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-- madina@pacbell.net (1-323) 296-5961

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Raising Kids with Religion Protects Their Mental Health (Forbes)

Kids Raised with Relgion have Better Mental Health (Forbes)



A new study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2018/09/17/raising-kids-with-religion-or-spirituality-may-protect-their-mental-health-study/#f64f90432874

Grandma Jeddah is an elementary-middle school teacher who has taught at an Islamic School in Los Angeles, California for over 35 years. She is the founder of MuslimSchoolBooks, a publishing company that produces Islamic oriented educational books and materials for Islamic Schools and homeschool families. Subscribe to her quarterly youth newsletter, Habibi Youth, at www.MuslimSchoolBooks.com

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Is What your child reading harmful to her faith?

What is your child reading?


Sister Rasheedah Abdul Hakeem, certified reading specialist MS Ed, gives a few points to ponder regarding traditional children's stories.


  • Non-Islamic stories promote--
  • immorality
  • Shirk (Wizard of Oz, Cinderella)
  • Support of promiscuity (Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs)
  • Cannibalism (Hansel and Gretel)
  • Support of stealing (Goldilocks)
  • Sexual Molestation/Approaching Zina (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty)
  • Magic, Violence


Learn more about her reading book for young learners:
Islamic Sight Word Stories for Beginning Readers
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNGUsL5jYQg

Grandma Jeddah is an elementary-middle school teacher who has taught at an Islamic School in Los Angeles, California for over 35 years. She is the founder of MuslimSchoolBooks, a publishing company that produces Islamic oriented educational books and materials for Islamic Schools and homeschool families. Subscribe to her quarterly youth newsletter, Habibi Youth, at www.MuslimSchoolBooks.com