May Ramadhan stays, in the heart.

24 Jun

Bismillah mashaAllah.

It’s the last day of Ramadhan 1438.

Let us spend today with a good state of mind.

Let us spend today with a good state of heart.

Let us spend today with a good state of body.

If we have not been terawih more this Ramadhan, think good. InshaAllah Allah will forgive and accept us.

If we have not been more grateful this Ramadhan, think good. InshaAllah Allah will forgive and accept us.

If we have not been controlling our nafs more this Ramadhan, think good. InshaAllah Allah will forgive and accept us.

If we have not been doing more Ibadah this Ramadhan, think good. InshaAllah Allah will forgive and accept us.

If we have not been able to read the Quran more this Ramadhan, think good. InshaAllah Allah will forgive and accept us.

If we have not been going for Qiyam more this Ramadhan, think good. InshaAllah Allah will forgive and accept us.

If we have not been forgiving the people who hurt us this Ramadhan, think good. InshaAllah Allah will forgive and accept us.

As we are spending the last day at Bukit Indah and listening to a mashaAllah powerful advice of My favourite Ustazah E.S. She says:

“2 advices you must remember:

1. Take care of Istighfar during Sahur time.

2. Make Sayyidatina Fatimah Az-Zahra’ your role model.” – Ustazah E.S

Ramadhan is leaving us, but controlling nafs stays.

Ramadhan is leaving us, but giving sadaqah stays.

Ramadhan is leaving us,

But qiyam and tahajjud stays.

Ramadhan is leaving us,

But be kind and be grateful stays.

Ramadhan is leaving us, but reciting Quran stays.

Be loyal in Ibadah, because Allah always waiting and listening.💚💚💚

May the ibadah of Ramadhan, stays in the heart. Amin!

#weloveyouramadhan

#weloveyoumorerasulullah

It is never too late to start all over again.

9 Jun

Salam Jum’ah everyone!

Bismillah mashaAllah.

Alhamdulillah.

Mashaaallah, it’s half way Ramadhan Already. Let us keep going and walking towards Allah’s redha. Amin!

Even if you have not read Quran before, start now.

Even if you are not wearing Hijab, start now.

Even if you have never been to masjid before, start now.

Even if you never fast before, start now.
Or,

Even if you have not been talking to that someone who hurt you, talk now.

Even if you have not been forgiving to the person who hurt you, forgive now.

Even if you have not been grateful for the family you have, be grateful now.

Even if you have not been kissing and hugging your parents, kiss them now.

Even if you have not been telling i love you to your spouse, tell them now.

Even if you have not been talking softly with your kids, do it now.

Remember,

Everyone has a chance.

Everyone has An ample time to change.

Just focus on Allah and Rasulullah.

Focus on the Hereafter.

Focus on our real purpose of life.

MashaAllah,

this year Ramadhan, Many of mothers have been asking me how do I spend Ramadhan with kids. And yes, I am more focus this Ramadhan with the kids. Here are what I Do, may this Ramadhan make our kids in love with Allah and Rasulullah.

1. I wake them up for sahur. Do it step by step. First we wake and say Allah’s name. Then wake them and take wudhu’. Then wake them and solah Tahajjud. Then wake them and sahur.

2. I make them Iftar together. Yar, but sometimes they eat first before us.

3. I make them go to the masjid every day. Either on fardhu prayer or on terawih.

4. I make them memorise at least one Surah. My first born is in Little Quran Kids, so this Ramadhan they are memorising Surah Al-Qadr, At-Tin and Al-A’la. Just know that this is easier said than done, but rewards is a motivation!

5. Overnight in a masjid. This is the best part on the last 10 days of Ramadhan. And I am very grateful that most of the masjid has a special coner for mothers with kids. Alhamdulillah!

So girls, keep going and never give up. Because it is never too late to start all  over again!

“What is Ramadhan, Ummi?”

2 Jun

Bismillahi mashaAllah!

Alhamdulillah for Ramadhan.

Alhamdulillah for Quran.

Alhamdulillah for The Moon and Sun.

