Idea 2: Give them some money TO INVEST
When i heard this, I thought it was an amazing idea. Someone gifted my nephew $25 but told them it wasn’t for them – instead, they had to go for ziyarat, and then decide where, when and how they wanted to invest that money.
So many lessons the children can learn from this!
– It will make them more aware and alert during their trip, of the environment around them.
– It will make them learn about investment and potential sawaab-e-jaaria.
– It will teach them important decision making skills.
– It will make them conscious of the act of giving, and how we can ‘give’ in different ways.
I’ll say it again, what an awesome idea! And what a great gift for our little Zawwaars!
Alhamd, so many responses and ideas as to what we can do to make this trip an enlightening one for our children!
To make all this info easier to digest, am splitting them up into bite-size pieces…
Idea 1: Start by prepping them with some stories (and take some for the long journeys ahead!)
Stories from the lives of the personalities you are going to visit are engaging and make their stories come alive in a way that has a lasting effect on children.
As well as stories you have heard, here are some potential books you can use, Inshallah:
‘Yaseer and Zahra Meet the Heroes of Kerbala’ by Binte Abbas
‘Yaseer and Zahra Meet the Heroes of Shaam’ by Binte Abbas
‘The Heroes of Karbala’ (Set of 9 small books on the Companions)
‘Understanding Karbala’ by Siddiqa Juma
‘The Story of Ashura’ by Sh. Bahmanpour (comic style)
‘Wake Up and Weep for the Shuhada-e-Kerbala’ (Children of Dubai Jamaat)
‘The Young Hashimite Princess…Sakina Bintal Hussain’ (Children of Dubai Jamaat)
Am so sorry but don’t know how you can source all of these (try googling but not always possible) – those living in London however, can borrow these and more through the Children’s Islamic Library (www.childrensislamiclibrary.com).
Also try www.hujjatbookshop.co.uk
Anyone have any other good books they would recommend?