Monday, 16 October 2017

A blog and Arabic Class Meetup

Assalaamu Alaikum everyone!

Me and my friend Zainab have decided to make a series of books and a blog to go with it. It will be a fun site for all of us insha allaah.


LINK:

huntervshuntress.blogspot.com

Ohh and I forgot to tell you something else:

I had an Arabic Class every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Today I had a MEETUP at Ezdan Mall at the Food Court. It was fun! We talked about things in the house and stuff like that. Also we had lunch!

Alhamdulilaah it was fun.


Maimoonah

Classira Carter

Assalaamu Alaikum,

Aisha's book is on the way..... Here is a chapter of the book (it is for Zainab and everyone):


Classira Carter

WHERE DO I FIND my MOM?
 



By Maimoonah Thadhani



A normal day. A bad end.
When I wake up in the morning I feel super normal. It’s a bright, sunny day. A wonderful start to a normal day. But is it?

My name is Classira Carter. Oh one thing, my name makes you think of either school or horses right? That’s right. A new thing is that I’m super-crazy about school and when I grow up I want to be a horse teacher. Oops. I mean I want to be a horse riding teacher!

I am almost 12 years old. Or if you want to say it this way, I am 11 and half years old!

“Wake up! You are late for school!” says my mom. I sit up hurriedly. “What!?” But Mom has disappeared from the room. The worst thing about this room is there’s no clock. The clock is downstairs and now I could be late for school. So I can’t laze about in the sun.

So I get up and brush my teeth and wash. Then I make breakfast. By the time I get to the dining table, breakfast is made and mom is reading her letters. Her face is concerned and buried in the letter. It makes me worried.

By the way, my mom’s real name is Cassie Carter, but as you know, I call her Mom!

It’s just 8:00. To be exact it’s 8:28.

Phew. But I could miss the 8:35 bus. I pack my lunch and yell goodbye to my mom. No answer. She always answers unless… unless she’s PACKING.

“Hey, Classira! Where are you today?” shouts my local bully, Jean McGonnell. “Nowhere!” I say as I walk past. I don’t know what gets into me.

I left her glaring at me with a terrible smile, which isn’t very nice. So school is normal the whole day, which is very nice.

I can fry peas and cook vegetables. And my mom thinks that’s good. And I don’t. Actually, what’s the use of cooking? You can get food from outside!

Then I walk back home. There was nobody there. My jaw was hanging open, it was so scary! House is clean and tidy. Then dishes are washed. The table was tidy.

Except for a letter and a note:




To CC from CC.

Classira I need you to go to the local grocery store. Give the letter to the person in charge. Then he will put you up to delivering pea pods and frying vegetables.  Don’t worry about me being not there.

CC

So then I pick up the letter and run to the grocery store. The manager put me in 3 tasks.

1. Daytime: Deliver pea-pods
2. Night time: Fry Beetroot and cut Lettuce
3. Anytime: Clean store.


Terrible tasks, right?


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Winners

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم


I have decided on just one winner since there was only 2 who entered the giveaway. 

I drew lots and the winner was Aisha. Soon Insha Allaah I will give her the book. 

Zainab will get one chapter of the book and she can continue it for her own Insha Allaah. And all her family will get something too. 

The quiz answers and poems will come up after this post-Insha Allaah. 

Assalaamu Alaikum!

Poems

Assalaamu Alaikum everyone. These are the poems of every participant:

The old building is empty and bare,
Yet smoke comes from the chimney, I thought there lived only a hare,
No, I hear neighs in the dusty stall, from a young mare,
But when I enter, it is just empty and bare,

I come to the old building late at night,
And guess what I saw, an eerie light,
I’m not scared so I walk towards it,
But when I look in, I see nothing but an old pit.

Next day I come again,
And what do I hear, nothing but a clucking hen,
I look in the henhouse, but its now an animal’s den,
When will I solve the mystery, oh when?

Then I remember I am just dreaming,
Old memories come back, and then leaving,
The old building is empty and bare,
Yet smoke comes from the chimney, I thought there only lived an old mother hare.

Zainab E. 


Dodging falling bombs
Gas mask on my face
Soldiers waiting for me to come
And I’ve been running for days
Can’t get enough breath to fill my lungs
Navigating this maze
My paws are sore from this long run
And my fur is always ablaze
Allies and Axis are both fighting
In this terrible craze
Will my long run never end
Or will I keep on running for days

Aisha S. 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

October Journaling

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم


I have decided to make a journal that is simple, has reminders, is a sort of a diary, and is so fun to make. 

