Principal's Message

Message from the Principal: Brother Eric Ali-- When guiding our children toward proper Islamic character, we must remember that part of being a wise teacher or parent is being kind and gentle with our children. During the time of the Prophet (saw), a Bedouin urinated in the masjid. Immediately the Prophet’s companions rushed toward the man to beat him. But the Prophet (saw) told them to leave him alone. After the man finished urinating, the Prophet (saw) told him, “Verily, filth and urine are not permitted in these masjids. Indeed, it is for the remembrance of Allah.” The Messenger said to his companions, “I was sent to make things easy, and I was not sent to make things difficult.” And he poured a bucket of water over the urine. Even though our children were raised in Islam, eventually they will have to choose to be Muslims. Let’s help make the proper decision easy for them.-- Al-Madinah School: 1635 South Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, California 90019-- (1-323) 296-5961

Thursday, September 12, 2013

.Does Your Child need a Spanking? (By Grandma Jeddah)

Does Your Child need a Spanking? (By Grandma Jeddah)
Children have feelings and emotions just as adults do.  The old saying, "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar,” plays true when dealing with your children.  You may have noticed that some kids do in fact respond to demands when they are finally spanked.  Most all people comply with demands made upon them when under the pressure of physical punishment.  But at what cost is the compliance? At the cost of your child acting out in school because he knows you want him to get good grades, but he wants to show you a thing or two. At the cost of his hurting your feelings in a subtle yet clever way in front of friends and family.  Or at the cost of his rebelliousness even if it results in his being hit.  And ultimately, at the cost of your fractured relationship that prevents your voice and ideas from being heard and accepted by your child.

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.This is an excerpt from her book, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Subscribe to her free newsletter at --

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