In relation to this post about holding little majlises for our kids on Thursday nights (http://www.buzzideazz.com/thursday-majlis/) she says:
“We use indoor fairy lights at home which we hang near a window and switch on as it’s getting dark… We tell the kids that we do this so that the angels who are flying around can find our home and when they look through that window they can see us doing our majlis or remembering marhumeen, etc. They then they report it back to Allah and Imam Mehdi and they both get happy when they see that report!”
We talked about giving charity, but how about specifically sponsoring an orphan as a gift to others?
This family did exactly that – this is definitely a gift that will keep on giving long after both the gifter and the recipients are gone..
This is by far one of my most favourite Thoughful Gifts!
Near the end of Ramadan, we invited the girls in our night classes to bring in a shoe box and we spent on evening decorating it and making Eid cards with a personal note inside. The girls then took them home and filled it with gifts – some suggestions were: Stationery/Stickers, Snacks/Sweets, Small notebooks, Small/soft toys.
They then brought it back to mosque and it was collected by Sufra NW London who then distributed them to Refugee children in the UK!
Here is what Towards Jannah said about this gift!
This year like all years, my kids’ teachers at the mosque have been more than awesome! I’m forever indebted to them for the incredible difference they make!
The kids were taught Prophetic Duas, so we thought we’d give them this with a message saying:
“Thank you so much for teaching me awesome Prophetic Duas and helping me to increase and enrich my OUD’ooni (2:186) Moments”
The The World Federation of KSIMC Ramadhan Relief Raffle is just the perfect finishing touch needed to transform any gift to an eternal one InshA with a little perky chance of winning something too
Fruits in a bowl is our next Thoughtful Gift! Healthy and pretty, with a dua linked in – hopefully this gift was enjoyed a lot!
The dua reads: “And (mention) when Abraham said: My Lord, make this a secure city and provide its people with fruits – whoever of them believes in Allah and the last day.” May Allah bestow His fruits on you this Eid!
Next up on the Thought Gift series is this one. Something fun and very in at the moment!
Here’s another idea for teachers… something practical that they can use, and that will hopefully fit in a purse or a bag 🙂
P.S. It can also be used for friends and family also – just adjust the wording accordingly!
To kick us off on our Thoughtful Gift series for 2018, check this one out!
What can mean more than a gift that gives in the hereafter as well? And many of us give charity in others names, but this letter makes it very concrete and meaningful!