Every Muharram we take the opportunity to give ourselves resolutions for the year ahead. This year in the girls’ classes we asked them to pick 3 small things that they knew was good to do, and encouraged them to try and make it a habit by doing it over the next 40 days – from Ashura to Arbaeen.
May Allah accept our mourning for Aba Abdillah, and help us transform it into true knowledge and bettering ourselves, Inshallah.
I loved these ideas on how to continue the learning achieved in the majlis! These books were given out at the end of two majalis – can you guess what the topics were?
That’s right – Keeping Promises and Good Intentions 😉
A little something to help children retain what they have learnt and more importantly, act on it!
Alams have featured a lot these last few months in different majalises, workshops and classes!
Some were done in the classes as an art and craft project, others were made at home as giveaways for those who attended the majlis, for the children to keep at home in their room as a reminder of the noble personality that we commemorate.
Thanks to those that sent in these pics!
One thing parents may face is the question of how to mark their children’s birthdays during these two months of Muharram and Safar. This was the first year we have had to deal with this and while we celebrated before Muharram started, my daughter wanted to take in sweets on the day to school, as is the norm.
So with the kind help of the creator of the Random Acts of Kindness cards that i shared a few days ago, we decided to do this! We waited until the 10 days were over and then gave out a little chocolate as well as the cards, with a little message on top about the commemoration of Ashura, in order to raise awareness about Imam Hussain (as).
Inshallah may it lead to lots of acts of kindness in the name of Imam Hussain!
A good way of narrating stories is using felt images. In this video,you are shown how to make your own Felt Story Bag to create many different stories on the Tragedy of Karbala.
P.S. Check out TanveerShares for other cool activities and posts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjeShaxzkrM_PX5lndPpMA
- This journal is ideal for 7 years and older – It has information, as well as plenty of space for lecture notes and self-reflection. https://www.buzzideazz.com/shop/tears-for-my-imam-journal/
- KISA Kids have a whole bunch of stories and project ideas available as both free and paid downloads. Check them out here: https://kisakids.org/islamic-projects-d/
- ztmedia.org/muharramworkbook – Salamoji Muharram Workbook for younger kids available for free download
- Muharram Reflections: http://www.tasbihproject.com/product/muharram-reflections/
- Mini-Momineen Arbaeen: http://www.tasbihproject.com/product/mini-momineen-arbaeen-learn-about-arbaeen-pdf-individual-download/
- This Arbaeen Journal from Muslim Kids (In memory of Sajida Jivraj)
- www.tjannah.com – Muharram Resource Pack
- And how about these posters, which can be great desktop backgrounds as well: http://awaitingangels.co.tz/downloadables/ We made the awesome images by Awaiting Angels into a Memory game! A great way to learn more about the Heroes of Kerbala – for me as well as the kids!
- Games are a great way to learn too – check out this one: Heroes of Kerbala