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

Friday, October 25, 2013

Make Obeying Fun-- By: Grandma Jeddah

Make Obeying Fun: By Grandma Jeddah

A great way to encourage your child to comply with rules is making the atmosphere friendly. Instead of directing with sternness, try using a little humor.

Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrates: We said: O Messenger of Allah! You jest with us? He said (saw)"Yes except that I do not say except what is true."  (Tirmidhi)

          You don't have to be a comedian to make your child laugh. Tickle your kids. Play Knock, Knock who’s there? 

“Knock, Knock”
“Who’s there?”
“Clean who?”
“Clean your room--it’s messy.”

          Yeah . . .I know it’s corny- but kids enjoy corniness.
Or how about this one for a messy room—“It’s a good thing your toys aren’t lions or they would’ve eaten you by now.” (Yuck!) The point is, just lighten up a bit.
Remember that your jokes should not be fiction.  According to a hadith, The Prophet (saw) discouraged lying when joking.

According to Hadith, The Prophet (saw) said: woe to the one who speaks and tells a lie in order to make people laugh.  Woe to him.  Then again, woe to him. (Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhi, and Al-Nasaai)

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. Let her show you how respectful discipline methods, which encourage calmness, advising, gentleness and non-corporal consequences, can be a successful means of training  your children to be Allah fearing Muslims. Subscribe to her free newsletter at --

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