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

Monday, May 23, 2016

Creating a Stress-less Ramadan (By Grandma Jeddah)

Creating a Stress-less Ramadan

Did I forget anything on the list for Iftar? What am I going to cook for Suhoor? I’m hungry, irritable, and my kids are stressing me out!

​Ramadan! One of the most blessed and enjoyable months of the year. But for Muslim sisters, it can also be a month of pressure, extra demands, and anxiety.

Many sisters have the added pressure of preparing Iftar for guests, taking care of fasting children who are restless and cranky, as well as trying to find extra time to read Qur’an and perform voluntary acts of worship. The pressures can pile up. Manage your Ramadan stresses with these sparkling jewels from Grandma Jeddah.

Jewel 1 - Read or listen to inspiring stories from Qur’an and Hadith

The Qur’an has stories of righteous women who had difficulties but remained patient and received Allah’s reward as a result. Maryam, mother of Isa, was accused of immoral acts.  In the end, she was blessed with a virtuous son who was a noble prophet. Asiya the wife of Pharaoh was tortured viciously by her husband. Allah informed her of her place in Paradise. The mother of Musa gave up her son for a period of time. Allah returned him to her and blessed him to become a righteous prophet. Through their patience, Allah blessed these women with something better than what their trials presented to them.

Stories such as these found in Qur’an and hadith are not merely for our reading pleasure. They are words of inspiration to help us through our difficult challenges in life.

During Ramadan, take 15 minutes each day to read or listen to inspiring stories from Islam.  When the stressful moments of Ramadan arise, your mind will be set with a positive outlook so you can tackle the busyness with courage and patience learned from these role models, insha'Allah.

to be continued, insha'Allah...

Mothering Doesn’t Stop in Ramadan is a collection of Grandma Jeddah’s valuable tips from articles she’s written over the years. It’s written in an easy-to-read format with ample headers and short paragraphs that make reading more enjoyable.
Ramadan is our most treasured month of the year. Use Grandma Jeddah’s jewels to help make your Ramadan less stressful. Use her solutions and guidance to help manage your kids and household better and to help with the added challenges of Ramadan.
Now, find 1 hour out of your 24, and start plucking a few jewels to add to your Ramadan treasures.

Your Sister in Islam,

Grandma Jeddah

Look for excerpts this month, insha'Allah...

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