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Simple Ways to Make Eid Special for Your Kids

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By: Samana Khan 

Eid ul-Fitr is a joyous time to celebrate the completion of the Holy Month Ramadan.  Allah (swt) expects us to make this occasion special by celebrating with prayer and share food with family, friends, and the needy.

This year go the extra step to encourage your kids to appreciate this special holiday.  Make your Eid even more memorable by starting new family traditions! Here are simple ways to make Eid extra special for your kids: 

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Ramadan Good Deed Chart

Click to Print: Ramadan Good Deed Chart

Work with your kids to set and meet Ramadan Goals.  Use a family chart to encourage all members to:

  • Read additional prayers
  • Increase Quranic recitation time
  • Memorize surah’s and dua’s
  • Conduct good deeds for family and friends
  • Visit the masjid / mosque more frequently
  • Increase charitable actions

 

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Teach Your Kids the Sunnah: Caring for the Earth

Earth DayDid you know April 22 is national Earth Day!  It is a special day that is set aside annually to create awareness about important environmental issues.  Children across America use this month to reflect on our planet and study the different ways to keep it healthy.

Earth Day is a good opportunity to tie in what your children are learning in school to Islam.  Explain to your children what it means to be Allah’s Kalifah – explain that Muslims have a serious responsibility to care for all of Allah’s creations.   Learn about the benefits of caring for our planet by reading environmental hadith.  And finally follow the Sunnah by taking action.  Here are some simple ways in which your family can work together and contribute to the well-being of plants, animals, and naturals resources. 

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Muslims Now Using Standardized Tests – Creating Uniformity in Islamic Education

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What is a Standardized Test? A form of  test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions in order to objectively measure a student’s or group of student’s mastery of core curricula concepts. 

 

 How Does this Apply to Islamic Education? Since the establishment of Islamic institutions in North America, administrators have all agonized over the same issue: What to teach? Over the years, Islamic schools across America ended up making individualized decisions on curriculum instead of collaborating to define national benchmarks.  What researchers are finding now is that learning outcomes very tremendously from child to child, school to school, and state to state. While some schools focus heavily on Quranic memorization, other schools prefer to concentrate on the principles of Aqidah, Fiqh, and Akhlaq, while others prefer not to teach Aqidah and Fiqh at all. 

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Tips for Hajj

List of Do’s and Don’ts when Planning Your Trip this Year

 

 

Do’s for Hajj:.

 

.1. Study how to perform Hajj & Umrah well in advance before you go, (Do NOT rely on others to help you as you may get separated)

2. Know the Fiqh of Hajj / Umrah (especially the rules of Ihraam) before you leave.

3. Learn the Fiqh of praying a Janaza (funeral prayer). You will be doing it after every single prayer.

4. Use your time wisely – Do dhikr, du’aa, recite Qur’aan (Do NOT waste time shopping or purchasing gifts).

5. Prepare yourself for a lot of walking.  Practice walking daily (weeks before you leave for your trip).

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Children’s Ramadan Book List

Make Ramadan festive by reading holiday books to your children.

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Welcome Ramadan

My First Quran

Mohammad’s First Ramadan and Eid

The Best Eid Ever

Eid and Ramadan Songs

A Party in Ramadan

Ramadan Ameena’s Ramadan Diary

Husna and the Eid Party

 

 

 

Visit iqra.org for additional Books

 

 

 

 

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Ramadan Appreciation for Kids

Educate your children on the importance of Ramadan.

Help your little ones build a love and appreciation for the most special time of year for Muslims.  Ramadan is more than just a month of fasting.  It is an amount of time gifted from Allah (swt) to help our Ummah increase their spirituality and love for our supreme Creator.  Ramadan is a time for giving, sharing, and helping others.  It is a month that evokes love, peace, and community.  Ramadan is a special time where friends, families, and neighbors come together to rejoice in the many blessings placed upon us.

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