From My Home to Yours

by Dana S. Bader
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There are only three or four more days before Eid al Fitr, or as my children like to say, “Only three more iftars to go!”  With increased personal worship goals for the last ten days of Ramadan, last-minute iftar invites, and school exams kicking off or winding down (depending on the school), it is hard to believe that Eid is almost here.  It is even more difficult to plan for a fully engaging day of worship, family fun, and special Eid treats to keep the whole family, especially the children entertained.

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A Match Made in Heaven

by Dana S. Bader
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In Arab and Asian families grandparents often live with their children and grandchildren in the same house. In these homes, it is not uncommon to find three generations under one roof, where the grandparents are sage advisors to the family and allies to the young children. Alternatively, in Western families, grandparents are often separated from their children and grandchildren, so visiting grandma and grandpa is a holiday.  It is a magical time when children can eat freshly baked pie and wholesome food and where everything is allowed.  In either type of home, grandparents and elderly relatives are key contributors to the children’s development. 

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Charitable Choices

by Dana S. Bader
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Ramadan is a time for charitable acts.  During the holy month of Ramadan as we work to fast from sunrise to sunset, we spend more time praying and doing good deeds.  Our focus turns away from ourselves towards others and how we can help them in their time of need.  In an effort to accumulate as many rewards from Allan (SWT) as possible, we look for any opportunity we can to feed the poor, make donations to the needy, and help others in our community who require assistance.

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