I Pray that this Ramadhan will bring Rahmah, Maghfirah and ‘Itquminannar for all of us amin!

When I first experienced Ramadhan in Tarim, one of the Ustazah said this and it has been on my heart and mind On every Ramadhan.

On the first 10 days in Ramadhan, Allah bless us with Mercy.

On the second 10 days in Ramadhan, Allah bless us with Forgiveness.

On the last 10 days in Ramadhan, Allah free us from the hellfire.

I’ve learned to embrace Ramadhan with a high expectation and hope to do every Ibadah just like in Tarim. But after marriage and with kids, I struggled. I’ve learned to make do and make du’a.

As I am explaining Ramadhan to my 4yo daughter, She asked: “Will I die if I fast?”

I said: “NO”

Then I decided to share and focus with her on something more wisdom than just being hungry.

We made a small Ramadhan Book using flashcards, and on every page we draw the speciality of Ramadhan.

Page 1: We draw Al-Quran.

Ramadhan is the month where Allah chose to give a big present to Prophet Muhammad, And that is Quran. So, we must make Al-Quran as our best friend forever. We must listen to Quran. We must read the Quran. We must bring the Quran. We must love the Quran. We must believe eveything in the Quran.

Page 2: We draw a Hilal- the Ramadhan Moon.

We sing the Qamarun Qasidah. And I shared with her the story where one Sahabah saw the beautiful moon. But when he saw our Prophet Muhammad, he said that our Prophet is more beautiful than the moon. There is Rasulullah in the Ramadhan moon.

Page 3: We draw a masjid.

Masjid is Allah’s house. And asked if she wants to see and meet Allah? So we need to go to masjid every night to meet Allah by praying. For now, she just play and see us pray tarawih. May one day she understand the beauty of tarawih.

Page 4: We draw a Sejadah.

I asked: Do you want Allah to come to your house?

She said: Yes! but how?

I said: Let us wake u for sahur for early breakfast, but before that we must pray 2 rakaah tahajjud and make du’a toys. Whatever you want, Allah is there to give.

She said okay!

But I don’t really know if she understands it. And she do wake up for sahr to play again. So it’s okay for now 🙂

Page 5: We draw a garden.

Allah created a special JANNAH called Rayyan for people who are fasting. So those who do not eat and drink when the sun is up, and eat and drink when the sun come down for 30 days will enter this special Jannah.

She sweetly asked: “Will you enter Jannah with me?”

Can i cry and just hug you…:(

MashaAllah mashaAllah.

Yes it is surely not easy to train our kids to fast.

Just like prayers,

We need to train them when they are 7 years old and discipline them when they are 10 years old.

So mothers,

Let take it slow with our  kids in Ramadhan.

Make do and make du’a.

May Allah put lights in our hearts.

May Allah put Al-Quran in our Hearts.

May Allah put Rahmah in our hearts

And may Allah accept all our fasting amd Ibadah.

Salam Jum’ah Mubarakah! 😍😍😍

Because Allah only looks at your heart and deeds.

25 May

Bismillahi alhamdulillah!

Ya Allah. Tonight inshaAllah, we will be welcoming the first night of Ramadhan..May Allah grant us Laylatul Qadr and make this Ramadhan the best one than the last inshaAllah amin.

Every Ramadhan, I will find my Ramadhan book-the book our Hubabah read and used in Tarim. So last week, as I am cleaning up my bookshelf and searching for the Ramadhan book, I saw this pink hadith book I’ve learned in Tarim, Compiled by Habib Umar.

The first hadith struck my heart.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleases wth him) said Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) said: 

Allah does not look at your figure and attire, but Allah looks at your heart and deeds. -Narrated by Imam Muslim

As we are walking through this 30 days of Ramadhan, let us extremely take care of the heart and deeds, by taking care of our TIMEQQ.
Tahajjud. Because we will be waking up for Sahur inshaAllah, let us pray 2 rakaat tahajjud before eating sahur even if it is 30minutes before Subuh.

