As the biggest night approaches quickly, just have a question for all mums out there. As it is holidays for most, and with summer nights being shorter, many children are staying up until Fajr, or as much as possible.
Once back from mosque with main amaals done, what do your children do? Once mine have thought about and written their duas and done a bit, I encourage them to read or look at the Islamic books/stories we have at home to help pass the time…would love any other suggestions?
P.S. When asked this on facebook, here is a great reply I got: “We design and handmake eid cards, prep and do eid poster and wrap eid gifts and goodies, meanwhile keep jawshane kabeer playing in the background… Or any other dua… We also try baking treats at night… For older kids – watching movies from shiasource.com, such as Yusuf , or doing salatul Layl…”
This link may come in handy for younger children: http://www.crayola.com/coloring-pages/ramadan.aspx
And how about these sheets for older children to work through: http://db.tt/LhJuQV8E
P.P.S. We also got sent in a picture of Laylatul Qadr cookies someone made which we have shared on this post!
Give out sadqa at the 3 different parts of the nights of Qadr (last 10 odd nights plus the 24th night):
Having read this in a summary of lecture notes by Zakira Tahera Jaffer, I asked the kids to make 3 different envelopes each (with paper and sellotape as I didn’t have any small money envelopes at home!).
They then labelled them accordingly. We actually didn’t manage to give the sadqa yesterday as we were at mosque for the first and second part, but they got the concept at least, and Inshallah we will try to make it work tomorrow night!