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Ramadan can be a challenging time for parents with small children. Long days of fasting while working, preparing food, and trying to make time for extra ibada. This year seems that it will have the additional stress of social distancing, which means little to no interaction with family, friends and visits to the masjid.
Enter Rafiq & Friends. This one of a kind book and activity set is designed to make Ramadan a festive time in the home and give children engaging and fun lessons on the blessings of Ramadan. With the simple model of “faith starts at home,” the creators of Rafiq & Friends focused on allowing children to be active participants of Ramadan by creating a date serving plate so kids could help break their parents’ fast every night.
Whoever helps break the fast of a fasting person, he will have the same reward as him without decreasing anything from the reward of the fasting person.
Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 807
Each set of Rafiq & Friends: The Ramadan Date Palm comes with a beautifully hand-illustrated children’s book, a Rafiq plush toy, 35 activity cards, one for each night of Ramadan/Eid and some in preparation for the first day. Parents also gain exclusive access to on-line activities and crafts that engage them in Ramadan fun all month long. The book and activities are gauged towards children 3-9 but older kids can help their younger siblings with the arts and crafts and simple recipes for iftar.
Every piece of this product is meticulously designed with quality production. Their YouTube and Facebook pages even have DIY Ramadan craft projects you can do at home! The book is wonderfully written with rhyming prose and the Rafiq plush doll is just what your kid needs to help transfer the lessons they learn to their own world. Additionally, the activities encourage using imaginative play to transport Rafiq around the world to visit diverse Muslim communities.
Let’s use this years’ blessed month of Ramadan to focus on our little ones in building family traditions and positive associations.
To learn more go to http://rafiqandfriends.com/