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Rajab Idea 9: Resources for Mab’ath

Rajab Idea 9: Resources for Mab’ath

Here are some ideas for marking the Day of Mab’ath with your children:

  • I love this felt storyboard one mum made (pictured as main photo)
  • The event would make an ideal role play, so dress them up in costumes and have them re-enact the event of Mab’ath
  • This is a great booklet on the event by Kisa Kids

  • This is one of the only clips out there for children on this event:

https://youtu.be/W4NIogDV0ss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjciYGkNzIw

Prophet Muhammad (saw) Treasure Hunt

Prophet Muhammad (saw) Treasure Hunt

Prophet Muhammad (saw) Treasure Hunt (For older and younger children)

This treasure hunt combines info (for older kids) and fun activities (for the younger ones)! Decorate your house for khushali if you can with banners, light up boxes and the like. It all adds to the fun atmosphere 😊. To download and print the document, click here.

Instructions:

  1. Place your first clue in any spot (maybe by the decoration?).

Older child reads the following:

The Prophet’s way of drinking – ‘He drank the water in sips and would not gulp it down, and he would say: “Liver ailments are caused by gulping down water. When he drank water, he would have three draughts [sips] and with each draught [sip] he would begin in the name of Allah and glorify Him when he finished, so I asked him about this and he said: “Thanking Allah is done by glorifying Him and beginning in His name is a protection from ailments.’

  • Question: Who should you remember when you drink water? (Answer: Imam Husayn (as) and his family)
  • Next clue: Where can we drink water like the Prophet (saw)? (Clue hidden by the water tap)
  • Task: Pour yourself a glass of water and drink it in sips like the water. Don’t forget to say Bismillah and remember Imam Husayn (as)! If it’s night, sit down and drink.

 

  1. Older child reads the following:

Look after your appearance – ‘The Noble Prophet (S) used to look at the mirror and comb his hair, and sometimes he would look at his reflection in the water and arrange his hair.

He would smarten himself for meeting with his companions, aside from grooming himself for his family; and he said: “Allah loves from his servant that he should smarten and groom himself when he goes out to meet his brothers.’

  • Question: What is the dua for when we look in the mirror? Even just the general gist of the dua is fine. (Answer: O Allah, just as you have made me beautiful on the outside, make my character beautiful as well)
  • Next clue: Where are two big mirrors which have the dua stuck on it? (Clue stuck on the mirror – Adapt the clue to your own houses)
  • Task: Check your appearance in the mirror and recite the dua out loud.

 

  1. Older child reads the following:

The Prophet’s way of eating – ‘The Noble Prophet (S) never ate sitting in a reclined posture, from the time he was sent by Allah (SwT), until Allah took him from this world. He used to eat like a slave and sit like a slave. [Someone asked] “Why was this?” He said: “Out of humility towards Allah. When he ate with a group of people, he would be the first to start and the last to stop eating. When he ate, he would eat from what was in front of him and if there were dry dates or fresh dates he would extend his hand to take from it.’

  • Question: What was the Prophet’s favourite fruit? (Answer: Dates)
  • Next clue: Where do his favourite fruit stay? (Answer: In the kitchen cupboard)
  • Task: Eat a date! Don’t forget to wash it, and say Bismillah!

 

  1. Older child reads the following:

When you travel – ‘The sunnah is to depart for the journey early in the morning and to start the journey on a Thursday. The Prophet would never depart from any place until he had offered two rak’ahs of prayer, and when asked about it he said: “So that it would bear witness about my prayer.” While on a journey when he descended from an elevation he would recite the tasbih “Subhan Allah” and when he ascended he would recite the takbir “Allahu Akbar”. In his travels he (S) would always take with him a bottle of oil, a container of kohl, a pair of scissors, a miswak (tooth-brush) and a comb.’

  • Question: What did the Prophet do before he left a place? (Answer: Pray a 2 rakat salaah)
  • Next clue: Where do we depart from? (Answer: The front door)
  • Task: Pretend we are leaving the house. Can you recite the dua of travelling? (Stick this on the door if it’s not on there – “In the name of Allah! I have placed faith in Allah and I have put full trust in Allah.  (It is) as Allah wills! There is no strength and no power save with Allah”.

