1. Set a daily routine for Atfal
This is the perfect time to encourage your children to wake up for Fajr Salat daily. Children do not have school, so they can read their Salat and then go back to sleep.
The Promised Messiah(as) writes: One who does not assiduously offer the five daily prayers is not from my community (Kishti-e-Nuh, pp.19, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 19)
Then he states: “Prayer is the Right of Allah; fulfill it well…Even if the entire house is destroyed, let it be, but do not discard the prayer. The Holy Qur’an speaks of two paradises, one of which is the paradise of this world, which is the Prayer”.(Malfuzat, Vol.6, pp.370)
Parents should encourage children to pray Tahajjud at least once a week. If parents explain to their children that Tahajjud Salat is a sacred time in which Allah listens to his people very closely, they will see the result through their own experience which will increase their faith in Allah.
3. Leading Salat
Parents should encourage Atfal to lead Salat, as this will give them practice and confidence for when they are older. Our youth is the future of Ahmadiyyat.
4. Recitation of the Holy Qur’an
Parents should encourage their children to recite some verses from the Holy Qur’an after their Fajr Salat. The Holy Qur’an should be recited with translation in whichever language the child understands best, this way they will understand what they are reciting.
5. Islamic Knowledge
Parents should try to take out some time during their day to teach their children some of the teachings of Islam. They should encourage their children to use this time to memorize things such as the Qaseedah, Duas or translation of Salat.
As Ramadan approaches, we should try our best to recite Taraweeh prayers in our homes every night. Parents should encourage their children to wake up for sehri even if they are not fasting. Children should try to complete the Holy Qur’an as was the practice of our beloved Holy Prophet (saw).
There are many educational resources available for free to assist in the education of your child while they are off school. Some of these links are free for a limited period during this pandemic.
We hope you find them useful – Online_Educational_Resources
There are also many resources on the Khuddam Website – https://www.khuddam.org.uk/interactive/