In the blessed journey of raising Muslim children, our endeavors are rooted in love, guidance, and the profound teachings of Islam. Here we reflect on four pivotal elements to prioritise when nurturing the faith of our young ones:
1. Being Thankful to Allah (Shukr)
We teach our little ones to look around and see all the good things—like family, food, and fun times—and say "Alhamdulillah". This means they’re thanking Allah for all the wonderful things He gives us. When they say "Alhamdulillah" a lot, it reminds them to be happy with what they have.
2. Allah Sees Everything (Taqwa)
Kids need to know that Allah is always watching, so even when they think no one can see them, Allah can. This helps them choose to do good things, like sharing and telling the truth, because they know Allah loves that. We tell them, "Allah is always with you, so try to make Him happy with your actions."
3. Believing in Only One Allah (Tawheed)
The biggest thing we share with our children is that there's only one Allah, and He's the only one we should pray to—this is called Tawheed. We explain that it's not right to think anything else is like Allah, which is called shirk, and it's a very important rule in Islam. Understanding this helps them grow up strong in their faith, knowing who Allah is and how to love Him.
4. Learning to Pray with Joy (Salah)
Prayer, or Salah, is a special way we talk to Allah five times a day. It's important, but it can also be fun, especially with the Interactive Kids Prayer mat by My Salah Mat. This prayer mat provides a hands-on learning experience that makes it easier for children to understand and remember the different parts of Salah, from Wudu to the final Tasleem. To find out more click on the image below!
With these simple ideas and helpful tools like the My Salah Mat, teaching our kids about Islam becomes easier and more fun. They can grow up loving Allah, saying "Alhamdulillah," and enjoying their prayers every day. Insha'Allah.