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Why I Took my Kids to See the Eid Sacrifice

Last Friday on Eid Al-Adha, Muslims sacrificed an animal by hand in the tradition of Prophet Abraham. The guidelines for sacrifice are precise--the animal should be well-fed, free of defects, comfortably cared for, and above a certain age. The knife should be sharp, the animal should be shielded from sight of any fellow creatures being sacrificed and spared any distress until the very last moment. A swift cut by human hand and pronouncement of the name of God, and it becomes sustenance for human … [Read more...]

Ramadan 2012 Picks

As we begin the last ten days of Ramadan, here are some links to give you a boost and help you increase your blessings and productivity in this blessed month. We pray that we all come out on the other side of Ramadan with shining faces and pure, forgiven hearts.1. Check out some great content, audio and written, at the new¬†40 Hadith Nawawi¬†website.2. Don't forget to reach out to your neighbors! Ramadan and Eid provide the perfect occasion to reach out to those around you with a friendly m … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks June 2012

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy!1. We are now in the Islamic month of Shabaan, only a few weeks away from Ramadan. Here are some tips on what we should be doing in this month.2. A well-written reflection on becoming a father from a Muslim perspective.3. There were some fascinating articles on parenting and motherhood this month: see this one in The Atlantic on working moms and "having it … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks May 2012

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy!1. Learning to deal with babies in the masjid. It's a two-way street.2. With the change of seasons comes the "great clothes swap." Here is one blogger's advice on swapping summer clothes for winter clothes with less organizational wrinkles.3. A writer reflects on the dilemma of being Muslim, young, educated, female, and single.4. The need to justify and assign … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks for February 2012

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and/or inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy!Love our parents unconditionally, as they loved us. Simply profound.The effects of "princess mania" has been explored on growmama before; this broadcast highlights many of the problems of modern girl culture.On our to-do list for a rainy or sick day: making tracks with tape.This article on the legacy of Muslim women was inspiring.Zen Habits posted 9 … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks for January 2012

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and/or inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy!1. An amazing project by one of Growmama's organizers. We can think of dozens of reasons why we should start this in our own neighborhoods. Tomorrow.2.Many moms have trouble finding things for their toddler or not-yet-in-school child to do at home. The educational and bonding activities in this book are brilliant in their simplicity and ease--no elaborate crafts … [Read more...]


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