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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Your Late Blooming Young Adult (By Saleh Ali)

Our society is overly obsessed with early achievement

Unfortunately, late bloomers and kids who possess non-traditional talents are often left behind. Your child may not be making straight As - and that's OK.

I won’t forget this girl for a long time. No, she didn’t score well on exams and she hardly grasped any of the concepts the first time. Or the second time. All year long she sat at her desk relatively quietly and was very reluctant to share.  ...

... Perhaps they will bloom later than the schedule society has set for them. You don’t want to lose them before their time comes. Keep watering the dirt, even if you’ve yet to see the shoots emerge from the soil. It’s coming. Be patient. To join the mailing list, send an email to and write “join the mailing list”.

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Saleh Eric Ali (Los Angeles Credentialed Teacher)

Grandma Jeddah is a teacher of over 35 years and the founder of MuslimSchoolBooks, a kindergarten through 6th grade educational publishing company developed to help our youth feel good about being Muslim.  She publishes reading textbooks that have no images, no fantasy, no magic, and no immorality. All reading content reflects Islamic values, culture, and perspectives. Learn more at www.MuslimSchoolBooks.