Bismillah! Let the Blog Review Begin...

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Someone requested a series of Muslim Blogs – when looking around, I found some great blogs out there, which fit in perfectly with the Buzz Ideazz ethos of bringing Islam to life for our families. So here we go, Inshallah!

Blog 1: Happy Muslim Mama – www.happymuslimah.com

Based in the UK, Umm Saliha describes herself as the following: ‘Hijab-loving, working mum of four dirty-faced angels (Little Lady – 9, Little Man – 7, Gorgeous – 5 and baby – 1 month). Big sister to long-suffering sister, fashionista sister, kooky little sister and the invisible man. Lady of the house in a home full of children, extended relatives, in-laws, guests and friends. Wannabe novelist.’

Her posts are similarly amusing and cover a wide range of pertinent topics such as ‘Cooking and Dhikr’, ‘Praying with Children’ and an ‘Organised Muslim Home’. There are loads of refreshing ideas – her latest posts for example, describes the party she held for her daughter for finishing the Holy Quran for the first time.

Check it out! And happy reading 🙂

Let Them See You...

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Inspired by a similar secular post (link below), we were inspired to create a list especially for Muslims! Let your children see you…

1. Pray on time
2. Say Salaam Alaikum first
3. Make a niyyat out loud
4. Do Sajda for Shukr when something good happens
5. Say Salaam Alaikum to fellow Muslims when out and about
6. Say Bismillah before starting things
7. Pray a two Rakat Salah when you need help
8. Do wudhoo
9. Do wudhoo when you’re getting angry
10. Say Innallaha Ma’as Saabireen when you’re low on patience
11. Cut your nails on a Friday
12. Go to mosque with a smile
13. Head to do ghusl on a Friday
14. Recite Quran out loud
15. Recite Azaan and Iqamah before Salah
16. Recite Sura Fatiha aloud when you pass a cemetery
17. Give sadqa – in the form of money, help or otherwise

Thank you to readers for sending the ones below!:

18. Using examples from the lives of the Masumeen in our daily routine
19. Thanking Allah on the go (e.g. when it rains)
20. Saying Salaam to the 12th Imam every morning
21. Recite Salawat when you need something (e.g. to find something lost, get parking)
22. Make time for family and friends – whether visiting them or having them over
23. Recite Sura Yasin on a Thursday night
24. Cover your food and save it for later
25. Write a letter (ariza) to Imam Mahdi when in need
26. Look up an ayah/Jawshane Kabeer verse to be recited for specific ailments (as well as normal medicine!)
27. Make an effort to look presentable even if you’re going to be wearing hijab/chadar on top
28. Recite Namaaz Jamaat at any opportunity


Can you think of any more to add to the list?

Link to the inspiration of this post:http://thedizzymom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/let-them-see-you.html

Blog Reviews

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Someone has made a request to have a blog review on Buzz, to be able to identify the ones most handy to ‘like’ and follow…is this something you would like too?

Am thinking of doing this in two parts – one for Islamic blogs, and one for parenting blogs (going back to the importance of creating solid connections with our children to be able to pass on our love for Islam)…

I’m sure there are many amazing blogs out there that you all use and love – please inbox me with the links and will share it with all Inshallah, for everyone to benefit from 🙂

Designer Wanted

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So I know it’s been quiet at this end…but that’s because we’ve been working on several ideas for products that we have! We have also have been setting up our website which is going to be launched soon, Inshallah!

On that note – are you studying to be a designer, or are you a designer looking for work experience? We are looking for talented people to work on a few projects! If you’re interested, please inbox us 🙂

Day 7 - Perfume

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DAY 7 (SUNDAY) – Wear some perfume today.

Last one!

it is said that the Prophet’s hands were like those of a perfume
seller, always with a beautiful fragrance.

He used to love perfume and used to spend more on it than food!

IDEAS to help inculcate this fully and with understanding:

* Smelling nice goes hand in hand with being clean – perhaps this could lead to a good discussion on good habits, like brushing teeth, having showers, Jummah ghusl, etc?
* Maybe go shopping with your child a perfume of his/her own? Or gift them one of your own – it is said, he never used to refuse perfume when he was gifted it.
* In last week’s Show and Tell on the Prophet, one of the children brought in perfume and had a great time as he went around and put a little perfume on everybody else 🙂

Any other ideas?

Day 6 - Do something extra to help

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DAY 6 (SATURDAY): Do something extra that you don’t normally do to help out in the house.

“It is said that once our Prophet (SAW) was on a long journey with a number of his companions. At one place they all decided to rest. They all alighted from their horses and loosened their luggage. They then decided to slaughter an animal and prepare a meal. One of his companions said, ‘I will slaughter the animal.’ Another said, ‘And I will skin it.’ A third volunteered to cook the meal. The Prophet (SAW) then said, ‘And I will go and find fuel.’

Immediately a number of his companions rose and said, ‘No, O Prophet of Allah, let it be our privilege to serve you while you rest. We are here to do the work for you.’ The Prophet (SAW) replied, ‘I know that you could all do that. But Allah hates a person who enjoys such a privilege amongst his friends and companions. Allah hates a man who adopts any preferential position.’ He then went towards the woods and brought back with him twigs, which were then used, in the preparation of the meal.”

IDEAS to help inculcate this fully and with understanding:

* Our Prophet taught us many lessons of self-reliance such as this example above. Discuss how we can become more self-reliant in our own individual roles in the family.
* Depending on age, maybe this would be a good time to decide on chores and responsibilities?
* Check out this wonderful resource to get you started!
* Any other ideas?

http://www.shireparents.com.au/articles/chores_and_responsibilies_for_kids_of_all_ages

 

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