Have you read this article, Blurred Lines: Women, “Celebrity” Shaykhs, and Spiritual Abuse by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari? The article was published by the website, Muslim Matters just several days ago. Sister Zaynab has shed light on something that’s very serious and heartbreaking which is happening in Muslim communities across the country but many of us were unaware until reading her article. There are hundreds of comments in the comment section with many people expressing their thoughts of disgust, anger and disappointment. What was discussed in the article? Here are two paragraphs that can serve as the summary of this article […]
While I don’t think babies should ever be exposed to any sort of screen time, I think for children over the age of three it’s OK if they sometimes watch a nice kid’s show that’s educational and entertaining at the same time. There are hundreds of different kid’s shows to choose from on TV and online but choosing a good show and videos for our children to watch is not as easy as we may think. I don’t want my child to be wasting 30 or even an hour of his time sitting and watching something where he will not […]
We can all agree as parents we want our children to be the best. We want them to walk, talk and learn the same time as other children their age. We even want them to do better than their peers so we push them to try harder and pressure them so much. And if we see our children being a little behind on some things whether it is learning to read or whatever else, many of us start to panic because we compare them to other children their age and wonder why our children aren’t at the same level as […]
Around this time of the year, we usually get bombarded with various commercials and advertisements about mothers. Companies now want to remind you how important it is to show how much you appreciate your mother by giving buying her something “nice.” I’m talking about mother’s day, of course. Many people around the world, the majority being non-Muslims celebrate mother’s day once a year. In the United States, mother’s day falls on the 10th of May, which is coming up soon. What about Muslims? Should we celebrate mother’s day? I’m sure many Muslims will take part in the celebration of mother’s […]
We are living in a world that is technically advanced. Everywhere we go there are computers and phones and all types of other electronic devices. Teenagers and adults alike are on their smart phones so much that it’s hard to find someone looking up these days while they wait in lines or even while waiting for the traffic light to turn green! If we adults are this engrossed with our various electronic devices, surely our children will be too no matter how much we try to protect them from it. When they see mom and dad on their phones watching […]
For those of you who are subscribed to Islamic Online University’s email updates, you probably already know about this. For those of you who are not, just wanted to share a recent email they sent out about staying healthy and lean. The second I saw healthy and lean, I thought to myself where do I sign up?! As a mother of three children, I know I can use any helpful tips on how to be healthy and lean! So I thought I’d share it with you mamas out there too who don’t already know about this. Find the details below. […]
Spending too much time on entertainment is no doubt a bad thing–it’s basically wasting precious time. However, we all know as human beings, we will need some sort of entertainment sometimes. Watching a beneficial program, spending time talking with friends and family or reading a good book are all good ways to relax and entertain ourselves without over-doing it. While I don’t really have a “favorite” show, there are shows that I like to watch sometimes which are entertaining and also beneficial in some way. What I’m watching currently… One of the best shows/documentaries I came across last year is […]
First week of April is already gone! I can’t believe it. I’m not the only one who seems to be in shock about how fast time is flying by us these days, subhanalaah. Almost every day or every other day I hear someone mentioning something about how fast the time seems to be going. Just recently, I heard someone say “it’s like February and March didn’t even happen!” That’s exactly how I feel too. Any way, are you wondering yet why I’m going on and on about how fast time seems to be going by? As time goes or rather […]
Whether you are a homeschooling mom or a mom who wants to advance her children’s education, this website is filled with helpful information for young children, from ages three and up. It has free Arabic and English alphabets worksheets, math, flash cards, videos and so much more! In fact I just printed two different Arabic alphabets worksheets for my son who’s three. May Allah reward sister Rahmah, creator of this website for putting together so many helpful and great educational information! Click here to go to the website.
For anyone who is interested in learning more about positive behavior support for children, there’s a free course on this topic by the University of Washington via Edx. I just recently learned about Edx through my sister. After browsing some of their upcoming courses, I saw that they were having this course. I registered for it a while ago. The course started just today. If interested in registering for this free course, I think you will still be able to register for it. Click here to learn or register.