Wednesday, October 31, 2007

AMC8 And Memorizing Quran Contest

There will be AMC8 on Novermber 13, 2007.

On Saturday, we are going to go to Eid Party in Carrer High School.
My kids will go on the stage to perform the surah that they have been memorize and hadiths. Alhamdulillah, they did very well on the stage. It is very good to help them to learn about their self esteem in the front of public.

My kids get the gifts. The boy gets gift card from Target Store amount $50. The girl gets the $50 gift card from Target store and the Digital Qur'an with the 7 languages translation. This is all because they memorize the Qur'an and Hadist Contest.
Alhamdulillah, the kids are so happy.

Another activity will be AMC8. AMC8 stands for American Mathematics Competition for grade 8. My three kids will busy to prepare on this contest.
The results will be send by mail in 2 weeks.

Some of activities will be:
- November 17, 2007 is Geo Bee.
- January 17, is Spelling Bee.
- Explora Vision, its deadline is on Jan 29, 2008.
- Feb 2, 2008 is Mathcounts.
- Islamic Studies Contest is on May 31, 2008.
- Connecticut Invention Center is on May 3, 2008.
- Young Scientist
- Being Volunteer
- Science Class
- Computer Class, etc.
Insha Allah, the kids will try to do all of the activities above.

You can see our activities in our website Ikhlas Homeschool

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy Eid Fitr, 2007


Eid Mubarak To All of You.

The Eid prayer is at 8:30am in Career High School, New Haven.

Allahu Akbar...Allahu Akbar....Allahu Akbar.....
We love to hear this on the night of Eid.

I cook fried noodle or mie goreng with shrimp and vegetables. We eat first before we go to the place where the Eid prayer is. My husband is not home yet since Shubuh pray. My youngest one is still sleeping.

I drive my rental car to go out to this Eid Day. When we get in Career High School, the weather outside is very cold. The park is full, then we have to park far a way and walk to building.

Inside the building, Sheikh Muhammad Abdelati is ready to lead the Eid pray. Alot of people are coming today.The Gym, where the Eid Pray is performing, is full even the second floor.

After Eid pray, we went to cafetaria for breakfast. I put the fried noodles in there and finish so soon. There are alot of foods, bagel, porridge, muffin, scramble eggs,
and fried noodles with shrimp and vegetables.

I sit in the same table with sister Mubarakah and sister Yasmeen Abrar. Sister Mubarakah said about her family's tradition in Eid. She is the fourth generation Muslim in her family.
Sister Yasmeen is the second generation from Pakistan immigrant in Texas,USA.
Sister Mubarakah also said about her plan to make boarding school for Muslim in New Haven Omar Academy
That's very good idea for the next generation.

At 11am, we go to our Indonesian family. Alot of Indonesian and foods, such as lontong sayur, ketupat, kacang goreng, es campur, etc.
At 11:30am, we have to return the rental car then I go home by walking. It is only 20 minutes walking uphill. It is good for exercise.

In the afternoon, we go to Malaysian friend. There are so many Malaysian and foods, such as, lontong, rendang juga, etc.

Sister Nurlela from Hartford gives me pempek, Indonesian food from Palembang. Yummy in my tummy, that's what my kids said to me. Thank you for the gifts.

Taqabballah mina wa minkum

Allahu Akbar...Allahu Akbar... Allahu Akbar.... This is Takbir.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Helping Yatim and Miskin in Ramadhan


Earn Allah's Pleasure... break a poor person's fast!
Remember the statement of our beloved Prophet (saw)... He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting person's reward. Donate generously now to feed your poor and hungry brothers and sisters, who even in Ramadan suffer due to their poverty!

Alhamdulillah, We can send monthly donation for orphans. The donation is for their basic needs, such clothes, foods, and shelter, and also for their school tution. Please help the orphans. May Allah reward you. Ameen.

This is website Yatim and Miskin