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Pajama Story Time and Ramadhan Reflections

We had wonderful sessions for all of our children yesterday during workshop. The younger ones arrived ready for fun in their pajamas! The 2-3 year olds read a Ramadhan-themed story and created a luminous lantern craft. The 4-6 year olds read Welcome Ramadan (a GoodWord Kids book) and made lovely bookmarks. Thanks to Nasreen Dharsee-Dungersi and Shamim Ladak for leading those classes.

Those 7 years of age and older enjoyed an interactive discussion with Br. Mazaher Tejani. They focused on the importance of the Holy month of Ramadhan, with special emphasis on the revelation of the Quran, and the power of the Nights of Qadr. They discussed the meaning of Sura Qadr and then reflected on how the Quran may have been revealed. How did it get from Allah to Prophet Muhammad?  Did it come down verse by verse, or all at once?  Did it come to Prophet Muhammad’s heart or his mind?   They also discussed the power of the Grand Night, and calculated that the Night of Qadr is equ…

Ramadhan Workshops ages 2-3

The 2-3 yr old workshops have been off to a great start! All the kids are super enthusiastic to learn, sing rhymes and make some special crafts. We made a Ramadan mobile with a big moon and star on our first day. 

On our second day ( see pics) we talked about how good and bad deeds effect our heart. Good deeds make our heart soft like cotton and bad deeds make our heart rough like sand paper. In this picture the kids are showing off their fruit loop bracelets that they could snack on every time they did a good deed. Needless to say all the bracelets were eaten up by the time class was over!!! 

On our third workshop we talked about recycling and reusing. The kids loved watching a clip from YouTube that explained this. We are looking forward to our next couple of classes and watching these little ones explore, learn and grow this Ramadan.

Ramadhan Fun Fair

The first iftaar of the holy month, was followed by our first ever Ramadhan Fun Fair!  This was no hired carnival, Moms got creative and made DIY games like pin the dome on the masjid, minute to win it, ring toss, ball toss, masjid golf, car racing, spin the wheel Quran trivia and other amazing booths!  There was popcorn and cotton candy a fabulous photo booth with the most fabulous props as well as candy and prizes! Tattoos, and face painting that was not only fun for the kids but an artistic creation!  The surprise ice cream truck was a huge hit and to our estimation everyone had an amazing time! Thank you to all the moms who rallied and helped put this fair together for the children! 

Moms Crafting Workshop

A few weeks prior to the start of Mahe Ramadhan, the SIJNY Moms had a crafting night just for them!  We made advent calendars (for our kids) to make the Ramadhan countdown to Eid that much more exciting!

The moms were very well behaved and worked very hard on their projects!  We chatted, snacked and discussed the future of the Moms Group!  We were excited to see so much enthusiasm from our moms to get involved and help with organizing and planning events!

The final product!  Secret compartments to open each day!  Can't wait to see the smiles on those little faces every day!