Here is the chosen journal: 


In the first page, there is a pocket. I use it to keep my 'notes' and then whenever you want you can write something on them and then paste it on a page. It is a handy item!


So the 1st page looks like this:


And at the bottom, I have put all my events. I did not go for the Sunday event. Anyway, it was geometry, which I don't like a lot. But tomorrow is the sword making, insha allaah we will go. 


Hmm these are some things that I would like to have, but then, I put them to cover smugdes. 


This is the next page. It is reminders. I will add more insha Allaah. 


These are the days that I may be free. 


Oh, and did I mention that I put in a monthly ad? That's just for fun : )


Classes.....


Oh, these are for next week's What Do You Have To Do. 


Now for the diary parts: Sunday a sunny day


Monday a morning day.


Tuesday a tulip day. 


Tulips!



So that's all for now. Just keep in mind - the winners of my giveaway are due to come up on the 6th or the 7th. Hurry up and enter!

Maimoonah

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Latest News and Giveaway!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم


Sorry that I did not post much for a long time. So much news alhamdulillaah. Ramlah is now 17 months old. She loves to play with me - games like What's The Time Mr Fox, Hide and Seek (she's the one who finds me of course) and tag. 

Whats the time Mr Fox? is a game that somebody is the fox (either me or Ramlah) and the other person (s) stands at one side of the room then the fox stands at the other side and the fox's back is facing the other people. Then the other person (s) ask Whats the time Mr Fox. The fox says either 1 o'clock or 2 or 3, 4, 5, 6, 7... the fox can say the numbers until 12 o'clock. Then at a chosen time, when the person (s) asks what's the time Mr Fox the fox shouts DINNERTIME and turns around then chases the others. The next person to be caught will be the new Fox. 

So we do a different version, one of the players being a baby of course!

Well, I have been inspired by Ummi's giveaway (ended of course) here and here. So I have decided that I will do one myself and giveaway one book to each winner (there will be 3 winners.) 

HOW TO ENTER IT:

  1. Enter the quiz here.
  2.  Share this post with at least 5 friends in whatever way you like.
  3.  Only kids can do it.
  4.  Write a 10 line poem and send to maimoonah@leafwriter.com
  5.  Please note that everybody's poems will be put up in one big post. 
  6. Comment below with your name and say DONE.


Winners will be announced on October 2017 on Friday or Saturday (6/7) 

Insha Allaah!!!!

Assalaamu Alaiku

Maimoonah

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Fury and the Beach thief

Assalaamu Alaikum. sorry that I haven't posted Fury for a long time:

Carlotta and Alice go to the beach and fall into a mystery: Who ate the barbecue?  Who stamped in the towel? Is it dogs or cats? For you to find out:





FURY

AND THE

BEACH

THEIF

By
Maimoonah Thadhani






Where’s Alice!
“FURY, FURY, WHERE ARE YOU!” Carlotta yelled one morning as she raced to the stable. She was greeted with a huge whinny, “Neigghh!” Carlotta opened the stable door, not showing Fury (because Fury could open gates and doors!) as she opened.

She shut it and read out the box list.
“Photos of you, grooming kit, shell… wait not shell because there is shells at the seaside! Mini Speaker urmmm… Torch, purse, fast food.”

So she packed all in her huge rucksack with pictures on it. There was a picture of the seaside, a picture of the Borneo Rainforest, and a picture of New York City.

Carlotta’s last adventure was with a kidnapped girl named Alice, whom she rescued. And as a reward she had got a trip to the seaside with Alice for 1 week, and a new saddle, which she was going to take to the seaside.

And she would be going all alone with Alice. And Fury.

After she packed she went to find Alice. Alice’s things were on the floor, and she was watching a program! “Alice! 20 minutes more!” cried Carlotta, her eyes wide open!

“But we are going in the midnight train!” Alice said. “Nooooo! The train is going at 12:00 PM!” Protested Carlotta.

“That’s right, hurry up, 18 minutes more!” Father called, peeking into the room.

Alice managed to pack quickly. She jumped and cleared up mess and packed.

Carlotta packed a bottle of spray. “What’s that?” Alice asked.

“You will soon know!”

“Hint?”

“Bite!”

They caught the train, got Fury in, and managed to get a seat. Phew!



