بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

This year I decided to be a bit more organised when it comes to studies and having a “routine”. The best way to do it, I guessed, was to have a planner, therefore I explored a few student planners available online from many Muslim Sisters, as this was my preference, and came across the one from UmmAssad’s blog.  My girls loved it so we decided to print it out. To save the paper and ink we went for a booklet option but it came out really nice and quite practical to carry around.

This is how it looks after we bound it.


They both are enjoying planning their weeks and months with the help of it.

 Jazaakillahu Khairan UmmAssad.




بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Since I learned and found out about this beautiful dua I have encouraged and reminded myself and my children to read this dua whenever they find things difficult ,it can be Quraa’n , learning Arabic language or any task from their school work or practical life etc.

There are many days where they open their Quraa’n to revise and immediately you can see that “lost in wild” expressions on their faces. So I thought to make a bookmark which will encourage them to read this Dua and bithnillah will make things easier for them and any one who comes across this post, prints it out or reads it with a belief in sha Allah.

You can download it from below.


Parks in Leicester and Surrounding Areas

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Kids have been visiting many parks every Saturday with my sister and her kids while I was at work. Allahumma Baarik Alayha. Its been a very good experience to explore the parks in Leicester and the surroundings. If you live in Leicester, you must visit these Parks and places. Beautiful sceneries and lots of fun activities, berry picking etc. available for family fun together.

  • Knighton Park
  • Abbey Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Watermead country park
  • Humberstone Park
  • Spinney Hill Park
  • Bradgate Park
  • Appelton Park
  • Evington Park
  • Brockshill Park

Enjoy some of the spectacular views and landscape.



Alhamdulillah ‘Ala Kulli Haal

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Its been a long time since my last post, I have been missing doing various posts and sharing different experiences and knowledge. That doesn’t mean we stopped homeschooling or were not engaged in any activities, but as a business woman, homeschooling mum and someone who helps children manage their time and routine of Quraan, its been really difficult to take time out to post the different activities we have been engaged in during summer holidays.

I will start working on the Super Fun Activity Book that I was suppose to publish few months ago in sha Allah. Please share any ideas or activities you would like me to add in it.

Our gardening was a big success Alhamdulillah, We enjoyed organic home grown sweetcorns, strawberries, mint , chives, radish and green onions. I really encouraged you do that too with your children. Its was a wonderful experience for me and kids. They learnt many practical skills through gardening. We did more cooking in the summer holidays and learnt many new delicious recipes. 

I’s passion for baking was quite high during this period Allahumma baarik alayha, and she tried many new recipes of cupcakes together with her sister . Below are few of the images of their work and the cooking that we did together. Alhamdulillah

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Assalam u alaikum

I am excited to inform you that currently I am working on a project which is full of fun activities and brain twisters for your child . It aims for  children ages between 6-8 but no doubt older children can have fun likewise.

It will include this and much more; in sha Allah

  • Dot to Dot
  • Word search
  • Drawing
  • Colouring
  • Suduko
  • Spot the difference
  • Secret Message

Stay tuned and get subscribing to be notified when its released be ithnillah.

Baarakallahu feekum.




The Map Colouring Book (Review)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I recently bought this book as Maryam loves colouring, and we were exploring different cultures and countries around the world, so this seems to be a perfect combination of both.

We have other resources to cover this topic but this is a little bit different and fun ! Thought to share with all of you.

The Map Colouring Book features perforated pages so you can easily tear the map after colouring as a poster to stick on a wall. 

You can  purchase it from the link below or do a little research to get a cheaper bargain!

Note: Its a giant book so you cant carry it around!

Divided into 23 different sections that celebrate the various countries and continents, the book offers plenty of colouring fun and each country is also illustrated with some of its signature traits and landmarks.
Wonderfully detailed, the appealing designs range from Colombian whale watching to a giant gecko in the Ivory Coast and a dragon in Wales. After finishing each page, it can be perforated and displayed for all to see.

A sightseeing trip around the world that your children will love taking!





Writing practice with a difference

Excellent Work. Allahumma Baarik Aayki ❣❣

Islamic Bedtime Stories

Masha’Allah, Yusef loves to read. And hates to write. When he manifested a strong interest in learning cursive writing (something that feels optional and sort of forgotten in the UK) I did not want to lose this chance for him to have some quality time with pen and paper, Insha’Allah!

After the basic letter formation, what is available for cursive practice are often collections of quotations from famous people for a child to copy. Err…no thanks. Why look in that direction when something much better is available to us?

