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August 1, 2011

Ramadan Duaa (Prayer) Hands

Alhamdulilah our day 2 activity are duaa hands!

A nice sister in Yemen gave us this wonderful idea a couple Ramadans ago. For this idea, we talked about the importance of duaa and the children said the duaas they wanted to make and I wrote them down for the boys. Not your typical hand crafts project, we placed the left hand on the right side of the paper and the right hand on the left side of the paper. This gives the palms out look for making duaa.

The following hands are of our two year old son Tasbeeh. He made the following duaas. “Oh Allah, help my family.” and “Oh Allah protect Takbir” there was also a third request for a Banana but that picture is not up lol

What I personally love about this Ramadan craft is that it teaches the children to turn to Allah (the arabic word for God/ as people who speak spanish say the word Dios– same meaning but different language) for their needs because we are dependent on Him and He is the best One to turn to. Often we go over duaas with the children, saying duaa before we leave the house, before we eat and this craft came naturally to them when it came to say what duaas they had in their mind.

Takbir made duaa for Allah to protect Tasbeeh, his toys, and family. I love hearing the children make duaa for themselves and hearing what they had in mind. Parents can have children young or old, do a set of duaa hands one a day through out the month or even put a few goals, asking Allah for help in accomplishing those goals. Each boy did three sets of duaa hands and we have six hanging on the wall. It’s also great use for practice reading,