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.For more information go to MrsHashimi.com
The Gentle Giraffes
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!Subscribe and share if you enjoyed this story!
Hedaya & Ruqayyah's Mystery Mission
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.
Qasim's Superhero T-Shirt
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 running high. www.mrshashimi.com
Safi the Squirrel
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. Subscribe and share if you enjoyed Safi's story!
Baba's Hijab Help
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!
The Lost Lego
Arhaan's mission to find his missing Lego pieces around the house turns out to be a very frustrating task. His toddler siblings, Muhammed & Sakina are really testing his patience as he runs out of playtime in search for his things. When it's time for Maghrib Prayer, Arhaan finds himself feeling all kinds of mixed up emotions because of the time he just lost. This story is based on true events and is a relatable one for all elder siblings. Sometimes it's hard being the eldest!Subscribe and share if you enjoyed this story and can't wait for Season 2!www.mrshashimi.com
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Great stories for the whole family!
My son and I are both enjoying these lovely stories. Every episode has a lesson and I love that Muslim Children have this content available to them. Well done Mrs. Hashmi! We can’t wait for the rest of season 2.
My 5 year old listens to these stories over and over again. Such great lessons and so beautifully done. We’re so excited for season 2!
Must Listen for All Little Muslims!
My son was hooked onto these stories since he heard the first story! Mrs.Hashmi has such a wondrous imagination when crafting these stories, and I love the connection to faith within the lessons of each story. It’s a great way for my kids to stay connected to their faith, enrich their imaginations, and enjoy car rides! Thank you for doing this!