Yesterday, President Obama visited a mosque in Baltimore, MD. I chose not to share the content with my own children, besides the basic knowledge of the visit. They are still too young. However, I urge you to watch this video with your own children and ask some important critical thinking questions to discuss amongst your family.
It was 1947 when Pakistan and India were granted independence on the midnight of August 14-15. Celebrate this special day with your children by reading some wonderful and educational books about Pakistan.
Whether you are going on a long car trip or your daily drive to school, audio books can make the time time fly and entertain your children for hours. They can be fun, engaging and educational, and keep your kids still and keep you sane!
With long summer days of fasting ahead of us, do you need some guidance during the month of Ramadan? There’s an app for that…more than a few, actually.
Why do Muslims break their fasts with dates? This sweet, sticky and delicious fruit is brimming with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. After a long day of fasting, dates help give immediate energy while digesting slowly. They are commonly eaten at Iftar time everyday during Ramadan, as Prophet Muhammad (SAW) would break his fast with ripe dates before he would pray.
Get your children involved in this easy and fun recipe from the upcoming Allah to Z: Activity Book, or make your own creations with just about anything you can think of!
We recently came across The Tiffin Box, a food, recipe and review website, with pictures so beautiful we had to dig a little deeper. Michelle Peters Jones creates original recipes and ones inspired by her family, and writes about East Indian, British and Canadian food, with a strong focus on using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients.
Ifar of the day: Chilled Watermelon “Chaat” Salad (click for recipe)
This refreshing salad incorporates cooling watermelon, cucumber and cilantro, with a dash of spicy and tangy chaat masala for a uniquely Indian twist. And with Ramadan in the middle of summer, nothing is more refreshing and hydrating than a watermelon. Be the hit of any iftar party with this juicy, mouth-watering dish.
Inshallah, Ramadan will begin tonight with the sighting of the crescent moon. Get your children excited with this AH-MAZING Ramadan song by Yusuf Islam. If you don’t already own the CD, I Look I See 2, order today! This CD is one of the few, if not only, Islamic CD’s we think is exciting for both your children AND you.