Our 5 favorite Muslim Cartoons on Youtube!

As parents we all know how hard it is to resist technology use at home. Our kids constantly need to watch cartoons and play games whether having food or during long traveling journeys. Tablets and phones are our helping hand in parenting. As a mother, I’m constantly hunting Muslim content that Nayel could watch. Kids are like sponges, they are absorbing everything they see around. I want him to learn the best of our deen. I thought of writing a blogpost on my top 5 favorite Muslim cartoons on youtube that Nayel enjoys. Hope your kids will like them too 🙂

1. Omar and Hana: our absolute current favorite – and the best part- we recently met the team of Omar and Hana on their visit to Dubai! Nayel also got toys from them! Omar and Hana are available in English along with Malay- and more languages coming up soon!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC178EmfQAV3OT-UpuO6WUMg

2. Zaky and Friends-

One of the firsts we started with! Love their cartoon stories on Prophets!

https://www.youtube.com/user/wwwone4kidsnet

3. Abdul Bari ( Urdu/Hindi)

There were introduced to Nayel by his grandfather when he was just 6 months old. They are in Urdu and very detailed- well written cartoons on islamic lifestyle- I would highly recommend!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpITdHWi-M3rVKX4L2TP0AQ

4. Islamic kids video- Stories from Quran.

These one- even I listen to whenever I start a new Surah! Extremely amazing!!!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvWyP-vFhlS1-XENpD6w68A

5. Quaid se Batein:

This is not an Islamic one but amazing urdu cartoons for Pakistani kids! Culturally appropriate and great topics covered! Nayel enjoys watching them!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5s8STnSC2SMsg09uFSfq7g

I hope your kids will enjoy these! Please leave me a comment if you’re already watching these or any other that I should be adding in my list for Nayel!

JazakAllah khair! ❤️

Chapter 1 : ‘Let’s learn together’ – – 3 hours in Ramadan

Starting today , I will be doing a mini series of small messages that we can can benefit from on my blog this Ramadan.

Please note- These will have some useful things I am reading and learning from various places too. I will be mentioning the correct sources inshAllah. I hope you find them useful and Please remember me and my family in duas 🙂

***Three hours not to be missed during Ramadan***

There are three hours each day in Ramadan not to be missed at all costs.

➡First Hour — Hour before breaking your fast

Prepare your meal early and dedicate this time for dua because the supplication of a fasting person before he breaks his fast is never rejected. Pray for yourself, your loved ones and the whole Ummah. And don’t forget our brothers and sisters being oppressed around the world and those who have passed away among the Muslims as they need your dua.

➡Second Hour — Hour in the last third of the night

This next hour is around the last third of the night. Dedicate this time with plenty of dua and seeking forgiveness as it’s a time when Allah SWT descends to the lowest heaven calls out: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?’”

➡Third Hour — The Hour after the Fajr prayer until sunrise

The last hour should be spent after the Fajr until sunrise with lots of dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and reading Quran.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever prays Fajr in congregation then sits remembering Allaah until the sun rises, then prays two rak’ahs, will have a reward like that of Hajj and ‘Umrah.” He said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “In full, in full, in full.”

This hadeeth was classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

Welcoming Ramadan with toddlers

I keep editing this particular banner onto a countdown to Ramadan! Yes we’re almost a month away now and inshAllah will be entering the most beautiful and blessed month of all- Ramadan.

This will be even more special for me as after 2 years – I will be fasting all inshAllah- no more breastfeeding 😁!!

Also- Nayel is 2 now and he has started to comprehend and understand things around him! So I’m super excited to celebrate Ramadan with him! If you’re thinking how with a toddler, let me take you through onto our first mini planning and I pray these might be helpful for you with kids at home too:)

1. Decorating the house:

We do birthdays and weddings, and we see alot of Halloween, Christmas and Diwali set up around, why not Ramadan? Make it fun with your kids and set up your home. Older the kids , more the fun. Balloons, banners, laterns, calender , DIY Ramadan crafts- make it interesting for kids! It’s the most beautiful time for bonding as a family for us Muslims! (Images via Pinterest for reference only)

A super cute online shop: My Little Ruhm

https://frommummytonayel.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/make-room-for-little-ruhm-this-ramadan-and-eid%e2%9d%a4%ef%b8%8f/

2. Create a personalized pray area:

Google and Pinterest are right on our tips now and I have seen so many cute ideas for little masjid at home for kids! If you can go fancy , great ! If not- even handmade charts, keeping prayer mats, puting up lights and telling kids this is their own little home masjid would make a great difference. Imagine how they love their doll houses or play pens- this will be a special place for them to sit and do their Ramadan crafts or for you to pray with them.

(Pictures source- unknows via pinterest )

3. Celebrate everyday’s little things:

Talk about Ramadan with your kids. Tell them what it is, watch cartoons that is related in teaching them about Ramadan. Take them for grocery shopping for Ramadan to involve them. Be it as simple as choosing dates and rooh afza or asking for Dua together before iftar. Tell them to dress up nicely, stay clean and about doing good deeds.

4. Wishing Ramadan:

On the night of 1st Ramadan, get them to call or message family member with you. Make videos and voice notes as families to send across wishing and praying for everyone. Take memorable pictures! Make cards, buy little gifts for family and friends and personally go and wish:)- you need to show and create enthusiasm so they get in that mood. It will stay with them forever ❤️

5. Books and Crafts:

There are so many books on Ramadan available now, get them and read with your kids. Talk about different cultures and tell them what people do in Ramadan around the globe. Take out activities from books for kids to enjoy. Be it colouring, making crafts or learning new words. You will find endless options on the Internet!

Find some interesting books here :

http://coloursofus.com/childrens-books-ramadan/

Let’s pray this Ramadan brings happiness and peace across the globe and make us a good muslim example to lead for our kids.

What would you add in this list?

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This post is part of the UAE Mom Bloggers Blog Hop for Ramadan.

Do check out other posts from our talented bloggers:

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DIY Decorative Pots for Ramadan – Mom Is Learning
DIY Soda Can Lanterns – Raising My Knight
My Ramadan Story – The Archi Effect
My Ramadan Favorites – Thoughts Over Chai
Ramadan Learning Game Printable – Sand In My Toes
Ramadan Printables (Set of 5) – Mummy On My Mind
Tips for a Green Ramadan – Sustainability Tribe