Iintention. Always make intention thqt whatever we are going to do today is for Allah. Always make fasting intention at night For Allah.

And here is a mashaaallah intention shared by habib Abu Bakar al-‘Adni bin Ali al-Masyhur.

نِيَّةُ رَمَضَان لِسَيِّدِيْ الحَبِيْب أَبِيْ بَكْرِ العَدْنِيْ ابْنِ عَلِيْ المَشْهُوْر

 نَوَيْنَا مَانَوَاهُ النَّبِيُ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَالسَلَفُ الصَّالِحُ مِنْ آلِ البَيْتِ الكِرَامِ وَالصَّحَابَه الأَعْلَام

 وَنَوَيْنَا القِيَامَ بِحَقِّ الصِيَامِ عَلَى الوَجْهِ الَّذِيْ يُرْضِي المَلِكُ العَلاَّم

 وَنَوَيْنَا المُحَافَظَةَ عَلَى القِيَامِ وَحِفْظِ الجَوَارِحِ عَنِ المَعَاصِي وَالآثَامِ

 وَنَوَيْنَا تِلَاوَةَ القُرْآنِ وَكَثْرَة الذِكْرِ وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى سَيِّدِ الأَنَامِ وَنَوَيْنَا تَجَنُّبَ الغِيْبَةِ وَالنَمِيْمَةِ وَالكَذِبِ وَأَسْبَابِ الحَرَامِ

 وَنَوَيْنَا كَثْرَةَ الصَّدَقَاتِ وَمُوَاسَاةِ الأَرَامِلِ وَالفُقَرَاءِ وَالأَيْتَامِ

 وَنَوَيْنَا كَمَالَ الإِلْتِزَامِ بِآدَابِ الإِسْلَامِ وَالصَّلاةِ فِي الجَمَاعَةِ فِي أَوْقَاتِهَا بِانْتِظَامِ 

 وَنَوَيْنَا كُلَّ نِيَّةِ صَالِحَةٍ نَوَاهَا عِبَادُ اللهِ الصَّالِحُوْنَ فِي العَشْرِ الأَوَائِلِ وَالأَوَاسِطِ وَالأَوَاخِرِ وَلَيْلَةِ القَدْرِ فِي سَائِرِ اللَيَالِي وَالأَيَّامِ

 وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّ

Mouth. Meaning no cursing, no gossiping, no telling lies, No judging.

Emotion. Do not be angry.This is easier said than done.

Quran. Let Quran be our BFF.

Qadho fardhu prayer.

May this little benefit inshaAllah.

And please do remember us in your du’a in Ramadhan. Hugs!

10 tips for mummies to maximise Ramadhan!

19 May

 Bismillahi Allahumma Solli ala sayyidina muhammad, waala alihi wasohbih wasallim.

A very calm Jum’ah to everyone! May today be better than yesterday. May our heart is always in the state of redha and syukr. And may Allah forgives all our sins.

Ramadhan is near the corner, and I have been reflecting of many death incidents this few weeks. May Allah bless the souls who have left us and be among the syuhada and anbiya. Amin!

To us whom Allah gives the chance to live on and serve, let us try our very best each day to be the best for peope around us. Amin!

Just like you, I am trying my best to prepare Ramadhan for me, kids and family.

Just like you, I am trying to read the Quran every day while struggling with household chores, work and kids.

Just like you, I am trying to take care of my relationshio with Allah while trying to take care my relationship with people.

So,

To keep me sane and soulful,

We had #mummiesnight on every Thursday, where we will do Maghrib jemaah prayer, read Surah al-Kahf, Do a Quran Journaling and some soul sharing. 

And yesterday, we shared 10 tips for mummies to maximise Ramadhan. I hope this benefit you too. May Allah ballighna Ramadhan:

1. Qadha’ Fardhu Prayer.

This is what I’ve learnt when i spent Ramadhan in Tarim. We will pray fardhu then qadha’ together. Example, we pray fardhu zuhur 4 rakaah. Then after salam, we pray qadha’ zuhur together. With an intention to cover our flaws in our fardhu and may the barakah of Ramadhan multiplied all our weakness in our past prayers.

