This is lovely! A letter to children using the sermon delivered by the Prophet on the last Friday of Shabaan (ie. today!)…I think I’m going to print this out and write a personal message on the back to them too!
As for us parents, I loved this rendition of the Prophet’s Ramadhan sermon – what struck me in particular within all the awesome advice on making the most of this month was this line:
“… and be kind to your youngsters…”
When we are fasting, it is easy to be short on patience and tolerance and take it out on our children, unintentional though it may be. I know I often have this unrealistic expectation that “they know I’m fasting, so why don’t they just… etc, etc” – but that’s exactly what it is – an UNREALISTIC expectation! Kids are kids, and will do what kids do best – ask you for help, want you to play, fight and all the rest of it!
So this Ramadhan, I’m going to try extra hard to keep in mind that this is the month where I’m supposed to be at my best, and as a parent, that means being extra loving and kind to my children. If i don’t manage to do extra duas, Quran, etc – so be it, they come first.
May He help us all to be the best we can be, Inshallah!
P.S. For older kids, why not get them to jot down all the practical points they pick up from the sermon as they go through it… then, Discuss!
P.S Look what one mum did with her kids!