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Understanding My Ramadan Duas – Journal and Videos

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!: – for all of the videos

  • For the older crowd (suggested 11 plus), here is the link to the 12 videos:

Here are some lovely pics people sent in:


3rd Imam – Resources on Imam Husayn (as)

  • I love this crytograph for older children that Beb e Kazim shared on FB:

At the top there is a KEY that lists all the letters from A thru Z with a box below. Each of the letters has a corresponding number.

The bottom part contains a maxim of Imam Hussain a.s. Each of the blanks has a number underneath it. Fill in the letters that correspond to the numbers below the blanks to discover it.

  • Some YouTube clips:

  • Nasheed on Imam Husayn (as):

6th Imam – Resources on Imam Jaffer Sadiq (as)

Here are some resources to help teach children about the 7th Imam:

  • Here is a clear timeline with pictures by Reflect12.
  • For older kids, is a great site for more info on the Imam.
  • Here are some video clips:

Check out this puppet show done to celebrate the birthday of the 6th Imam sent in by a mum (in two parts):