Salat Learning Resources

Part of the Teaching Your Child Salat series

I looked online for some guides that talk through the salat in order to teach my son all the steps, but I didn’t find the resources completely satisfactory. Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles to Teaching Your Child Salat

Part of the Teaching Your Child Salat series

One of the questions that had come to my mind before I ever embarked on this was, how can I  possibly teach my son salat? I’ve never taught anyone salat. I don’t speak very much Arabic and my pronunciation isn’t very good. I don’t have very many surahs memorized. Is it even allowed for me to lead my son in prayer? Where do I stand and where does he stand? I’ve never seen anyone teach a kid salat. Do they just pick it up on their own?  Continue reading

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How to Teach Your Child Salat

Part of the Teaching Your Child Salat series

I’ve made a collection of posts about our own process that I used to teach my son salat, in hopes that it may help others as well. The ones finished are linked below, with other posts to come. Insha’allah, I’ll continue to post the other sections in the coming days after I finish editing them :): Continue reading

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Preschoolers: Early preparation before learning Salat

Part of the Teaching Your Child Salat series

Before I got to the point of actually teaching my son how to pray salat, I did a few things to encourage his participation, and looking back it was helpful to lay this groundwork so it was much easier when it came time to learn. Here are some things you can do before it comes time to teach salat that may make it easier! Continue reading

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You have been warned about reading this book. Now you can read it.

I don’t often review adult books, in part because I hate reading “spoilers” about books. The other part is, I read a huge number of books and the idea of giving them equal attention in reviews is daunting. It’s one of those ideas that has so many steps and possibilities that it’s impossible to begin on the task. So I’m not going to try to review all the books I read/have read. However, I read a relevant book recently which has been on my mind, so I thought I’d mention my take on it in case someone else wants to read it. It has some good and entertaining points as well as some glaring issues… forewarned is forearmed and all that. Though you probably already have forearms.

“The Rosie Project” book by Graeme Simsion

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