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Wipe-off Islamic Calendar Craft

By Sukaina Imran

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Cold snowy days when you are cooped indoors is when the ‘I’m BORED!’ monster comes out full force. To keep your little ones occupied at home and get a dose of Islamic knowledge on the side, this easy DIY Islamic calendar craft is a treat. You get to spend some quality bonding time with your children and it’s not just a calendar that you make, you are also making a memory of a cosy evening spent together.

The supplies are easily found, you can buy a dry-erase calendar from any dollar or craft store, use that as your template and get crafting.

These pictures are self-explanatory in themselves.

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About the Author: 

Sukaina Imran is a Montessori trained teacher from Pakistan. She moved to the US after getting married and worked in an Islamic school in Texas for three years. She also has a child psychology diploma. After the birth of her first child, Sukaina quit formal work and decided to put her Montessori teachings to bring her children closer to Islam

Ramadan Scrapbook

By Sukaina Imran
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Supplies

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Steps Cut out foam sheets in the shape of a mosque

  • Past it on the front side of the scrapbook with glue
  • Decorate how you like

 

 

About the Author

Sukaina Imran is a Montessori trained teacher from Pakistan. She moved to the US after getting married and worked in an Islamic school in Texas for three years. She also has a child psychology diploma. After the birth of her first child, Sukaina quit formal work and decided to put her Montessori teachings to bring her children closer to Islam.

 

       

Peshawar – December 16, 2014

By Khudaija Nagaria

Peshawar December 2014

December 16th, 2014 was just like another day,
When a tragedy shook Pakistan, it brought dismay!

Boys went to school but didn’t come back!
Such was the barbarous, heinous attack!

Young children; lively, beautiful and gay
Didn’t know that this would be their last day!

“This is revenge,” said the terrorists,
While they killed and butchered the protagonist!

The Army that safeguards us with their lives,
Had to pay alone for their patriotic strive!

Our Ummah needs to realize the need of repentance,
We surely have become a people of negligence!

Innocent lives will continue to be lost otherwise,
If we do not return to our Prophet’s advice!

Oh people of the nation, Oh Ummah in general,
Turn to Qur’an and Sunnah, consider them vital!

There’s no other hope for rescue, no other way,
May Allah swt guide us and stop us from going astray!

Aameen

About the author:

Khudaija Nagaria is a teacher by profession and a student of theDeen. She also has an MBA but focuses on freelance writing for Islamic websites and magazines. She is also the Contributing Editor at Muslimaat Magazine. Khudaija prays that her writing be a means of sadaqa e jaariyah for her parents, Aameen.

Heartbreak

By Khudaija Nagaria
photo credit: Charlón via photopin cc

photo credit: Charlón via photopin cc

Yet another serious heart-break,
Yet another unexpected blow,
Yet another discrete proof of,
People’s fake and outward show!

Ready to help us all the time,
Support they’re willing to offer,
But when the time comes to ask,
Their words and actions differ!

Expectations are built and broken,
It happens again, and yet again,
One feels dejected and ditched,
Friendships are lost without gain!

Words of hope echo in your mind,
Their false claims give you tears,
But you, O human, do not stop,
To turn to the “Only” who’s near!

Nothing to lose when you love Allah,
His pleasure wins you all gain,
Benefits in this world and the next
Happiness and rewards, no pain!

Yet we humans fail to be believers,
We find it difficult to rely on Him,
Shaitaan wins the battle with us,
Chances of not being doomed are slim,

We know all this yet from people,
Our needs of love, we associate,
We get hurt but we keep trying,
To fool ourselves till we dissipate,

Then we gather our shattered self,
We bow down to Him in depression,
We renew our faith, and we pledge,
We’ll only yearn for His attention,

A few days pass by until we stick,
To the new promise and resolve,
However,Shaitaan doesn’t cease,
We give in to his tricks, we absolve!

Our mind tries to hold us back but,
Our heart craves for love and care,
Self-deceived and  misguided again,
We turn to the creation in despair!

Knowingly we treat ourself unkind,
We get involved in people again,
Expecting from others rather than Him,
Utterly dismayed, we shout in pain…

“Yet another serious heart-break,
Yet another unexpected blow,
Yet another discrete proof of,
People’s fake and outward show!”

About the author:

Khudaija Nagaria is a teacher by profession and a student of theDeen. She also has an MBA but focuses on freelance writing for Islamic websites and magazines. She is also the Contributing Editor at Muslimaat Magazine. Khudaija prays that her writing be a means of sadaqa e jaariyah for her parents, Aameen.

Du’a – For My Mother

By Khudaija Nagaria

Image: freeimages

Image: freeimages

 

There’s unexplainable anguish,
And unbearable pain!
My heart feels heavy while,
I stare around in vain!

I am in a state of denial,
I experience agony,
I want to escape the truth,
Oh Allah, I want to flee!

The hand that rocked my cradle,
Is not in the world, no more!
I can’t change what’s happened,
As it was your will, I know!

But the reality is killing me,
Agonizing, this pain is so much!
My heart seems to tear apart,
Nothing to console me, as such!

I feel I have lost my shelter,
I feel so insecure,
My mother was my refuge,
She was my Jannah‘s door!

Her voice echoes in my ears,
I can still feel her touch,
Her beautiful smile and face,
I can’t forget, It’s really tough!

Although my ‘Ma’ has departed
To her abode that’s final,
I want to acknowledge,
The goodness of her survival ….

Her beautiful patience,
Her demeanor that was lively,
Her kind words and deeds,
Her dua‘s that came timely!

“TO ALLAH WE BELONG,
AND TO HIM WE SHALL RETURN!”
Oh Ummi, I miss you badly,
While you submit to His summon!

I know you are in a better place,
You are in Allah’s perfect care,
You have finally met your Creator,
You are much happier there!

May Allah lighten up your grave,
And may He shower His mercy,
On you, O Ma, so you may,
Reach eternal bliss and be…

A resident of the Paradise,
His rewarded and blessed one,
May you be granted the highest rank,
In your journey, that has just begun!

Aameen.
(Dedicated to my mother Mrs.Mariam Nagaria whom we lost on the 12th of June, 2014.)

 

Parents are precious, please pray for our parents’ health and recite Fateha for parents who have moved on to meet the Almighty. May He ease their passage towards Jannah and ease our grief, Ameen.