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ramadan crafting site

salaam alaikum sisters here is another beautiful site for ramadhan ideas, ‘crafting with intention’… click here.

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Out of order but here it is…

Salaam alaikum sisters
Today  I taught  my son about hajj, but namely about ramy, the throwing of the stones at the shaytan (jamarats). He wanted to do it as well so we acted it out as if he was on hajj with his father, so here it is.

For the stones, they are the clear ones you can put in a vase… I use them for transfer and counting mathematic activities alhamdulillah. The “jamarats” are recycled cardboard boxes with white paper glued to them (I was going to print out paper with a stone design but I had no ink left). I made a road of stones for him going from the top of the stairs to the jamarat in his schoolroom. He had fun and kept yelling Allahu Akbar and throwing the stones for another 45 minutes mashaAllah. I narrated him the story as to why we stone the jamarat and about the hajj as a whole. His “ihraam” is the sheet off my bed. I had to wrap it for times mashaAllah. lol. InshaAllah we will have more this week for you.

p.s.. I know in ihraam, you are not sppose to cover your head, that was only for the pictures, he was uncovered post-picture.

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thrift/repurposing store

Salaam alikum sisters
In the islamic center near my home, they have a room which acts as a sort of thrift/repurposing store, when there is something you no longer want, you take it there and they sell it for .50 center or 1.00 depending. Anyway, I found a couple things last night mashaAllah…

<a 3 hole puncher i had been wanting for a long time which i was going to purchase from the office supply store for 12.99 if I could find one. Alhamdulillah I found one for 1.00

<a cute pair of new walking trainers for my daughter and her physiotherapy with her walker that she will be getting soon inshaAllah… (price tag inside the shoe said 17.99, I got them for .50cents).

 <…and an early learning puzzle set for opposites, abc’s and numbers, also 1.00 mashaAllah.


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handmade (faceless) doll

Asalaamu alaikum rahmatullahi wa barakatu,
I made a doll this afternoon for my neice Amal… alhamdulillah by making it I was able to choose a faceless one for islamic reasons. I also am making her a matching hijab inshaAllah.. here are the photographs.


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Asalaamu alaikum,

I re-purposed my husbands jeans, turning it into a montessori placemat and a nature satchel bag for my son alhamdulillah…

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