Once Upon a Crescent is a collection of Islamic bedtime stories for children. Written and produced by a Muslim elementary school teacher, these stories aim to impart Islamic morals to kids through light-hearted storytelling. Not only are stories a great way to settle into a bedtime routine, but they also provide rich opportunities for meaningful dialogue between parent and child. Snuggle up with your little one and feel free to use this podcast as a starting point to talk about Islamic values. My goal is to facilitate some important moral conversations by introducing Islamic values with storytelling. For more information go to MrsHashimi.com
Raaif is a very misunderstood lion. Even though he helps Haleema the Gazelle and Haadiya the Monkey, they both are terrified of Raaif and see him as a scary, threatening creature. This lion learns a valuable lesson about intentions thanks to Haneefa the Eagle.
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Adam's 4th grade classroom has a new student, Ruayda. This cool and confident Hijabi makes friends with Nuha and settles right in, despite Cole's efforts in making her feel strange. Adam, Ruayda and Nuha face an awkward situation when their science teacher instructs the class to taste-test the *GELATIN* gummy bears that they will be experimenting on. Tune in to hear how these kids handle this situation.
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Junaid the Joey Kangaroo leaves his mother's pouch for the very first time thanks to Yara the Kangaroo. Both of these joeys enjoy an afternoon together. Junaid the Joey Kangaroo asks his Mama about what will happen to her when he actually does leave her pouch for good. Mama gives a thoughtful answer about Allah and how close He is to His creation.
Iliyas, Inayah & Lianne are excellent at riding their bikes. Iliyas tries a new daring challenge by riding his bike downhill. He urges his sisters to do the same. Lianne is not so sure about riding downhill on her bike. Will she be able to speak up against the peer pressure of doing a daring trick? Tune in to find out!
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It's the night before Eid and Afraz is having a challenging time going to bed. His cousins are supposed to arrive tonight but a flight delay at the airport is making that unlikely! Will Afraz's family make it to his house on time before Eid? Tune in to find out!
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Sunday Funday has been master planned by the cousin crew. Mohammed, Amanaah and their cousins, Ghazi & Mehdi have water games prepared for their first day of summer at Ma's house. On the way to Ma's, Dad makes a detour to a coffee shop, where they experience ignorance from a fellow customer in line [Islamophobia related exchange].
Special thanks to Ali Memon Host of Corporate Majlis for lending his voice.
Big Rex is back at it again with his monstrous meanie ways. With an intention to take over more populated Dinoland, he finds himself face to face with resistance. Uwais the Titanosaurs & Suhaila the Titanosaurs lead the way to march up against this injustice through their organized protest, ultimately defending their Dinoland. This story aims to highlight the importance of standing up against a bully!
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Two birdies, Hira Bird & Shifaa Bird, observe the conversations of two young boys as they dig into their backyard for a composting project. Muhammed & Dawood discuss how their father's loss of job will affect their family's Eid traditions. The two boys soon discover that Rizq is from Allah and only He can provide for us from sources we couldn't even imagine.
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Ibrahim volunteers at the local Masjid to pack & distribute 250 iftaar food boxes for a Ramadan drive -thru event. When Br. Siddiq instructs Ibrahim to return to the nature trails to retrieve something from the Masjid office, Ibrahim is faced with his fears once more. Except, this time he has a 4 yr old companion named Noor to keep him company on this nature adventure!
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A normal grocery shopping trip turns into something more for Hamza as he finds himself in a very uncomfortable situation regarding toys. Hamza recognizes his positive and negative thoughts in order to correct a mistake he's made. This story aims to create an awareness for Muslim kids about their inner dialogue! Special thanks to @corporatemajilispodcast Host Ali Memon for his voicing of characters.
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In a land far far away, a dinosaur land is seized by an evil T-Rex named Big Rex . A small, yet brave pterodactyl, Izan, steps up to the task of restoring justice in this dinosaur land. He and his pterodactyl friend Aizah, come up with the most unusual plan to drive away Big Rex from their land! This story is about bravery when facing an evil.
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Bearjaan takes Beaver Baaji’s favorite blanket to use and cuddle with. When Benyamin Bat sees how devasted Beaver Baaji feels at her blanket being taken, he tries to rush past her feelings by telling her NOT to cry.... but with the help of a heartfelt dua and a helpless cry to Allah, Beaver Baaji is able to overcome an unBEARable confrontation with Bearjaan.
What is a kid to do when plans don't follow through as expected? How does a kid manage feelings of disappointment? Yusuf faces these challenges and learns to accept Allah's plans for us in our day, when things are not in our control. We plan and we plan, but Allah is the best of Planners.
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Yayah & Hawaa are giraffes living in a savannah habitat. These two giraffes face an ant invasion problem. Countless ants have taken over the treetops that they eat from. Now all the leaves they eat have ants crawling all over it! The power of pausing allows them to adopt a gentle approach to their problem. Find out how gentleness can lead to a win-win solution in this story!
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Hedaya & Ruqayyah embark on a mystery mission when they discover a piece of jewelry lying on the playground. They ask around in hopes to return this necklace to its rightful owner. Their mystery mission leads the girls to a unique, new friendship with the owner of the necklace, Mahnoor and her sweet sister Maryam.
Based on true events and dialogue, this story reflects common conflicts between siblings. When getting ready to leave the house for the park, big brother Hasan tries to rush his 4 year old brother Qasim. Qasim is concerned about a very specific t-shirt he's trying to find and resists being hurried. Things get heated and angry words are exchanged. This story highlights forgiveness towards one another even when emotions are runni...
Safi the Squirrel has endless options awaiting for him at an ice cream stand at the park. His friends Mustafa & Samah the Squirrel create a marvelous combination of flavors for their ice cream treat, but Safi didn't get the chance to do this because of a grumpy mood that carried on in his day! Fortunately, he has friends that help him work through this challenge.
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Aminah faces disappointment as she learns that Mama will not be available to help Aminah style her hijab for the aqeeqah party her family is hosting. Baba steps up to the challenge to assist in a task that will require all hands on deck, even big brother Adam gets involved in helping Aminah get ready for their party!
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