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Ramadan: Moon Mobile

One idea for Ramadan is to make a Moon Mobile in front of a screen of the night sky.

We cut out circles with several different diameters.

We strung some vertically.


Next we hung the moons.


Please share your ideas for Ramadan decorating.

Please see our other Ramadan project ideas:

Ramadan: Pool of Paradise Introduction

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Ramadan: Commercial Decor (part 2)

I am so excited to share more examples of professional commercial decor for Ramadan including window displays:


Lighting and drapery for the central avenue in the mall:

A subway display in Algeria:


And Ramadan recipes for all:


Please share your ideas for holiday decorating and should you see any professional displays please send them to us so we can share them with others.

Please see our project for Ramadan:

Ramadan: Pool of Paradise Introduction

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Ramadan: Commercial Decor

Recently our local grocery store started decorating for Ramadan.  It is not the first time I have seen commercial use of Muslim holiday decor but this is an interesting trend.  I hope it is the first of many holiday displays to come!

Banners with mosques and ornaments with moons and stars:

Lamps, arches and ornaments:



This is the front of the shopping centre with a very nice adhesive mosque silhouette.


Please share your decorating ideas for Ramadan and any examples that you may find in your community!

Please see our other Ramadan posts like:

Ramadan: Pool of Paradise Introduction

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The Mawlid Table

This year we decided to work on some settings for the Mawlid table.
I found some tree clippings at the park after the gardeners were finished pruning.


I brought them home and arranged them on the table.


I set the dining table with metal plates from Turkey and ceramic bowls from Morocco.


Next I added our Mawlid lanterns to help for the centerpiece.


Next we added a bowl full of mandarins and apples in season right now.


Please share your ideas for Mawlid holiday decorating.

Please see our new book for children: My Mawlid: an Early Reader for Muslim Children https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973232375/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PhvgAbAM735M5

Mawlid Lanterns

Mawlid Mubarak!  This year for our Mawlid Lantern display we used flameless candles instead of tea candles.  The lanterns are made of wax so the tea lights were damaging them.  I ordered some flameless LED candles from Amazon.com and now my boys can light and extinguish the lanterns more easily.

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Our Mawlid Lanterns represent the light of the Prophet (s) that was placed in a green lamp and hung from a tree in paradise.

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This is the 3rd year we have kept this tradition and my sons like to light the lanterns at Maghrib each evening in Rabi al Awal.

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We light the green lanterns to represent the light of the Prophet (s) that was hung in a green lamp in a tree in Paradise.  If you would like to know more about the story of the Prophet (s) please see the children’s sira The Light of Muhammad by Hajjah Amina Adil.

Please share your Mawlid traditions with us so we can be inspired by family.

Please see our new book for children about Mawlid: My Mawlid: an Early Reader for Muslim Children https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973232375/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xmOfAbBFWKTV8

Flood of Nuh Garlands

This year we added a garland to our Ashura decorations featuring the flood waves from the story of Prophet Nuh (a).

If you would like to read more about Prophet Nuh (a) to your children there is a chapter about him in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil.  This story is also part of our Illuminated Quran Curriculum at this link: 71. Illuminated Quran: Nuh.

First we made medallions for each wave in graduating darkness before the waters subside for Ashura in the final piece.

We glued pieces of colored paper in layers to represent the waves.

Then we strung the pieces together to represent the profession and end of the flood for Ashura.


Please share your ideas for celebrating Ashura with children.

Mawlid 2015

  For Mawlid this year we are using lights as well as ornaments.  I found these stars and the children are so excited to turn them all on each day.  The holiday atmosphere is more pronounced for me this year.

  

  

  

  

This year I was able to find good cardstock so our birds have more wings and more structure.  These represent the birds that fanned Aminah (r) with their wings and veiled her from the Jinn.

  

This is the cloud that carried the Prophet (s) around the world.

  

The fish named Zalmusa that danced in the sea when the Prophet (s) was born.  

  

Someone suggested that I add elephants for the year of the elephant which I am considering and when Maulid finally comes we will light the green lamps as well to represent the light of Prophet (s).

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Maulid Mubarak to you and your family!

Eid ul Adha

These are our Eid decorations for 2015.


We made the Kabba gift boxes with paper and tempra paint.  This was a very messy process so next year I will used pre made black cube boxes and ribbon.

 

The sheep ornaments are made from foam board and pre made plastic eyes.  Next year I am planning to have felted wool sheep as ornaments if I can get them made.

I would also like to make sheep cookies and plan some activities for the rites of Haj like:  a Safa and Mawa relay race, a tawaf race, a whirling dervish contest (who can whirl the longest), etc.  Please contribute if you have ideas for activities and decorations.