I've been living in Makkah for nearly 2 years now alhamdulillah - it really is a blessed city - there's a lot of barakah (blessing) in my time, my actions and what I get upto here. People always ask what it is like - and I really don't know what to say except it feels… Continue reading 6 reflections whilst living in Makkah!
With so many resources available to us for our kids this Ramadan - how do you choose between them all? Colouring sheets, fine motor sheets, flashcards, journals, workbooks. As Ammarah grows older (nearly 4), she has a somewhat better understanding of the world around her. So this year her Ramadan learning has turned up a… Continue reading Daily Ramadan Activities with Kids
I always thought I'd be teaching Qur'an to Ammarah starting with a basic alphabet book which moves on to short vowels (fat-ha, dhamma, kasra) and helps her to read Arabic. I actually never imagined that she would know some of the shorter surahs in the Qur'an at nearly age 4 -alhamdulillah, may Allah preserve her. Ameen.… Continue reading Teaching Qur’an to 3-5 year olds
This week has really been preparation week! I finally have time to think, reflect and prepare for Ramadan like I've never done before! I have never really organised how I'll work through my Ramadan weeks, except maybe try to recite Qur'an throughout the month. This year with the added responsibility of my children and entertaining… Continue reading Ramadan Homeschooling Plans