The last time I visited my grandmother’s home was the year she passed away. While I was there I saw my father’s nursery room from when he was a child. On the wall were three artist etchings, architectural etchings. As I got closer I could see blurry little figures in the foreground. They were tiny turbaned men in long flowing robes that were supposed to be talking or listening. They were beautiful from up close; they were beautiful from afar.
My father was raised in a home without religion by good, caring, educated people who loved beautiful things.
As an adult my father became an architect and designer and a Sufi Muslim.
I know, just as you do, that the beautiful things we share with our children will have a life long impact on who they are and what they will become whether we do it by accident or with purpose and intention.
This site was opened to create a forum to share ideas for Muslim holidays and family projects for children because this is the time to share the beauty of our faith with those most precious to us. This is the time to captivate their consciousness and imagination. It is our goal to present examples of holiday decorating and celebrations for all the Muslim holidays both from the traditional context and the creativity of our contributors.
We encourage you to contribute in the reply section by adding your ideas and suggestions. Please include photos of your decorations and projects so that we can all learn from you.
The topics for holidays and projects are mostly gleaned from known stories of the Prophets and the Saints. To further this educational goal we are hosting a research project on the lady saints (Waliat) so that one day we will have celebrations and projects for this topic as well. You are welcome to contribute by visiting the grave (Maqam) of a lady saint and sharing any photos or stories you were able to gather there.
Please pray for our project when you visit the Prophets or the Saints and inshallah their blessings will increase our knowledge of the lady Waliat.