I’m so happy that one of the staff members of American Islamic School reached out to me and told me about this new online school. I’m excited because we (Muslims) certainly need more Islamic schools–online or off, where we can educate our children not only in academics but in our deen as well! I hope through these questions and answers, you will get an insight into what American Islamic School is all about and its plans for educating Muslim children, inshaaAllah! This interview was conducted with Ahmed Geddy, one of the founding members and principal of the school. Where is […]
Learning in general should be engaging and enlightening. This is especially true for the Quran. I have been experimenting with various ways of teaching the Quran and testing it out on my children and so far I have found one way that has been keeping their interest and attention longer, considering their young ages. They are all under the age of eight, MashaaAllah. Since I started teaching in this way, not only do my children enjoy learning and memorizing the Qur’an, they’re having a better understanding of it and connection to it. They’re also learning Islamic history as we study […]
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Ramadan is coming up soon! Yay! Every year, as the month of Ramadan nears, we get excited; and why shouldn’t we! The month of peace and mercy is almost here! Alhamdulilah. One thing I’ve been hearing a lot about this year though, which I was confused and saddened about is Ramadan decorations. I’ve been reading about some Muslim businesses that make and sale Ramadan trees and ornaments—yes, kinda like Christmas trees and ornaments. When I first read about this, I was actually shocked. I mean what?! What the heck is a Ramadan tree? Was my first thought. I’ve never heard […]
There is a huge need for Muslim foster carers as the Muslim population continues to grow as well as the influx of Syrian refugee children. Many Muslims may not realize that by fostering a child they are following a sunnah of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Fostering should be not only welcomed but encouraged in the Muslim community to help diversify foster parents in today’s society—with the right guidance and education, there’s no doubt many families will offer a loving and stable home for a foster child. Fostering from Islamic perspective If you look at fostering from […]
These days, there are a variety of ways to educate children. There’s the traditional public school (there’s more than one option to choose within the public schools), private/slamic school, homeschooling or the ‘radical’ unschooling. No matter which educational option you chose for your child, just do this: stay active and involved in your child’s life! Why Quality Time is the Best Option All of us parents must stay active, present and involved in our children’s lives every single day! Don’t let a day go by without spending quality time with them. Know what your child is learning. Be his or her […]
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If you’re having a hard time making your child learn something, there’s a big chance you’re missing one or more key components of learning from your teaching method. Make Learning easy for children with these three things when teaching him or her and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how well your kid learns. Those things are: Make Learning Easy By Being Patient Show patience to your child when he or she is knew to something. Our brains need time to digest and understand new information and this is even more true for children. If the child feels rushed, they […]
Having a new baby is wonderful! It’s exciting, you’ll be in awe of your new bundle of joy no matter if it’s baby number one or ten! But the healing, caring for a new baby (also other children and the home), hormonal imbalance, and sleep deprivation will drive many women near a breaking point. That’s why various research show one in seven mothers go through postpartum depression (ppd). Alhamdulilah I’ve never had severe postpartum depression, but I’ve experienced being overwhelmed. I was tired, emotional, and exhausted. I had another baby not too long ago and I’m so thankful to Allah; […]
Not too long ago, I was watching an interesting interview with a woman who left Islam for Christianity but came back to it by the mercy of Allah. Her entire story of how she left Islam to what led her back was fascinating to hear. While the woman’s story was just all around amazing, something she said about her father and how he reacted to her leaving Islam caught my attention. The interviewer asked her about how her family, specifically how her parents reacted when she finally admitted to them that the rumors she left Islam for Christianity was true. […]