For many many years, I have felt that we do such a disservice to the beautiful duas that we recite in Ramadan because we focus so much on the rote recitation as opposed to looking at and learning from the gems that our Imam has given us within. Last year a close friend and I started working on this journal, first and foremost to work through with our own children and then hopefully with the aim of using it in classes during Ramadan. As it turns out, mosques still aren’t reopening so we have produced short YouTube clips for children to listen to and help them work through the books, Inshallah.
The journal covers the 7 duas we recite daily in Ramadan. Each dua will follow a similar format – Dua Iftitah is broken down into smaller chunks – and there are questions, activities and games to get your child thinking and learning about what we are actually praying for through the beautiful words in the dua.
And here are the videos that accompany the journal!
For the younger crowd (suggested 5-10), Memoji Masi does a brilliant job of bringing the duas to life!: http://bit.ly/ctc-memoji-masi – for all of the videos
For the older crowd (suggested 11 plus), here is the link to the 12 videos:
Alhamd there is so much out there now for our children to help them benefit from the month. Here is a round up – including both those for purchase, and those available as a free download. I’ve loosely placed them by age, but please note that different resources may suit your child even if they’re not that age!
So in the Iraq series, we talk about encouraging our children to keep a journal to write their thoughts/duas in, make a scrapbook with all their mementos in, and we also mentioned the importance of having child-friendly information about the trip.
Alhamdulillah, all these three concepts have been incorporated into our latest product – the Umrah Journal!
It is with the printers and will be with us early next week so please do get in touch if you would like us to send out a copy straight away to Inshallah get to you in time. Alternatively, we can arrange a mutually convenient time to pass them on!