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At the Very Least, Dua

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman During the month of Dhul Hijjah, I participated in Rabata's Pilgrims @ Home Challenge, which was a wonderful avenue for rejuvenating my spirit post Ramadan. The ibadah activities outlined in the challenge encouraged me to keep up the practice throughout the year by being more intentional and strategic… Continue reading At the Very Least, Dua

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Reflections on Patience in Marriage

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Someone reached out to me recently seeking advice on patience in marriage. My first thought was: "Oh habibati, you are already leaps and bounds ahead of me, mashaAllah, and I'm not sure I am the best person to ask as someone who chose to end her marriage." That… Continue reading Reflections on Patience in Marriage

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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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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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Developing Spirituality in the Early Years

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman As parents, we are all concerned about the spirituality of our children and the ultimate destinations of their souls. We spend countless hours making dua for them and doing everything that we can to teach them about the deen, to instill a love of Allah in them, and… Continue reading Developing Spirituality in the Early Years

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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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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