Laylatul Qadr Gift Box

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I love this idea from Islam from the Start:

“Seeing all the lovely welcome Ramadhan baskets, made to instill the excitement for the blessed month, inspired me to put together a simple Laylatul Qadr Box for the little one. Along with the main A’maal book are a few treats and activities to keep him busy through the night. There’s two new books, ‘A Picnic of Poems: In Allah’s Green Garden’ which comes with a CD, and ‘The Adventures of Captain Alif And The Stormy Sea’. It’s a gift pack set and comes with a tasbeeh and dua bookmark. There’s also a T-Shirt and some fabric markers to make a personalised top illustrating what Laylatul Qadr means to him. And finally after reading on QFatima about it being a night to show appreciation to those close to you, there’s a special letter written for the little one. InshaAllah, I hope the Qadr box will help to leave a positive lasting memory of this blessed night, one spent in His remembrance with love.”

www.islamfromthestart.com

Remembering the Masumeen on Laylatul Qadr

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One of the main amaal that is done on this night is taking the names of the Masumeen with the Quran on our heads. What better way to help our children understand why they are doing this than by helping them learn a characteristic of theirs?

Here is a perfect way they can do this, by looking and reading from this overview that was put together by Islam from the Start:

Downloadable from: http://www.islamfromthestart.com/2015/07/amaal-of-quran.html

“The 14 Masumeen taught us how to live by the Qur’an.
They are the best examples for us to copy and follow.

O Allah Help us to be like the Masumeen who You love the most
Like Muhammad (SAW) Give us the most excellent manners 
Like Ali (as) Make us brave and ready to do what makes You happy 
Like Fatema (as) Let us be kind and caring towards our parents 
Like Hassan (as) Help us to be calm and forgiving
Like Husayn (as) Keep us with the truthful 
Like Ali Zain Ul Abideen (as) Keep us busy in remembering You 
Like Muhammad al Baqir (as) Give us knowledge that is useful 
Like Jaffer As Sadiq (as) Make us appreciate the amazing world You have created 
Like Musa Al Kadhim (as) Help us to control our anger
Like Ali Ar Ridha (as) Make us pleased with whatever You have planned for us 
Like Muhammad At Taqi (as) Make us of those who have taqwa 
Like Ali Un Naqi (as) Help us to lead the Muslims towards good
Like Hasan Al Askari (as) Help us to use our time in preparing for the 12th Imam
Like Your Hujjat Al Mahdi (ATF) 
May we bring peace by acting on the teachings of the Quran and the Ahlulbayt.”

Ramadan and Eid Party!

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Looking for ideas for Ramadan and Eid parties? You’re at the right place!

Here is a link to some great ideas for a Welcome Ramadan Party for kids: http://myhalalkitchen.com/welcome-ramadan-party-kids/

And here is an example of an Eid party for kids:

One mum held an Eid party for her sons and friends! They sang ‘Eid Mubarak To You’ while cutting the cake, and had the usual fun stuff of a bouncy castle and toys to make it extra special for the children.

Check out the Eid cake!

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And I love these unique Eid cookie jars with moon cutter as a party favour!

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And here are some Eid party games played at a Babble&Chat (Islamic Mother and Toddler session):
– Pass the parcel with questions about the Holy Qur’an
– Pin the crescent on the masjid
– ‘Shaban, shaban, ramadhan’ (our version of ‘duck duck goose’)
– Treasure hunt

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This year's EID TREES!

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As you know, I get a bit excited when it comes to EID TREEs! (Sorry I’m so excited I’ll probably use CAPS for that for the next few posts. Consider this an advance warning ;))

We launched the idea this year (see previous posts on this here and here), and Alhamd it has taken off! Here are some pictures sent in:

Here is what the mum said: “It holds the new moon of Ramadan 2015 and will be blossoming thoughout the month.”

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And here is another beautiful home made EID TREE! The mum found a nice vase, and then actually found the twigs herself! Looks beautiful and oh-so do-able!

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And here is our Ramadan and Eid tree! We have a big plant which we normally decorate and put presents around for eid, so I didn’t want something else that was big, but i did want somewhere to hang our good deed and gratitude notes.

So I went out and bought a nice vase that can stay there all year round. The hunt for twigs at shops was fruitless, but as luck would have it (in other words, Allah guided us to it!), we found a huge bunch of cut branches and twigs that were ideal! And voila 🙂

It is slowly but surely filling up – can’t wait to see what it looks like at the end of the month, Inshallah!

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P.S. If you’re exchanging gifts with a group of children, how about trying this?

Each child gets a little piece of card where they write their name on one side, and a prayer on the other. Younger children can get help writing. When their name is called to get their gift, they come hang their dua up on the Eid tree – and so it also becomes a prayer tree!

Someone suggested to hold on to their duas and take it out next Eid, so they can see whether their duas were answered :). Duas each Eid can be saved to see how they’ve grown each year too!

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Sharing Dates - YOUR versions - 2015 :)

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This is looking like it’s going to become a yearly post! Last year, we shared your versions of sharing dates at the beginning of Ramadhan (http://buzzideazz.com/sharing-dates-at-the-beginning-of-the-month-your-versions/). Here are this year’s pics that you have sent in – I hope they give you lots of ideas for your own date plates and jars next year, Inshallah 🙂

Check out the poem that goes with these dates to be given to teachers and neighbours:

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These dates were given out to school friends after a presentation about Ramadhan:

 

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This acrostic poem was given with dates to teachers:

 

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These dates for school friends and teachers were given out after the children did a short talk on Ramadhan to the class:

 

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These classy date jars were handed out to neighbours:

 

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And these bags covered with stars and moons were ideal to give out dates in!:

 

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