Thursday, 28 April 2011

Darul Kitab - Give Away II

Assalaamu Alaikum warahmathullaah Ya Akhawaat!

Well the title of the post may give all of you a sweet surprise Insha Allaah!

As you all know we had the Darul Kitab Learn About Series Give-away last month and we picked the winner sister Umm Safiyyah. But unfortunately Qadarallaah Masha Allaah this sister did not contact me even upto this very moment. And I was thinking what should I do. And the sister at Darul Kitab wants someone to benefit from this gift, so do I. Then I decided to have the Give Away again and pick the winner again. But Umm Safiyyah's gift is still there and one day if she comes to me I will give her this gift she won Insha Allaah (Aboo Maimoonah has generously agreed to sponsor this gift so that we do not tax Darul Kitab Insha Allaah, May Allaah bless him). This way I presume I have not taken anyone's right and that all of you will benefit once again bi idhnillaah!

Also all those who participated in the last give away will receive the pdf books that they have requested as promised Insha Allaah from me as soon as they are ready. Just to let all of you know I have not forgotten you! : )

Those of you who are new the blog please check out this post to know all about Darul Kitab Learn About Series Wonderful benefical Books Insha Allaah!

Also Alhamdulillaah Darul Kitab has put out an ipad application which could be downloaded here Insha Allaah. So please do check this out as well!

So what do you have to do. Enter the Give Away by posting a comment according to the rules given below and Maimoonah will pick a winner and the winner will receive all 26 books of the Learn About Series from Darul Kitab Insha Allaah!

This Give Away will start from Today (Thurday 28th of April 2011) and end on Saturday 7th May 2011 Insha Allaah!

Here are the rules Insha Allaah.
  • Please leave a comment on this post answering this simple question Insha Allaah. "What is the best thing that you child or children have taught you? ( If you do not have kids, you can write what any kid has taught you)
  • One Comment per reader
  • No Anonymous post (you can choose the anonymous option but please leave the Name or Kunya at the end of the post)
  • Please leave your Name or Kunya or Profile name. If you have no problems in leaving your email adress as well then please do so. If you do not want to do so no problems.
  • The winner must contact me within one week of announcement. If she fails to do so then the draw will be held again and we will pick another one Insha Allaah. In case the second winner too does not contact within a period of 1 week after announcement then we will keep picking the winner again until the winner contacts us. (This is purely because we want to earn rewards by giving you this gift not by just keeping it with us as we know when you use this with your kids we get rewarded too : )

Here are the contact details of Darul Kitab

Dar ul Kitab Bookstore
6, Nimal Road Colombo 4 Sri Lanka Tel: +94 11 5358712 Fax: +94 11 5358713 , website:

So happy commenting and have a great time bi idhnillaah!


Umm Suhailah said...


"May Allaah bestow His peace & mercy upon the Prophet, his family, his companions, and on all of those who follow them in truth until The Last Day" Aameen

As Salaamu Alaikum Sisters!

Baraka'Allaahu'Feekum Umm Maimoonah & Family for allowing everyone another chance to have this gift in their homes.
To be honest- this question was kinda hard but this is my answer. My girls (and I have 3 of them- 3yrs old, 18 months old, and 6 months old) have taught me that "self-sacrifice is imperative"...meaning before we each had our own children- we lived life how we wanted- we slept when we wanted- etc. With each child I sacrifice what "I want to do" to better suite them. I wake up in the middle of the night to nurse- or I make sure I feed everyone before myself (not neglecting myself but understanding that I'm old enough to have patience and the girls do not)...As ummi's we really sacrifice to make ends meet and to give our children the very best- even WHEN WE DO NOT FEEL OUR BEST-the show goes on- When our situations are hard- we never let our children see our pain (because our personal affairs and stress should not be our children's affairs and stress) we sacrifice for the good...Al-Hamdu lillaah-so that's what I've been taught: Self-Sacrifice is imperative :)
~*Umm Suhailah*~

Ummabdarrahman said...


