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, October 31, 2013

Take a Walk Together

                            Take a Walk Together
As you read this section, little by little you begin to discover uncomplicated ways of giving your child attention.  If you walk as a regular daily routine, take one of your kids along with you on one of your walking adventures.  This provides an opportunity for you and your child to engage in pleasant conversation.  Talk about the many colored flowers you notice along the way. Enjoy the bluebirds landing in their nests or the squirrels scampering up the trees.  Delight in the puffy clouds floating across the sky.  Ask them who created all of the wonderful things you enjoy on your excursion.

            Are you beginning to see there are countless simple ways of showing your child you care about him by giving him special notice?  Your turn now.  Make your own list of ways to show your child you’re pleased Allah blessed you with him.

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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