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Umrah Idea 7: Some suggestions for the Ipod!

As well as ensuring we have all the duas and Quran on our ipods, how about uploading some nasheeds about the Holy Prophet / Makkah and Medina as well?

One nasheed in particular which had quite an impact on my son, to whom I had given the ipod one evening as we sat in the haram looking at the Kaaba (after he had finished Quran and writing in his journal and didn’t feel like doing his workbook) was ‘Don’t Talk To Me About Muhammad’ by Dawud Wharnsby (From the CD – The Prophet’s Hands). If you haven’t heard it yet, please take a few minutes to do so – i always cry at the end! My son didn’t fully understand it at first but after asking me about it, the effects were obvious…and we had a lovely discussion on it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc85sN4er4E

Other good nasheeds to take are from the CD Mountains of Makkah by Zain Bikha – when we were doing outside ziyarahs we would put this on speaker in the bus and the words are really powerful. There is a good recitation of the Talbiyya which can help children pick it up (for Shias, just to note that we have an extra Labbayk at the end).

http://www.last.fm/music/Zain+Bhikha/Mountains+of+Makkah

Any other suggestions?

Imam Mahdi (aj) – Idea 9: Teach them about the Imam through rhymes and nasheeds

This is a perfect tool for auditory learners!

RHYMES:

For younger children, these short and sweet rhymes by QFatima on the Imam are great!

Audio file: http://qfatima.com/index.php/qkids-qtube?view=playlist&id=210&start=20

Source: http://qfatima.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/rhyme_for_muslim_children.pdf

  • Here are some more:

I Will Follow
Who will I follow? Who will I follow?
Everyday, Every day.
I will follow Mahdi, I will follow Mahdi,
All the way, All the way.
When kids tease me, When kids tease me,
For doing right, For doing right.
I will follow Mahdi, I will follow Mahdi,
With all my might, With all my might

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✨Twinkle twinkle Hidden Star✨
✨How I wonder where You are✨
✨Among us but we can’t see✨
✨O Imam come set us free✨
✨Twinkle twinkle Hidden Star✨
✨How I wonder where you are✨
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

NASHEEDS:

My favourite English nasheed about the Imam so far is Al-Ajal, Al-Ajal by Abbas Bandali:

This cartoon nasheed is beautiful:

Call Imam Mahdi:

Voices of Passion:

Good Deed Series – 10. Good Deeds and Body Parts

  • (To the tune of ‘Castle in the Cloud’):

These little feet are for Allah
They are to stand up for salah
They are to walk to Karbala
These little feet are for Allah

These little feet can skip and run
Kick a ball
And have some fun
They’re not to stamp
They’re not to kick
When we are mad,
Not one little bit

These little feet are for Allah… (repeat first stanza)

These little hands are for Allah
They are to raise up for dua
They are to help mom and baba
These little hands are for Allah

These little hands can hug and clap,
Color a picture
Wave and snap
They’re not to scratch,
They’re not to hit
They’re not to snatch
They don’t like it one bit!

These little feet are for Allah… (repeat first stanza)

This little mouth is for Allah
It is to whisper our duas
It is to say Subhanallah!
This little mouth is for Allah

This little mouth can say thank you
Smile, speak truth,
Ask how do you do?
It doesn’t shout
It doesn’t scream
It doesn’t say
Things which are mean

This little mouth is for Allah… (repeat first stanza)

*Credit: Sakeena Kalyan

  • Following on from the rhymes, children can pick out a shape/body part and think of what kind of good deed it can be used to do.
  • They can also play ‘Yusuf says’ (like Simon Says) with a puppet doll, and ask the children to act out doing good deeds with their different body parts.
  • Children could decorate a cutout of ‘me’ and then use little dot stickers next to each body part every time they did a good deed.
  • Another activity to go with the same concept is to trace out body outlines of the children on butcher paper and then brainstorm and write in the right way to use each body part and the wrong way. This can be connected with showing gratitude to Allah swt by honoring the blessings He gives. One mum said: “They gave some funny answers like bottoms are not for sitting on people!”
  • This can also be done with chalk on concrete, etc.