Thursday, March 1, 2012


In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Can we teach our children the concept of God?  As it is, our children already face difficulties grasping concepts that are concrete, what more understanding something as abstract as God?  We know that it is very, very difficult for our boy to understand the concept of something that he can't see but Hubby and I thought that we should introduce God to Rayyan.  We believe in Allah, we believe in divine intervention and we want Rayyan to share the same belief.

That is why we decided to get him to do simple things like saying thanks before he eats, asking for God's protection before he goes out and before he goes to sleep.

I prepared a short and simple prayer that he can say before he goes out and before he sleeps.  To help him understand, I put it down in English.  One is stuck to the wall near the door and the other is near the bed and we make him recite these simple prayers daily.

Rayyan has memorised these simple prayers and everytime he recites them, my heart will swell with pride and joy.

Thank you, Allah!