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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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The Heart of Service: “I Get to Serve My Family”

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman When I think of the term "service," the most immediate images that come to mind are serving food in a soup kitchen, donating clothing, and participating in a canned food drive. I think a lot of us associate the concept of "service" with something that we do for… Continue reading The Heart of Service: “I Get to Serve My Family”

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Envisioning My Village

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman The need to be part of a community is essential to humanity. We need friends, confidants, role models, peers to learn from, and people of varying ages to be part of our daily lives. Communities and villages are comprised of people from various walks of life who each… Continue reading Envisioning My Village

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Developing Financial Responsibility & A Generous Heart

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman We all want the best for our children, and we all want to prepare them as best we can for all that life has to offer in terms of overcoming challenges successfully. Helping children to be spiritually and religiously competent is the most essential part of our role… Continue reading Developing Financial Responsibility & A Generous Heart

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Children Support the Movement

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: June 23, 2020) About two and a half weeks ago, UmmIman.Org sent out a "Community Call to Action" for families to engage in a social justice project that was geared around: teaching children how to be advocates for change against injustice, fostering a love of and value… Continue reading Children Support the Movement

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Social Distance Service Projects for Children

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Ramadan is such a blessed time of year. As parents, we are constantly working to intentionally instill the qualities of generosity and mindfulness toward the struggles of others in our children. One of the main ways to help our children to become empathetic and giving is to involve… Continue reading Social Distance Service Projects for Children