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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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Becoming a Family of Prayer

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman One of my spiritual goals has always been to be a person of prayer. For me, this means: being a person who truly finds peace, comfort, and contentment in the salah; developing concentration and connection in the salah; fulfilling the salah at the earliest timing with a fresh… Continue reading Becoming a Family of Prayer

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Personal Development Accountability Plan

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman I am a visual person, as well as someone who is constantly working toward self-improvement. I find it very useful to focus on a few goals and to actively be working toward them. The process of writing the goal down and posting my plan in a place that… Continue reading Personal Development Accountability Plan

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Simple Homeschool Planning

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally posted May 7, 2020) As many of us find ourselves in sudden homeschooling with our children, there are a lot of questions about how to do it. As a teacher and parent of two young children (a toddler and preschooler), I have had to put my skills to… Continue reading Simple Homeschool Planning

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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

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Developing a Curriculum

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman This is probably the most highly stressed over aspect of committing to homeschooling for many newcomers. However, I would encourage us to see this as an opportunity to create a well-rounded education that is both personalized and enjoyable for your unique learners, as well as covers the fundamentals… Continue reading Developing a Curriculum

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Choosing a Philosophy and Naming Our School

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman In getting started, I wanted to jot down some ideas about what was important for me in considering how I wanted my children's homeschooling experience to unfold. I sat down with a pen and paper, and began brainstorming: What values and attitudes around learning do I want my… Continue reading Choosing a Philosophy and Naming Our School