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Coronavirus Advice


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Assalamu Alaykum,

I hope and pray that you are well and that Allah (SWT) keeps you well throughout this pandemic that we are facing.

I have compiled below a basic list of 10 things that we can all do to help with the threat of the Coronavirus within our community. Feel free to add your own suggestions to the list and share insha Allah.

1. Look after yourself and your families. Don’t put yourself or them at risk. 

“Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them. The servant of a man is a guardian of the property of his master and he is responsible for it. No doubt, every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Continue reading Coronavirus Advice

Review – The Crowning Venture


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The Crowning Venture 

by Hafiza Saadia Mian

Published by Daybreak Press

Have you ever thought about venturing into the Qur’an and to memorise it whole or in part? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have this Majestic Book stored in your chest, ready to guide you whenever you need it? Have you ever contemplated the Tawfiq that comes with committing the Book of Allah to memory? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Hafiza of the Qur’an?

The Crowning Venture by Hafiza Saadia Mian answers these and many more questions around memorising the Qur’an as a Muslimah in the modern context. Continue reading Review – The Crowning Venture

[Guest Post] Journey to Jannah


Journey to Jannah 

By Zeynab Mohamed Abdi- Dahir

I am tired of all this Drama and Fitnah!
It hurts, and its deceiving and frustrating!
How I wish that I would be given Shahadah!

I could slip away unnoticed. Into a deep sleep uninterrupted.
Wake up in a garden of paradise, Be Glad and rejoice!

My face Jubilant and Bright!
Allah the Glorious, full of Might!
His Mercy, covering me completely,
I sink into the soft ground contently.

My best friend at my side, holding my hand.
Telling me stories, of lofty beds and rows of drinks and pillows lined for a luxurious feast!
I seem so far away from home, but I’m not afraid in the least.

Who is this friend you ask?
He is my good deeds and I have fulfilled my task!
My Lord had elavated me!
Alhamdulilah.
Praise be to him for eternity!

Allah, you have opened a door from Jannah for me!
Oh the wonder and delight, no I eye can see!
The fragrance wafting through the dazzling door!
Oh, I can’t bear the suspense anymore!

I yearn to reunite with my family whom I adore!
In the life of the Dunya I often say, I can’t bear the separation anymore!
In the life of the Barzakh, I hope to say,
Oh Kind and Merciful Creator, make the hour happen, please make it happen now!
Alhamdulilah! Praise be to you .
To you alone we Bow!

Write For Us


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Calling all writers for 2020! If you have a passion for an Islamic topic or issue and you have a flair for writing then why not put your thoughts on paper and have it published on http://www.islamopedia.co.uk/blog

We’re looking for people to submit their writing for 2020.

Written pieces can be on any topic you like but must have some form of learning, Da’wah or something of benefit to the community. It can be an article, verses of poetry, a story or any other form of writing.

To take part, please submit your writing to Mail@islamopedia.co.uk

Please share with anyone you think might be interested.

Jazak Allahu Khair

Abu Zaynah

 

Hajj Season Sale 10% Off


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Teach your children about Hajj, the story of Ibrahim and Isma’il, the historical sites in Makkah. Test their knowledge with the Q&A sections at the end of each chapter and much more.

As part of our Hajj Season Sale, we are offering our followers and supporters 10% off the purchase price of our book ‘the Young Explorers Adventures in Makkah’ (RRP £9.99). We are also throwing in free P&P to the UK.

To claim your discount please take a screenshot of this offer and send it to Mail@islamopedia.co.uk to place the order.

£1 from every sale will be donated to #TheGoodDeedsApp project linked below:
https://www.launchgood.com/project/box_of_good_deeds

Was Salam

Abu Zaynah

PS: You may also share this offer with friends & family 😊

Eid Mubarak and Thank You


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Assalamu Alaykum and Eid Mubarak to you and yours.

May Allah (SWT) accept all of our deeds and raise us from the righteous on the day of judgement.

First of all I would like to thank you all profusely from the bottom of my heart for supporting our campaign this Ramadan.

