Historic Events During Ramadhan
An exceptional effort all around!!!
Alhamdullilah, Ramadan 2014 was truly a blessed month where many individuals, families, masjids and communities came forth to serve the Muslim community and volunteer for different projects throughout Ramadan. Different…More...
وَمَا تُقَدِّمُوا لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ اللَّهِ هُوَ خَيْرًا وَأَعْظَمَ أَجْرًا ۚ وَاسْتَغْفِرُوا اللَّهَ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
And Whatever good you send forth for yourself, you will find it with Allah, it will be better
[than what you actually sent] and a great reward! And seek the Forgiveness of Allah.
indeed Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Where do your food donations go?
A food package was recently delivered to a women's shelter. Alhamdullilah, the sister who received the package took pictures of the food and displayed them and sent them to us with a thank you note. Alhamdullilah, the food was a great blessing to the sisters in the shelter. Since we cannot share any confidential information, from time to time, we can share photos and also comments made from families so everyone can get an idea of how important and very much needed the mobile food pantry is in serving the needs of our Muslim brothers and sisters (and others who call in need as well). This is an email from this particular sister received this week:
"Thank You again for your assistance. The food package was more than enough for me and I was able to share with the other sister in the shelter. I'm very grateful for your assistance and once I'm stable look forward to repaying Madinah Food Pantry by volunteering in some capacity."
In the past few months, we have seen the dire need to establish a janaza fund for Muslim families who lose their loved ones and are unable to pay the expenses of funeral homes, burial costs, etc….. Since we serve Muslim families, many of whom are aging, the establishment of a janaza fund is essential particularly since so many families are struggling and unable to pay for these expenses. Even though most masjids do have janaza funds they too become quickly depleted, and we have had families call us for assistance because their local masjid could not cover the entire costs for the janaza.
Anyone who would like to donate towards this fund can do so through PayPal on our website or through personal check made payable to: Madinah Food Pantry & Family Services, LLC 101 Pine Ridge Place, Nicholson, GA. 30565. If you are donating towards the janaza fund please note that on the check or in an email, so we know where to direct the funds.
Jazak Allah Khairan.
Alhamdullilah, along with researching and providing home schooling resources for Muslim families we have Muslim families also requesting information about any local or online schools for their children. Please check out the websites listed below that have great resources for educators of children in grades K-middle school.
The following is a list of Islamic schools in metro Atlanta and also online schools (some are state schools) and one Islamic online school. There may be other smaller schools; these are only the larger ones that we are aware of. Included are the links to the websites for any additional information:
The benefit of books is amazing. Including themed books in our curriculum and studies helps to enhance learning on any concept. Below you will find a list of great books for students in grades Pre-K through 5th.
Dinosaurs Alive and Well: A Guide to Good Health by Marc Tolon Brown and Laurene Krasny Brown
How do plants grow? By Julie K. Lundgren
Zoo by Gail Gibbons
1st- 2nd grade:
The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle by Nuria Roca, illustrated by Rosa M. Curto (Barron's Educational Series, 2007).
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches, illustrated by Pete Whitehead (Little Simon, 2009)
A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley (National Geographic Children's Books, 2002).
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel, illustrated by Alexandra Colombo (Worthwhile Books, 2008).
Seeds, Bees and Pollen by Julie K. Lundgren
Please visit Vision Academy at http://www.vcvisionacademy.com/ an online school for students in grades 4-high school. A well rounded Islamic and secular curriculum are offered at affordable prices by experienced teachers. Please register this week. School starts September 2nd.
It is very important in considering the education of our students to create our own philosophy of education and design our own curriculums to fit the needs of our particular students. As educators we need to develop a personal education plan for our students allowing for individual differences, interests and learning styles that each student possesses. Further, there is a dire need to examine how we have been conditioned by our own “schooling” in our approaches to the education of our students. Our own experiences, particularly those of us who were conditioned and indoctrinated by public school standards and curriculums, have affected us all and shaped our thinking in more ways than we may realize. It is never too late to make changes and look critically at our own attitudes and methods so that our students will grow up to be creative, imaginative and critical thinking adults who will be the future leaders, trend setters and change agents.
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