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
Zil Hajj is fast approaching! Millions are going for Hajj, while those who are at home pray that we are able to travel to the Holy Kabah soon. May Allah bless us all with the opportunity! While we are at home, however, I want to make sure to talk about Makkah, Hajj, and this Eid … Continue reading Zil Hajj Activities ~ Days 1 – 5
The world around us is fascinating. The water that pours down on us as rain, the water that we drink, the water that we see in our lakes are all inextricably connected in the water cycle. Transforming a tiny seed to the food we eat everyday is a long process that takes several months. The … Continue reading Rabbi Zidni Ilma: My Lord, Increase Me in Knowledge!
I remember when I was little, I was fascinated by all the beautiful calligraphy decorating the walls of our homes and our mosques. Ever since I could recognize the Arabic letters, I would try to pick them out in the artwork and try to figure out what was written. With all the loops, it took … Continue reading Calligraphy– Connect the Dots
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