As well as reading books, journals can allow the girls to learn by writing and thinking about this time in their life.
*This awesome journal allows girls to document this special new journey in their life!
Using the word ‘Baligha’ as an acrostic poem, the following topics are covered in a clear and beautiful manner:
B: Beautiful (cleanliness and inner beauty)
A: Awareness (of fiqh, salaat, physical changes)
L: Little Lady Quiz
I: Intention (wajib)
G: Genes (relationships and geneology)
H: Hijab (declaration of identity)
A: Aspiration (Micro and macro goals)
Each section has a place for your child’s own notes and thoughts, as well as quizzes, personal information, and even a space to design their own hijabs!
There is a PDF available but I would highly recommend ordering a physical copy – nothing beats that!
Bismillah…let the buloogh series begin!
Just a quick note before our first idea – buloogh for girls and hijaab are inevitable tied together. However, for the purpose of this series, we will focus more on the other aspects of buloogh and cover hijaab in a later series, to allow each topic to get full coverage Inshallah…
Idea 1: Books, books, books!
Although still few and far between, there are some books out there on this oh-so-important topic.
Princess Inaya Becomes Baligha (by Binte Abbas and Ibn Ali covers the main aspects of reaching the age of buloogh in story form, making it a light hearted entry point to the topic.
A Muslim Girl’s Guide to Life’s Big Changes (by Rayhana Khan) is a much more factual book, covering things to consider such as life in school, the clothes that we wear, behaviour and what’s happening to our bodies when we grow.
Jashn-e-Buloogh (Celebrating Baligh Ceremony) is informative as above, but in much smaller snippets, and accompanied by lots of bright cartoon illustrations, as opposed to book style.
Celebration of Responsibility – Baligha Booklet: Covers the main topics of wudhoo, cleanliness, taqlid, etc. For more info on how to get a copy, contact Aarifa Suleman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some other titles are:
How to get Hijab Ready by Aisha Elwan and Megan Wyatt
The Hijab Boutique by Michelle Khan
Do you know of any more? Please do share!