Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Learning about bugs

Assalm alykom:

Last week my husband was giving a khutbah about Fasting in Melbourne, Florida. The kids and I decided to tag along and join him. After Jumah, we were waiting for some time for my husband to talk with the people. My kids were exploring the grounds of this unfamilair masjid, and they found this HUGE bug. I always encourage my children to explore the outdoors. With this sense in mind, they see so many things and notice so much about Allah's creation. Some parents inhibit this type of exploration because they find outdoor items to have germs, or they do not want them to get dirty. This limits the imagination of the child. Encourging outdoor exploration can be a science lesson, a writing assignment or just a love to the creator that made it so wonderful. This bug looked like many nature shows of insects from the Amazon Rain Forest. I have never seen one with my own eyes this big. Eventhough this bug looked mighty scary and was so mammoth, I still let my kids pick it up and examine it. When we got home I researched all kinds of beetles on the internet. I discovered that its scientific name is Archodontes Melanopus, and it is a live oak root borer. It destroys the roots of the tree. I implore you to let your children to discover the world that Allah made for us.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ramadan Mubarak

Assalam alykom:

Listen to this wonderful inspiring Khutbah about fasting.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Be "Muhammad" in your character poster

Assalm Alykom:

Here is a great new product for education now being offered by loveallah.net. These posters are a great tool for creating a super hero within our children. The poster uses the name Muhammad as an ancronym to describe some of his attributes. You as a parent or educator can use these attitibutes to enforce good behavior and manners in your chidren or students. Here is the link that you can order them and get more information and pricing.