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 […]
The importance of teaching our children about Prophet Muhammad
Do you think about death?
Are you busy? So busy that you are exhausted by mid-day? So exhausted that you can barely keep up with praying every salah on time? What if I told you there is one thing that if you focused on, really tried to stay on top of, can help you pray on time again. No need to make this long. Here is what you can start focusing on right now: wudu! Make sure you are in a state of wudu majority of your time. How can you do that? By training yourself to make wudu every time you use the […]
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 […]
It is easy to get caught up in the routines of our daily lives. Often times we hear mothers complain about not having time for anything else besides raising their children; how many of us used to go to beneficial and educational classes, had time to recite pages and pages of Quran daily, pray extra prayers, go to lectures, volunteer, but now that is all over since becoming a mother. ‘I’m lucky if I sleep five hours straight!’ is a common retort many of us will give when asked why we don’t participate in many of things we used to […]
There are days when we feel an overwhelming feeling of negativity and our hearts and minds get heavy with toxic emotions. These emotions can be brought on by stress, disappointment, resentment or frustration. On those days when you feel upset, sad and distressed because you’re disappointed in some aspects of your life, or you are feeling stuck and almost helpless, remember to recite this dua: لا إله إلا الله العظيم الحليم , لا إله إلا الله رب العرش العظيم , لا إله إلا الله رب السماوات ورب الأرض ورب العرش الكريم Which translates to: None has the right to be […]
Children are not like adults. The amazing thing about them is that we can earn their trust and love easily. They appreciate the simple things in life and are easy to please because of their pure, innocent hearts. But don’t let that innocence fool you! If you’re a parent, you know children are also blunt and can mistrust just as easily. They’ll check you the minute they see you making a mistake. There’s really no ‘gray’ area with young children. Everything is black and white. For that reason, we have to be CAUTIOUS with what we say and do in […]
Check out the great kids books we read this week!
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 […]