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

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Erasing Racism with a New Narrative


We Must be the Forerunners 

In Erasing Racism from the World

Our reading curriculum, Muslim School books, has intentionally used numerous stories that reflect the diversity of races within our ummah as well as the notable contributions of black and brown people within our ummah. The intention in writing these particular stories was to subtly help our Muslim youth to disassociate black and brown people with the undesirable associations that we are all so often exposed to through media and literature. We wanted to introduce a new narrative for our youth in kindergarten through 6th grade (formative years) that skin color, hair texture, and other attributes of many black and brown people are positive characteristics—as Allah says in Quran The Fig 95:4: “We have created the human being in the best form.”

·         In our phonics books, you will find images of not only the Kaba, masjids and hijabs, but also a natural pick, which is a distinctive hair comb that is used for many people of African descent who have tight curly textured hair. 

      *You will find characters described as having an afro, or copper skin.

*You will find the story of a famous author, Rukhsana Khan, and the racism she experienced while growing up, due to her rich brown color and Pakistani ethnic background.

*You will find stories about Malcolm X’s wife--Betty Shabazz,  Muhammad Ali, Ahmed Muhammad (Clock Boy), Mahmoud Abdul Rauf (basketball player and civil rights leader), and more.

*You will find a story about Mustapha Akkad, the producer of The Message and Lion of the Dessert. We highlight his attempt at presenting a just racial society through both his movies and his personal actions on the movie set.

*You will find the contributions of Muslims in Africa during the Islamic Golden Age with stories about the Mali Empire, Timbuktu, and Mansa Musa.

All of these stories were strategically written to allow our Muslim children to grow up with a set of Islamic reading texts that celebrate the contributions of notable Muslims with diverse backgrounds from the present and past. Within this dynamic, the hope is that our youth will develop the true understanding of our Prophet’s (saw) words during his last sermon:

 . . . Every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no    superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over a white – except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.

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Grandma Jeddah
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Essay Contest Winners - What Ramadan Means to Me

Muslim School Books' 2019-2020 Essay Contest



Mabruk and Congratulations to the winners of Muslim School Books 2019-2020 Essay Contest. The topic was: What Ramadan Means to Me.
  • 1st Place Winner - Khalil Herran 8 years
  • 2nd Place Winner - Malak Redjemi 12 years
  • 3rd Place Winner - Abdurahman Adescope 8 years
  • 4th Place Winner - Zainabe Sidky 13
  • 5th Place Winner - Abdulatif Ahmad 8 years
To read the winning essays and a list of all participants, please visit www.MuslimSchoolBooks.com

Your Sister in Islam,
Grandma Jeddah
www.MuslimSchoolBooks.com
MuslimSchoolBooks@GrandmaJeddah.com
Educating our children with an Islamic worldview

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Enjoy Habibi Youth Newsletter May 2020 (By: Grandma Jeddah)

Inside the May Issue of Habibi Youth Newsletter:

1.) Your young learner knows honey is a treat to eat! But did your learner know this? Read Habibi Youth newsletter to learn more

2.) "Stay in your homes." "Shelter in place." Where did the idea of quarantine come from? Find out in this month's issue of Habibi Youth newsletter.


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