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Making Charity Count: A Ramadan Guide

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Every year, as the blessed month of Ramadan approaches, I take some time to plan. I consider what extra acts of ibadah I want to prioritize and set up a rough sketch of how to manage my time to accomplish those goals. In more recent years as a… Continue reading Making Charity Count: A Ramadan Guide

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Reflections on Pilgrims @ Home

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: August 2, 2020) Alhumdulilah, this was my most productive first ten days of Dhul Hijjah to date!It started with preparing my children for this blessed month. We did a number of hands-on projects, reading, video watching, and program attendance to acquire a true understanding of the significance… Continue reading Reflections on Pilgrims @ Home

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Sharing the Excitement of Hajj With Our Children

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: July 18, 2020) As a revert to Islam, I have had the unique opportunity to learn alongside my children the beauties of Islam and the uniqueness of each month of the Hijri Calendar. This year, we are really excited about delving into the many aspects of Dhul… Continue reading Sharing the Excitement of Hajj With Our Children

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Meaningful Gift Giving

Written by: Kendall A. & Lucia B. Narrated in Al Bukhari, The Prophet saw said: “Exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love for one another.” There is no doubt as to the joy that overcomes a person upon receiving a gift, especially a thoughtful one from a beloved person. In Islam, we… Continue reading Meaningful Gift Giving

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Feeling the Ramadan Spirit for Children

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm ImanOriginally Posted: May 8, 2020 Ramadan is such an exciting time of year, and as parents, we want our children to feel the Ramadan spirit! We decorate, we plan activities, we enroll in programs, read stories, and exchange gifts. Because children also like to sing and dance, I made… Continue reading Feeling the Ramadan Spirit for Children

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Ramadan Planner for Moms

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: May 7, 2020) Mothers often talk about how Ramadan has changed for them once they are responsible for young children. It is true that we cannot engage in all of the ibadah activities that we once did in our days before children, like: itikaf, nightly taraweeh in… Continue reading Ramadan Planner for Moms

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Islamic Calendar Dates

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman As Muslims, it is important for us to know our Hijri calendar. SubhanAllah, Allah swt has made some days, nights, and months more special than others in terms of increasing the rewards of good deeds done during those times. It only benefits us to know when those days,… Continue reading Islamic Calendar Dates