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Ramadan Blog Hop: One stop resource

Ramadan is only 10 days away (maybe 11, or 12 you never know with the moon). Recently there has been a surplus of amazing resources online. There are DIY crafts, ready made goods, and just simple parenting advice on how to get the most out of your Ramadan.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry you aren’t alone. We’ve done you a favor and come up with some amazing craft and decor ideas all in one place. Follow along and feel inspired so you can spend more time making the craft than looking for one!

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My First Quran Activity Book: The story behind the book

My First Quran Activity Book was born out of frustration. There are lots of amazing Muslim books out there but I was looking for something more interactive for my daughter. When I took my daughter to early childhood programs in the library they stressed the importance of hands on learning. After a lot of research to figure out what “hands on learning” means, I realized its basically a play-based learning model. If play-based learning is so crucial to teach young kids, why don’t we use it to teach Islam? I wanted to come up with a way not only for her to learn the stories in the Quran but be able to play with them too.

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DIY Ramadan Advent Calendar

You can buy some adorable Ramadan Advent Calendars online (check out my post for some reviews). However, if you are like me, it’s too late too order one or you want to try and make one on your own. Lucky for you, the same post has some great DIY ideas for you to try. And if all fails, there always is pintrest right? For the first time this year, I went ahead and made my own advent calendar. It took me a 20 minutes to make and cost me around $10. Here are my detailed instructions (with links to amazon!)

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Christmas as a Muslim Mom

Christmas just passed, then Valentine’s Day and now Easter is just around the corner. Living in a predominantly non-muslim country, there is no denying the fact that we will be surrounded by holidays that we don’t celebrate or believe in throughout the year.

My parents’ attitude towards it was to avoid it. It was almost taboo. We didn’t participate in any community activities involving holidays we don’t celebrate. And that worked then because I was a first generation immigrant. Being a first generation immigrant, meaning the American in me came second to being a Pakistani. Those holidays and that culture didn’t resonate with me since most of my peers growing up didn’t celebrate them either.

But my daughter is primarily an American.

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