I do not mean to offend anyone; I am merely bringing to attention some of the things the youth face schools and providing an outlook which hopefully you can benefit from! In this post I’ll be writing about my experiences and providing tips to parents out […]