Holy month of Ramadan is the month of blessings, full of benefits and opportunities for Muslims all over the world. It is also a great month to introduce your kids to it and its importance. Teaching kids about Islam is the first duty of every parent. Just because kids and some teenagers are not old enough to fast in Ramadan, it does not mean that they cannot know about it and the concept of fasting in Islam.
You must include your kids in Ramadan activities so that they can learn about it in early age. Here are these ten things every parent should tell their kids about this holy month:
Ramadan is the Ninth Month of Islamic Calendar
Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic Lunar calendar. It is the greatest opportunity to tell your kids about Islamic calendar, when did it starts and what are the other months in Islamic calendar.
What is Fasting?
Fasting is one of the most essential duties of Ramadan. It is farz on every healthy adult and these people must not skip fasting. They have to refrain themselves from eating or drinking form dusk to dawn and also stay away from all sort of bad deeds and sins while they are fasting and even after that.
Month of Quran Was Revealed To the World
Ramadan is the month when Allah Almighty revealed Holy Quran on Hazrat Muhammad SAW. This increases the importance of Ramadan and makes it the month to recite Holy Quran in abundance.
Sawab of Prayers Increased by 70%
Sawab for all kinds of dua, salah in Ramadan Kareem is increased by 70 percent. Therefore, one has no reason to skip even a single prayer in this holy month if they want to earn great amount of Sawab in Ramadan.
Laylat-ul-Qadr (Night of Power) also comes in this precious month. It is said that this night is more important than thousand months which is why Muslims all over the world pray extensively on this night.
Eid Ul Fir
Eid-ul-Fitr is the celebration which comes after Ramadan. Muslim community celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr for three days and then gets back to their daily routine.
Importance of Charity in Islam
Kids should be taught in their early childhood that giving charity is highly encouraged in Islam. All of those people who are financially stable can give charities every once in a while. They should provide aid to Muslim brothers.