When I told my daughter the story of Abraha and the elephants that tried to attack the Holy Kabah, my daughter was enthralled. She retold the story many times in the following days, as she was processing and learning. When I told her this story, we first went through the story, discussing what happened. After … Continue reading The Story of Abraha and the Army of Elephants
Eid is fast approaching: the celebrations with family and friends, the mouth-watering food, and of course, the presents! But obviously, that’s not all! On the day of Eid, we remember Allah (SWT) as well, for He blessed us with this beautiful day. On the day of Eid, we remember and praise Allah (SWT) by reciting … Continue reading Takbir of Eid
At the Battle of Badr, the Muslims were outnumbered, 313 ill-equipped men to 900 Makkan soldiers. However, the Muslims were victorious on the 17th of Ramadhan, and this was a major victory by the Muslims in their first battle against the Makkans in their first battle. In the Holy Quran (3:123-124), Allah (SWT) tells us … Continue reading Battle of Badr
“He gave you of all that you asked Him. If you count Allah’s blessings, you will never be able to number them. Indeed man is very unjust and very ungrateful!” (Holy Quran, 14:34) Allah (SWT) has given us innumerable blessings. No matter how hard we try, no matter how much time we take, there is … Continue reading Overflowing with Gratitude
"Allah! There is no god save He, the ever-living, the self-subsisting (by whom all subsist). Slumber does not seize Him, nor does sleep; ... His throne (knowledge) extends over the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of them does not tire Him; and He is the most high, the great." (Holy Quran 2:255) In Ayatul … Continue reading Allah (SWT) Does Not Sleep
“Verily, when He intends anything, His command is: 'Be,' and it is.” (36:82) Allah is very Powerful. One of this Powers is that if He wants something, all he has to say is “Be,” and it happens. To discuss this, we pulled out our PlayDoh. My daughter’s current favorite nasheed is “Allah Made Everything” by … Continue reading Allah Says “Be,” and It Is.
“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
One question that my daughter has asked me recently is “Where is Allah (SWT)?” To answer that, I used what we learned from Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah, and told her that Allah is all around us, and we can feel Him because of everything that he has created. We can’t see Him, but … Continue reading Closer than the Jugular Vein
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!
On Shab-e-Ashur, Imam Hussain (AS) blew out the candles and gave his companions and supporters permission to leave, if they wanted to, under the cover of darkness. All of his companions stayed. They knew that they wanted to do what’s right – to support the Imam (AS), even if they could have left in the … Continue reading Allah is Always Watching