Assalaam Alaykum

Jazakillah KhAirun for the giveaway. MashaaAllaah I have been trying to get a copy for my litlle one as you know..smiles. Some of the few things that i would classify as the best thing is
- My son has made me discover a whole new side of myself
- Has taught me patience
- honeslty my sons bought out the best in me as a mother..Walhamdulillah

Saarah said...

Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmathullaahi Wabarakaathuh!

Jazaakillaah Khayr Umm Maimoonah!
I teach at a Pre-School and also have my own younger siblings. This whole bunch has taught me ONE THING WHICH I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER INSHAA ALLAAH!!
Whatever you do with them, be it something small or something big, something which may take just a few minutes to be done with or maybe an hour, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE LOADS OF SABR INSHAA ALLAAH!!

Umm Abdillaah min Sri Lanka

Umm Umamah said...

Assalamo alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Ukhti,

May Allah reward you for your generosity Ameen.

What my kids have taught is what made me start blogging. They taught me how to teach them, they taught me to learn what I need to say and do by looking at their expressions and behavior. I am not always successful, but I try. Time and time again they have taught me that things don't always remain the same and as a mother I should not loose hope but keep trying hard with a SMILE (sigh!) as we are trying to raise them for Allah and not ourselves. May Allah grant us success Ameen.... For all that they have taught me and will teach me in the future I call them my Lil Muallims

UmmAdam said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

Ameen for sister Umm Umamahs dua.

What a great upportunity masha Allah, Im happy to participate at this give away again, alhamdulillah.

I have been thinking since I saw this post earlier on what my children has thaught me, and I think one of the many answers is to see myself. You know how kids imitate us and often one can see how ones real actions are when we look at our children. Actions speaks louder than words. And so many times I have learned that truly I am a rolemodel the whole day long, and EVERY act I do and every word I utter affects them some how. This has made and I guess will continue to make me look into myself checking my actions and my speech twice or more, subhan Allah. Alhamdulillah.

Jazak Allah khair for a good question sister, ohiboki fillah.

Linah said...

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I hope you and your family are fine, Insha'allah.

Jazakallah khair for this new opportunity and for give to us many ideas, Masha'aallah.

My little one (mi preciosa muñeca *smile*), she teach me many things, Masha'aallah.
I think same that sister Ummabdarrahman,
- My baby has made me discover a whole new side of myself that born from my hearth, and it is showed in my face. I said it, because some months ago, my aunt said to my mom that now really I look happy, Subhanallah !!
- She has taught me alot of patience, never I thought that I could be so patient.
- And she has taught me to apreciate more and more, to my parents, in special to my mom. Be a mother is not easy, but is sooo nice and make me happy. Allahu Akbar !!!!

Allah Blesses to you and your family.

Wa salam,

Umm Muhammad said...

Asalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

Inshaallah you and your family are in the best of health and iman.

Ameen to the adiyah. BarakAllahu Feeki for the giveaway.

My son has taught me:

- the true depth and power of a mother's love for their child; the understanding of the hadith that mention the mother's mercy for their child and the awe of the fact that on the Day of Resurrection we will run even from them and think 'nafsi nafsi' even when it comes to that which we love most dear as well as the depth of Allah's love and mercy in that a mother's love and mercy is so miniscule in comparison.

- lots and lots of patience subhanaallah

- As UmmAdam mentioned, a child imitates the parent at their young age and it often teaches me the things I am doing that I should not be doing by observing the habit in him and the things that I do that are beneficial to him and should continue with.

Umm Muhammad

Anonymous said...

Asalam Alaikum Dear Sister,

I am so EXCITED to see this giveaway again! I was unable to enter the first time because our internet server wouldn't connect to your blog for some reason... What a blessing these books would be for us, especially since English resources are so hard to find here in Turkey!

