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ISSUE NUMBER 23
Great masjids throughout the Muslim World - Musalla kidz newsletter for Muslim Children education
VALENTINES

Assalamu-alaykum,  

Last week, when I got home from school, I had a beaming smile. Penpal asked me what I was so happy about. I said, “I got a valentines day card today.”

I was so excited that I told Penpal that I was going to make a valentines card as well.

My mum heard me and called me over. I quickly put my card behind my back and slowly walked over to my mum.

My mum asked, “What are you hiding behind your back?” I replied, “Nothing!”

Penpal quickly shouted to my mum, “Amina has a Valentines card!”

Only at that point did I realise that it was wrong. I was ashamed about the card and wished I hadn't got it.

My mum saw my sad face and explained that Valentines day is not for Muslims. She told me in such a nice way and made me feel so much better. Amina

PRECIOUS GIFT

Before Islam came, the people of Makkah would hate to have daughters. They were a very wicked people who would bury their daughters alive.

When Islam came, the opposite was true and daughters were considered a blessing and a great gift from Allah. The parents would look after their daughters and give them the best things in life. The best thing of all was good manners and knowledge of Islam.

To protect this ‘precious gift’, it was wrong for Muslim girls to have boyfriends. It was equally bad for Muslim boys to have girlfriends. This way the character of both was kept pure until they grew up.

This is still true today and we should hold onto this noble teaching. Even today, children are very precious. Parents want them to be modest in both dress and behaviour.

THE CHANGE

In Makkah, there was one youth that everyone would look up to and was always talked about amongst the people. This was Mus’ab ibn Umair, a very handsome fellow who savoured all the enjoyment that Makkah had to offer. This made him very popular and famous amongst the Makkans.

Apart from his good looks, he always wore the latest and best designer clothes. When people walked passed him they could smell the finest and most expensive perfume . He had plenty of wealth and was known for the extravagant way he spent money on himself and all his friends.

He would drink the finest wines and would always have a girlfriend or two on his arm. He was never short of so called friends or girlfriends.

Most of Makkah had not accepted Islam so they thought these qualities were good and would respect this young man. They would talk about him and would try to follow his example by wearing similar clothes and behave in the same way.

When Mus’ab accepted Islam and decided to turn his life around. He left his old life of fame and fortune and instead became a simple and modest person. Instead of showing off he would spend more time reading Qur’an and teaching others.

He would respect the women and did not have any girlfriends. The Muslims looked up to this youngster who had become such a decent, honest and brave person. His clothes were no longer the best in Arabia but his character was one of the best.

The Prophet (pbuh) spoke highly of this young person and the people were happy that such a good change had happened to him. He was one of the most respected Sahabah who was brave enough to change his life and lose all those bad habits.

CHARACTER FIT

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DID YOU KNOW

In 1580, the first accurate theory of the water cycle was formed by scientist. Before this, the people had many mad theories about the rain, sea and rivers.

The Qur’an gives an accurate and complete explanation of the water cycle in its many verses. The Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad (pbuh) about 1000 years before 1580!


THE PUZZLE
 
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QUESTIONS

How do you become a true hero?
Which theory does the Qur’an mention?
Who sacrificed popularity for Islam?
How is the Muslim character kept pure?
Why was Amina sad?


Middle Page lessons

This life is only short and sweet
and the next life will never deplete

Do the right thing and be brave
To evil and wrong don’t be a slave

On the right path you must be strong
Its on this path that we all belong

Follow the example of the good.
Follow the example like you should.

 

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PENPAL REFLECTION

Assalamu-alaykum, its easy to follow other people. For example, if your friends do something bad, you feel it’s okay to do that as well. A brave kid doesn't copy what his friends do but he does the right thing. By doing the right thing he or she becomes a TRUE hero. PP

FOOTSTEPS

The Prophet (pbuh) would be modest in dress and behaviour.

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