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The Necessity of Consistent “Tech-Free” Time

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman My family and I have recently taken up the challenge of going tech-free for 24 hours, every weekend. For us, this means: no televisions, no screens, no laptops/devices, no radio, and no phones (we do use my actual camera if I want to take pictures). This has been… Continue reading The Necessity of Consistent “Tech-Free” Time

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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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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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Introducing Anti-Racism to Children While Honoring Innocence

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: June 8, 2020) We are living in unique times, where the conversation around race, anti-racism, and equity are at the forefront of our minds. We are living amongst a new generation of activists--not just those who are marching in the streets, but activism through social media, as… Continue reading Introducing Anti-Racism to Children While Honoring Innocence

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What Can We Do?

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: June 8, 2020) Over the past few days and weeks, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding what people can do to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Let me start by saying this, the movement is about more than police brutality. It's about ending gang violence, the… Continue reading What Can We Do?

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The Power and Importance of White Allies

Written By: Kendall A. and Lucia B.(Originally Posted: June 2, 2020) The last post focused specifically on peoples of the Black diaspora uniting and coming together under the banner of being "Black in America." The focus of this article is on the need for support from White allies in creating tangible change. Allies have a… Continue reading The Power and Importance of White Allies

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Uniting the Black Diaspora

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: June 2, 2020) As our country faces the murder of yet another Black male at the hands of police brutality, it not only sickens my heart, but also causes me to reflect on the need for all members of the Black diaspora to come together.In my conversations… Continue reading Uniting the Black Diaspora

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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