274. NuqtaARTS (Mobile Arts Organization)

NuqtaARTS provides mobile art classes to people of all ages. It is based in the Washington DC metropolitan area and is available to travel to your local community center. NuqtaARTS offers four courses covering water marbling, muqarnas, geometric design and latch hooking. All of these methods have been employed throughout history by various societies to convey beauty and meaning in their artistic creations.

​In Arabic calligraphy the nuqta (pronounced like Barnes and Noble’s “nook”-ta) or dot is the smallest unit of measure. It is the building block upon which whole scripts were developed. NuqtaARTS hopes to provide the building blocks for its students’ artistic creations.

To learn more about their work “like” them on Facebook or follow them on twitter @NuqtaARTS. You can also follow them on Instagram @NuqtaARTS.



211. Ummuka (Online Resource for Muslim Mothers)

Ummuka primary objective is to empower Muslim moms using Islamic principles and practical solutions to become the mom they want to be!
UMMUKA aims to provide practical solutions, by making parenting fun.  Reaching out to moms through an on-line community creating a forum where moms share their experiences and be a source of inspiration for each other.



192. Elena Meloni Moon (Founder, New Star Family Center)

The mother of three has worked tirelessly and passionately for a cause that has become synonymous with her name in southern California – foster care. As founder of New Star Family Center, a social services organization, Meloni can often be found deeply involved in a case, advocating for the children and families as if they were her own. Her efforts include diligently organizing and attending events in the Muslim community to raise awareness of the need of foster children and families, and getting Muslim parents certified to become foster parents. Meloni moved to the United States with her family from Italy at the age of 14, and she accepted Islam after reading a Qur’an and attending classes at a mosque. Despite her busy schedule, IFN had a chance to find out more about this social activist.

Southern California In-Focus Magazine:    http://www.infocusnews.net/content/view/33145/135/

Daily Breeze:    http://www.allbusiness.com/society-social/families-children-family/14029360-1.html



181. Teaching Kids the Holy Quran (with Toys) (Quran for Kids Blog)

Why Portray the Holy Quran with toys?

I did this primarily for two groups.

One, Muslims who usually just read the Noble Book in Arabic without understanding a word of what they are reciting by rote. Primarily kids, who are taught from an early age that it is more important to read the Holy Quran than to understand it. They seem to have taken the first revealed word – “Read” – a little too literally! It’s hard to get kids to read, so with a visual aid perhaps they would be more interested in finding out the meaning of the words behind their prayers.

Second, for people who may not read the Holy Quran at all, such as non-Muslims. Many have a negative impression of Muslims in general, and I hope this site, with the words of God visually represented, helps in them seeing what we hold holy in a better light.

About me:

I am a blogger, writer (I wish!), an academic (well I have a Masters), a Canadian and a proud Muslim. I maintain my personal blog at A Bengali in TO. And I really like photography. And LEGO.

You can contact me by email – mezbam [at] hotmail [dot] com


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178. American Muslim Mom (Online Resource for Muslim American Mothers)

AmericanMuslimMom.com is the #1 online blog community for American Muslim Moms living in America and abroad. Articles, commentary, tips, tools, reviews, and contests are based on the Qur’an and Sunnah and designed to help Muslim moms raise the next generation of pious believers in Islam (Mu’minyn).