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Imam Mahdi (aj) – Idea 15: Books, books, books!

There are a growing number of books out there on the Imam. Here is a compilation:

  • ‘Where is My Imam?’ by Marhuma Shellina Kermalli

  • The Last Saviour – The Sun Behind The Clouds – by Fatemazahra Merali

The Last Saviour: Amazon.co.uk: Fatemazahra Merali: 9781518767364 ...

  • Where Could You Be? By Abis Kids

  • The Valuable Gift – Heavenly Children series by Kisa Kids

The Heavenly Children – Kisa Kids

  • Why Was He Named Al-Mahdi (AJ) – Blessed Names series by Kisa Kids

Children's Books » Tayyiba Publishers

 

Rajab Idea 7: Arts and Crafts for this month

Rajab Idea 7: Arts and Crafts for this month

  • Drawing inspiration from the meme going around on Rajab, Shaban and Ramadan, we recreated this for children.

The children were explained the significance of there being a seed in Rajab and the need to clear the soil of weeds (i.e. do lots of istighfar and clean our souls in this month), a little shoot popping up in Shaban which needs to be tended and watered (i.e. lots of good deeds and salawats in this month) and then finally the flowering in Ramadhan (inshallah the fruits of our efforts in the holy month!).

They were encouraged to go home and stick it on their fridge/boards as a daily reminder 🙂

  • Here’s another craft idea sent in:

FZ and mum did an activity on the Tasbih of Bibi Fatema, which was told to the Prophet by Angel Jibrail during his ascension!

Here are the details below:

“In the centre is Bibi Fatema as with her Tasbih, then the rectangle around her represents the Kaaba with its 4 rukn, followed by an outer rectangle representing Bayt ul Ma’mur with its 4 rukn, followed by the ‘Arsh with its 4 rukn and the Dhikr of the Tasbih of Bibi Fatema as holding up the 4 corners…here FZ also added graphics to show how the Dhikr came about…

On the sides she made colourful wings to show that the Tasbih is so powerful that it can take us so close to Allah, even up to the ‘Arsh! At the top is the last bit of the story where the Prophet saw, during Mi’raj, is riding on Buraq where Angel Jibraeel tells him how the Tasbih came about and the Dhikr to complete it. She also added a 3D star to show that Bibi Fatema is Az Zahra, the Shining Star and the Lady of Light.

Imam Mahdi (aj) – Idea 10: WWIMD?

Imam Mahdi (aj) – Idea 10: WWIMD?

I absolutely love this idea and thought it would be the perfect end to our series on the Imam! Jummah Mubarak 🙂

“This was a project initiated by Stanmore Jaffery’s and promoted by Madressa too. It started off by putting the abbreviations on a wrist band to be a reminder to ask yourself: What would Imam Mahdi (aj) do if he were in your situation? My boys had come across this idea from annex lectures.

So one half term when they were all really playing up and continuously bickering and driving me crazy, I sat them down and told them they were really upsetting me and that if it continued I would cancel all their half term plans which they were so excited about.

Soon after that I heard the older two calling a meeting in the sitting room. They all emerged with WWIMD written on their wrists! It was very sweet as they explained that every time they would fight and argue they would think themselves and more importantly, remind each other what would Imam Mahdi do.

I was so touched and overjoyed. This was a classic example of God consciousness, Amr bil maroof and bringing the !mam into our lives! It worked very well for the next few days and was a pleasure to hear them use the phrase all the time and check themselves.

Kids being kids and human nature as it is, it didn’t last forever. However, it still is a sentence we use often now: What Would Imam Mahdi (aj) Do?”

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: