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. Our goal is to facilitate some important moral conversations by introducing Islamic values with storytelling.
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Aqeelah & Ameer’s Restaurant
Aqeelah and her brother Ameer have a big imagination. During their "Restaurant, Restaurant," pretend play, the kids learn about a beautiful ayah from the Quran. Mama shares the ayah where Allah mentions a snippet of Jannah, "We shall provide them in abundance with all kinds of fruit and meat, whatever they may desire," [52:22]. This experience allows Aqeelah to wonder more about Jannah.
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Omari and Wakeel rush indoors as a thunderstorm hits their neighborhood. Jolting sounds and scary sights fill their afternoon, as the boys experience their first thunderstorm. Their family stays safe indoors. Baba uses this opportunity to share a new perspective on how the lightening and rumblings of thunder are a means to remember and glorify Allah.
This story was sponsored by Sr. Lauren for her kids Omari, Wakeel and Amalia. I hope you enjoyed this episode :).
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Back to School Blues
Zayneb and Amelia's family get ready for the start of a new school year by going shopping at a nearby superstore for school supplies. The girls talk about their worries of starting a new school where they don't know anyone. Mama & Baba offer a helpful duaa for their unique situation.
This story was sponsored by Br. Ali & Sr. Sama for their kids Zayneb, Amelia and Ibrahim. I hope you enjoyed your episode!
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The Huggable Tree
Zunayrah attends a picnic where she buys a yummy blue colored snow cone. When she trips and falls over a tree root, her snow cone lands on the ground, melting away into the dirt. Zunayrah goes from being angry at the tree, to hugging it! Tune in to find out how!
This episode was sponsored by Sr. Mehveen for her daughter Zunayrah.
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Maryam’s Big Move
Mama & Baba cheer Maryam up as they finish packing up their home in preparation of a big move. Moving can be challenging for anyone -young or old, but sometimes it helps to add a little bit of playfulness in challenging moments, like this one Maryam faced.
Special Thanks to Br. Ali Memon, Host of Corporate Majlis Podcast, for his voicing of Baba.
This episode was sponsored by Sr. Komal for her daughter Maryam. I hope you enjoyed this story :).
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Zayneb’s Water Tricks
Zayneb makes a new young friend at the swimming pool. Zayneb and her cousin, Madina teach this new friend some water tricks. This experience at the pool reminds the kids of an important practice - reciting Bismillah when doing new things!
Special Thanks to Br. Ali Memon, host of Corporate Majlis Podcast and his daughter Isla for her voicing of Zayneb.
This episode is sponsored by Sr. Omrana & Br. Bilal for their daughter Zayneb.
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Love it !
Such a beautiful podcast! Ms Hashimi does such a great job with making the kids really get into the story. What a fantastic storyteller! Mashallah.
Best show ever
I heard all of your stories and they give me good memories and I love your stories
This is a very good podcast I am listening to it now!