Wednesday 24 June 2020

Who is Allaah? - Online Course for Little Kids Ages 3 - 5

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Stemming from my last blog post "How to Teach Aqeedah to Little Children" we are pleased to offer yet another online course for the little kids. 

Due to many sisters demanding a stress-free interactive course for the little ones where they will get exposed to authentic Aqeedah knowledge we decided to start with "Who is Allaah"?

This age group (3 to 5 years) is an interesting age group where kids are very receptive to learning, of course when it is engaging and interesting to them. However, I was reluctant to have online classes for this age group as I strongly believe that children this age should be cultivated by their parents with bonding and fruitful discussions.  Then we realised many parents are worried about imparting the correct aqeedah knowledge and are fearing that they may make mistakes while they try to explain concepts of Aqeedah to their kids. We understand this, therefore, we chose to offer these courses along with the mums, where mums enhance their skills of teaching the children.

Join us for the first course for this age group and enjoy the sessions with your little ones. We have only a few spaces left for the live sessions. However, you are welcome to sign up and complete at your own pace and timings. Details below. 

What will the course cover?
  • Children will learn how to answer the question "Who is Allaah?"
  • They will be learning a few Names of Allaah 
  • They will be exploring the signs of Allaah
  • This course will be an audiovisual presentation with hands-on craft activities and worksheet activities as per the age and ability of the child. 
  • Children will receive the Nurture Islaam Pre Kinder Series Book "Who is Allaah" along with other course materials. (All course materials are digital downloads). 

How to Sign Up?
This is an interactive and engaging workshop with an audiovisual presentation with access to the recording!

Those who are unable to attend live can signup and complete the course at your convenience. Passcode to access the workshop will be provided with the digital materials. 

Who can Attend: Kids Ages 3 - 5 Boys and Girls with their Mums

Where: Online

When: (Wednesdays) 1st, 8th, 15, 22nd July 2020  Inshaa Allaah. (This course is with access to the recordings, so you do not miss anything inshaa Allaah)

Time: 6.30pm to 7.00pm KSA/Qatar Time

Cost: US $ 20

Payments to be made online via Payoneer with Visa/Master Card in USD only

Registration: Email or WhatsApp +974 66132058

Spaces are limited due to popular demand. Spaces are filling up. Sign up today!

Thursday 11 June 2020

How to Teach Aqeedah (Creed) to little Children?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Alhamdulillaah, with many parents realising the importance of teaching children the Aqeedah or the Creed from an early age, I get questions from sisters how exactly they could teach this to their children without making them imagine things. 

Aqeedah is the core of the religion of Islaam. Aqeedah is the foundation upon which the deen is built and by which actions of a Muslim become sound and correct. 

Some of us may have the thought that this is such a complex concept and little children are unable to absorb and understand this concept at an early age. therefore it is best to wait till they grow and reach an age they are able to distinguish important criteria in order to explain Aqeedah to them. 

This thought is natural because sadly,  many of us learnt the right Aqeedah when we were older. 

However, children are like sponges, especially when they are young. And parents and teachers rush to give them every other knowledge in order to develop their language, motor and social skills from a very young age, and of course, put off Aqeedah for later. 

My advice is to let the teaching of Aqeedah be the first thing that you teach your children. If that is the case, the next question is how exactly we should be teaching little children Aqeedah?

Yes I agree Aqeedah is not something you can do like teaching mathematics, language and science. We do have limitations as many of the aspects of the Aqeedah are from the unseen (Ghaib), and we have Islaamic restrictions and boundaries to adhere to. 

So here are some simple tips and ways to consider teaching Aqeedah for little children.

Use the Books of the Scholars

Get your information from the works of our scholars. Subhanallaah we do not have to look elsewhere. They have left a legacy behind with authentic rich text and information. Invest in the books of the Ulama from the right publishers and authors. 

They gave importance to Aqeedah and they taught just as the Prophet sallaahu alaihiwasallam taught his companions. When you use information from the correct authentic sources it becomes very easy to teach these aspects to your children. All you need to do is simplify it and feed in the information little at a time with some creativity as per age and ability. You cannot teach something you do not know. So it is best that you equip yourself with knowledge first.

Integrate Aqeedah into Academics and Day to Day Learning

Children learn well when they see relevance to their own lives and surroundings.  So the best way to teach Aqeedah is to INTEGRATE it into what they explore and learn every day. If you separate Aqeedah or Islaam from academics and their surroundings they will see no relevance to it and it would become something boring for them. If you expose them to learning other subjects with engaging resources and enthusiasm and leave off Aqeedah for other than that, they will not be keen to learn the Aqeedah.

NOTE: We covered an extensive workshop on how to integrate Aqeedah and Islaam into academics a year ago and you can see the details of the workshop here and sign up and benefit.

Get the Right Resources

If you stick to the serious rich information the child will be receptive and imagination can be limited. This largely depends on your approach and the resources you use. So be mindful of choosing the correct resources. Check if the resources that you choose are from the right authors and right sources. Remember, Aqeedah is the core if you take this lightly and use anything and everything it will be really difficult to take out the wrong or incorrect information fed into little minds.

Authentic Resources to Teach Aqeedah

Here are some authentic child-friendly resources to teach little children Aqeedah.


1. Who is Allaah? - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
2. Where is Allaah? - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
3. Who Created You? - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
4. Allah Gave us a Special Book - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
5. Knowing Allaah Activity Pack - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
6. Ibaadah Junior Activity Pack - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
7. Tawheed Junior Activity Pack - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
8. Pillars of Eemaan Junior Workbooks - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
9. Al Qur'aan - The Book of Allaah - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah
10. Pillars of Islaam Junior Workbooks - Nurture Islaam Series - Umm Maimoonah

11. Allaah is My Lord  - Umm Assad Publications
12. Allaah alone we Worship - Umm Assad Publication
13. 99 Names of Allaah - Umm Assad Publications


14. Where is Allaah?  - Tarbiyah Outside the Box
15. There is Nothing like Allaah - Tarbiyah Outside the Box

16. Angels are Real - DK Learn About Series
17. Let's Protect Ourselves from Shaitan - DK Learn About Series
18. My Little Book of Jahannam - DK Learn About Series
19. My Little Book of Jannah - DK Learn About Series
20. Our Creator - DK Learn About Series
21. Shaitan is not our friend - DK Learn About Series


22. The Beautiful Names Of Allah  - Fitra Beginnings  
23. Allah Knows All About Me  - Learning Roots

24. Aqeedah Lessons for Children Audio Series - Brother Moosa Richardson
25. Questions and Answers Related Creed  - Rasael Emaratia
25. Teach your Child the Sound Creed - Rasael Emaratia
26. What is Magic - Rasael Emaratia
27. It is not from the Manhaj - Rasael Emaratia
28. Islam the Basics Aqeedah Series for Children

These are some of the authentic resources we have compiled. As and when we find more we will update the list Inshaa Allaah.

We hope it benefits everyone to cultivate their children upon authentic information.

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