Video for 2015 Ramadan Crafty Challenge

As 2015 comes to a close, I thought it might be fun to gather all the tutorials we made as part of our annual Ramadan Crafty Challenge into a video.

I’m not very happy with the music, and would love suggestions on improvements, but I think the rest of the video came out fine. What do you think?

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Happy New Year!

Islamic Calendar 2016/1437-1438 {Free Printable}

In just a few more days it will be 2016, a New Year.

However, for many Muslims around the world, we are still in 1437 AH and the Islamic New Year doesn’t start until October 2016.

Trying to explain this to children can be challenging, so I’m always looking for fun, educational ways to teach my daughters how the Islamic calendar correspondences to the Georgian calendar.

Recently I came across al-maurid, a website that sells personalized Islamic ebooks. (Update Nov 2016 – it appears the website is down, unfortunately)

They are offering a FREE printable Islamic calendar for download.

Islamic Calendar 2016/1437-1438 {Free Printable}

Each month has it’s own page, so you can print it all at once, or as you go. The designer mom, Latifah Ibrahim, who created it shared –

Important dates are included, for example: Ramadan and Eid. It is a fun way to teach
children about The Islamic Calendar all year round. It has quotes about
Allah, Islam and using Islamic teachings to help with character
building. The calendar is not only for children. I intend to use it
myself, InshaAllah.

Email info@al-maurid.com to learn more about the ebooks.

I’m heading to the library to print it out today! I think I’ll get three copies, one for each girl. Don’t forget to support this wonderful business who is offering this service.

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Happy Birthday Prophet(s)!

I would like to wish all my friends who follow the wise words of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) a joyous Mawlid for yesterday.

I would like to wish all my friends who follow the wise words of Prophet Jesus (pbuh) a joyous Christmas for tomorrow.

I would like to wish all my friends who follow the wise words of Others a joyous day for today.

May we all find gratitude in even the smallest of gestures in these blessed three days.