Monday, March 16, 2015

Counting the Days to Ramadan with the 99 Names of Allah

We are very excited that the month of Ramadan will be here in less than 100 days! So we are counting down the days of Ramadan while learning the 99 Names of Allah. Are you doing this also? It is not too late to join us. We are only on day 6- al-Mumin: The Inspirer of Faith.

I wanted my Beloveds to have a way to track down the days, so I created this little printable with all the 99 Names of Allah.

To spice it up a little bit, I added 4 mystery picture codes that can be used with the worksheet. 

I first introduced the concept of the "mystery picture" to my Beloveds by using these free Math Fact worksheets from Coloring Squared.

It was such a beautiful day so we did our work outside.

Each day as we color a new square the picture will reveal itself more and more. This is just an estimate we will start Ramadan by the sighting of the crescent moon.

Of course, you can keep it simple and use stickers, stamp pens (from Ikea) or dot markers to mark down the days.

Don't forget to download the first 24 Names of Allah.

Note: I have been working on the next 12 and hope to upload them before we get to day 25. You all know that I share everything on my blog for free and that I homeschool, but did you know that I teach a geography class every week? I also drive my daughter, Asha 14 hours to New Jersey and back every week where she is learning Arabic and Islamic Sciences. My son, Zahid is on a travel baseball team and yes I drive him to his practices and attend his games. Plus, normal mom and wife stuff, cleaning, cooking, etc. So please be patient, it may take another two years before all 99 are done. 

And I never turn down any assistance, if you want to come clean and cook or send some money so I can hire someone to clean and cook, email me at
I really want to finish my many projects and share all of these resources with you, it is just that I have other commitments that take up my time. Please keep us in your du'as and ask Allah to put Barakah in my time. Jazak'Allah Khayr.

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Counting to Ramadan with 99 Names of Allah

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Friday, March 13, 2015

World Geography 1 * 1st 16 Countries * Afghanistan-Belarus

This beautiful world we live on has so much to teach us, God placed signs for us throughout this vast planet. From the vegetation to the animals, from the history of the people . . to their culture . . to their foods, there is just so much to learn. Learning about the Geography and History of our World can keep us from making the same mistakes over and over again, so that we don't have to recreate the wheel, but more than that. . . .  it can also teach us how to live in peace and harmony with others and with our environment. 

And of His signs is the creation of the heaven and the earth and the diversity of your languages and colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge.    ~Quran 30:22

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dealing with Disappointment ♥

My Beloveds were feeling a little down this past weekend, missing their friends. The thought of knowing their friends were going to be at a place that we were not invited can be hard for anyone to bear. However, this is the society we live in- people will sometimes let you down. We can't protect our children from everything, but we can soften the blow by being there for them.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Name and The Named- 2nd 12

Jummah Mubarak! Happy Friday! ♥

We are excited to release the second set of the Name and the Named today. This set has many new items to help your child review the first 24 beautiful names of our Creator, the one God- Allah.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Date Night ♥

Date night doesn't happen very often, but when they do, it does wonders for relieving stress of the homeschool week.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

al-Madina Institute

A wonderful local group that holds events in our area is al-Madina Institute. They have an annual conference coming up soon in Virginia which will feature some of the premier scholars of our time. We can not live in the past during the time of our Beloved Prophet and the Sahabah, or even in the time of some of the great scholars such Imam Ghazali and Imam Haddad. These Scholars we have now will also die one day which makes me sad to think about, so our family makes it a point to benefit and take advantage of all the opportunities that Allah opens to us. Yes, we are known to travel great distances to seek knowledge, one because I LOVE ♥ to travel, but two because we understand the value in it.

Zahid was able to sing a Qasida at this event. It really is good for our Beloveds to be in such company.


Register for the al-Madina Conference in Virginia, April 3-6, 2015 and send us an email that you will be there, so we can look out for you!

al-Madina Institute is part of our "Local Fave", see more of our local Faves, and inshaAllah it will inspire you to find your own where you are. ♥

Saturday, January 31, 2015

My Princess ♥

"I found this on my kindle, mashaAllah, even when you just see yourself as a tired mother and wife, some little person may see you a little differently

May Allah preserve our children hearts."

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Computer Learning- online & cd

We do restrict screen time, but I remember my speak n spell and playing number munchers very fondly . . .

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Seerah Conference

I never tire of talking about how Great Allah is. One of my favorite memories of my grandmother is singing: How Great Thou Art. I understand that some may view it as bragging about one's blessings. However, I view it a little differently: if our Lord has been so Great in my life and I am nobody- nothing, then He can bless you with much better.

Before I moved to Baltimore in 2012, I made a couple of simple prayers. I asked Allah for: *affordable housing (within a certain budget) *walkable, safe neighborhood *Muslim Neighbors *Homeschooling Support *Close to a Community Friendly Masjid *Quran Program *Nearby Parks *Good Library 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Search for Warmth

A trip down South is not complete without a stop in South Carolina and in particular Gullah Country. We were searching for warmth and although we did not find warm weather in South Carolina, we did find something that warms my heart, called Gullah Luv. Gullah luv is a seasoning mix that we picked up last time we came to this area and have been craving ever since we ran out of it. Yes, I could of ordered it online but that's too easy, if I don't have to work to grow and cultivate the spices at least I can travel a little to get it.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

World Geography- Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra

We are going on a Geography Expedition around the world, learning 4 (four) new countries each week that we homeschool. Azara and her friends will be using our Children of the World Notebook to record the countries that we visit. Inspired by photographer Anthony Asael's wonderful book: Children of the World.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Worldview of the Believer

Most Friday and Weekend morning when I am busy completing computer work (making curriculum) or any day when I am cleaning up, I will put on a lesson to listen to while I work. This Friday morning, I chose to listen to Shaykha Nagheba Hayel who tells a beautiful story of Habib Ali Jifri and what our world view as Muslims should be. With these cold winter days in the Northeast, the reminder came at the right time. . . time to stock up our car with gloves, blanket, food, etc. to give out to people on the streets. ♥

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