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, July 18, 2016

Mother can’t stick with respectful discipline (By Grandma Jeddah)

Mother can’t stick with respectful discipline

Excerpt from-- 

Discipline Pearls

For Your Most
Challenging Discipline Problems

I’ve been reading your book Discipline without Disrespecting. I try to put into practice some of your suggestions, but then I keep going back to the way I’m used to disciplining my kids. How do I get myself to be consistent with your methods?

Don’t stress too much over not maintaining a positive approach. Simply do the best you can and never give up. It took me years to make my new parenting habits second nature. It
takes a lot of patience to maintain composure when your child is doing something that upsets you. Remember that patience is something that is developed over time. Ask Allah to bless you with patience, without difficulty or trial. And read Quran regularly—Allah mentions often in the Quran the reward of being patient. Also, continue reading parenting resources on how to discipline more effectively. This will keep you motivated and focused, insha’Allah

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.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --  and

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