“Gathering Petals” by Nabila Ikram is a spiritual journal specially designed for Muslim women who love to be creative and is available through her website.
The journal contains different activities fulfilling of which will not only provide fun, satisfy your desire for creativity, but also will provide a chance to improve yourself and develop a sense of thankfulness to your Creator.
In addition to it, if you’ve not been able to look for some Quranic verses or browse some new quotes, this journal will revive your spirit to do so, so go on…
What could be better than getting your hands on such a fun filled journal with spiritual awakening eventually to kill two birds with one stone 😛
“Miss Never Pleased” is a children’s moral story book written by Ayesha Marfani and published by Crimson Cloak Publishing.
The main character of the story is Habiba, who calls herself “Miss Perfect” due to the praise she keeps hearing from her mother followed by other family members because of her good looks, responsible nature and great academic performance.
Everyone listens to her advice despite of being older than her and act upon it.
But the problem is that her “perfect” advice which she thinks is beneficial for others is actually full of criticism, pinpointing and only create problems between people. She keeps noting the incidents of her “perfection” in her diary named “Miss Perfect” until she realizes that she lost the trust of everyone due to her proud, jealous and fault finding nature. No one listens to her advice now and her grades start suffering badly.
The day she finds a secret poem written by the people who endured her becomes a turning point in her life.
I really enjoyed reading this book and would totally recommend it as it has a lesson for everyone.
It will teach the children that they should never be proud and should be humble despite having exceptional qualities as it will displease the Creator and it would not take much longer that their condition is changed!
It also teaches children that they shouldn’t be jealous of the qualities possessed by others and should not break friendships due to their jealousy.
This book also conveys a special message to the elders that they must not spoil their children to such an extent that they become too proud and insensitive to the feelings of others.
For Readers As A Whole:
Never break ties due to gossips until you know the reality yourself because some people only wish bad for others. Also, use your brain while acting upon someone’s advice.
Owner of “A Muslim Homeschool” sent me a digital pack of activity sheets for review which are inspired by “Stories of the Prophets” by Ibn Kathir. This set includes a Prophet story board, Prophet fact file, and Prophet timeline activity sheets.
The Prophet story board activity sheet is meant for recording the important events that took place in the story of a specific Prophet, the Prophet fact file to record the facts like their place of birth, family etc while the Prophet timeline sheet to record all the details noted in the previous activity pages.
There is a separate poster and a chart to fill the names of all the Prophets mentioned in the Quran.
She has also added printing instructions and the method for compiling Prophet timeline pages to ensure an excellent finished product.
This activity pack is ideal for homeschooling or classroom use, under the guidance of a teacher as it will help the pupil to learn and discover a lot about the Prophets in a fun and interesting way.
You can buy the whole pack at her website, here
“Unveiled” is an exceptionally beautiful poetry book, written by “Rumki Chowdhury” and published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing.
This book highlights the sensitive matter of hijab and the mentality related to it in a very engaging and detailed way. The contents are divided into four parts, i.e. Mind, Body, Soul and My Hijab Story.
The first three parts being poetry followed by a personal hijab story of the author.
I really enjoyed reading this book and what actually impressed me are the comparisons that are being used to justify the hijabis.
This book can really help in increasing the awareness that hijabs do not limit a woman from performing activities or achieving anything she wants. Totally recommended!