When my daughter was younger, we would have daily discussions on our evening walks about how Allah (SWT) made EVERYTHING. He made the trees, the sky, the animals, the flowers. However, since we say that He made everything, it became a bit confusing for my daughter. Did He make the sidewalk? The cars? The lines … Continue reading Allah (SWT) Made Everything!
When my daughter was younger, we started having conversations about how much Allah loves us. A typical conversation starts with us trying to one-up each other and playing with numbers. “I love you” “I love you too.” “I love you three.” “I love you 382.” “I love you 729.” “I love you ONE THOUSAND.” “I … Continue reading Allah Loves Me More!
Today we have a guest post from Javeria of NurturingEmaan. She is a homeschooler and a mom of three, and she has amazing creative hands-on activities that help little ones learn. She recently posted a coloring book about some of the 99 names of Allah (SWT), and today she is sharing activities to help kids … Continue reading Al-Muhyi and Al-Hafeez
In Islam, when we want to thank someone, we don’t just say “thank you.” We say JazakAllah. But have we ever stopped to ponder the beauty of this? JazakAllah isn’t just your average thanks. It’s a prayer! JazakAllah means “May Allah reward you.” Whenever someone helps us or gives us something, we are deeply grateful. … Continue reading JazakAllah
Our shadows exist only with us. Our shadows cannot go somewhere that we are not. We have no way of separating ourselves from our shadow, just like we have no way of separating ourselves from Allah (SWT). Sometimes, when it is dark, we cannot see our shadow. When we are feeling lost, we sometimes don’t … Continue reading Shadows
“Therefore remember Me, I will remember you, and be thankful to Me, and do not be ungrateful to Me.” (Holy Quran 2:152) To illustrate this ayat, I thought it would be fun to play with magnets. We LOVE magnets. If you remember Allah (SWT), He will remember you. If you remember Him, if you bring … Continue reading Remembering Allah – Magnets
I believe it’s important to discuss Allah (SWT)’s love for all of us, and I love the idea of comparing it to a mother’s love. As we’ve heard many times, Allah loves us 70 times more than our mother. *I couldn’t find a specific source for the number 70, but it is still a good … Continue reading Allah (SWT) LOVES me!
As we remember Imam Ali Raza (AS) on the day of his shahadat, we are discussing the hadith of The Golden Chain, found here, on pg 12. When our 8th Imam (AS) passed through Nishapoor, there was a large crowd of people who wanted to see him. Some scholars asked him to address the people, and … Continue reading The Fort of Laa Ilaaha Illallah
Omar S. Khawaja’s Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah is a favorite bedtime story around here these days. In the past week, we’ve read it at least four times, replacing last week’s favorite, The Cat in the Hat. As we read the book, I have fallen in love with the repetition in this book and … Continue reading Ilyas and Duck’s Search for Allah – Companion Activity
Alhamdulillah. We all say this, every single day. Chances are, our children have heard this word a million times. But do they know what it means? Do they really understand why we use it? It means “Praise be to Allah.” But again, to a child, what does this mean? What does this look like in … Continue reading A Shower of Blessings