Thursday, September 25, 2014

Children's Islamic Calendar


InshaAllah, we will write more about this soon. . .

Moon Phase Calendar

This is our first time attempting to share a whole google doc folder, where Google does the thumbnails for you. If this works it will be so much easier than trying to create folders and thumbnails on my own. Please leave us feedback, do you like? Is downloading easier?

Downloads available now: Children's Islamic Calendar Folder

Monday, September 8, 2014

Seekers Retreat 2014

Note: Due to how much attention this picture received on Facebook with several questions inquiring where we bought our abayas. I am not a shopper, Humble Dad does all of our Abaya shopping at Islamic Design HouseShukr & East Essence. Please also consider shopping with my friend at Islamic Outfitters.
We have so much to be grateful for in this life and we often take many things for granted. Sometimes it takes getting outside of our normal environment to realize our blessings. One of the biggest blessings I have is Humble Dad who watched our youngest three children while Big A and I took a road trip to Ontario, Canada to attend the Seekers Retreat 2014.

Monday, July 21, 2014

2013-2014 is Complete!



Farewell to our 2013-2014 School Year, the year has been completed. Today, we have finished our 2013-2014 Portfolios or Record Books as we like to call them. A beautiful reminder of the work that we did this year. Whatever work we did not finish will be saved for another time.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Audio Books- Miraj

Z Man says Miraj Audio is sooooo awesome and I am inclined to agree.

We are enjoying the Free Audio Books and our purchased Audio Books from Miraj Audio during Ramadan. We do not watch television in our house and our movies are limited to documentaries and Islamic movies most of the time.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ramadan Notebook


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.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ramadan Online Learning

*Live Sessions*
12:00 pm est.
Quran for Young Adults with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan - Link

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ramadan Banner


I love all the Ramadan Banners that are available for download. Ramadan decorations have come along way since I became Muslim 15 years ago. So many wonderful ideas and creative people, mashaAllah.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ramadan Moon.


We went to our beloved Makkah Learning Center, the home of our Makkah Community Garden and where we take our Fard Ayn Classes with our beloved Imam Mikaeel Smith to look for the Ramadan Moon.  Yes, we are in love with this place. The Imam, the Space, the Community. And we are so excited to bring back the Sunnah of trying to sight the Ramadan moon.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Ramadan Schedule

Ramadan is our month of freedom. It is our most liberating month. It is our month of simplicity. It makes me happy that Ramadan is in the summertime, with no baseball/softball distractions that fall and spring brings or heavy loaded homeschooling we do in the winter.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Big A's Daddy's Day Story


My Beloved Big A is becoming quite a writer, mashaAllah. We bought her this wonderful little word processor, that she now has been using to write with called the AlphaSmart 3000. The reviews on Amazon from other writers raved about this light and non-distracting (no internet) device. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ramadan Calendar Inserts

Do you have a Ramadan Tradition? Ramadan Calendars were our main tradition that we held for many years.


Lately our Ramadan Calendars have not been used as much because of our travels during Ramadan. However, this year we decided that if we are to travel, we are going to bring our Ramadan Calendars with us. Hey, Traditions are important!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ground Level

We recently made some changes to our learning environment. The environment centered around big bowls of fruit and the smell of burnt toast. Yes the dining room/kitchen where we spend a great deal of time sitting at the table doing schoolwork as well as eating . . . umm, burnt toast.


We transformed the table, no more sitting at chairs, we took off the legs and now we sit on the ground. We have been grounded and it feels so good!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Perfect Name



When I created the first 12, I was concerned about filling two pages with cards and out of my imperfection did not add the most perfect name: Allah. 

As I was working on the next 5 names of Allah, an image of five attributes/colors encircling the Name of Allah came to me:
*Pink ~ Allah is the Loving One~ Al- Wadud
*Blue ~ Allah is the All Powerful ~ Al- Qadir
*Green ~ Allah is the All Compassionate, All Merciful ~ Ar-Rahman/Ar-Rahim
*Yellow ~ Allah is the Perfectly Wise ~ Al-Hakim

I doodled down the idea, then reread the chapter on Allah. Under the Aqidah term: Takwin it reads:

"All existence and actions depend upon (Allah) Him. He is the only creator. . . He created the creation, not because He needed it, but to manifest His love, His will, His wisdom, His power, and His compassion."

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Righteous Company

Imam Maalik reports that Luqmaan Al Hakeem advised his son by saying: "O my son sit with the scholars and approach them eagerly, since Allah enlightens the heart with the light of wisdom in the same way Allah enriches the earth by supplying it with rain."



Monday, May 26, 2014

Trenton Makes Nur (Light)

There is a big sign over the bridge in Trenton, that reads "Trenton Makes, the World Takes". How true is that statement for us! Trenton has a few Beloved souls that we love to visit as often as we can. One of these beloved souls that we affectionately call "Auntie", her street radiates Nur (Light) and it directly comes from her house. The street above it, below it, to the left and right of it may look dark and grimey, however, the light shines so brightly on her street and the warmth penetrates the heart. ♥


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