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 […]

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 […]

Ramadan 30 Day Activity: ‘Let’s find a word in the Qur’an’

Update 2017: We now have a list of crafts to go with each of the Qur’an Words! Over the past few months Zaid and Ibraheem have often asked us what verses in the Qur’an mean. It’s lovely really, sitting together with the Qur’an, trying our best to explain it in simple terms. Their curiosity about […]

Taste it! A must-have resource on tasting the sweetness of prayer

Sheikh Mishary Al-Kharraz conducted a lecture series on ‘How to Taste the True Beauty of Salah’ in Kuwait in 2008 and one very awesome sister translated and compiled a document that summarized the series. May Allah SWT reward her immensely. This is a resource I keep coming back to because it’s so well written and motivational. […]

Must ask du’aas for every parent

Du’aa – it truly is the weapon of the believer, and in this case, the Muslim parent. As Nouman Ali Khan discusses in this lecture, we, none of us, can guarantee the Islam of our children. All we can do is raise them according to the Qur’an and Sunnah and most importantly make MUCH du’aa. Allah […]