Once Upon A Crescent: Muslim Kids Podcast

Once Upon A Crescent: Muslim Kids Podcast

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


May 16, 2023 12 mins

Baba helps Musa solve his loose tooth problem in a fun, novel way. Musa's experience with his first loose tooth teaches him to be patient and trust Allah because Allah truly is the One to rely on for all of our problems, big or small! 

  Special thanks to Br. Ali Memon, Host of Corporate Majlis Podcast, for his voicing of Baba!   The episode is sponsored by Sr. Farah for her son, Musa.    To Access Coloring Sheets and Unlock More C...
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Haajer's braces match her Eid outfit and it's noticeable too! Haajer has to overcome her shyness when a kind stranger, who is interested in Eid, points out her matching outfit at a cupcake store. 

This episode was sponsored by Sr. Farah for her kids, Haajer & Musa. 

 Special Thanks to Br. Amir Hoxha for the voicing of Baba!

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April 20, 2023 15 mins

Hamza heads to the pet store with Mama to buy more fish food for his pet fish. On the way there, Mama thinks of a perfect Eid gift idea for Hamza. Tune in to find out what Mama's Eid gift idea is :)!

This episode was sponsored by Sr. Shaheena for her son Hamza. This story is dedicated to Hamza :). 


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April 12, 2023 12 mins

Aziz and Khalil wake up at 4:00 am to have suhoor at the Masjid during Ramadan. Little did they know how much fun they would have with the Imam during this midnight adventure!

This episode was sponsored by Sr. Fareeha for her boys Aziz & Khalil. This story is dedicated to them :D. 

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March 30, 2023 13 mins

This is Asiyah and Safiyyah's first Iftaar at the Masjid. Asiyah is amazed at how the Masjid has transformed in preparation to serve the community. The volunteers at this Masjid are there to help in every way possible. Asiyah witnesses their hard work as part of her first Iftaar experience. 


This episode is sponsored by Sr. Mouna. This story is dedicated for her daughters, Asiyah and Safiyyah.


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March 23, 2023 12 mins
Khadijah and Zakariya spend the day with their grandmother and aunt while their parents are at the hospital in preparation for the new baby to be born. Baba leaves a few voice messages to the kids to give them an exciting update, just in time for Ramadan!   This episode was sponsored by Sr. Hajera for her kids Khadijah, Zakariya and Zaynab.    Ramadan Mubarak to you all!    Special Thanks to Br. Ali Memon, Host of Corporate Majlis...
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March 14, 2023 14 mins

After their Umrah trip, Mumma and Ayshah unpack their things from Makkah & Medinah. While unpacking, Mumma comes up with an idea to assemble a Ramadan basket. They include the things they brought from Makkah & Medina in this basket for their Christian neighbor. Mumma includes little Ayshah in the entire process from assembly to delivery.

This episode was sponsored by Sr. Samaa . This story is dedicated to her daughter, Ayshah :).


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March 6, 2023 12 mins

Khadijah learns about some Prophetic practices from the Sunnah by her Mom when her little brother, Musa, has a fever and cough. Mama shares the different Sunnahs of when someone falls sick.

This episode was sponsored by Sr. Ifrah. This story is dedicated to her two kids Khadijah & Musa.

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March 2, 2023 13 mins

Zaid and Talia  are eager to make it on time to their club meetings at the library. On their way to the library, Baba buys candy bars from a needy man on the street, but when the man accidentally hands Baba extra cash with the candy bars, Baba and the kids must act quick to return this extra cash to the rightful owner, even if that means being late to clubs at the library! 

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February 21, 2023 12 mins

It is Amir's turn to make the call to prayer on the big microphone at his new Islamic school. Before he recites the Adhaan, Amir notices a new student that has joined their school. Amir, Mayar and Ibrahim take this opportunity to strike a conversation with the new kid, but little did they know that this new student had a pressing question about the Adhaan that the kids would have to answer.

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January 25, 2023 13 mins

Noor experiences the "feel-good" energy of doing a good deed at the Masjid during her friend's Quran Completion Party . Zoha's family hosts a dinner outdoors in the Masjid courtyard. This event became a way for Noor to experience the lovely environment of being at the Masjid as a special volunteer and helper. 

Special thanks to Sr. Reem from Texas for sponsoring this episode. This story is dedicated to Noor, Aleena & Hassan. 



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January 13, 2023 13 mins

Yusuf's Pokemon cards have finally come in. He takes them to Show & Tell at school, but they go missing after recess. Tune in to find out how Yusuf handles this situation with the help of his sister Zaynab. 

Special thanks to the sponsor of this episode, Sr. Raheela Shah from Dubai! This episode is dedicated to her son, Yusuf :).

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December 25, 2022 13 mins

Zaynab’s class must write about their holiday plans for winter break. During circle time, Zaynab’s classmates share their writing and talk about Christmas and the new presents they will be getting. Zaynab starts to feel nervous about speaking  in front of her class about what her holiday plans are because her plans have nothing to do with Christmas like all the other kids who shared during circle time. Tune in to find...

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December 21, 2022 13 mins

When two brothers, Hamza & Ammar come across a video game trailer labeled Rated T for Teens, Hamza must decide whether to click on this video or not. Hamza & Ammar learn a valuable lesson on how to stay safe online through this experience.

JazakAllah Khair to the Sponsor of this episode- Br. AbdelRahman Mostafa from Egypt. This story is dedicated to his boys - Hamza & Ammar :). 

Special Thanks to Br. Haytham Soliman for his voicing...

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December 5, 2022 15 mins

Zoha feels both excited and rushed all morning long because she wants everything to be perfect for her cousin Aqsa's visit. In her rush, Zoha knocks over a glass jar of sugar in the kitchen. Zoha learns how to slow down in moments of stress with Mumma's help. Tune in to find out how!

**Special thanks to the sponsor of this episode- Jawairia Ghauri . This story is dedicated to Zoha, Zara & Ali :) JazakAllah Khair for yo...

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November 21, 2022 15 mins

Mama takes Yusra, Mariam and Fatima to visit their Baba's hospital to pick him up from work. The girls overhear a nurse commenting on Baba's secret identity at the hospital. Mama finally leads the girls to show exactly what Baba is up to at the hospital aside from being Dr. Yusuf. Tune in to find out what Baba's big secret is! 

Thank you Dr. Raja for the voicing of Baba / Dr. Yusuf. 

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November 8, 2022 18 mins

When Billu Khan is invited to meet the Queen Ant, a member of the ant colony feels nervous about the meeting. The little ant tries her best to remind her colony members about how to show good manners to those that are guests according to the Sunnah. 

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October 14, 2022 17 mins

Adam has successfully shared to his class that he doesn't celebrate Halloween. That was the least of his concerns for the day though. When he has to walk through a neighborhood with spooky decorations, he finds himself feeling frightened and uncomfortable. This new situation allows him to learn a new Dua for when a person feels stressed. 


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September 27, 2022 14 mins

Fati the flamingo focuses on her shrimp catching skills in hopes of her feathers turning brighter and pinker! When another flamingo disrupts her practice, she spreads her frustration unknowingly on a younger peer, Faris the Flamingo. This story highlights the hadith, "Certainly, Allah helps His servants, as long as they are of help to their fellow Muslim," in a kid friendly way. 

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September 16, 2022 11 mins

Amani & Ayah start a new back to school routine. They walk to school in the mornings now... all by themselves! This new routine highlights for the girls the importance of being safe and how to protect oneself with duas. 

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