Lately, we’ve been discussing right and left, especially when we go on our evening walks around the neighborhood. To help my daughter learn her left and right, I decided that she needed a visual that she could see daily so that she can review the concept herself. We traced her hands, labeled them with a … Continue reading Right & Left
Condolences to all of you today on the Shahadat of our 4th Imam, Imam Ali Zainul Abideen (AS). In honor of our Imam, today we will be talking about Sajdah, our prostration to Allah (SWT). Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) did so many Sajdah during his life that he is also known by another name - … Continue reading The Book of Sajdah
As the first Ashra of Muharram comes to a close, we return to our daily routines. We no longer attend daily majalis, and we don’t cry for the Ahlul Bayt every single day. We return to our normal lives after Ashura – but the family of Imam Hussain (AS) does not. We must remember. Every … Continue reading Ziarat Ashura Calendar
“Ah-choo! Mama, say YARHAMAKULLAH. Yarhamakullah.” Every time my daughter sneezes, she reminds me to say Yarhamakullah. She hates to say Alhamdulillah when she sneezes. She prefers to say Yarhamakullah too. Apparently Yarhamakullah is a more fun word. I guesss? She’s two. She has strong opinions. About everything. Let’s practice the etiquettes of sneezing! Start with … Continue reading Spinner of Sneezes
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!
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