What has being a mother taught me? The list is endless... how little I know, how I need to first educate myself, patience, the importance of sincere intention, but I suppose the most important lesson that I need to remind myself of often is that being a mother is an ibaddah and a great one at that. Often there are days that I feel as though I need to do more for my personal study, or memorization but haven't had the chance after a full day and night with the kids. I am left feeling like have I done enough for Allah? Then I reminded that this amazing job that Allah has given me, is an act of servitude and obedience to Him and if I would focus my best efforts and sincerest niyah on it everyday, it will weigh heavily on my scale of good deeds inshallah.
JazakAllah Khair again Sister,

Jenny Um Muhammed,
jdivleli at hotmail dot ca

Anonymous said...

Salaams sister

What a pleasant suprise. I have been trying to get hold of these books since i heard about them through your post but haven't managed to yet so alhumdulillah i have an opportunity to win them insha'allah.
My children have taught me many things the biggest lessons being that jannah isn't easy and that my children and how i treat them, how i raise them and teach them will eaither help lead to my success or my failure.

Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

JazakAllah khair sister Umm Maimoonah for this giveaway. I have 2 sons mashaAllah and they have both taught me what a blessing it is from Allah swt to have children. I am truly grateful for the gift He swt has bestowed on me and as such I must strive my utmost to raise and teach them to become obedient servants of Allah swt. Spending time with them, seeing what my eldest enjoys learning about and seeing their development every day is a real pleasure!

Wasalamu alaykum

Umm Yusuf

Ummi Subhana said...

Assalam u alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Alhamdulillah summa alhamdulillah .

And then jazakAllah khair sister , u have thought about another giveaway of those 26 books of dar ul kitab series.
I wish that u keep giving the same giveaway for the sake of Allan until each of one don't get it. Smile.

Well , whati learned from my child are as follows :
- to have patience
- to be conscious about surroundings
- to celebrate even the smallest pleasures!
- to be reminded of what I have taught to her
- to be attached as a family time in form of blessing.
- I do not watch tv anymore because I don't want her to watch tv.
- love of reading a book repeatedly on a daily basis.
- she lets me to do azkaar ( remembrance of Allah) when we go to bed ( in the form of lullaby) for eg : Asma ul Husna , subhanAllahi wabi hamdi subhanAllah il azeem.

And much much more and I think more to come inshAllah

JazakAllah o khaira again to have such a giveaway. M so excited!

Umm subhana

Umm salih said...

Assalam u Alaikum warahmatullah,

Another giveaway mashaAllah! Jazaki Allah khayr sister!

children teach a lot!! the biggest i feel is that by watching my son grow up i've began to contemplate on the power and Qudrah of Allah, how he creates a child and teaches him is He who has taught him how and when to smile and laugh and cry..and the list goes on...subhanAllah!!!

Umm Salih

Umm Fadhila said...

Assalam alaikum dear sister,

Alhamdullilah I have just started my homeschooling journey and find your blog mash Allah so inspiring and so helpful.
Jazakillah khairyn for giving your sisters in Islam and the Ummah of tommorrow such an opportunity and for inspring us and aiding us all in this journey.
The one most important thing I have learnt being a parent is that in order to teach my daughter, I must first educate myself in the deen and better my character and actions.
So insh Allah I hope our homeschooling journey will be a means for both of us to learn how to please Allah Suppana wa ta'ala.

ummNusaybah said...

Assalam alaikum ww
JazakAllah sister for such a beneficial giveaway.
SubhanAllah my children have truely taught me to appreciate my parents and the many sacrifices they have made for me. Especially my mother who had no family or friends to help and support her as a mother.
How lucky we are to have my parents and family to help and support us.
Also how i need to practise what I preach. I have to teach my children through my actions, as actions speak louder then words. I have seen many times my children imitating myself. So I must Learnt and Practise myself before I teach my children InshAllah.
JazakAllahu khair sister for your blog. Being new to homeschooling, ur blog has been extremely beneficial for me and my family mashAllah.
May we all succeed in bringing up our children correctly and may we please Allah swt, Ameen.

S.AJ said...

