Saturday, 26 March 2016

Making a Bird Feeder

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

Masha Allaah, we got a Bird Feeder Kit and made this wooden Bird Feeder. It was really fun making this and hanging outside our rooftop.

So a bird feeder is something like a tray of food or anything like that kept outside to give food for birds. Our bird feeder is a wooden one looks like a cute house, 

Bird feeders are kept outdoors to attract birds, so that they eat and give us reward. We keep the bird feeder out to invite more birds, and observe and identify them. And we could also help the migrating birds to survive during their flight. You may also see rare and uncommon birds at the bird feeder! 

Islaam encourages us to be kind and merciful to the birds and animals in this world.  Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was on a journey with his companions. Some of his companions saw a nest with a bird and its two chicks. They took the chicks from the nest which made the bird swivel around in anxiety. When the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) saw this he said: “Who has caused distress to her regarding her children? Return her children to her”. (Authentic – Reported by Hakim)

Muslim will increase obedience to Allaah by leaving out bread and biscuits for the birds that visit the garden, because, The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:
“Any Muslim who plants a tree gains the reward of giving in charity. What is eaten from it is charity, what is stolen from it, what the animals eat and what the birds eat is all charity….” (Reported by Muslim – Eng. Trans Vol.3, p818, No.3764).

We followed the instructions (we made without glue) and nailed a firm wooden bird feeder by using pieces of wood, a screwdriver, and nails. First we took two plastic square pieces, clear and safe, and we put one nailed in the inside of a wood piece. We did the same with the other one. 
Next, we nailed the sides together, put the bottom on, and then we screwed the top on. Then we hand-screwed two handle-like things, on the top. Lastly, we added the rope to the handles.This is how it looks when it is done.

Abi helped me to hang the bird feeder at our roof top and he asked me to keep a bowl of water too. Then we put some bird food (we used budgie food for the bird feeder)! Now the beautiful bird feeder is hanging outside. I have still not seen any birds eating from it but I have noticed that the food does reduce. I clean the feeder and add new food often along with changing the water in the water bowl. Tomorrow Insha Allaah, we are going to put dahl out and see if more birds would come as I read when you keep changing food birds would come by to try them.   

I hope lots of birds would come to my bird feeder and keep eating the food and give us rewards Inshaa Allaah. I am waiting to see the birds eat from the bird feeder soon!

السلام عليكم


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