Encouraging my kids to talk to Allah – ‘Thank you, Sorry, Please’: The concept, how we use it and free printables

There is nothing quite as soothing as sitting down on my prayer mat or on a park bench or anywhere nice and quiet and just talking to Allah. To thank Him, to seek forgiveness and of course to ask du’a. It’s a habit I want to instil in my kids from a young age, so […]

An Ayah, An Activity and a Ramadan Memory Book

I often say that the activity we developed last year changed the way our children interact with the Qur’an. Alhamdullilah, during and after Ramadan 2015, they’ve formed a basic understanding that Allah tells us important & relevant things in His Book.  This Ramadan, it’s time to deepen that understanding bi’ithnillah. We’ve picked 15 ayaat (verses) that our […]

Dua’s for breaking the fast

With Ramadan 2016 fast approaching, I wanted to introduce the two du’as for breaking the fast (found in Fortress of the Muslim/Hisnul Muslim) to the teenage girls I teach. I thought of using the Tolsby frame from IKEA with a du’a on each side as they’ll be able to stand it up on their dining table or […]

A du’a for beautiful character – free PDF :) 

I absolutely love this du’a! (download it here). I discussed it with a few teenage girls in relation to Allah’s Names, Al Khaliq (The Creator) and Al Musawwir (The Shaper). He, ‘azza wa jal, shaped us in our mothers’ wombs how HE willed with complete authority and wisdom. Think about the wisdom bit. Wisdom in […]

Bayyinah Access: 1 term later

We’ve finished Semester 1 of Bayyinah Access Alhamdullilah! Since registration is open for the next intake of Access 1, some of you have been asking me about my experience with it, so here are my thoughts: Time Commitment?  I’d been mentally preparing myself to be a CRAZY level of busy but Alhamdullilah it wasn’t quite like that. I […]

Bayyinah Access – The Start of a Journey

In the days leading up to the start of Bayyinah’s Access program, I began to panic. How can I manage this? With the kids? Chores? My other classes? Family commitments?  Aaaaaaaaah! Yup, serious panic.  But Alhamdullilah, panicking was helpful in a way. It made me re-examine my day and as it turns out, hyper-consciousness of one’s day […]

Encouraging Good Deeds on the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

Our children LOVED the Ramadan Activity (loved is probably an understatement), every morning in Ramadan it was the first thing they rushed to do; open an envelope, read the ayah in the Qur’an and then stick the card up on the chart. They loved the routine of it and Alhamdullilah a lot of good has come after […]

How well do you know Muhammad? 20+ resources for you and your kids

Have you ever thought about how important the Messenger (salalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is to Allah? How much Allah must love him? It’s pretty incredible when you really think about it. Take this ayah for instance: “We have certainly seen the turning of your face, [O Muhammad], toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you […]

Why are you fasting?

Two people are waiting for salah, they’ve taken wudhu and are ready to pray. The adhan sounds and they all but rush to their prayer mats. But there’s a difference… One is waiting to pray so that he doesn’t miss a minute of a football game  (inconveniently scheduled at the same time as Maghrib), the […]

Day 2: The Ant

The beauty of doing this 30 day activity is being able to revisit stories in the Qur’an. I listened to the tafseer of these two ayaat on Bayyinah TV and I learnt SO much. I highly recommend Bayyinah to anyone who isn’t already subscribed and Alhamdullilah they’re giving away a free month trial this month. […]