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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:12 AM   11
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To answer the original questions insha'Allah we intend to try to raise LO to speak both English and Arabic, read and recite Qur'an, pray every salaat, be very kind and helpful to everyone around him and generally to just remember Allah in his every day life - bismillah before everything, alhamdulillah, insha'Allah etc. following the sunnah where possible.

It's also important to us that he integrates well with non-Muslims insha'Allah. I'm a convert so none of my family are Muslim and most of my friends aren't and I want him to be just as involved with them as he is with his OH's family. Plus we live in London so multi-culturalism is a part of every day life and I do want LO to identify himself as British as well as Muslim insha'Allah.
I also intend for the baby to speak both english and arabic, but how do you go about it? Should my husband speak only arabic and myself only english to the baby? Sorry if its a silly question lol but I've always wondered how you make it work x



 
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Old May 10th, 2011, 14:52 PM   12
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We speak both languages with Omar since he was a newborn. I try to use Arabic more than English as it's more difficult. Our housekeeper speaks English only. So he's exposed to both languages. His books are in English but I'm planning to introduce some books in Arabic soon.

Now at almost 18 months he understands both languages & he speaks using the easier word from each language. He mixes & matches words from each language. For example he says "Open bab please", sometimes he uses the same word in English or Arabic & it depends on the person he's talking with. WHen he asks me for sth he says "ateeni please" but when he asks the housekeeper he says "give me please".



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:54 AM   13
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DH's family mostly speak Arabic and mine speak English so he'll have a 50/50 mix from relatives. I'm hoping that DH will speak Arabic to him as he gets older and I'll speak English and that way he may get a good grasp of both insha'Allah. x



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2011, 15:14 PM   14
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Asalamalaikum we all should start more threads so we can keep in touch with eachother and more muslim sisters INSHA'ALLAH and discuss and what not



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 14:34 PM   15
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Asalamalaikum we all should start more threads so we can keep in touch with eachother and more muslim sisters INSHA'ALLAH and discuss and what not
Wa alaykom Al Salam, your Avatar is lovely. My DS loves to wear my praying clothes

This is a great idea.

Summer rain is a very active member & Mashallah she has very good knowledge, I love her posts



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 16:40 PM   16
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hehe thankyou she is soo cute! i just found the picture but i love it , aha aww hes so cute too MASHA'ALLAH, ooh i look forward to seeing more of her posts INSHA'ALLAH I think ill start a new thread just general chat for muslim women so we all can keep in touch there and talk



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 04:10 AM   17
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What a lovely thread! We try and recite the duas for eating/ sleeping/ changing clothes etc etc ourtselves from when they were babies and it seems to work because they just pick up on it really quickly!

I also printed off different pictures from various online sites and made a 'wudhu' chart for them to colour in, then laminated it and tuck it in the bathroom for them. They love this as they can visually see where to wash and we all know how much kids love to play with water hehe!

...hmm I tried uploading the file but it didn't work, its a microsoft word file?



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