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How did Earth get its name? All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means the ground. It comes from the Old English words ‘eor(th)e’ and ‘ertha’. In German it is ‘erde’. The name Earth is at least […]

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By Shahin Ashraf Ali Young Shahab was very fond of drawing and coloring. One day, Ammi bought for him a beautiful set of crayons. Shahab was very happy. He just could not wait to use them! He pulled out his drawing pad, chose a green crayon and drew a lovely tree. Then, he drew a […]

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Fatima Grimm was one of the first German Muslim women to embrace slam. Born in 1934, she accepted Islam in 1960. She gained great prominence as a German convert and worked for different German Muslim organizations. She died in 2013 in Hamburg. Before I accepted Islam, I was looking for universal rules. I wanted rules […]

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Tell Your Toddler a Quranic Tale As a toddler, I must have been quite naughty trying to pop mud into my mouth and doing other such naughty things, much to the horror of my parents! Thankfully, toddlers of today’s times are very lucky, and their parents luckier, what with such wonderful books for little children […]

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Abba came into Saira’s room while she was still asleep to bless her and say Khuda Hafiz. And what did he see? A thief stealing a crystal! By Shahin Ashraf Ali Saira was a young girl who was fond of collecting shiny pebbles. Sometimes, she found pretty crystals too. What a lovely collection she had! […]

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Ifra was a keenly observant girl. She took note of things that most people overlooked. By Shahin Ashraf Ali “Dadi, I think there is some connection between Charlie Chaplin, Dada (grandpa) and Abba!” Ifra told her grandma one day. “Charlie Chaplin, that famous late comedian, and your Dada?! I do not know of any connection […]

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Saniyasnain Khan’s book My Favourite Prophet Muhammad Stories encourages children to discover for themselves the message of the life of the Prophet and to find their own ways of applying the Prophet’s timeless teachings to their lives. Reviewed by Nigar Reading Time My Favourite Prophet Muhammad Stories By Saniyasnain Khan Published by Goodword Books, Noida […]

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