Great character building lessons for Muslim kids

September 8, 2020

Everybody has worries. Even grown-ups. The important thing is knowing how to tame your worry monster. Your worry monster can ruin your whole day if you don't know how to train it. But if you do these things, you can make sure you are always the boss of your worries.

1. Remember that Allah loves you, even more than your parents, and Allah controls absolutely everything. Allah has told us that He will be just the way we think He's going to be, so never think Allah will let anything bad to happen to you.

2. When you are with your adults, you feel safe, because you know they are strong and smart. But rememb...

July 29, 2020

The day of Arafah is a very very special day. You can say it is Allah Ta’aala’s most favourite day, and there is no day better than it! As for Shaytan, it is his worst day! He hates the day of Arafah. On this day he feels really grumpy and angry. That’s because on this day, Allah sends down a great amount of mercy and forgives people.

The day of Arafah is on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah. If anyone from your family or friends has gone for the wonderful journey of Hajj, on this day after Fajr salah they will be marching by foot or driving in cars and buses to a place called Arafah. There will be millions of pe...

June 15, 2020

Raising a Generation to Confront Racial Injustice

This simple, and by no means exhaustive post, is for those who wish to raise a generation to confront racial injustice and devaluation of our black brothers and sisters in humanity.

Our Deen teaches us to stand firm for justice and to change evil where we see it. In bringing up the next generation, in the way we raise future adults; who will be insha’Allah, leaders, employers, teachers, law enforcement officers and husbands, wives, friends, neighbours; we can commit to stamping out inequality.

Of course, this will not be achieved simply by taking the step...

May 13, 2020

A unique, endearing explanation of Laylatul Qadr, narrated by Eliyas, to a middle grade audience. Read here or scroll down to download and print the PDF version for free.

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April 22, 2020

Children will love testing each other on their knowledge of the stories of the prophets. It is a fantastic way to consolidate everything learnt from the Migo & Ali book. The game can be enjoyed by players of different ages and abilities as there are three types of questions to choose from; easy, medium and difficult.

There is a funny message of encouragement from Migo, on each card, which will delight children and keep them going!

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March 24, 2020

We have created a free downloadable resource to encourage children to keep a diary during these times of isolation.

Studies show that writing about your day, your feelings and your ­worries, lowers depression and anxiety, and also strengthens immune cells called T-lymphocytes.

This resource prompts reflection by asking questions, encouraging children to explore their emotions, their connection with Allah, and to be able to appreciate aspects of our lives as we presently live them - a form of mindfulness. 

March 18, 2020

A kids' guide to the Corona Virus from an Islamic perspective.

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August 13, 2019

Zanib Mian speaks about how her book came to be, because of her son’s struggles.

Transitioning from Primary to secondary school caused my young son more grief and hardship than I had ever seen him face. My heart broke, every night, to see his pain. Bedtime was when his emotions would overcome him, which is often the case with adults too. In the quiet of the night, when other duties and tasks cease to distract us, our minds kick in with worrisome thoughts and sad feelings.

As a student who was well-loved by his teachers in primary school, and never once faced even a stern look, let alone a telling off, m...

February 10, 2019

The power of Dua is mindblowing! Through it, you can GET what you want and AVOID what you don’t want. We have 8 quick, life-changing tips to help you do it right!

1. TRUST. When you make dua, firmly believe that Allah is listening and responding. Allah is as we expect Him to be, so imagine what a soulful, fully trusting dua can do, in comparison to half-hearted Duas.

2. DON’T HOLD BACK. ASK BIG! Have you ever found yourself making reasonable requests in your duas to Allah, Lord of the Universe?Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Maybe you think asking him to cure someone's decade old illness is too out of this wo...

January 29, 2019

Real happiness isn't linked to anything, or anyone; only to Allah. It's when you can be happy for no apparent reason, so much so that you beam!

Real happiness is something you feel all the time. It doesn't come and go when things happen, like the happiness you get from things like winning a prize, or getting a new thing. That kind of happiness just goes away if you lose or break the thing. Some people keep waiting for happiness, because they think they will be happy when they finally get the new toy they wanted, or pass their exams, or some other event happens. But when it happens, they still aren't ha...

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