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With Ramadhan fast approaching, we thought for the next few posts within our Positive Parenting series it would be apt to set the scene. So this month to ease us into things, we are bringing you a post inspired by the Holy Qur’an and how we can reinforce our daily routines at home through its Ayat. For so many of us, we are on the constant lookout as to how we can bring the Qur’an into our conversations with our children day to day or encourage them to recite and apply its words.

In this article, we are bringing you short segments from five Ayat, which apply to practical life and which can be utilised across the home in numerous ways in order to introduce the Qur’an in an easy and useful way for children of any age.

There are so many ways in which these Ayat can be utilised, whichever method suits you best, but below are a couple of ideas we came up with:-

  • Story time – use the Ayah to tell a story, with the crux being the meaning of the Ayah and how it applies to our day to day
  • Craft – print out the Ayah and translation and then get your littles to decorate so you can place the physical words in the relevant areas
  • Discuss – for older children, the Ayah could spark a discussion point, bring about some healthy debate and even encourage some deeper research

Acknowledgment: This article has been inspired by and is adapted from The Muslim Mums magazine Issue 6 (circa 2009) (Small Changes make Big Muslims: Instilling Islam in your children).

  1. Bath time and brushing teeth are often a battle for the best of us and whilst there isn’t a one size fits all strategy to calm these tantrums, having an Ayah of the Quran to focus on may well help us to bring a bit of positivity to the challenging task.

(In the bathroom)

وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُطَّهِّرِينَ

Surah Tawba, Ayah 108 “And Allah loves those who become pure and clean.”

  1. As a parent, laundry is one of the vital components of our job description. More than our kids, reminding ourselves that anything can be spun to be an act of worship might help keep us motivated to get through our loads. Involving the kids in this one is also a great way to build multiple skills whether it’s recognition of pattern through a sock matching activity or transferring skills from loading the machine, children love to feel useful.

(Near the washing machine)

وَثِيَابَكَ فَطَهِّرْ

Surah Mudathir, Ayah 4 “And purify your clothes.”

  1. So many of us cringe over the outfits our kids want to wear when they reach the independent stage of dressing themselves. We love this Ayah for encouraging wearing your best outfits for those trips to the masjid – a great reference point to help them in the right direction (well at least we tried).

(On the clothes cupboard)

 خُذُوا۟ زِينَتَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ

Surah A’raf, Ayah 31 “Put on your nice things at every place of worship.” 

  1. This is a lovely one to encourage mindful plate filling and mindful eating – we love the idea of complementing it with some montessori inspired practical life skills for toddlers and older children alike – why not encourage them to serve themselves starting with less and refilling as needed. This way they get to be in control and hopefully eliminate waste by not overfilling their plates!

(In the kitchen)

وَكُلُوا۟ وَٱشْرَبُوا۟ وَلَا تُسْرِفُوٓا۟

Surah A’raf, Ayah 31 “Eat and drink but do not waste.”

  1. Finally, a lovely way to gently encourage Salaah in a positive manner. We like to use the term ‘talking to Allah and remembering him’ and this Ayah complements that thought beautifully.

(On the prayer mat)

وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ لِذِكْرِىٓ

Surah Taha, Ayah 14 “And establish prayer for my remembrance.”

There you have it, five Ayat from the Holy Quran which can easily bring the Allah (SWT) into our daily routines in a simple way. 

Do you have any practical tips for our Modest Mamas out there? Leave us a comment below.

Original Source: Lessons from the Quran Colouring Book 

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