So here it is: The first part of our “An-Nawawi’s 40 Ahadith workbook” ! Alhamdulillah.


I chose this collection of ahadith because it contains all the basic principles of the religion, masha’Allah and because I am currently studying them, so the explanations are fresh in my mind, Alhamdulillah.

A little warning is needed: I useless at any formatting or graphics of any kind…

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Ramadhān Resources

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

alhamdulillah we are gifted this blessed month of Ramadhaan once again by the grace of Almighty. This post is a collection of all the Ramadhān posts I have written this year and the previous year, Alhamdulillāh:

Kids Ramadhān Journal

Ramadhān Memo

Complete the Reading of The Qurān this Ramadhān

Ramadhān Preparations

Homemade Pizza

Cutlets or Aloo Tikki

Sittings During the Blessed Month of Ramadhān

Teach Me Rasool Allah ﷺ {Booklet}

5 Pillars of Islam Handwriting Practice Book

A-Z Colouring & Drawing Book

The Book of Fasting: Ibn Hajar’s Buloogh al-Maraam by Abu Khadeejah (Explanation of Al-Fawzaan)

Learn Short Ahādith in Arabic

Tarāweeh In The Masjid or at Home for Women

Hadith Handwriting Practice & Colouring Book

Approaching Of Ramadhan And The Severity Of Wasting Time By Abu Idrees

Ramadān Printable Calendar

Printable Ramadhān Board Game

Let’s Learn About our World { Workbook 1}

Let’s Learn About Our World {Workbook 2}

Rozah kay Ehkaam (Rules of Fasting – Urdu)

“Rewards for Dhikr” {Chart}

I’tikāf with a Smart Phone

Date Bites

Creamy Date Porridge

Make Someone Happy this Ramadhān




السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Alhamdulillāh, the weather is turning more warmer and the sun is starting to come out more, therefore, we have started planting a variety of things. Here is an update from the last post on how the plants have progressed so far….

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So far we have planted chives, onions, radishes, nasturtiums, sunflowers, bee-friendly flowers (lavender, echinacea, marjoram and nigella), strawberries, mint, sweetcorn and french marigolds, alhamdulillāh.


Ramadhān Journal

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

This journal was supposed to be published last Ramadhān, but because it was not ready by the deadline, we couldn’t post it, Qaddarallāha Mā Shā’a Fa’al. So this Ramadhān we wanted to meet the deadline and hence got the chance to revise and improve it and also make an edition for boys, Alhamdulillah!

My daughter wanted to give her journal a magazine look, so although I  know it might not be printer-friendly, I wanted to support her in her first creation (as she is not the sort that does these kinds of things very often!), so if you want to save on printer ink you could choose ‘Toner Saving mode’ before printing or alternatively you can print it ‘Black & White’.

Before printing, choose the option ‘Borderless Printing’ to prevent any white edges showing on the cover page.

I printed the cover page separately on photo paper, and then printed the rest of the papers, double-sided. Then, I used these clear binding papers for the front and back cover of the journal. And this is how it looks:

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A walk in the Park…

  بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

The purpose of writing this post is to encourage parents to spend some quality time with each child. A special time a special activity even if its is for 10 minutes,  just like a 1 to 1 session as I find its very important.

I took my daughter to a park near home while the other two were in school. We prepared  a little picnic rucksack and had a fun time together. Alhamdulillah

I got to know about some of her ideas and thoughts and found that she was very happy and refreshed when we came back home.

I am planning to do that quite often ان شاء الله .


Here is a little story which may benefit you.

Shaykh Abdur Razzack Al-Badr narrates the story of Shaykh Abdur Rahman ibn Naasir As-sa’di with his little ones…

The following is a Summary Translation

Shaykh Abdur Razzaq Al Badr: If the person sees his daughters or his little ones playing with toys, he should sit with them sometimes.

Shaykh Abdur Rahman As Sa’di—may Allah have mercy upon him; once his young daughter—young at that time—and her friend who was her age, were in the courtyard of the home. And he was a major scholar, and judge, and Imam and lecturer. He was going to leave from the home and there was his daughter and a young girl her age playing with these toys. And they had made up a skit as though they were in a room, pretending that some things were tea and coffee and they sat playing as girls play. When he wanted to leave the other young girl—not the daughter of the Shaykh—said to him: ‘Why don’t you visit us?’ He replied: ‘Tomorrow inshaAllah I will visit you.’