Thanks to your kind donations we achieved 30% of our target Alhamdu Lillah. This was no easy feat given the amount of campaigns that were seeking donations this Ramadan.

Although we haven’t reached our full amount we will continue to fundraise through launchgood and offline and insha Allah soon we will be in a position to commission work on the app.

We seek your Duas for success in these blessed days of Shawwal and ask you to to continue sharing our campaign with your contacts, friends and family.

Donation links as follows:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/box_of_good_deeds

https://www.paypal.me/JashimAli

May Allah reward you for all your love and support.

Have a wonderful Eid.

Wa Assalamu Alaykum

Abu Zaynah

PS: For those that donated over £20. Please send us your mailing address if you would like to receive a copy of our book.

The Good Deeds App


Looking for a unique project to donate to this Ramadan?

Then why not consider #TheGoodDeedsApp.

Good Deeds App 1Help us to develop an app to help you carry out good deeds on the go – and get rewarded for it in the process.

“Whoever institutes a good practice in Islam will have its reward and the reward of whoever acts upon it without diminishing their rewards in the slightest,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

Continue reading The Good Deeds App

Review: Omar and Hana Cartoon Series


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Omar and Hana is a welcome addition to the ever increasing number of Islamic Cartoons and Programmes available online for Muslim Children.

The Malaysian based cartoon series is based around two siblings, Omar and Hana, and their parents who teach them about Islam. It also features other characters including their friends Sufi, Sara and Faris and their teachers Ustadh Musa and Miss Laila.

Their unique style, their use of high quality graphics, and the fun educational content of their songs sets them apart from the other Islamic Children’s Programmes that are available out there. What’s more is that you can watch all their Cartoons for free on their YouTube channel.

Their songs are educational and topics based, covering a whole array of topics including the Importance of Salah, Caring for Orphans, not wasting food or water, being good guests and hosts, sharing toys and playing together, fasting, going to the Masjid and a whole lot more besides.

They have very cleverly used popular nursery rhymes and converted them into Islamic Songs and songs with good morals and teachings. Take for example their version of Jack and Jill went up the Hill which is called Fasting is Fun, or their rendition of she’ll be coming through the mountains when she comes as Let’s go to the Masjid.

Another excellent feature of the cartoons is  the way in which each of their cartoons end with either a verse of the Qur’an or a Hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) related to the topic of the cartoon / song. This helps to reinforce the message and teaching of each cartoon but also relates it directly back to the Qur’an and Sunnah.

Check out their latest collaboration with the famous Nasheed artist Zain Bhikha and American Comedian Omar Reghan.

These Cartoons are a great way of introducing young children to the teachings of Islam and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

 

Disclaimer: This is an impartial review and Islamopedia is not affiliated to the makers of Omar and Hana in any way  

 

Islamic Songs for Children


Assalamu ‘Alaykum,

As a parent I often look for Islamic based cartoons and songs for the little ones to watch during their allotted screen times. In recent weeks, thanks to my wife, I have come across some beautiful Islamic songs that will keep your toddlers occupied during those difficult meal times, or when you need to get away for a few minutes to do some tidying or household chores, or when you just need a moment for them to stay still for a bit.

I have linked them below in the hope that you will find them useful and enjoy them with your toddlers as much as I have. The only word of caution is that the songs do contain Music and therefore if you do not allow yourself or your children to listen to any sort of Music, then please do not click the links below:


UMMI Song Collection | ENGLISH | KIDS SONG | ISLAMIC SONG | 12 MINUTES by HudHud TV


Islamic Cartoons for Kids | Compilation | Loving Orphans and more | Omar & Hana by Omar & Hana – Islamic Cartoons for Kids


Twinkle-twinkle Syahadah (Alif & Sofia) by Mini Monsta – Cartoon for Kids


(Official) MV BISMILLAH (2013 Edition – ENGLISH) by Famille Musulmane

For older children, they may enjoy the Prophets Stories series by IQRA CARTOON . If you know of any others, feel free to share insha Allah.