In The Sea

3 HOURS PASSED by. 4 hours, then somebody told them to get off then.

“Ouch!” Alice yelled, as she got stung by a mosquito. Carlotta opened the bottle of spray and sprayed it on Alice. “That’s what I bought it for!” she winked.

Fury easily carried them to the beach area. “We make a tent here, and peg it in. Then we dig some holes there and we can rest there. And then rig up a flap.” Carlotta outlined her plans.  “Holes first, then on top of that, tent, and peg it in!” Alice said.
“Well, that’s a good idea, as long as we have light there!” Carlotta said. “Well, I brought light in my backpack. Let’s see some pictures now!”

“In Africa,” said Carlotta. She glanced at her rucksack.

“Drawing!” Alice said, pointing.

“That’s scary!” said Carlotta when Alice showed her a picture on Alice’s rucksack.

After that they waded out into the sea, as close as the island, Isle of Catnips. “I’m renting a boat and going there! It’s too deep for Fury!” yelled Carlotta.

“Nooooo! I had enough of islands!” Alice screamed. But as soon as Fury was stabled, Carlotta found a boat renting place. She rented one, and took it out to the waters. “Have fun with the boat, but don’t go to that Isle of Catnips!” the man there said.

“Why not?”
“Why?”

“Because, there are huge catnips all right!” said the man mysteriously. “Don’t go there!”

They left without a word but when they were out in the sea, Carlotta said, “I don’t believe what he said, did you, Alice?”

“It makes me scared, but I didn’t believe it…” Alice said.
“Rocks! Pick out the best route!” she cried suddenly.

Carlotta bent down on the wheel and the boat swerved so that they missed the rocks altogether. Alice grabbed a drawing book and started writing notes in it! “Wow, look what I’m doing!” she shouted over the roar of the motor.

“I’m writing my notes in my drawing book!”

“Hmm, draw something on your notebook!”

“You mean in!” corrected Alice.

Carlotta changed direction to the Isle of Catnips. “Stooooop!” screamed Alice. “Huh? I like that Isle!” Carlotta replied.

And nothing would make Carlotta change her mind.









The lynx
They got on the island and wondered where to go. “That way!” exclaimed Alice, pointing left. “You are only saying that because there’s a sign saying ‘Do Not Go Right, Go Left!’!” Carlotta said.

“Oh please, Mom said not to go where there is danger!” Alice whined.
“Hmm, there’s no danger where there is Fury I think!”

“You forgot, we don’t have Fury!”

“Right, if you are in trouble just scream in this!” Carlotta produced 2 identical Mini Speakers.


They walked off two different ways, Alice left and Carlotta right.



Carlotta moved closer and closer to the spot where she had seen a furry blob before. Suddenly there was a blood-curdling scream that made Carlotta so rigid with fright that she did not think of her mini Speaker.

A big cat with ears so unusual leapt forth. Its teeth were bared in a snarl and it was shining and bright.  

And then, a scream, magnified over 3 thousand times came from the left. It startled the caracal (what Carlotta thought it was) and distracted it so that Carlotta could run away.

She jumped up a tree, rather roughly, for she hadn’t learnt to climb yet. “There’s a snake and now it’s a bob cat!” a voice hissed from above. Alice smiled down at Carlotta and Carlotta mouth dropped open in amazement.

“You screamed for a snake!!?” Carlotta looked surprised. “You didn’t scream for a bobcat!?” asked Alice with a surprised face, and then she realized what she said was silly.

“No I didn’t and we had to better make a run for it!” said Carlotta.

They jumped then ran.





MISSING:

        §        Towel
        §        Cookies
        §        Whole barbecue

All that was gone when they escaped from the island.

The problem was, who would be greedy enough to want a whole chicken? Cookies for kids…. Nope but there was no kids on the beach.

Towel? Hmm that could be a bather who borrowed and didn’t give back. 

The above was Carlotta’s notes. They found the packet of cookies half devoured. Apparently the person who ate it didn’t like cookies. Or animals. Animal!?

Tooth marks. It could be a dog. Then we found the missing towel on the beach covered in muddy claw marks and tooth marks. Then we could see smelly bones of chicken remaining and the last time we saw it was a dog was snuffing it up.

So it was a dog alright?

Hmm no because:

“Look at that, Carlotta!”

“Trap worked!”

“I was so sure it was the bobcat!”

“Not the bobcat. It’s a caracal!”

