Friday, 21 July 2017

Book Review: A Gift for the New Muslim Mother

Title: A Gift for the New Muslim Mother
Author: Muneeba Zahid
Publisher: TaHa Publishers
For: New mothers

A Gift for the New Muslim Mother A Gift for the New Muslim Mother is the perfect gift for the new Muslim mum. Written by a mother of three, it is packed with friendly, encouraging and practical advice on welcoming your newborn in Islam, breastfeeding, health, time management and lots more. It is liberally scattered with motivating Qur'an quotes, inspiring ahadith and comforting du'as, as well as top tips to help you be the best mum you can be in these precious early months.

I was browsing the bookstore one day when this pretty little book caught my eye. At 15cm x 15cm (6 inches) it's small enough to carry around with you. This is convenient for new mothers as you wouldn't want to lug around big tomes of parenting manuals from room to room or have it clutter your precious free space on your bedside table. 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Assume the Best from Your Child


In today's Revive Your Heart, chapter 4 talks about assumptions. This is assuming that other's have a bad intention towards you. 
O believers, avoid being excessively suspicious, for some suspicion is a sin. (Quran, Al Hujurat 49:12) 
Nouman Ali Khan explains that we must put great effort in getting away from thinking bad about others. Suspicion is something that is a natural companion to us, it will follow us so we must always try to push it away. Suspicion is something that we were unsure about but it becomes a certainty in our minds over time. This is the basic concept from the book.

To apply it to parenting...

Thursday, 13 July 2017

I'm a Kind Parent Colouring Sheet

Free Affirmation Colouring Sheet Download Below
Colouring is a relaxing and de-stressing activity. As you colour in this page, these words will stay with you and help with your parenting. After you have finished colouring in then stick it on the wall to remind you to repeat them. When you repeat them often enough they will change your behaviour and the way you act towards your child, making parenting a more joyous part of your life.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Non Productive Parenting Strategies


This infographic shows the 5 parenting strategies that are not productive on the left and what to do instead on the right. So look to the left to see if you do any of these things. If you do then look to the right box next to it and follow the instruction on what to do.

For more details, read my full article on Productive Muslim. Click the link below.