Sharing the message of Kerbala with children

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As we prepare to enter the months of Muharram and Safar, here are some INVALUABLE points for parents and teachers to keep in mind. Please read and share!

Take the first point for example – SO crucial:

“Images of Violence:

It never ceases to amaze me the extent of graphic details Islamic school curriculums, teachers, and speakers provide children when discussing Karbala. Yes, it was a battle and yes it was a tragedy beyond words. However, such violent and graphic details are socially and developmentally inappropriate. Many children struggle to understand topics such as death, loss, and grief. When Islamic school teachers decide to focus on the explicit details of how Ali al-Asghar or Imam Abbas (as) were killed, it can be difficult for children to overcome. You can definitely get the message across that Yazeed and Bani Ummayah were the lowest of the low and enemies of God without describing to a child in graphic details the murder of another child.”

For the whole article, click here: http://www.aimislam.com/sharing-the-message-of-karbala-with-children/

Thoughtful Gift Ideas 20: Candles for Teachers

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Last but not least for our thoughtful gift idea series this year is with the same theme of making gifts more meaningful with a message…

These are candles for teachers of Ramadhan classes who dedicated the month to teaching young ones and serving them iftaar first, etc – they read: “A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

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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Fundraising Idea 20: Instead of giving a gift to your teachers at the end of Ramadhan, donate to charity on their behalf instead

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At the end of the month, teachers of classes are usually given lots of little presents to say Eid Mubarak and thank you. That is a wonderful wonderful gesture and token of appreciation, but this year some organisers of classes had an even better idea!

They suggested that the children donate on their behalf instead .

The kids and I still felt we wanted to acknowledge them, so we made these little mint books – the pics say it all I hope! They personalised it by decorating the front and then handed them out to their teachers as well as donating in their name too.

P.s. This idea is thanks to pinterest of course – here is the link to the much more professional looking ones!

http://offbeatbride.com/2012/03/how-to-make-mintbook-favors#.U95ejwp2CC8.email

Idea 4 - And don't forget the staff...

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Idea Number 4:

And don’t forget the staff!

This year, instead of giving teachers a present at Christmas like everyone else, why not give them something at Eid instead?

The receptionists/caretaker/head often get forgotten too…why not grab a box of chocolates and give it to them this Eid?

Small gestures like these go a long way in building good relationships with the people who are taking care of your children 🙂

Our range of contemporary Blank Cardzz are perfect to accompany any gifts/chocolates you decide to give, or even just on their own! The cards are A5 in size, and cost only 75p per card, or £4 for a pack of 6.

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