2.Tahajjud prayer.

2 rakaah every day before sahur. Even if it is only 30 min before Subuh. Take care of Tahajjud.

3. Dhuha Prayer.

2 rakaah minimum, and 8 rakaah maximum.

4. Qailulah noon naptime.

Because the silent of a fasting person is and ibadah. And the sleep of a fasting person is an ibadah. (But please, not too much of sleeping ok?)

5. Tasbih prayer.

4 Rakaah aft Maghrib. This is what our Ramadhan routine in Tarim is.MashaAllah. I miss Dar Az-Zahra’.

6. Eat dates & Maghrib first.

If we can do this, i can surely tell you the feeling of Ramadhan is so different. Let us try to do this perhaps at home on Monday till Friday and give ourselves chances on weekend and whenever we iftar with famiy and friends outside home.

7. Tarawih prayer in rest and relax manner.

When I was in Tarim, we prayed our Isya and 20 rakaah Tarawih around 9pm-930pm So that we prayed in a rest and relax manner. In singapore, There are some mosque which did Isya and Tarawih prayer later for those with night shift work. Perhaps we can join the jemaah to feel differentand be more khusyu’ inshaAllah.

8. Make the night alive.

Not by going to bazar Ramadhan every night, but with Ibadah. In Tarim, aft Taraeih we will go to different houses to read a book. Perhaps we cn do this on #mummiesnight inshaAllah.

9. Witir prayer.

Take care of witr even if with one rakaah, and even if it is not in Ramadan.

10. Khatam Quran.

We can do this alone by reciting 1 Juz 1 day, that is a total of 20 pages 1 day. 

We can do this in jemaah by having 30 persons, 1 person read 1 Juz in a sitting. InshaAllah we will be doing this on 3rd week of Ramadhan in our #mummiesnight.

Lastly,

We can start doing All of the above now, Cause what if Allah takes away our life before Ramadhan reaches us. 

May this benefit and please remember us in your every du’a. Hugs!

Have faith in Allah’s Rizqi.

4 May

 Bismillahi mashaAllah!

Salam Zuhur everyone. We are approaching to the first Jum’ah in Syaban inshaAllah. May Allah ya Fattah open the doors of love and happiness to all of us. Amin!

As I am doing my routine work -To teach little Quran kids class and preparing lesson plans for teachers in the morning, I received two messages pertaining to my education business. I am sharing here because from both of these messages, Allah is teaching me Adab.

First message,

Was when one of my respected senior at University, asking permission and opinion if she would want to open a chidcare centre near my centre. 

Second message,

Was when one of a business owner reminded me to not use a term as that term is their business entity.

What I think?

I think good.

For there must be a reason why Allah moved them to do what they did and sent the message to me.

What I feel?

I am merely a human.

Fear.

I fear of poverty.

I fear of losing friendship.

What if I lost in business.

Or what if she lost in her Business because of me.

What should I do?

Then, 

I open up my favourite Book of Adab by al-Habib Zein on adab in business. 

This book is like a gem.

Habib Zein shared a very important manners in business, in poverty And in rich.

So here,

To all business owners, allow me to share Du’a for Rizqi from the book:

1. Selawat 

اللهم صل علي سيدنا محمد صلاۃ تشرح بها صدري, وتيسر بها امري, وتجبر بها كسري, وتغني بها فقري, وعلي اله وصحبه وسلم

Allahumma solli ala sayyidina Muhammad

Solatan tasyrahu biha sodri- ya Allah please Expand my chesy

Watuyassiru biha amri- ya Allah please ease my affairs

Watajburu biha kasri- ya Allah please soften all the difficulties

Watughni biha faqri- ya Allah please give richness to all my poverty

Waala alihi wasohbihi wasallim.

2. Du’a by Sh. abdul Qadir Jailani

وهب لي يا وهاب

عاما وحكمۃ

وللرزق يا رزاق كن لي مسهلا

Wahabli ya Wahab- And give us oh the Giver,

Ilman wa hikmatan-Knowledge and Wisdom,

Walirrizqi ya Razzaq- And give me sustenance oh The one who Gives,

kun li musahhilan- Make my rizqi more.

