DIY Puzzles with Islamic Themes

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I LOVE this idea that a mum sent! Check it out:

“Salaam, wanted to share a simple activity you can do with any image. Since it was the Prophet’s birthday, we printed images relating to the prophet (his name and masjid).

Then you take Popsicle sticks (as many as takes to cover photo) and glue with mod poj glue, then put image on top and add another layer of mod poj glue.

Be generous as it dries clear like you see in picture. Then take a box cutter and cut picture between Popsicle sticks and voila you have a DIY puzzle for kids!

You can do any image like Kaaba for Eid ul Adha or Imam Hussein’s shrine on his birthday, etc. I’m planning on taking these to mosque also to keep the kids busy.”

Giving Charity on Ashura Day

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So proud of the girls in the mosque classes, Mashallah!

After discussing the part in Ayatul Birr (Ayah 177 of Sura Baqarah) where it talks about the quality of righteous people giving away money that they love, we invited them to bring in some of their OWN money on Ashura day for charity…

They were told that any amount – or even no amount if they didnt want to! – would be fine, even a 1p coin. And yet they brought change, they brought notes, and they brought in large numbers! Alhamd they manged to raise over £140! Just shows how much we can do when we come together, even at the tender ages of 7 to 11 years…

May Allah make them of the righteous ones, Inshallah 🙂

Good things come around!

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What an example for our children about how good things come around!

I’m sure you heard about the little boy who gave his pocket money up to help the mosque in TX that was vandalised. (If not, check it out here:https://youtu.be/agwOsODDczY)

This is what the American Muslim community did for him in return!

http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/20/little-boy-who-donated-piggy-bank-to-vandalised-mosque-gets-special-thank-you-from-muslim-community-5515570/

The House of Allah

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Subhanallah, subhanallah!

“I love the house Allah because it is what Allah loves!”

I mentioned the doors of Jannah – another inscription is to visit the masjid – again, how many of us take that for granted? Or only visit when it suits us?!

Food for thought for us and our families!

Storm-proofing the worlds largest mud-building - a mosque

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This brought a lump to my throat. There are SO many lessons in this…

How lucky we are with the mosques that we have and take for granted, how they are totally submitted to the will of Allah in terms of the preparation of the mud, how they all RUSHED to help build the mosque, how it is the centre of their village, how everyone seems to work as one efficient team despite the sheer amount of people, and so on!

It is said that there are 8 doors of Jannah, and on the 6th one the inscription reads: Build a Masjid, Visit a Masjid, Clean a Masjid, Lay Covering on the Floor of a Masjid. Subhanallah, they get the opportunity to enter Jannah through this door every year!

Children in the Masjid: Making space for our future

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A lovely article which concludes with some great pratical tips at the end!

“Imagine a Masjid where the Imam pauses during Salah and the entire congregation waits so a toddler can finish his game. Imagine a Masjid where an Imam leads Salah while he holds a child in his arms. Imagine a Masjid where the cry of a baby changes the Imam’s intention and shortens the prayer for the entire congregation…”

Read the whole article here: http://www.soundvision.com/article/children-in-the-masjid-making-space-for-our-future

Helping our Children at Mosque

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Great tips for helping our kids at mosque. It’s from a ‘church’ perspective, but I’m sure we can make the necessary adjustments!

http://familyshare.com/how-to-help-your-kids-want-to-go-to-church

And this one…

“Because, going to church isn’t about us. And it never was.

Let me say that another way. Even if there is nothing *enjoyable* or *productive* about church anymore, it doesn’t matter one speck. We don’t do church to feel more relaxed, or to meet a special someone, or to feel holier, or more peaceful.

We go to church to show honor to God, and to obey Him, and to teach our children to do the same.”

http://smarttereachday.com/kids-and-church/

 

Eid Mosque

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As the nights of Laylatul Qadr are now sadly behind us, we start looking forward to Eid! Mashallah, more and more people are now decorating their houses for Eid – stringing up lights, hanging up balloons, and creating Islamic pieces around which presents can be kept leading up to the big day!

Check out this Mosque which someone very talented made with her girls!

How about you? Do you do make something special for Eid?! Please do share 🙂

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