So when he wanted to exit he came to the house and stood at the door and knocked on the door and he called his daughter’s friend by her name. She opened the door and said: ‘Please enter.’ So he came and sat with them in their spot. They sat and pretended to give him coffee and they spoke with him and told him about their toys, and then he stood.

When he wanted to stand his daughter said to him: ‘You have not been my guest.’ He replied: ‘Tomorrow I will be your guest.’ The next day he came and knocked on the door and he called his daughter by her name and she opened the door and said: ‘Please enter.’ He entered this room and sat with them and he humored them and he conversed with them.

This doesn’t take more than three or four minutes from a person. And his daughter cheerfully narrates this now in one of the books, and she is an adult now. This occurred once in her youth but it brought about tremendous happiness for her.
Thus a person should not be neglectful of these affairs. When he sees his daughters he gives them some of his time; four minutes, five minutes, at most ten minutes; but it will do a lot in the heart of the young one.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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Golden Advise for Raising Children (Urdu)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

“بچوں کی تربیت کیلیے سنہری تعلیمات”

فضیلۃ الشیخ ڈاکٹر جسٹس صلاح بن محمد البدیر حفظہ اللہ نے 13-شعبان- 1437 کا مسجد نبوی میں خطبہ جمعہ بعنوان “بچوں کی تربیت کیلیے سنہری تعلیمات” ارشاد فرمایا :،

جس میں انہوں نے بچوں کی تربیت میں خاندان کے کردار کی اہمیت اجاگر کی اور بتلایا کہ بچوں کی تربیت میں کن لوگوں کا بنیادی کردار ہوتا ہے، پھر انہوں نے میاں بیوی کو بچوں کے سامنے آپس کے معاملات طے کرنے کا طریقہ بتلایا اور آخر میں نوجوانوں پر برے دوستوں سے دور رہنے کیلیے زور دیا۔

پہلا خطبہ:

تمام تعریفیں اللہ کیلئے ہیں، تمام تعریفیں اللہ کیلئے ہیں جس نے

{ جَعَلَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَزْوَاجِكُمْ بَنِينَ وَحَفَدَةً}

تمہارے لیے تمہاری ہی جانوں سے بیویاں بنائیں اور تمہاری بیویوں سے بیٹے اور پوتے بنائے۔[النحل: 72]

میں اس شخص کی طرح اللہ کی حمد و ثنا بیان کرتا ہوں جس کے اہل خانہ کو اللہ تعالی نے نیک صالح بنایا، اور اس شخص کی طرح شکر گزاری بجا لاتا ہوں جس کی اللہ تعالی نے رہنمائی فرمائی، میں گواہی دیتا ہوں کہ اللہ کے سوا کوئی حقیقی معبود نہیں وہ یکتا ہے اسکا کوئی شریک نہیں ، یہ ہر اس شخص کی گواہی ہے جس کی زبان پر وہی بات ہے جو اس کے دل میں ہے؛ چنانچہ اس نے اپنے رب کی عظمت، وحدانیت اور بزرگی کا اقرار کیا، اور یہ بھی گواہی دیتا ہوں کہ ہمارے نبی سیدنا محمد اسکے بندے اور رسول ہیں ، اللہ تعالی آپ پر آپ کی اولاد اور صحابہ کرام پر رحمتیں برکتیں، اور سلامتی نازل فرمائے اور ان لوگوں پر اللہ تعالی کی لعنت ہو جو صحابہ کرام سے بغض رکھے اور اللہ تعالی انہیں اپنی رحمت سے محروم رکھے۔

حمد و صلاۃ کے بعد: مسلمانو!

خلوت و جلوت میں تقوی الہی اختیار کرو ؛ کیونکہ خفیہ و اعلانیہ تمام امور اس کے سامنے عیاں ہیں، صبح و شام کما حقُّہ اسی کی عبادت بجا لاؤ،

{يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ}

اے ایمان والو! اللہ تعالی سے کما حقُّہ ڈرو اور تمھیں صرف اسلام کی حالت میں موت آئے ۔[آل عمران: 102]

انسان کیلیے خاندان مضبوط ڈھال اور پر امن قلعے کی حیثیت رکھتا ہے، ایک آدمی کا خاندان: اہل خانہ، رشتہ دار، عزیز و اقارب پر مشتمل ہوتا ہے۔