What have I learnt from this?

Have faith in Allah’s rizqi.

There one point of my life that I feel like giving up my education business. 

I feel like letting go suaidahsalim.Com

I feel like lettin go littlequrankids.Com

But what if I die and I cannot answer the question if Allah asks me :

“Su’aidah, what have you done with the knowledge I gave you?

Did you benefit others?

Or di you stop because of money, fear and dunya?”

Since that day,

I move on.

Stronger.

Harder.

And happier.

You, you and you can do anything.

But only Allah decides and finalise.

I have no grudges against anyone and pray the best for all of our success and happiness both in dunya and akhirah.
From te bottom of my little heart,

Su’aidah sayang semua!

🙂

How to make teaching Quran Fun for your kids?

21 Apr

Bismillah.

Salam alaikum everyone and salam blessed Jum’ah. A very nice cooling weather to begin with alhamduillah.

This week I have been Very busy with selecting, interviewing and training my new Little Quran Kids teachers. As i do my work, i know that deep down inside of me, I feel that mothers and fathers are the best university our kids must graduated from. Please pray for me that one day inshaAllah, Little Quran Kids will travel around Middle East Countries and United Kingdom. Amin!

So in between our hectic schedule, me and husband will try our very best to spend quality time with the kids. So after his work, and after my train the mummy personal coaching, we decided to spend time outside. We went to plaza Singapura, and saw this Kidzania exhibition. So both my kids played and had fun.

My 4 years old daughter then requested:

“Ummi, Can i school at Kidzania?”

I asked: “Why?”

She replied: “Because it is so fun! Our little Quran Kids not fun!”

I smile and silent.

My 4yo daughter started memorising Juz Amma using kinesthetic Little Quran Kids techniques when she was 2. At this age, she found that whatever the school taught, she had learnt with me at home. So going to school for her is boring, Except for meeting friends and play All day.

I am quite worried and consoled myself:

“it’s okay Su’aidah. Focus on putting Allah and Rasulullah first in her life.”

Yes, just like some of you, I struggle to make Da’wah to my own kids. But I truly believe, that this da’wah is going to brar me a sweet fruit inshaAllah.

So allow me here, to share with you 5 tips on how we can make Teaching Quran Fun for our kids:

1. Songs: Compose songs and Islamic lyrics. I’ve did one song from the movie Moanna about Rasulullah and his daughter.

“I wish I can meet Rasulullah because he is the first boy who will enter Jannah.

I wish I can meet Fatimah Zahra because she is the first girl who will enter Jannah.

Everything i do everywhere i go everyone i meet evry verse i read every zikir i say will lead me to Jannah..

Allahumma solli ala sayyidina muhammad muhammad. Waala alihi wasohbi muhammad muhammad….I love you for the sake of Allah.”

2. Games and Role play: Here are some games I did at school with my students and with my kids at home.

-Snack and ladder to learn Arabic numbers

-Role play disney Prince and  Princess to learn the men and women around Rasulullah

-Role play wheels on the bus to learn Arabic alphabets

-Pretend Play as doctors to learn Surah Insyirah

-Food telematch to learn Surah At-Tin

3. Outdoor: To add vaue to our learning by going outdoors.

-Pony riding on Surah Adiyah

-Zoo amazing race on animals in the Quran

-Forest walking on plants zikir to Allah

4. Reward System : Let us be more fun than just reward our kids with stickers and whatnot. Give them a bigger reward.

-A big birthday party when they khatam the Quran

-A trip to disneyland when they memorised Juz Amma

5. Playdates: This one is my favourite, where we meet mummies with kids to learn and play. InshaAllah, i will be doing a Juz Amma playdates soon, so stay conneted with me via Fb and instagram okay?

So above all, it is easier said than done. We must be very determined and consistent in educating our kids. And just know that actually Allah is your kids teacher!