5 Ideas to Help Children Memorize Allah’s Names and Attributes

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Memorizing and understanding Allah’s Names and Attributes can be a difficult task especially for children. Children learn at their own pace, which means sometimes it may take some time. Below is a list of wonderful resources aimed to ease the task of memorizing and to simply make learning fun.

http://www.muslimkidsguide.com/5-ideas-to-help-children-memorise-allahs-names-and-attributes/

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Preschool lapbook, Allah made the World – Always Learning Resources

"Mommy, Who Is Allah?"

This is a wonderful hands on activity/craft for pre-school aged children. They will decorate the lapbook with cut outs of the different things that Allah made, such as the sun, fruit, animals, trees… etc.

The author suggests making an “Al-Khaliq” centerpiece for the front cover as an alternative to “Allah Made the World.”

From an emotional intelligence perspective the teacher could divide the lesson into two parts also teaching the virtue of gratitude.

Alhumdulillah for everything! 💗

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“Mommy, Who Is Allah?”

"Mommy, Who Is Allah?"

Super Excited about the up and coming release of the first book, in a series of books, entitled “Mommy, Who Is Allah? (Al-Khaliq, The Creator).

The stories were created in hopes of helping children to get to know and love Allah through His Beautiful Names and Attributes. Each book will tell a story about a conversation held between a mother and her child. Where by, the mother will explain one or more of the Attributes of Allah in a way that will encourage the child to want learn more about Allah, The Creator, The One, The Most Merciful, The King, The Provider, and The Protector. There are six books in all. In Sha Allah.

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What Am I ? – FREE For Five Days

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Assalamu aleikum,

My first children’s book‘What Am I?’ is out! Alhamdullilah.

The direct link is https://www.amazon.com/What-Am-Race-Are-Book-ebook/dp/B01N39Z3X4

– Click to buy at no cost to you with ‘1 click’ once on Amazon.

The paperback on the other hand is not free so make sure you pick eBook for a freebie.

**Based on numerous authentic ahadith saying that it is forbidden to draw animate beings, the characters in ‘What Am I?’ are faceless.**

– If you live in a country or zone where the title is not available, please change your address to a USA address and your country to USA. Then, you can download the story. When you are done, you can change your address back to your actual address.

– If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the app for your device.

  • You can read here on amazon’s cloud here

– Please tell a friend!

Jazak’Allah khair for peaking here and supporting the work. Please leave a review.

Papatia Feauxzar

What (Race) Am I?

Bismillah,

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I was on maternity leave when one day I decided to turn on the TV and watch what kind of shows were on while I was at work. This is how I came upon The Real and this episode. Otherwise, I don’t watch much TV. I go through periods though where I only read or where I’m hooked on certain series. Other than that, it gets challenging to watch TV daily and alhamdullilah for that.

Anyways, the issue of race spoke loudly to me so I decided to author a book for the sake of my own child in America. Prior to that, I had met people in college who had issues with mixed couples like ours. They said that the offsprings of such unions are scarred for life; they longed for a sense of belonging. I thought, “That’s interesting. We don’t have that issue in Africa.” I did my research and BAM! There was some truth in it.

Anyways, the project was in the back-burner for a while and is now being designed alhamdullilah.

Below is a sneak peak page. A bit hard to see but you can have an idea…

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Description: When Nouredine goes to his first day of school at Fitra Pre-School, his joy is crushed when one of his schoolmates asked, ‘What are you?’ and mockeries ensued. He turns to his parents for an answer which satisfies him. This book uses a theist approach to discuss race issues with biracial children from Black and White parents. We can all agree that the ‘What Race Are You?’ is an inevitable question biracial and mixed race children will face at least once in their lives if not permanently. Nouredine’s father is an American citizen originally from the Balkans. His mother is also a US citizen originally from West Africa. Nouredine is American and was born in Texas. Depending on how the reader looks at it, Nouredine can be considered African-American, biracial or multi-racial.

Goal of this post: If you know anybody who is in a multi-racial or bi-racial family who might be interested in reviewing my children book when it comes out, please tell them to contact me here so I can tell them when the Amazon free kindle promotion starts insha’Allah.

Please keep us in your duas so that this project goes through  insha’Allah. May Allah protect us from the evil eye, amiin.

Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

Homeschooling Activities (HSA) : Puzzles

Bismillah,

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If I had to pick a kunya, I would pick Umm AB. And if I had to nickname my child, I would call this dragon/dinosaur ABsaurus. Seriously, he’s one *Laughs*.

So let’s start! Our Homeschooling Activities are a challenge as they should be y’all. Amonsgt other activities like building blocks, reading letters and words, we’re working on puzzles alhamdullilah.

We’ve first mastered this puzzle below masha’Allah.

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Then, in second position we mastered this one because the pieces are bigger and a bit rougher than the previous one. The tiny fingers had a tough time grabbing the knob of the pieces.

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We’re currently working on this one; the smallest and the most challenging one by far because it doesn’t have carved spots built into it. The toddler has to rely on his skill of being visual.

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We’ll get there insha’Allah *wink*. The first two puzzles were gifted to me by my former supervisor. She used it with her two sons and didn’t need them anymore. The last one, we received it as a gift as well alhamdullilah. See the back of one of the pieces of the third puzzle? The kiddo is a writer alright, he vandalizes everything! Lol. I guess he takes after me masha’Allah. My relatives call him L’écrivain noir even though he’s biracial…

At home, I won’t give him a pen anymore, just coloring pencils and it’s not any better because he will write on anything without exception; toys, children’s books, walls, kitchen cabinets… Subhanallah.

When we go out, I make sure I  always have a pen and a paper (or a receipt) because he will come ask for these two pieces. If I don’t have them, oh boy! I’m in trouble….

Actually, as soon as the cashier hands you a receipt, he will demand the receipt and the bonus; the pen, so he can write on it. Don’t ask me why.

Anyways, what are you guys working on?

Wassalam,

~Umm AB aka A Ducktrinor Mom~

Deeni Tales – A Review

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Deeni Tales is a 30 page children’s book composed of several short stories by Kadeeja Nourin Ibrahim. It’s the author debut book. These tales are aimed at Muslim children who love stories and can already read.

Pros: These eight stories will keep children’s minds stimulated while teaching them things about Islam.

Cons: It needs more judicious editing. In my opinion, it also reinforces certain stereotypes about certain races and portrays the objectification cliché of the virtues of wearing hijab a little bit.

Having said that, children will learn tenets of Islam in these concise short stories. I wish the author growth in her writing career and much success with Deeni Tales. Ameen.

Rating: 3/5

You can follow the author here on Facebook or on YouTube.

Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,

A Ducktrinor Mom

~I received a free copy for the purpose of this review~