Bedtime Series - Idea 6: Use that time to remember the family of the Prophet (saw)

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Bedtime can be a great time to help children remember the names of the Ahlul Bayt. If done informally, it will Inshallah not be so stressful on the child to try and memorise them and can be learnt in fun ways!

I just tell my daughter that it’s time to go to Ziyarat, and we can do all 14 ziyarats by simply saying Salaam to each one. Sometimes, we hush and try and listen out for their ‘Alaikum Salaams’.
Another thing we did was write out the names on small pieces of card and stick them all with blue tack on one of the slates of the bunk bed on top of her. This way when we said Salaam, she also had the visual cue in front of her. Sometimes we would mix them up and she would then put them back in order!

Rhymes are also great. There is one in Gujrati (pratham ali bija Hassan…) as recommended by a mum, but here is a link to an English one! It’s the second rhyme – do also check out the others!

http://www.qfatima.com/index.php/q-kids-audio?view=playlist&id=210

App 10 - Islamic Quizzes

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App No 10: Islamic Quizzes on each of our Masumeen!

This (or should I say these) blew me away!

When someone recommended them, I checked them out and they are a wonderful, wonderful resource. They can be used for so many things it’s super exciting – at home with you and the kids on a khushali/wafat night or just like that, in Madressa to provide an alternative to just reading or testing (make it into a fun group competition), as something to fill the time while you’re waiting for the last few minutes of classes to finish…and so on!

The questions are not so hard to put you off, but not an easy ride either! There are between 10 and 20 questions and these just repeat every time you play, so the second time round you can test yourself on whether you have actually remembered something or not from the last time! It also times you so you and your children can try and beat the clock…

Overall? A MUST-HAVE, for us and for our children! Once you’ve downloaded one, check out all the others by the same developer – Husnain Kazmi.

Am so sorry but I haven’t seen it on itunes yet 🙁 – please check and let me know if you find it.

Android users, here is the link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.husnainkazmi.imamaliquiz&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLmh1c25haW5rYXptaS5pbWFtYWxpcXVpeiJd

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