It’s that time of year again when we have to discuss Christmas with our children. It’s a source of anxiety for a lot of Muslim families. If you’re a Muslim parent living in a non-Muslim country, you may have learnt to adapt to many western practices. But, as Muslim parents, how do we navigate Christmas? Let me suggest 7 Ways we can Teach Kids about Prophet Isa (as) during the festive season!
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In Episode 56 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share ways to navigate this holiday period with 7 Ways to Teach Children about the Prophet Isa (as).
The key takeaway points from this podcast are:-
- Children can become confused by the different stories they hear.
- They want and need to know the truth.
- Misunderstandings can take them out of the fold of Islam.
- Knowing the true story helps kids to feel confident in their Islamic identity and builds understnding with people of other faiths.
Resources about Prophet Isa (as)
- The wonderful children’s book about Prophet Isa (as) The Great Miracle: The Story of Prophet Isa (Jesus) https://amzn.to/3pfd33p
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Names of Isa (as) https://en.everybodywiki.com/Names_and_titles_of_Jesus_in_the_Quran
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I hope these tips are helpful in navigating this festive period and help you to hold valuable conversations that will allow our children to understand and respect the differences we share while staying true to our Muslim identity.
Peace and love,