Coming soon, Barakah Hills represents an ideal muslim community and is targeted to a post-toddler, pre-school demographic of children. The show’s main objective is to show children what it is like to be a practicing muslim as well as a good citizen in their community. Instead of trying to preach Islam and Shariah law and practice, Barakah Hills uses the hadiths and characteristics of Nabi Muhammad (SAW) as the prototype for not only being a good muslim but also a good human being. Children will learn everything from how to have good manners, to how to get actively involved with community projects. The way they learn is not through strict regimented lessons but through seeing how Laylah and Omar, and the supporting characters, do things. Essentially, the viewers will be learning by example. This makes for an educational, engaging and most importantly, fun children’s show.
Check these stories of many main Prophets out!
A good one to watch with the kids to get them into the Hajj spirit!
Click on the link for a WHOLE bunch of cool videos/rhymes/stories, etc.
For slightly older children, and with slightly longer attention spans, the Ahlulbayt TV’s Children’s Hour is one to watch.
From what I can see, it started off as a little more child-based with puppets and pirates, but after 4 episodes it has moved more of a talk show style. There are still puppet shows, stories and poetry, quizzes and cartoons within…
They extensively cover Muharram, as well as Ramadhan and special occasions such as the birth of Imam Mahdi (aj).
Check it out through the links below:
This series focusses on the Names of Allah and is a great accompaniment to any lessons/crafts on the topic.
I know they have raised funds for Series 2 but it doesn’t look like it’s out yet…will keep you posted!
Forget about CBeebies, it’s all about Safeeries if you’re a Muslim;)
With both short clips of around 3 mins, and longer clips of about 12/13 minutes, these are another great bunch of videos for young ones.
Educational and entertaining, hope your little ones benefit!