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 email@example.com. Happy lullaby-ing http://madressa.net/index.php/islamic-rhymes
This is a perfect tool for auditory learners!
For younger children, these short and sweet rhymes by QFatima on the Imam are great!
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 Ascension 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?