Umrah Idea 7: Some suggestions for the Ipod!

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As well as ensuring we have all the duas and Quran on our ipods, how about uploading some nasheeds about the Holy Prophet / Makkah and Medina as well?

One nasheed in particular which had quite an impact on my son, to whom I had given the ipod one evening as we sat in the haram looking at the Kaaba (after he had finished Quran and writing in his journal and didn’t feel like doing his workbook) was ‘Don’t Talk To Me About Muhammad’ by Dawud Wharnsby (From the CD – The Prophet’s Hands). If you haven’t heard it yet, please take a few minutes to do so – i always cry at the end! My son didn’t fully understand it at first but after asking me about it, the effects were obvious…and we had a lovely discussion on it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc85sN4er4E

Other good nasheeds to take are from the CD Mountains of Makkah by Zain Bikha – when we were doing outside ziyarahs we would put this on speaker in the bus and the words are really powerful. There is a good recitation of the Talbiyya which can help children pick it up (for Shias, just to note that we have an extra Labbayk at the end).

http://www.last.fm/music/Zain+Bhikha/Mountains+of+Makkah

Any other suggestions?

Idea 9: Teach them about the Imam through rhymes and nasheeds

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This is a perfect tool for auditory learners!

RHYMES:

For younger children, these short and sweet rhymes by QFatima on the Imam are great!

Audio file: http://qfatima.com/index.php/qkids-qtube?view=playlist&id=210&start=20

Source: http://qfatima.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/rhyme_for_muslim_children.pdf

NASHEEDS:

My favourite English nasheed about the Imam so far is Al-Ajal, Al-Ajal by Abbas Bandali:

Voices of Passion have English ones also:

http://www.voicesofpassion.com/index.php/qasida/in-praise/17-we-are-waiting-for-you

Path to Ascension also has one or two if you have the CD (not available online yet).

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