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“Realizing that I hadn’t had a sip of water all day, I thirstily made my way to the kitchen with Zainab in my arm. As my mouth salivated at the sight of the ice-cold glass in my hand, Zainab began kicking her legs excitedly. I knew that she wanted some too. Before taking a sip myself, I put it to her mouth. As I was about to quench my own thirst, Ibrahim ran into the kitchen and said, “Mama, I want mayya (water) too!” So I gave him the rest of that glass.
Then a thought struck me. My children are my redemption. If, as the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) narrates, a prostitute can go to heaven for having mercy on a cat, then my children can—God willing—be my key to salvation.”
Read the full article here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/growmama/spirituality/page-diary-children-redemption/
Coming soon, Barakah Hills represents an ideal muslim community and is targeted to a post-toddler, pre-school demographic of children. The show’s main objective is to show children what it is like to be a practicing muslim as well as a good citizen in their community. Instead of trying to preach Islam and Shariah law and practice, Barakah Hills uses the hadiths and characteristics of Nabi Muhammad (SAW) as the prototype for not only being a good muslim but also a good human being. Children will learn everything from how to have good manners, to how to get actively involved with community projects. The way they learn is not through strict regimented lessons but through seeing how Laylah and Omar, and the supporting characters, do things. Essentially, the viewers will be learning by example. This makes for an educational, engaging and most importantly, fun children’s show.
“The greatest and most noble form of worship is du’a. Our young Muslim kids take time to learn how to read Salaah properly, or perform other acts of worship, but learning when and how to make du’a is one of the easier things to teach them.
Allah has favoured certain times for du’a. This makes us look forward to those times, because we know our du’as are more likely to be answered then. There is great wisdom in this – if all the timings were the same, we wouldn’t approach these more blessed times with added enthusiasm.
We can share this enthusiasm with our children by making them aware of these special times that Allah has mentioned. Below are just 5 of many mentioned times for du’a. These five are simple times that children can easily remember.”
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“8. Teach your child to follow you in salah. Lead them rather than merely instructing, it’s a more powerful way to teach them. Your child will remember what he/she sees you doing forever. Start instructing them to read salah at the age of 7, this will help make it easy for them to pray when they reach puberty and it becomes compulsory on them.”
Read all the tips here: