Just watch this.
Mahera, this is for you and your girls :) I hope they feel better… Jazakillah khayran for being such good pals to us :)
A little belated but I have been having laptop and connection issues. I hope homeschooling is going well for everyone. We are wrapping the year up and in shaa Allah hoping to move one to bigger and better things come January. This has been a hectic and tumultuous year and while we know that the only constancy in life is change, we would welcome some stability so we can focus on our “book learnin'”. I hope you’ll all make du`aa for us :)
My girls and I thoroughly enjoyed a special series called “Road to Hajj”. Al Jazeera followed Muslims from China, Japan, Azerbaijan, Panama and India as they embarked on the Hajj pilgrimage. We also watched two additional videos – one about a lady from Gaza whose husband was killed before he could perform Hajj and one about a lady from Kenya who saved for 7 years to make her special trip. We found them very inspiring and shed a tear or two when we witnessed their struggle and sincerity.
Marzipan, let’s share our tiles and not keep score when we next play Scrabble, OK?
Hug O’ War
I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
~ by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974)
Seen and heard..
Mum: It was nice of Aunty and her grand-daughter to visit. Did you like playing with Maymuna?
Kid: Yes, it was fun. She had a nice shawl on, didn’t she?
Mum: Yes! It was lovely ma shaa Allah… hey, it was nice of you to share your blocks with Maymuna.
Kid: Well, she was our guest. Her doll was cute. She didn’t let me play with it.
Mum: She must have thought you would take it away from her. She eased up once we told her that you wouldn’t, right?
Mum: Anyway, sometimes you will find people who won’t share even after you’ve shared your stuff.
Kid: Yeah. You should still share though.
Kid: Cos you don’t do it so they’ll share. You do it so Allah will be pleased.