بچے اس خاندان کی رونق اور مٹھاس ہوتے ہیں، جو کہ خاندان کے سایے اور محفوظ چار دویاری میں پروان چڑھتے ہیں، خاندان میں تحفظ پاتے ہیں اور انہی سے سیکھتے ہیں ۔

بچوں کی اچھی تربیت کیلیے بچوں کو ادب سیکھائیں، انہیں خیر و بھلائی کی تعلیم دیں، بلند اخلاقی اقدار اور علم و حکمت سے آراستہ و پیراستہ کریں، انہیں اچھے اخلاق اور صفات کا عادی بنائیں، عیوب، نقائص اور بری باتوں سے دور رکھیں۔

عمر بن ابو سلمہ رضی اللہ عنہ کہتے ہیں کہ :

لڑکپن کی عمر میں میری تعلیم و تربیت کی ذمہ داری رسول اللہ ﷺ کے ذمے تھی، چنانچہ ایک بار میرا ہاتھ کھانا کھاتے ہوئے تھالی میں اِدھر اُدھر گھوم رہا تھا، تو آپ ﷺ نے مجھے فرمایا: (لڑکے! اللہ کا نام لو اور دائیں ہاتھ سے اپنے آگے سے کھاؤ)، اس کے بعد میں ہمیشہ آپ کے بتلائے ہوئے طریقے کے مطابق ہی کھاتا تھا۔ متفق علیہ

بچپن میں آداب سیکھنے سے جوانی میں جلد بازی اور بڑھاپے میں طیش و غصے سے تحفظ ملتا ہے۔

صغر سنی ، لڑکپن اور کچی عمر کے لڑکوں کو کتنے ہی فتنوں اور خطرات اپنے قابو میں ایسے لے لیتے ہیں کہ جس طرح اندھیری گھاس پھوس اور درختوں کے گرے ہوئے پتوں اڑائے پھرتی ہے، اس کی وجہ صرف یہی ہوتی ہے کہ بچپن میں ان کی تربیت کے لیے سستی، کاہلی ، عدم توجہ سے کام لیا گیا، اور اس طرح کتنے ہی پھول بن کھلے مرجھا گئے، شاخیں اور تنے خشک ہو گئے کیونکہ ان کی آب پاشی اور سیرابی کا اہتمام نہیں کیا گیا۔

والد اور سر پرست!

آپ کا بیٹا تمہارے میٹھے اخلاق سے کتنا حصہ پاتا ہے؟
آپ کے بیٹے کیلیے تمہاری کتنی محبت اور کتنا پیار ہے؟

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Humility before Three

Al-Kisai was the tutor of Ameen and Mamun, the two sons of Harun Rasheed (the ruler of the time). One day, the tutor got up to leave and both boys ran to their esteemed teacher in order to hand him his shoes. After much argumentation, they both agreed that each would give one shoe so both could share in the display of reverence. Upon hearing this act, Harun Rasheed went to Kisai and asked, ‘Who is the most honourable of people?”

The teacher replied, “I do not know anyone more honourable than the Leader of the Believers.”

Harun Rasheed quickly replied, “No, most honourable among people is he for whom two fight to present him with his shoes, and to please both he instructs them to each give him one.”

Kisai became somewhat anxious and began to justify what he had done. Harun explained, “If you had prevented them from giving you your shoes, indeed I would have unquestionably blamed you. Certainly, their deed did not compromise their honour; rather their status, inner merit and worth have increased. One can never be dishonoured if he displays humility before these three: a leader, a teacher and parents.”



Islām commands its followers to contribute to the welfare, well-being and good of the Muslim Ummah (community). It forbids anything that causes mischief, sedition or harms the interests of the Ummah.

Allāh, the lord of Honour, exhorts His servants to perform good deeds and display good manners without any discrimination. This encompasses our kith and kin, friends, neighbours, the whole community, all Muslims, even people of other religious groups.

Islām enjoins on us to respect and obey parents. This is considered good manners under the Shari’ah (Islamic Law).

The importance of helping and behaving well toward our parents cannot be stressed enough.

These are real-life accounts that I have collected after going through quite a number of books. First I thought I should include the stories that give accounts of good treatment of parents. Then I felt that stories about children disobeying their parents should also be included as lessons to be followed.

The posts of this series are sprinkled with stories on how to please parents, so that readers are inspired to take action and earn their pleasure.

We should keep in mind that parents who are angry with their offspring immediately forgive them as soon as they repent. Parents need us whether they are alive or dead.

The real objective of this series is for readers to learn from the accounts of good behaviour.