Jazaki Allah sister for such a beneficial giveaway

My little daughter has taught me to be more punctual in my prayers, as soon as the azan goes she she tells and keeps and remind me saying the azan has called long back :) and of course along with my little girl I learn a lot.

May Allah guides us all to the right path

Anonymous said...

salaam sister... hmmm well it would be patience and to value things NOW... as we all know children would grow so fast..

Anonymous said...

Assalaa mu alaykum,

have tried posting twice but somehow my comments are not reflecting...? QaddarAllaah! what my tots have taught me is to try and keep improving myself as they show me my flaws in character as well as shortcomings in other areas where I need to better my skills in order to be a better umm inshaAllaah.

they have also taught me the value of free time and to have loads of patience! And we continue learning...

Umm Muhammad Saalih

Umm Humayra said...

MASHALLAH I've newly started to read the blogs and it's so helpful and nice to see so many ways in which mothers use to teach ther children,it's so beneficial for my family MASHALLAH. After reading what the question asked o really reflected, it made me think, here is what I thought. My children teach me that they are little people with feelings who need love and care and most of all respect through nurturing them into INSHALLAH righteous servants of ALLAH who will INSHALLAH make there final place of abode the one that counts and for us also for being there parents, they teach us about ourselves and how what we say, do or be like is a mirror like image of us as they are constantly watching us and wanting to be like us in many ways. I think there isso much to motherhood it's almost endless, it's a long journey and through patience and continuous dua's to the One above INSHALLAH we all succeed. JAZAKALLAHKHAIR for asking this question it's made me reflect on alot of things.

Umm Humayra

salma said...

Assalaamu Alaikum Warahmathullaahi Wabarakaathuh!

I do not have kids or little siblings of my own. Rather, I teach at a Pre School, so my duty as a teacher is to give them the best I can. I have always noticed that once u teach them something and u 4get to put it out into action in any certain situation they remind u of it. And also they teach us to have a lot of patience in everything we do!

Baarakallaahu Feekum

~Umm Abdillaah~

Anonymous said...

Bismillahi rahmani rahim.

Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

Barakallahu fiki, dear sister Umm Maimoonah, for this nice give away and a chance to get those wonderful books. Iam a mother of two (3,5 and 1,5 yrs.)alhamdulillah. My children have taught me so many things including patience, mercy, selfsacrifice as other sisters have mentioned. These all daily things helped me to realize that motherhood, raising children is the most difficult and accountable job ever and we will be asked how we raised our children.

Umm Nasser

busy mama and two busy bees said...

Assalamu alaykum warahmatullah sis
Though I am a regular visitor of your blog, I hardly find time to write comments-two kids and homeschooling –now started learning to appreciate the value of time. Jazakallahu khair for the2nd giveaway and for that special question. I felt like I can’t leave the blog without answering this question.
I learnt so many things from my children, still learning and will keep learning inshaAllah. When my first child was, I looked at her and I asked myself how people cannot believe in Allah?-just look at her eyes, look at the curve of her ears, look at her ten fingers, ten toes and overall tiny body. SubhanAllah, she surely taught me to believe in the power of my Lord more deeply.
She taught me that my parents worked so hard to raise us. No one can really understand or appreciate their parents’ work until they themselves becomes parents. Apart from salat, every time my children give me hard time I make dua for my parents.
She taught me –if you don’t want me to do something, don’t do it yourself.
She brought out many sides of m. I used to think myself very patient and calm person. Now I think patience is the first thing I need to learn.
I am so happy that you are giving us another chance. I thought since I didn’t send my email addy for the first pdf book within few days, I lost my chance. I am going to email you for the book inshaAllah.

Anonymous said...

May Allah reward you for hosting such a wonderful give-away.

My children have taught me so much, one of the main things is how much I love being a mother and what a blessing it is, Alhamdullilah. Before I became muslim and got married and had a family (everything happened at around the same time :), I used to worry about what career path I would follow. Since having my children, I've discovered that motherhood is that "career", and what a noble job Allah has given all of us. May He give us the patience and strength to raise the next generation of believers. Ameen.


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