Do your kids like mazes? My kid definitely does! To discuss the night of Mi’raj, I decided to make a maze, to discuss the journey that Prophet Mohammed (SAW) took on that special night. The journey that night had many elements, but including all these elements would complicate the maze. Of course, if your kids … Continue reading Night of Mi’raj MAZE
At the beginning of programs that we attend, we often hear Hadith-e-Kisa (The Story of the Cloak). But for our kids, if they’ve only ever heard this story in Arabic, then they have no idea what they are listening to. As we remember Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA) during the days of her shahadat and her … Continue reading Hadith-e-Kisa
There are so many people in this world right now, billions and billions of people. If we look throughout history, there are billions and billions more. How do we choose the people that we should consider to be our role models? Who should we strive to be like? To illustrate this dilemma, we used stickers. … Continue reading Who Should We Follow?
When Prophet Mohammed (SAW) arrived in Madinah after his migration from Makkah, all the residents of Madina wanted him to stay at their house. To make the decision, the Prophet (SAW) used his camel. The camel walked, and where the camel stopped is where Masjid-e-Nabawi was built. This Masjid became the center for all the … Continue reading Making of Masjid-e-Nabawi
When Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his son Prophet Isma'il (AS) were building the Holy Kabah, he stood on a rock to aid him in the construction. It is known as Maqam-e-Ibrahim and it still holds his footprints to this day. To discuss Maqam-e-Ibrahim, we used Play Doh. We rolled it out, then I had my daughter … Continue reading Prophet Ibrahim’s Footprints
I have a weird name. Well, that’s not true. My name is probably the most common female Muslim name – Fatema. But growing up in a majority non-Muslim country, I learned to answer to various mispronunciations of my name. After high school, I decided to start telling people how to correctly pronounce my name when … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
We are continuing our focus on Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA) today, with a maze. We love mazes! Especially putting them in a clear pocket so they can be used over and over and over (and over!) again with dry erase crayons/markers. The enemies of Islam used to make fun of the Prophet (SAW) for having … Continue reading Surah Kawthar – Maze
On Rabiul Awwal 1, the Holy Prophet (SAW) left Makkah to migrate to Madinah to escape persecution by the disbelievers in Makkah. After he left Makkah, he knew that the Quraish would be tracking him. In order to avoid being found, he took refuge in the cave of Thaur, on the way to Madinah. When … Continue reading Hijrat to Madinah – Spider Web
This week, as we discuss the shahadats of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) and Imam Hassan (AS), we decided to focus on KINDNESS. Today, we will be discussing the kindness of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) by reenacting the situation he was in, and discussing how he reacted. [Complete story here, pg 15] To summarize, there is an old … Continue reading Learning Kindness from Prophet Mohammed (SAW)
In Shaam, the 4th Imam (AS) gave a powerful speech in which he introduced himself to the people. He discussed his family, the Holy Prophet (SAW) and the Imams (AS) that came before him. He explained the virtues that they possess. He also spoke of the evils that occurred in Karbala. He spoke so eloquently that … Continue reading “Is Prophet Mohammed (SAW) Your Grandfather or Mine?”