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Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam Stained Glass Craft

Here is another simple craft that Insha-Allah has been prepared for the upcoming Maulidur Rasul program at our local mosque.

This is a craft to reinforce the concept that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam is our guiding light.

It is a quicker version of my other stained glass crafts featured here and we made similar ones for last Ramadhaan and Eid.

STEPS

1. Print the WRONG SIDE template (Page 1) from the attachment below onto a overhead transparency.

Muhammad (SAW) Stained Glass Template

The page has two templates. Cut along the outer frame.

2. Cut 1 inch strips out of card stock, I used black. Glue down the strips to the transparency template with the right side facing up to create a frame.

3. Colour the template using PERMANENT MARKERS on the right side up. In Canada, they are commonly known as Sharpie markers. This is just a brand, BiC is another option.

You can use regular markers, however the colours will not be vivid.

Please note that it is important that you colour on the right side facing up. The felt of the markers will scrape off the print if you did in on the wrong side. This is why I flipped the template for printing purpose.

Once the colouring is done, the frame can be attached to a window. You can enjoy it this was.

Muhammad (SAW) Stained Glass 1

OR

You can opt to attach a piece of crumpled up kitchen foil to the back of the frame. This gives the frame a more permanent glow. We are Insha-Allah doing this, to allow the children to hang the craft anywhere and not just limited to windows.

Muhammad (SAW) Stained Glass

I have included a regular page to the template (Page 2). Those who are not keen on the above craft idea, can use this page as a colouring page.

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Art & Craft, Seerah

 

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Family Tree of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam

This is a simple craft designed for younger children for a Maulidur Rasul program we are about to have in our local masjid here in Calgary. Since we are working with many children, I have designed templates that will allow us to precut all parts. That will leave just the assembling of the actual tree on the day of the program.

STEPS

1. Print the tree trunk template below.

Tree Trunk Template

Trace the shape onto a card stock. I used a cereal box.

Cut out the trunk and the stand part. Cut along the dotted line. Slide the two pieces in the opposite direction to create a 3D tree.

You can colour the trunk with markers as I did.

2. Print the names to go on the family tree below.

Rasulullah(SAW) Family Tree Template

You can print these straight onto a card stock if you prefer.

Cut out the names, colour if you want to and glue to the branches of the tree. In the finished tree below I have just used randomly cut pieces with names written on them as this was my test craft.

I have also included two extra circles in the template for those who want to add on.

3. Decorate tree with more leaves just randomly cut from a green construction paper.

The finished tree.

Rasulullah (SAW) Family Tree Craft

 

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Art & Craft, Seerah

 

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Glow in the dark – Maulidur Rasul craft (gone wrong)

Couple of weeks ago Ibraheem (10) and I set out to do a glow in the dark jar that I found on Education.com. Sounded straight forward and we had all the materials.

What they don’t mention, and I was not aware of, is that there is a glass vial within the plastic tube. We found out the hard way, ouch! Cutting a glow stick should never be recommended.

Upon searcing the net, I came across people using glow in the dark acrylic paints to create a similar effect.

Since we are in the month in which our beloved Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam was born, I felt this craft would be great to support and reinforce that Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam was a light from Allah, a light that guides us in the dark. He Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam was a mercy to the worlds.

” . . . There has come to you a light from Allah and a clear Book,”[Quran: 5:15]

“Indeed, in this [Quran] is notification for a worshipping people. And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.” [Quran: 21:106-107]

NOTE: This idea was inspired by Sister A. She made me set up a tent, and cover it with layers of blanket last year in our Musalla. Children took turns going into the pitch dark tent. She then turned on a flashlight, using it as an analogy of how Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam is our guiding light.

I made a stencil and we used it to apply glow in the dark acrylic paint onto our jar. The picture shows the type and brand of paint we used for each jar.

Glow in the dark jar

The children tested it in a dark closet and the jars did not glow as bright. My poor boys were patiently applying layer upon layer of paint to make the jars really glow. They wanted these jars to be night lights as well. Sadly the didn’t glow as bright.
Alhamdulillah, besides this project we have been reading the seerah and listening to story CDs that covers the era before the blessed birth of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam and his actual birth story. They children understood the concept of how Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam was sent to guide us.
Ilyaas (5) was truly disappointed with the not-so-glowing jar. Finally, I threw in a LED tea light that illuminated the jar beautifully.
I also found this CraftBuster post (what a great idea to weed out hoax crafts!) at Little Pink Monster with more details on how glow in the dark jars really work.
Our jars did not glow, but I hope these efforts will embed the glow of our Deen in my children’s hearts, Insha-Allah.
 