“Wait a min it’s a real live tiger!”

“It’s no caracal, it’s no tiger, and it’s no bobcat!”

“Then what is it?” asked Alice.

“It’s a Lynx!” Carlotta said simply.

Yes and it was the beach thief whom Fury hated. It was the Lynx of the Beach.


The End

Friday, 1 September 2017

Eid!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم


Today is Eid alhamdullilah! We will go for Eid Salah then eat breakfast then I will open my gifts.  We are going today Insha Allaah outside and we are having Juwayriya and hanzalaah and Muhammad (friends) here for lunch Insha Allaah. Eid Mubarak!


Taqqabalahu Mina wa Minnkum!


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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Dhul Hijjah poem

Assalaamu Alaikum


The best days in the whole world are here,
The 1st passes quick,
Make duaa and don't fear.
The 2nd is slower,

Pass the day in doing dhikr!
The best days are here,
The 3rd is slower,
Make duaa and don't fear.

The 4th is very slow,
Pass the day in praying,
The best days glow,
The 5th is very, very slow,

Pass it in saying the Tahmeed
And the Takbeer,
And the Tahleel,
Alhamdulillah,

Allaahu Akbar,
And Subhanallaah,
And La ilaaha Illaalah.
The next day, the 6th is slower,

You are longing for Eid!
Pass the day in doing good deeds.
Pass the next, the 7th in doing more,
And the next the 8th,

The pilgrims leave to Minaa.
And the 9th,
the day of Arafah,
You fast if you are not making Hajj!!
And make duaa.

The tenth is THE DAY OF EID!!





Maimoonah



Saturday, 26 August 2017

The First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

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So these are the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. There are no other days which Allaah loves most the good deeds than these ten. In these 10 days, we must do more dhikr and  praying. And our tongues must be always moistened with the remembrance of Allaah. 

The Prophet said: "There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days." He was then asked: "Not even Jihaad in the path of Allaah?" So he (the Prophet) replied: "Not even Jihaad in the path of Allaah, except for a person who goes out with his self and wealth and comes back with nothing." 

[Bukhari 969]


These ten days are included in the days Allaah appointed for Musa alayhisssalaam:

"And We appointed for Musa thirty nights and added (to the period) ten (more), and he completed the term, appointed by his Lord, of forty nights."

[Soorah Al A'raf" 142]




Allaah completed His religion on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. That is the day of Ara'fah. 

"This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your religion." 

[Soorah Al Maidiah 5:3]


On the day of Ara'fah, Allaah frees slaves from the Hell Fire more than any other day. This day is on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. There is great virtue in fasting on this day. The Prophet said: "Fasting the day of Ara'fah expiates the minor sins of two years: the past year and the coming year."

[Muslim 1162]


Eid ul Adha, known also as the day of Al Nahr is on the tenth of Dhul Hijjah. For us, it is on Friday alhamdullilah this year!


I am doing a scrapbook this year. It's what I did before but I understand it better this time so Insha Allaah. I will post the some pictures from my scrapbook as soon as I finish. You could also download it from here  and do the same Inshaa Allaah. 



السلام عليكم

Maimoonah

Sunday, 13 August 2017



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم





I have written some poems about the forest:


The Forest

The forest was formed by trees and cats,
Then 2 birds and green grass mats. 

Then an owl and a dog,
And a pond and a fish and a frog,

Soon a wolf came to join,
Then a something shiny, a coin.

Of course, a jackdaw entered,
For they like shiny presents.

There were a fox and a coyote, 
And a heron so floaty.

And three young snakes,
And each one's name was Rattlesnake.

Each of the creations was made by Allaah, 
From the grass to the animals and birds and even the forest, Subhanallaah! 


My Predators

I am a squirrel,
My predators are terrible,

They are coyotes, foxes,
and wolves, there are boxes.

And there are types of birds, 
Like Eagle and owl (many words)

And weasels, 
You mustn't forget they give measles.

Bobcat, 
Wildcat,

Lynx and, 
Caracal,

And a vicious SNAKE.
"Hey, that's a FAKE!" 

It's not a branch,
It's a Snake!!


Flighty Fox

She is a FOX.
She has a box,

Of enemies.
It's famine.

So she runs into the road,
Meeting a big Ford.

Flighty Fox dodges,
And meets a Lodge.

Then she sees a coyote,
And then an eagle,

And that's the end of Flighty Fox...


MAIMOONAH

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