There are many duas to recite in Ramadan, and we should aim to try and explain the concept behind these duas to our children so they are aware of what they are reciting and why. There has been an amazing influx of different ways to help our children know what they are reciting in the short duas, as opposed to reciting it simply by rote. Here is a collection of them!
- These animated versions of the dua with simplified words and matching pictures are great to print out, laminate and stick up: Ya Aliyyu Ya Azeem and Allahumma Adkhil
- We’ve also made it into a game! Here is the link for that.
- Ramadhan Dua’s is another version for the three short duas by Tanveer Shares, and also includes Dua Faraj (Ilaahee ‘adhumal balaa’), Dua Hujjat and Dua Ma’rifah.
- And here is a lovely rhyme for Ya Aliyyu Ya Azeem:
- Why not get your children to act out the lines in Allahumma Adkhil? Here is a lovely example of one family who did that:
- And here is another video done by children to explain Allahumma Adkhil through art!
- Here is a video on how to teach Allahumma Adkhil through pictures:
- Here is an activity on Dua no 3 by Towards Jannah
- And here is a video for Dua no 3:
- For older children, how about these duas in English:
- Buzz Ideazz have released an Understanding My Ramadan Duas journal to help older children take a deeper look at the daily duas we recite, including Dua Iftitah.
A series of videos has also been created to go in depth into some concepts of the dua, for children 10 years plus – for more info, click here.
- Youth Dua Hub – Dua Al Iftitah made easy – this is the dua translated and simplified to help understanding, by Youth Dua Hub