Animals in the Quran Activity Day

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On Tuesday the 22nd of March we held an event for the under 4’s on Quran teachings. This first session was teaching them about Animals in the Quran.

MashAllah we had a great number of children sign up for the event.

We began by singing our salaam alaikum song, and then introducing our Amina and Yousuf dolls. Yousuf told the children that he was going to sing them a song and they had to guess what the topic of the day was. We all sang Old Mc’Donald and the children guessed we were talking about animals.

Next we did circle time where the kids had to sing “what’s in my bag’ and a few lucky children got to come up and pick from the bag. Inside they found different animals mentioned in the Quran! Whales, cows, horse, pig, spider, elephant etc. We made the animal sounds and learned the Arabic names for the animals.

To get the children moving, we did a little physical dance where the children got up and acted like the animals through song – they loved this!

After that we broke for our arts and crafts activity. The children used all the crafts they were given to create either a whale, ant or elephant paper plate. They came up with some super art work.

To end it all we read a story on animals in the Quran and sang our fiaminallah song.

The children seemed to really enjoy the session and learned a lot.

To view the pictures, see: http://childrensislamiclibrary.com/photo_gallery_view.php?id=30

Kindness to Animals

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So I’ve come across quite a few inspiring videos recently, that I’ve been sharing with the kids or bookmarking to share with them. I have posted some on my personal timeline but thought I would also love to share them with all of you too 

So maybe a Friday Inspiration kinda thing? 

How about this one to start off with? Reminds me of the importance Islam has placed on looking after animals – but is especially inspiring given the fact that this man has nothing himself! I found this story which I thought would be nice to share with the kids as well:

“The Prophet of Islam was once performing ablution (Wudhu) for prayers from a pot of water. A cat passed there and turned its eyes at the pot of water with a thirsty look. The Prophet realised at once that the cat was very thirsty, so he stopped the ablution (Wudhu) and placed the pot before the cat. Only after the cat had fully quenched its thirst, did the Prophet resume the ablution (Wudhu).

By this action, the Prophet has shown that quenching the thirst of even a small dumb animal is a noble act full of virtue and should be given first attention before one prepares for offering prayers to God.”

Jummah Mubarak!

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