The tales of disobedience provide an opportunity for soul-searching: Are we committing such mistakes knowingly or unknowingly?

Unfortunately, there are instances in our society of defiant children who harass and disobey their parents. Their misdeeds end badly and stand out as examples and warnings to others, to mend their ways and earn Allāh’s Mercy.

There are many people in our society who have earned entry into Heaven by being extremely respectful to their parents. There are also others, who are paving their way to the hellfire by disobeying their parents.

May this series help inform our new generation about their duties and obligations toward their parents.

I look forward to getting feedback from esteemed readers!

Abdul Malik-Mujahid

Umm Faatimah

Finished product!

DIY Qur’ān Cover

Assalāmu ‘Alaykum,

The Qur’ān that I use for my hifdh was gifted to me by one of my teachers, so when it started falling apart, I didn’t want to replace it with a new one, especially because I had memorised so much with it. So my dear mother (may Allāh preserve her) designed a new cover for me to preserve the cover of the mushaf. Here are some pictures:

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Truth & Lying

Allāh Subhānahu Wa Ta’aala says in the Noble Qur’ān about the basic qualities of a believer:

O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with ‘Allāh that you say that which you do not do.” (Qur’ān 61:2,3)

Allah’s Messenger (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) was asked, “Can a believer be a miser?” He said, “Yes.” He was asked, “Can a believer be a coward?” He said, “Yes.” And he was asked, “And can a believer be a liar?” He said, “No.”

It has been related that a man went to Allah’s Messenger (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, indeed I do three sins in secret: (I drink) alcohol, fornication and lying. So inform me which of them I should abandon.” He said, “Leave off lying.” The man went away, and later desired to fornicate, but he thought to himself, “I will go to the Messenger of Allah and he will ask me whether I fornicated? If I say yes, he will punish me. And if I say no, I will have broken the covenant and lied.” So he abstained from fornicating, and the same occurred regarding alcohol. He returned to Allah’s Messenger (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, indeed I have abandoned all of them.”

My brothers & sisters, do you not see then, that lying is the root of every wicked deed, and it leads to all other sins. You will not see anyone more miserable and wretched than the liar, and disbelief is the most severe kind of lying, for it is lying upon Allah.

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The Doctor & the Digger

There was a man who had a very lazy servant. One day, he sent him to buy grapes and figs, and he took so long in returning from the errand that the master’s patience was running out. The servant finally came, but he only brought one of the two items that he was originally commanded to bring. The master beat him and reproached him severely and said, “When you go out to do something, you will be more productive if you try to do another task at the same time.”

Some days passed and the master became sick, so he ordered his servant to bring a doctor. He took a long time to return, and when he finally did return he brought with him a doctor and another man as well. His master asked about the other man and the servant said, “You beat me and ordered me to do two things instead of one at a time, saying that it would be more productive. So, I came to you with a doctor, and if Allāh cures you, then that is fine; otherwise, this other man will dig for you, your grave, for he is a grave digger!”

Taken from Gems & Jewels, Compiled by Abdul-Malik Mujahid
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Introduction – New Series

Assalāmu ‘Alaykum,

I hope to share the advice and stories from this beautiful book ‘Loving Our Parents, Stories of Duties and Obligations’ by Abdul Malik Mujahid weekly, In Shā Allāh. I will try to keep the posts short, splitting an advice or story into two separate posts if it is too long, to allow the content inside to sink in and affect the hearts of all us and enable us to act upon it, Āmeen.

May Allāh make it easy for me and make this series a source of Sadaqah Jāriyah for us. May Allāh reward the author too for compiling a lovely, heart-rendering book.


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She is in Paradise

Khālid Bin Safwān saw a group in the Masjid of Basrah, and he said, “What is this gathering?” He was told, “There is a woman who informs men about women who are available for marriage.”

He went to her and said, “I want to marry a woman.” She said, “Describe her to me.”

He said, “I want her to be a virgin who is wise like a married woman, or a married woman who is innocent like a virgin; she should be sweet when she is near, splendid when she is at a distance, she should have lived a life of luxury and then became afflicted with poverty – so she has the manners of the rich and the humility of the poor. When we gather wealth we should be as the people of the world, and when we become poor, we should be as the people of the Hereafter.”

She said, “I know of such a woman for you.” He said, “And where is she?” She said, “In Paradise, so work to achieve her!”

Taken from Gems & Jewels, compiled by Abdul-Malik Mujahid