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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in Art & Craft, Hijri Calendar Events, Seerah

 

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Battle of Badr Lapbook

This was a project Ibraheem (8) completed just before summer. I wanted to share this here,remembering the great event in our history in this month of mercy. Insha-Allah I hope it will benefit others as well.

The main reference for this project was The Sealed Nectar by Saifur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri. You can access the English version here. I have the book Alhamdulillah. It has all of the duas and Quranic verses in Arabic as well.

Cover page

Cover Battle of Badr

Inside layout – 3 flaps

This lapbook was made by gluing one flap of a file folder onto another. You will end up with three letter sized flaps. Pictured above is the inside of the lapbook. Below are the individual parts and the corresponding files that we used to create them.

This is a simple flap style presentation that has all the important facts of the Battle of Badr.

Inside the trade caravan – story of the cause of the Battle of Badr

This is the template for this part of the lapbook – Cause of Battle of Badr. My son wrote the incident out as a copy work. The printout could be used instead.

Two more flap books

Inside – Face Off at the Battle of Badr outlining who took on who and representing which side.

Inside – Dua of Rasulullah during the battle

This dua was from The Sealed Nectar book.

Tab book outlining the different forms of help that came from Allah during the battle

We used the tab book template from here to create this book. Again all of this information is in the Sealed Nectar.

We categorized the help into four; rain, fear, angels and sandstorm. For each category we pasted the related verse and wrote a short narration of the happenings.

Rain – verse 11, Surah Al-Anfal

Fear – verse 12, Surah Al-Anfal

Angels – verse 9, Surah Al-Anfal

Sandstorm – verse 17, Surah Al-Anfal

Story of two young sahabas killing Abu Jahl

This is just a print out of the story of Muaz Ibn Ufra and Muaz Ibn Amr killing Abu Jahl. We made in into a sort of a pull out and housed it in a CD sleeve. You can print this out here – Killing of Abu Jahl.

Outcome of battle

This again is just a simple flap style presentation.

Back flap of the lapbook

This is the back flap of the lapbook showing the significance of the Battle of Badr. The template for this is here – Importance of Badr

Update

More printable on the Battle of Bard from Tashdeel Tadrees blog.

Printable lapbook templates from Iman’s Home-School.

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in LapBook, Ramadan, Seerah

 

Isra’ Mi’raj Lapbook

This is a lapbook we made last year Alhamdulillah. I just realized that I had not posted it.

This lapbook was made with my DS1 when he was 7 1/2 years old. I chose to base the entire lapbook on a Sahih Muslim hadith about Rasulullah’s (SAW) night journey. I know there were many other individuals he (SAW) met and places he (SAW) visited. The details I set out to cover was more on the basics of the journey itself, the meeting of Rasullullah (SAW) with other anbiyaa (AS) and the order of salaah. Insha-Allah, I plan to add more details of the journey as my son gets older.

This is our lapbook on Isra’ Al-Mi’raj

Cover of the lapbook showing a map of the journey as well as the Quranic verse about the journey. The map is actually a pocket that houses the Sahih Muslim hadith on Isra' Mi'raj.

 

The entire inside flap of the lapbook

 

Sequence of what Jibraeel (AS) did before the journey

 

Description of the 'vehicle'; buraaq

 

Details of the 'Isra' part of the journey

 

Details of the 'Mi'raj' part of the journey

 

What happened in Masjidul Al-Aqsa

 

Ascension to heavens and anbiyaas (AS) met

 

All about Bait Al-Makmoor in the 7th heaven

 

Order of salaah. Part of the hadith pertaining to salaah is pasted below the cloud.

 

Sidratul Muntaha, its descriptions

 

What happened the next morning; mockery by Abu Jahl and affirmation by Abu Bakr (RA). The hadith are laminated and placed in a CD pouch.

 

Below is the entire template I created for this lapbook.

Isra Mikraj Lapbook Template

I am not entirely happy with the layout of our lapbook. I wanted to make it in sequence, however ended up with something that looks rather unorganized. I would love to see anyone of your lapbooks on this topic Insha-Allah, especially if you choose to use our template. Appreciate it if you could leave a comment with your URL below.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2011 in Islamic Studies, LapBook, Seerah