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Ramadan with kids : days 4 to 7

Day 04: Pledge à Zéro waste Ramadan~reduce,recycle & reuse !

There is plenty of activity to do with kids to learn these things! Internet is a great source of inspiration.

Allah doesn’t like those who waste [Qran 6:141]

Day 05:  We can  teach our kids the etiquettes of eating in Islam. Especially eating the sunnah way : one part food, one part water and one part air. 

Day 06: Give a little Sadaqah every day.

According to Quran, Sadaqa leads into the purification of the benefactor and that sadaqa should not be necessarily be in a material form and can be a “voluntary effort”, or a kind word.Even a smile. This is in agreement with a narration attributed to the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, which says “every good deed is a form of sadaq.”

And Even if sadaqah is different from Zakat, the month of Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for Muslim parents to teach their children about the significance of fasting during Ramadan as well as the importance of paying Zakat. Though children are exempt from paying Zakat, they must know about the concept particularly what it is, why is it due and to whom it goes. 

Day 07: Say ” SubhanAllahi wa Bihamdihi” [Allaah is free from imperfection and all praise is due to Him] morning and evening 100times.

Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to me, “Shall I tell you the expression that is most loved by Allah?” It is `Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi’ (Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise)’.”

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who recites in the morning and in the evening the statement: `Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi (Allah is free from imperfection and I begin with praising Him)’ one hundred times, will not be surpassed on the Day of Resurrection by anyone with better deeds than one who utters the same words or utters more of these words.”

[Muslim]

Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “For him who says: `Subhan-Allahi wa bi hamdihi (Allah is free from imperfection, and I begin with praising Him, and to Him),’ a palm-tree will be planted in Jannah.”

[At-Tirmidhi]

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Ramadan with kids: days 1 to 3

Assalam aleykoum warathmatullah wabarakatuh 

Day 1: Make your intention to fast purely for the sake of Allah

I wish you an excellent Ramadan, that this month be synonymous of Peace, repentance and adoration.

May Allah help you and leave you in excellent health!

Day 2: Write down your spiritual goals for the month

Well my daughter is too small for now and can’t write but later on I guess I will ask her to do this aswell.

My goals for the months are to read Qran everyday in sha Allah, learn more surah and settle a “Islamic routine” of reading/learning about Islam.

Day 3: Spread Ramadan joy by Sharing food with neighbours. 

I think it’s a good way to teach our children about the importance of being kind to their neighbours.

 Islam considers the rights of the neighbor to be extremely important. The angel Jibreel (Gabriel), may Allah exalt his mention, continued to urge the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ), to treat neighbors with kindness until he thought that the Sharee’ah would assign him a share of his neighbor’s inheritance. The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ), said: “Jibreel kept on recommending me to treat neighbors kindly and politely so that I thought that Allah would order [me] to make them [my] heirs.”The Quran recommends treating neighbors kindly. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side…} [Quran 4:36] Look how the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ), exhorted Muslims to be good to their neighbors and to honor them when he said: “… and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should serve his neighbor generously.” The narration of Muslim may Allah have mercy upon him states: “Should be good to his neighbor.”

So why not cook some biscuits, bake a cake or prepare anything with your kid and distribute them together to neighbours. 😊

It’s an idea I keep in mind when my daughter will grow old…

I will write tomorrow about another tip for Ramadan with kids in sha Allah…

Enjoy your day ❤️

Allah hafiz

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