Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ramadan Activities Day # 10


Lil Muallimah's Activities

Ramadan Vocabulary 

Lil Muallimah learnt meem is for miftahun (key), and the hadith that Salah is key to Jannah (paradise).


Ramadaan Activity Bag # 10

Muslim and Muslimah Puppets

Potentially I was supposed to put the material for this craft in the     Ramadan activity bag but I actually just made her do it first.

I drew outline shapes for a muslim boy and girl for her on a piece of paper and asked her to color them as she likes. Then we glued them onto a foam sheet, and cut them in shape. Next Lil Muallimah chose two colors of popsicle sticks and stuck them with tape.

Muslim and Muslimah Puppets. 

Lil Mualliamh fell in love with these. She immediately went off to play with them with her masjid posted about below.

She played with them for a long time making so many stories about Muslim and Muslimah with dialogues too Mashallah. It was quite funny and amusing for us.   

Now these can be put in the activity bag for her to take out and enjoy whenever she wants Inshallah.

Chalk Art Masjid

Lil Muallimah colored a mosque using chalk. This is a type of art work we have done previously but I never got a chance to post about it. None the less, you can pretty much gather how to dreate this kind of art. all you need is black or any colored paper, I used construction paper. Stick masking tape in any shape or design. 

Then let the child color in the remaining area. 

Next spray with hair spray as a fixative to bind the chalk residue onto the paper. 

When dry remove the masking tape. Result......

Mashallah doesn't Lil Muallimahs Mosque look nice ? This ones worth framing just like the other chalk art we have framed before.

Lil Muallim # 2's Activities


If Lil Muallimah made puppets Lil Maullim # 2 wanted a puppet too AND he wanted to sew his on the machine too.We didn't end up making the puppet exactly as he had in mind because we ran short of  enough felt. But, we did manage to join two pieces of felt and this one. Lil Muallim # 2 was quite amazed as to how the machine joined two pieces of felt together with a zig zag stitch :):):):):)

Next he stitched the front and back of the puppet together. His confidence in using and handling the machine is defiinitely improving with each sewing project Mashallah!

Next on his instructions I colored in the Imam with a permanent markers. I loved the fact he didn't want eyes but a sweet smile for the Imam, Mashallah! Also notice the zigzag stitch on the kufi highlighted by green.

Next the Imam puppet got hands. This part was not as Lil maullamh #2 had wanted it but we made do with what material we had. 

We loosely joined the arms with two brads so that Lil Muallim # 2 could change the Imams hand positions. See the Imam leading the prayer .... Allahu akbar....

Mashallah what do you think ? Lil Muaallim #2 would love to know.

Salah Centre

The following project will take more than a day to finish but we started out making it today. Inshallah when finished the Salah centre will be put up on the wall in the kids room where my Lil muallims can use is as a reminder of Salah timings, keep their after Salah dua and adhkar booklets and other cards related to Salah.

I took a bristol borad and folded in a 3 parts and cut off an extra strip from the bottom to use inside the salah centre.

Next Lil Muallim # 2 choose shiny craft paper I had lying around to make the cover of the Salah Centre. The cover is actually supposed to signify Bab us Salah the door of Jannah through which those established their prayers on time will enter.

Notice the key hole and the handle? That's for what we made next.......

We made a key with golden card stock and Lil muallim # 2 stuck praying persons coloring on it..... this was to depict the hadith As salatu miftahul Jannah .....Salah is the key to Paradise.

Inside Lil Muallim # 2 stuck the salah timings clock faces around the booklet on the hadith highlighting the importance of praying on time. Check it out.

We will be continuing work on this project over the week. Inshallah!


O Allah  help us to perfect our  salah how our dear Prophet Sallalaho alaihi wasallam has taught us. Make us among those who are conscious of their salah, and establish it as it is required of us..... O Allah make us among those who are able to enter the Jannah through Bab us Salah ........... Ameen


Unknown said...

Salam Alikoum dear sister,

I like what you are doing and what you have on your blog for all of us. May Allah reward you and all sisters who are trying their best to teach about Islam to their children or to the children of their husband. Ameen.

I have noticed that you have some images that have living things, some with eyes and some without eyes. There are various hadith about how we should absolutely not draw "living things" - I used to think I was ok by drawing without the eyes, but I keep on seeing hadith mentioning about "Living Things," and for that reason I started to avoid drawing anything that related to that. By doing so, I realized how many times we use living things while we would not need. For instance, when I child want to draw his mother or fathers, I suggest he/she draw what the mother of the father likes instead, and on top, they can write their name or just "mom" or "dad."

The HADITH I was mentioning about are:

Taking pictures of Living Things:

1) Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “Those who make these pictures will be punished on the Day of Resurrection, and it will be said to them “Make alive what you have created.” (Book #72, Hadith #835)

2) Narrated Muslim: We were with Masruq at the house of Yasar bin Numair. Masruq saw pictures on his terrace and said, “I heard ‘Abdullah saying that he heard the Prophet saying, “The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah will be the picture makers.” (Book #72, Hadith #834)

Keeping Pictures of Living Things:

1) Narrated Ibn Abbas: Abu Talha, a companion of Allah’s Apostle and one of those who fought at Badr together with Allah’s Apostle told me that Allah’s Apostle said: “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.” He meant the images of creatures that have souls. (Book #59, Hadith #338)

2) Narrated “Aisha: I never used to leave in the Prophet house anything carrying images or crosses but he obliterated it. (Book #72, Hadith #836)

3) Narrated Al-Qasim: Aisha said that she hung a curtain decorated with pictures (of animates) on a cupboard. The Prophet tore that curtain and she turned it into two cushions which remained in the house for the Prophet to sit on. (Book #43, Hadith #659)

Umm Umamah said...

Walaykum asssalam my dearest Sister,

Whatever good you find here on my blog is from Allah and whatever wrong you see is from me.

Jazakallah for taking out the time to write to me explaining this matter. As you have noticed I have many without eyes and some with, usually a simple dot. This shows that I do specify to my kids about not drawing the eyes and the hadith regarding it as you mentioned.

I think it with goes with everyone's understanding of the matter. I think it is amazing how you are so firm on your understanding and application of the hadith. All I can say at this point is that as far as my understanding goes that when the images are being used they are STRICTLY for educational purposes. They are only used when the need is felt or to enhance the lesson.

I hope you can still find some good in this blog and are able to take some things that do not effect your understanding. Inshallah

Barakallaho feeki


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