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.


First thing is to remind them of the incredible blessings we have and you can't win them all. Many times when someone or something disappoints us, it helps us to appreciate the people and the things that are constant.
You can not force a connection with people that it was never meant to be, just as you can not run away from connections that were always intended. Nor can anyone exclude you from what Allah has destined for you. Reflect on the story of Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) and have Sabr-Patience.
Second is to remind them of what Prophet Muhammad, salAllahu alaihi wasalaam said "You will be with those whom you love." No distance, other's jealousy, or cultural differences can keep you apart, if it is meant to be, you will be reunited again . . . if not in this world than in the next. Souls are not brought together by accident, there is a Divine Plan at work and we must be patient.


Lastly, always pray for forgiveness. Our own forgiveness and for Allah to forgive others.

O Allah, join our hearts, mend our relationships, and guide us to the paths of peace. Bring us out of darkness into light and keep us away from manifest and concealed obscenities. Bless us in our ears, our eyes, our hearts, our spouses, and our offsprings. Accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful. Make us grateful for Your blessings, so we receive them with due praise. And perfect them for us.                                                                                                                                     (Hadith Collections: Sunan Abi Dawud)
Then take your Beloveds for frozen yoghurt and some good old fashion fun family time. Sweet Frog's and Duckpin Bowling were are local fave's of choice.




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.


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.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

World Geography- Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia

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.

Sajid, Zahid and their friends will by using our more detailed-World Country Study Notebook to record the countries that we visit. We will add the 4 countries that we toured to our Blog so that you can explore God's beautiful world with us. 

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. ♥

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Biscuits!

I am starting feel myself with this gluten-free baking. MashaAllah, I made some really yummy gluten-free biscuits and it was extremely easy.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Between Worlds

I often feel like a tug-a-war is going on in my little world, between what's good for one child and what's good for the other child, between what's good for me and what's good for Humble Dad, between what's good for my dunya (this world) and what's good for my akhira (the next world after death). Driving one child to all his baseball practices conflicts with driving another child to all of her softball practices and it makes me want to just lay down, take a season or two off and keep both children away from doing anything because I am faced with what every mother comes to understand "I can't do it all."

The hope comes, the Mercy is realized, in the knowing that there is a God Who Can and does Do it All, Ya Allah.



Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Need for Warmth

I do not do very well in cold weather, it brings aches and sickness. When the dying seasons (Fall & Winter) approach, I want to escape the North like the birds and fly South.  . . . and in truth, I would never fly back North, making a permanent home in the warmer Southern parts of our country right along the Ocean .  . .  or anywhere .  . . in the World . . . would be fine.

Since living in Paradise, sipping on non-alcoholic Pina Coladas or fresh coconut water, swimming in clear blue-green water, riding the waves is not my current reality, I must find ways to cope with my situation.
When warmth is not found outside, then we must create warmth inside our homes, our kitchen, our bodies. . .
Reminiscing of Paradise in the Dominican Republic.
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