 

5. Older child reads the following:

Brushing teeth – The Holy Prophet (S) used to brush his teeth a lot. The Holy Prophet (S) would brush his teeth thrice every night. Once before sleeping, once when he woke up for the nightly worship and once before leaving for the Fajr prayer. The Noble Prophet (S) would brush his teeth before every prayer.

  • Question: What was the name of the brush that the Prophet used? (Answer: Miswak – if you have one you can show them!)
  • Next clue: Where do you brush your teeth? (Answer: their bathroom)
  • Task: Brush your teeth!

 

  1. Older child reads the following:

 Sit wherever you find a spot. Show respect to the one seated near you – ‘He would neither sit nor stand but by remembering Allah. He never reserved a place specifically for himself and forbade others to have places reserved for them. When he arrived at a gathering, he sat wherever there was a place to sit and he enjoined others to do the same.

He would give a chance to all those who were sitting with him, without giving preference to one over the other because he held him in greater esteem. When someone would come to sit with him he would remain seated patiently until he stood up and left.’

  • Question: Did the Prophet ever fight over a spot to sit on? (Answer: No)
  • Next clue: This is where people sit and chill. Although there is no designated ‘spot’ for anyone, this is somewhere X and Y both love to sit and sometimes fight over! (This is a spot on our sofa – adapt the clue to your own households.)
  • C) Task: Who can be most polite about letting others sit down first? Everyone take a seat and say cheese for a photograph!

 

  1. Final note:

Well done! You have finished the Prophet’s Treasure Hunt! I hope you have learned lots! Here is your final Question and Task.

  • Question: Is the Prophet mentioned in the Quran? (Answer: Yes)
  • Task: Can you repeat the following and try and learn this verse in the Holy Quran about the Prophet?

 

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَة

“For you there is a noble example in the Prophet of Allah” (33:2)

 

Let’s all sing Happy Birthday to the Prophet and cut a cake for him. If you have an ornament tree as described here, why not hand the ornaments for the Prophet (saw) and Imam Sadiq (as) while singing! The children also got a little gift for the birthday celebrations 😊

Prophet Muhammad (saw) Themed Party Bags

Prophet Muhammad (saw) Themed Party Bags

I LOVE what one mum did to mark the Prophet’s birthday!

‘We made Prophet Muhammad themed party bags and dropped them off at his friends house with the message below.

“Abdulhafeedh and Fatimah are so excited to celebrate Prophet Muhammad (saw) birthday with you all…

We have packed a bag with items to help us learn about this great man.

Grapes: The prophet used to love eating grapes (see story also to share with kids also below!)

Dates: This was one of Prophet Muhammad (saw) favourite food!

Raisins: The prophet loved eating raisins especially for breakfast.

Scented playdough: Scented because the prophet loved nice smell. With the playdough make a model of something to do with Prophet Muhammad (saw) and send us a picture☺️

Erasable crayons: Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an if you ask the prophet for forgiveness he will forgive you. Your mistakes will go away like the crayon. Always say sorry.

Sweet jelly: The Prophet (saw) said “He who gives sweets to his brother will be saved from the bitterness of death” or in kid terms – have a nice life 😉

Balloons: To celebrate this great man 🥰”’

40 Ahadith from the Prophet – a feltboard activity

40 Ahadith from the Prophet – a feltboard activity

I love this activity that one mum did with her kids to celebrate the Prophets birthday!

Inspired by the Hadith by Imam Kadhim (as): ‘Whoever memorises 40 Hadith, in the Day of Judgement Allah will raise them as a learned scholar’, and by the verse in the Quran calling the Prophet the ‘Best of Examples’ (Ahzab:21), they put together a feltboard of 40 Hadith by the Prophet.

They used this board to keep track of every time they practised one of the Hadith like smiling or brushing, by sticking small stickers on the laminated Hadith.

They played memory games with the board by looking at it for 2 mins and then trying to remember what the different Hadith were about.

And they’ve also used it as a Pictionary game!

What a great way to learn about and emulate the ways of the Prophet 🙂

Different Types of Salawat

Different Types of Salawat

One of the beautiful ways to being and end the group recitation of Quran is with a Salawat – sending blessings on the Prophet and his family.

Here are a few:

 

Here are the wordings to go with the above Salawat: Qur’anic Salawat