Tag Archives: Muharram

Ark of Nuh Craft

This is a project from one of our contributors.

First they drew a boat outline and then glued the popsicle sticks down.  Them they glued little foam animals down on the ark from Michael’s craft store.

This craft would be ideal as a preparation for the Ashura holiday.

If you would like to read the story of Prophet Nuh (a) to your child with this craft there is a chapter concerning him in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil.

Please share your ideas for creative projects to learn about the lives of the Prophets.


Ashura Creative Play Scenes and Gifts

This year for Ashura I was able to find Waldorf style dolls for Nuh (a) and Musa (a).  I used animal figures and a nested wave set to depict the flood and the parting of the Red Sea that coincides with the Asura Holliday.
We gave the pieces as gifts for Ashura.

We used the nested waves to show the parting of the Red Sea.



We used animals in pairs, a nested wave set and a Waldorf Doll for this arrangement to learn about the story of Prophet Nuh (a).

This year my sons received The Animals of Paradise book by Karimah Sperling.  I hope to read this book with the children soon and post the review.


The boys also received a book about Prophet Nuh (a) called Noah’s Ark by Lisbeth Zwerger.  I hope to read this book with the boys soon and post the review.

Please share your ideas for Ashura gifts and using creative play to celebrate the occasion with children.

New Year

For the Islamic New Year we reviewed the story of the Hijrah.

We made garlands with episodes from the text.

The garland follows the Prophet’s (s) journey from Mecca to Medina.

Materials: ribbon, watercolour paper, watercolour pencils, watercolour paint, The Light of the Prophet (s) book

The spider in the cave:

The web over the cave:

The rock dove that made its nest in front of the cave:

The yellow snake that waited hundreds of years in the cave to see the Prophet (s):

The palms that the people of Medina waved to greet the Prophet (s):

The camel of the Prophet (s) who sat down before the house of Abu Ayub: