Prophet Muhammad (saw) Treasure Hunt

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Prophet Muhammad (saw) Treasure Hunt (For older and younger children)

This treasure hunt combines info (for older kids) and fun activities (for the younger ones)! Decorate your house for khushali if you can with banners, light up boxes and the like. It all adds to the fun atmosphere 😊. To download and print the document, click here.

Instructions:

  1. Place your first clue in any spot (maybe by the decoration?).

Older child reads the following:

The Prophet’s way of drinking – ‘He drank the water in sips and would not gulp it down, and he would say: “Liver ailments are caused by gulping down water. When he drank water, he would have three draughts [sips] and with each draught [sip] he would begin in the name of Allah and glorify Him when he finished, so I asked him about this and he said: “Thanking Allah is done by glorifying Him and beginning in His name is a protection from ailments.’

  • Question: Who should you remember when you drink water? (Answer: Imam Husayn (as) and his family)
  • Next clue: Where can we drink water like the Prophet (saw)? (Clue hidden by the water tap)
  • Task: Pour yourself a glass of water and drink it in sips like the water. Don’t forget to say Bismillah and remember Imam Husayn (as)! If it’s night, sit down and drink.

 

  1. Older child reads the following:

Look after your appearance – ‘The Noble Prophet (S) used to look at the mirror and comb his hair, and sometimes he would look at his reflection in the water and arrange his hair.

He would smarten himself for meeting with his companions, aside from grooming himself for his family; and he said: “Allah loves from his servant that he should smarten and groom himself when he goes out to meet his brothers.’

  • Question: What is the dua for when we look in the mirror? Even just the general gist of the dua is fine. (Answer: O Allah, just as you have made me beautiful on the outside, make my character beautiful as well)
  • Next clue: Where are two big mirrors which have the dua stuck on it? (Clue stuck on the mirror – Adapt the clue to your own houses)
  • Task: Check your appearance in the mirror and recite the dua out loud.

 

  1. Older child reads the following:

The Prophet’s way of eating – ‘The Noble Prophet (S) never ate sitting in a reclined posture, from the time he was sent by Allah (SwT), until Allah took him from this world. He used to eat like a slave and sit like a slave. [Someone asked] “Why was this?” He said: “Out of humility towards Allah. When he ate with a group of people, he would be the first to start and the last to stop eating. When he ate, he would eat from what was in front of him and if there were dry dates or fresh dates he would extend his hand to take from it.’

  • Question: What was the Prophet’s favourite fruit? (Answer: Dates)
  • Next clue: Where do his favourite fruit stay? (Answer: In the kitchen cupboard)
  • Task: Eat a date! Don’t forget to wash it, and say Bismillah!

 

  1. Older child reads the following:

When you travel – ‘The sunnah is to depart for the journey early in the morning and to start the journey on a Thursday. The Prophet would never depart from any place until he had offered two rak’ahs of prayer, and when asked about it he said: “So that it would bear witness about my prayer.” While on a journey when he descended from an elevation he would recite the tasbih “Subhan Allah” and when he ascended he would recite the takbir “Allahu Akbar”. In his travels he (S) would always take with him a bottle of oil, a container of kohl, a pair of scissors, a miswak (tooth-brush) and a comb.’

  • Question: What did the Prophet do before he left a place? (Answer: Pray a 2 rakat salaah)
  • Next clue: Where do we depart from? (Answer: The front door)
  • Task: Pretend we are leaving the house. Can you recite the dua of travelling? (Stick this on the door if it’s not on there – “In the name of Allah! I have placed faith in Allah and I have put full trust in Allah.  (It is) as Allah wills! There is no strength and no power save with Allah”.

 

5. Older child reads the following:

Brushing teeth – The Holy Prophet (S) used to brush his teeth a lot. The Holy Prophet (S) would brush his teeth thrice every night. Once before sleeping, once when he woke up for the nightly worship and once before leaving for the Fajr prayer. The Noble Prophet (S) would brush his teeth before every prayer.

  • Question: What was the name of the brush that the Prophet used? (Answer: Miswak – if you have one you can show them!)
  • Next clue: Where do you brush your teeth? (Answer: their bathroom)
  • Task: Brush your teeth!

 

  1. Older child reads the following:

 Sit wherever you find a spot. Show respect to the one seated near you – ‘He would neither sit nor stand but by remembering Allah. He never reserved a place specifically for himself and forbade others to have places reserved for them. When he arrived at a gathering, he sat wherever there was a place to sit and he enjoined others to do the same.

He would give a chance to all those who were sitting with him, without giving preference to one over the other because he held him in greater esteem. When someone would come to sit with him he would remain seated patiently until he stood up and left.’

  • Question: Did the Prophet ever fight over a spot to sit on? (Answer: No)
  • Next clue: This is where people sit and chill. Although there is no designated ‘spot’ for anyone, this is somewhere X and Y both love to sit and sometimes fight over! (This is a spot on our sofa – adapt the clue to your own households.)
  • C) Task: Who can be most polite about letting others sit down first? Everyone take a seat and say cheese for a photograph!

 

  1. Final note:

Well done! You have finished the Prophet’s Treasure Hunt! I hope you have learned lots! Here is your final Question and Task.

  • Question: Is the Prophet mentioned in the Quran? (Answer: Yes)
  • Task: Can you repeat the following and try and learn this verse in the Holy Quran about the Prophet?

 

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَة

“For you there is a noble example in the Prophet of Allah” (33:2)

 

Let’s all sing Happy Birthday to the Prophet and cut a cake for him. If you have an ornament tree as described here, why not hand the ornaments for the Prophet (saw) and Imam Sadiq (as) while singing! The children also got a little gift for the birthday celebrations 😊

Fiqh Powerpoint Slides for Lessons

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Bibi Zainab - Resources

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Here are some resources to help mark the life of Bibi Zainab:

  • A puppet show on her birth:

  • A poem about Bibi Zainab:

  • Children’s Hour special on Bibi Zainab@

  • A visual look on her life:

  • An animation on her role in Kerbala:

  • A short clip on Bibi Zainab by a Catholic priest:

  • A book on Bibi Zainab (suitable for older children) can be downloaded here.
  • Here is a craft idea – this was done after discussing her qualities:

  • Here is another craft idea based on her timeline as sent in by a mum:

“My 6 year old daughter created this art on canvas showing Bibi Zainab (as) on Siratul Mustaqeem guiding us, through the lessons we learn from her life, all the way to Jannah!

She is holding an alam, and on her superheroine cape are written her titles, ‘Sharikatul Husayn – Imam Husayn’s partner in his mission to save Islam’ and ‘Aalima Ghayr Mu’allima – One who knows without being taught’ (title given by Imam Zainul Abideen, as Bibi used to conduct Islamic classes for the women of Madina and Kufa and was revered for her knowledge and wisdom).

She also included Bibi’s famous, powerful and most profound words, summing up her life’s philosophy of placing Allah’s (swt) pleasure at the centre of all she did and thought: ‘I see nothing but beauty’ – ‘Ma ra’aitu illa jameela’ when asked by Ibne Ziyad at his court how she found the events of Karbala.

She drew and captioned pictures to create a simple timeline of her life, from her blessed birth to her death at 57 years.

Timeline:

Born on 5/5/5 – 5th Jamadil Awwal 5AH

At 7 years – Bibi Fatema (as), her mother, and Rasulullah (saw), her grandfather, pass away

At 12 years – she got married to Abdullah bin Jaffar e Tayyar and they had 6 kids including Awn and Muhammad

At 32 years, Imam Ali (as) became the khalifa and they moved to Kufa with him

At 35 years, the martyrdom of Imam Ali (as) takes place

Bibi then moved back to Madina to support Imam Hassan (as) in his imamat

At 45 years, Imam Hassan (as) is poisoned and passes away

At 55 years, she witnesses the tragedy of Karbala, Kufa, Shaam, back to Karbala on Arbaeen – Bibi established the institution of Majlis Al Husayn, Allah’s University! – and then return to Madina

At 57 years, she passed away – most say in Sham but there are also reports that she’s buried in Cairo, Egypt or Madina”

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