Ramadan is a holy month in Islam and one of the main ways to celebrate it is through prayers. Teaching your children the duas (supplications) of Ramadan can help them remember the importance of being thankful and connected to Allah.
During Ramadan, there are various duas that children can learn about, such as when breaking their fast or for more general guidance and protection.
There are many activities that can be used to teach children the duas of Ramadan. The most effective way is through repetition and practice, so having your kids repeat a dua after you is a great start.
You can also have them draw pictures or play fun games with the dua, such as matching phrase cards or finding sentences in magazines related to the prayer. Additionally, creating your own craft projects such as prayer flags or jewellery with kid-friendly Islamic phrases on it is also an engaging activity. By introducing learning activities into Ramadan dua teaching, parents will help their children to better understand and appreciate their religion while having fun at the same time!
Here are 5 Duas to learn during Ramadan:
Dua to ask for Jannah
It was narrated that Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever asks Allah for Paradise three times, Paradise will say, ‘O Allah, admit him to Paradise.’ Whoever seeks protection from the Fire three times, Hell will say, ‘O Allah, protect him from the Fire.’” (Sunan Tirmidhi, 2572; Ibn Majah, 4340)
رَبِّ ابْنِ لِي عِندَكَ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّة
“My Lord, build for me near You a house in Paradise…” [Quran; 66:11]
Dua to recite while breaking fast
ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ ، وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ ، وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ
“The thirst is gone, the veins are moistened, and the reward is certain if Allah wills”
Dua for Protection
Teaching kids dua for protection can give them a sense of security and peace, knowing that Allah is watching over them. It’s an important lesson that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
“I seek refuge in Allah’s Perfect Words from the evil of what he created.”
Dua for Goodness in this Life and Hereafter
Teaching kids dua for goodness in this life and the hereafter can help them develop a sense of purpose and direction in their lives. It’s an important lesson that will stay with them for the rest of their lives and inspire them to lead a life of righteousness and devotion to Allah.
رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِى ٱلأَْخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ
”Our Lord! Give us in this world good and in the Hereafter good, and save us from the torment of the Fire”
Dua one should recite on Laylatul Qadr:
Encourage your children to memorize this dua and to recite it often during the night of Laylatul Qadr. You can also explain to them the importance of seeking forgiveness and the significance of this dua in helping to attain Allah’s mercy and forgiveness.
الْلَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
“O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me.”