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New Year….New Diet 13 Foods the Prophet (S) Ate and the Benefits

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By: Samana Khan

The month of Muharram marks the beginning of a new year within the Islamic calendar.  Often at the beginning of a new year people tend to make goals for the upcoming months – with the most popular goal being DIETING.

Transforming our health habits does not need to be weeks of “starvation” and rigorous exercise.  This type of sudden change in regimen will only lead to temporary triumph but not long-term successes.  When looking to make any type of personal change the best advice is to follow the Sunnah.  One of the miracles of the Qur’an and Hadith is that it addresses all major and minor issues of one’s daily life including our diet. Let’s look at What did the Prophet (s) do?    

 

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How to Pack for Hajj:

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IQRA’ would like to wish safe travels to all the Hajjis getting ready to embark on life’s most sacred and blessed journey.  Inshallah may your Hajj be easy for you and may it be accepted with the highest rewards (Ameen).

To assist the Hajjis that are traveling from abroad IQRA’ has put together a list of items to pack for Hajj based on recommendations from previous hajjis.

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Hajj Activities for Kids

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Teach your kids about the immense blessings and rewards received from completing Hajj.  Use simple activities to build a desire within your children to visit the blessed house of Allah (swt) from a young age.  Explain that the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah are special like the last 10 days of Ramadan.  In fact, Allah (swt) says that no days are more beloved to Him than the first 10 days Hajj.

Click below to download fun activities that help kids learn about Hajj:  

Hajj Activities for Kids

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Welcome Back to School

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Improving the Weekend School Experience

 

Its that time again – the beginning of a new and exciting school year! Be sure to start your school year off on the right foot.  Use the few weeks left before school re-opens to get organized and make improvements for the upcoming year.

Read simple suggestions for Parents and Teachers from IQRA’ Foundation:   

 

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Summer Teacher Training Workshop

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Summer Training Workshop

For Weekend School Teachers 


Date:                Sunday August 24, 2014

Time:                10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:         IQRA’ Foundation Home Office

Address:           7450 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077

 

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Eid Mubarrak

Eid Mubarrak

 

Eid blessings and well wishes

from all of us at IQRA!

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Simple Ways to Make Eid Special for Your Kids

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By: Samana Khan 

Eid ul-Fitr is a joyous time to celebrate the completion of the Holy Month Ramadan.  Allah (swt) expects us to make this occasion special by celebrating with prayer and share food with family, friends, and the needy.

This year go the extra step to encourage your kids to appreciate this special holiday.  Make your Eid even more memorable by starting new family traditions! Here are simple ways to make Eid extra special for your kids: 

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