As we drove to Taraweeh a few nights ago, my son asked me if he could accompany me to Taraweeh prayers more often during the last 10 nights of Ramadan. I was impressed and I wasn’t sure how to respond since he’s at school this year and I wouldn’t want to make a commitment I couldn’t follow through on. I told him it was a great idea and that we could think about it over the next few days.
This got us talking about the significance of the last 10 nights of Ramadan and Layaltul Qadr which we discussed in detail when he memorised Surah Al-Qadr a few years ago. He has an excellent understanding for his age so I gave him some homework to come up with a few tips for kids to benefit from the last 10 nights of Ramadan and Laylatul Qadr.
These are 5 tips from an 8-year-old on how to benefit from the last 10 nights of Ramadan:
- Read the Quran and revise surahs every night
- Go for Taraweeh prayers as often as possible
- Read Ramadan Stories
- Give charity at the Masjid every night
- Don’t waste time watching tv and playing video games
I was pretty impressed with the list so I told him I would share it. May Allah bless him.
Easy and simple tips from the mind of an innocent kid who doesn’t have the burden of guilt, societal pressure or judgement.
I pray you and your families benefit from these special nights and have a productive end to this blessed month. Ameen.