Student carries friend to school daily for 3 years


Subhanallah! Definitely one to share with the kids…

Reminds me of the hadith by Imam Ali (as) – “Among men only two are fortunate: the one with a loyal friend, and the one whose mother prays for him.”

This student is fortunate indeed 🙂 Would we do the same for our friends? A good discussion topic perhaps!

Quran Memorisation Series - Idea 1: To Memorise or Understand?


So I have been hinting as to a new series that I would like to introduce leading us all the way to Ramadhan Inshallah…

As you may have guessed, it is to do with the Quran and our children! Ramadhan is THE month of the Quran, and as a mum, I would love for my children to develop closer relationships with the Quran. When thinking about this though, it was clear that there are several aspects to this.

Ummi aunty Merali (aka DON!) always says there are 5 parts: READ, MEMORISE, UNDERSTAND, APPLY & TEACH.

We have alhamdulillah covered a little bit of learning how to READ through the Arabic Alphabet Series ( and so I was torn between MEMORISE and UNDERSTAND – was it more important for my children to memorise, or understand the Quran first?

Somehow, Allah always sends the right thing at the right time, and yesterday I came across this awesome clip from Nouman Ali Khan. As always, the middle path is the one – but what I loved was that even through the process of memorisation, understanding can be achieved – the repetition, slowing down, etc, will allow for a deeper look at the words…

And so for this series, we shall be focussing on tips to help our children (and us!) memorise the Quran inshallah! Then, at a later date, we will hopefully do another series focussing on shifting this memorisation to a deeper understanding and application of the verses.

PLEASE do send in your tips of how you helped your children memorise! As always, I can’t do this without all of your wonderful ideas and creative ways – PM me, or feel free to email me at – look forward to hearing from you and getting started!

Nouman Ali Khan Day - I'm not able to recite the Quran...


This one is not directly about parenting but yet is actually very much related – perhaps you have older kids/teens who are struggling? Or perhaps it is us as parents who are struggling with the fact that our children are not learning it as well as we would like? Or perhaps it is ourselves who are finding the reading/learning of the Quran difficult…

Either way – listen to this gem. Even more apt i think given the month of the Quran that is coming up, and especially apt given the new series that we are about to embark on! More details on that soon insh…


Feeding the Homeless - Sadaqa: Charity Day


Just yesterday, Confessions of a Muslim MOMma-holic wrote a very apt post on how doing Community Service with children is a great way to develop our children’s characters and being…

A few week prior, this amazing day took place! People in London got involved in making and distributing over 1000 sandwiches to the homeless!

Check out the video here 🙂

P.S. If you are looking for ideas to get children involved in giving, check out our series on Fundraising and Charity with children – there are LOADS of ideas on there…especially with Ramadhan, the month of giving around the corner, might be a good start to getting ideas flowing! Here is the link:

Islam in Homework and Schools


I love this! As we all know, Islam and our daily lives are not separate entities…and even if our children go to secular schools, there is no reason we should separate the two. Here is a lovely example of incorporating Islamic wisdom into school… FZ (our lovely young contributor in the past) is back!

Here is what her mum had to say: “FZ recently had the opportunity to do a Spring Project for school by observing and researching a bird she’d spotted over the Spring Break. Sh…e created a pop-up book on starlings that we spotted at Camden Market. It was a great learning experience for the both of us and a good opportunity to explore and reflect upon how and why Allah has described birds in the Qur’an as a beautiful sign of His awesomeness. We learnt that all animals pray to Allah in their own ways and even do Tasbih.

We also learnt that animals have their own communities just as we do. Furthermore, we studied Imam Ali’s (as) Sermon in Nahjul Balagha on birds once again being a wondrous sign of Allah.”


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