5 Ways to Connect with Our Children During Ramadan•
Posted on April 06 2022
Alhamdulillah, Ramadan is here! It's definitely the best time for self-reflection and strengthening our relationship with Allah SWT. It is also a great time to connect with our kids in a God-conscious way.
Here are some ways and tips that we can connect with our children during the holy month of Ramadan.
During Ramadan, we all look forward to Iftar and it is the most important meal within the day. Within the day encouraging our children to help out in the kitchen means a lot. From the littlest tasks in the kitchen from cutting up vegetables to preparing the dinner table for Iftar will allow our children to feel more involved, special and connected.
2. Decorate our homes for Ramadan
Decorating and setting up our homes for Ramadan brings so much joy and happiness within us. Setting up ideas such as Ramdan Mubarak balloons, posters, banners, mats and more! Welcoming and celebrating Ramadan in different ways using festive ideas brings excitement to our homes. Setting up and decorating our home with our children allows them to participate in the Ramadan celebrations and enthusiasm. Decorating our homes for Ramadan can also make us feel nostalgic, bringing back beautiful memories and leaving our homes with the hope of making new memories together with family and friends.
3. Pray and Read Quran/Islamic Stories together
Praying together, reading the Quran together and teaching our children the Quran will help them develop a stronger relationship with Allah SWT and transform our relationship with our children. Throughout the day we can set a specific time and date to read one page or chapter with our children and understand the meaning behind the specific Ayat. Reading about Stories of our Prophets and the morals and lessons that can be used to spark interesting discussions with our children. This will help us connect with our children in many ways and always bring it back to the words of Allah SWT.
4. Take our Children to the Mosque and Involve them in Charity Donating
From an early age, we want our children to understand the importance of generosity and the concept of giving to the less fortunate. During the month of Ramdan the most important factor within this month would be giving back to charity and less fortune. The importance of Sadaqa comes with many benefits and awareness within one. A fun way to connect our children and have them involved in giving back to the less fortunate or charity would be by collecting money in homemade Sadaqah boxes and attending Mosque charity fundraisers. For example giving a dollar to someone in need and explaining to our children how that one dollar can impact the person they gave it too.
5. Prepare a Daily Kindness Chart
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished.” Imam Al Bukhari
Acts of kindness within this beautiful month of Ramadan will always be cherished and prioritized. Kindness is a key factor that enhances positivity and helps our children feel good about themselves. One way to get our children involved is to get them to document kind actions throughout the day and month. Creating a chart can allow our children to track their good deeds as well as encourage them to act on daily kindness tasks.
We hope you enjoy a joyous Ramadan with your children with lots of love and joy! May this beautiful month be filled with Allah ( SWT’s) Barkah and Rehmat, Allahumma Ameen.
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