Lullabies are a timeless tradition at bedtime, with many books featuring nursery rhymes and the like to sing at bedtime to soothe a little one to sleep. Alhamdulillah, there are an increasing number of Islamic rhymes out there now too! These not only soothe and relax a child, but teach them basic Islamic concepts in easy to understand – and remember! – ways…
Check out the link below to access more rhymes. If you know of any that are not on the list, PLEASE do send them through to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy lullaby-ing http://madressa.net/index.php/islamic-rhymes
This is a perfect tool for auditory learners!
For younger children, this short and sweet rhyme is great:
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will call Imam Mehdi, When the work you’re doing seems too hard, call Imam Mehdi.
When toys are lost and you can’t find them ,call Imam Mehdi .He’ll help you find them if you try,call Imam Mehdi.
When you are feeling sad cause mum is cross,call Imam Mehdi . He’ll come to you at once,call Imam Mehdi.”
Audio file: http://qfatima.com/index.php/qkids-qtube?view=playlist&id=210&start=20
For more rhymes on the 12th Imam, go to:http://www.qfatima.com/
My favourite English nasheed about the Imam so far is Al-Ajal, Al-Ajal by Abbas Bandali:
Voices of Passion have English ones also:
Path to Ascention also has one or two if you have the CD (not available online yet).
Idea No 7: Utilise the Power of Words and Rhymes
Alhamdulillah, we have more and more English Marthiyas and Maatams available these days, with simple tunes that children easily pick up and learn from.
Check out http://www.qfatima.com/docs/YaHusayn_Marthiyas.pdffor a whole range. Audio: http://www.qfatima.com/index.cfm?Content=527 –
Voice of Passion have also been very inspirational for the slightly older generation – check their Marthiyas and Nawhas out athttp://englishnawha.com/
Or why not inspire your son or daughter to write their own?