During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast from dawn until sunset. This means no food or drinks, among other things. It also includes an increase of salat (the Arabic word for prayer) and recitation of the Quran, the Islamic holy book.
There are five different prayers, each with its own name, time and number of ra’kas. A ra’ka is a prescribed movement and recitation of various parts of the Quran during the salat. A typical day in a life of a Muslim might include 17 ra’kas, whereas in Ramadan that number can be higher.
Learning the different prayer names, times and ra’kas can be overwhelming for a child, so we’ve created this magnet Islamic Daily Chart to help remember.
- 12 x 12 Double sided decorative paper
- Print out of the five daily salats
- Print out of Alhumdullah
- Print out of Daily Salat title
- Double sided tape
- Decorative corner punch
- Magnetic strip
- Cutting and scoring tool
Start by scoring the 12 x 12 paper four inches from one end.
Change your blade to cutting and slice your prayer times/names/ra’kas into 3 inch by 2.25 inch rectangles. We found the words online and placed them in a word document.
Place double sided tape on the back of the prayer names/times and add them above the fold, at the same time as adding the number of ra’kas below the fold.
Cut between the ra’kas but stop on the fold.
Cut 10 individual 1/2 inch magnetic stripes and tape five to the bottom of each ra’kas. Then remove the tape off the other five and put them sticky side up over them. Fold each flap over, one at a time, and the sticky side should land on the main part for an easy match.
Tape Daily Salat on the front and add a magnet strip to the back.
At the end of the day, you should have five Alhumdul’llas all across your chart. Great job!
This post is part of our Ramadan for Kids series. Follow along as we share crafts, activities, and other special ways to teach children about Ramadan!