Monday, September 7, 2015

A Walk in the Woods

It's nice having a Monday at home with Humble Dad, something different than our normal routine. We decided to drive an hour to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia where three states meet up including Maryland and Virginia. I am not really a one destination type of gal, enjoying the ride along the way is just as important to me as the end point. We took a longer route that took us to South Mountain Creamery, a delicious place to get ice cream, cream top milk, yoghurt, cheese, and eggs. This farm uses many sustainable initiatives including solar, wind, geothermal, biodiesel, and turning manure into electricity. What's really neat about this place is they still deliver milk to your homes in glass bottles!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Eid al Fitr 2015

The Masjid, Makkah Learning Center (MLC) that we usually go to for everything: homeschool classes, gardening, Foundations in Islamic Studies, etc. has a wonderful Imam, mashaAllah who lead the prayer and did a beneficial talk. After the prayer, they served a Pakistani style breakfast with nana and beans. Many were dressed very beautiful in their very best. Then that is the end . . . no jumpers, bounce house, petting zoo, barbeque like we are used to in other communities.

MLC' s President, bless him, tried to do something for the children who were still at MLC after the prayer was done. He put all the children in his pick up truck and drove them around the property, they had fun which made me happy. Then he gave out, which seem an unlimited amount of candy.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Turkey in America

The grand and beautiful mosque that was recently built has brought a little bit of Turkey to America, well maybe a whole lot bit! The Mosque is exquisite, mashaAllah and for those of us who have never visited the Muslim world, this is the next best thing.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ramadan Notebook- {updated 2015}

Originally Published July 1, 2014 has now been updated with Ramadan 2015/1436 covers.

I have been color coding my children for a long time before Lil A was even born. My oldest son's color was orange, Big A is still pink, S Man is blue, Z Man is green, and Lil A is purple.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Gardening Time!

We are still here, just busy with our Community gardening over at Makkah Garden Blogspot Dot Com

Our Lord! Do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided us. Grant us Your mercy: You are the Bestower of bounties without measure.
~Quran 3:8

Monday, April 13, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Name and the Named- 3rd 12

Jummah Mubarak, Happy Friday!

I am happy to release the 3rd set of the 99 Names Allah. I didn't quite finish the complete set with worksheets, however the cards are finished and I wanted to release them before the Day 25. Are you counting down the days to Ramadan with us? Today is Day 24: al-Muizz, the Bestower of Honors, which means we have about 75 days until the first of Ramadan. Are you ready, have you made up all your days fasting, have you looked through our old Ramadan post for ideas to do with your children?

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.

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.

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