The House That Allah Built

Free Ramadan Songs by "Auntie Niambi Shalewa" Muhammad Copyright 2013

Available on Monday, July 15th!  Enjoy the song being played now.  More coming on Monday! Stay tuned for July 20th - TV! Video shorts about Islam dedicated to the Nation of Islam families!  

 (P.S. Please be patient because it may take a little time for the song to start playing. Thank you.)

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak!

Tsunami Prayer Line!

Oh, how beautiful!  It is a wonderful way to begin each day during Ramadan!  Beautiful Believers!  Magnificent Messages!  Powerful Prayer!

All Things Ramadan!

The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad is so wise!  First of all, our diet of "one meal a day," certainly prepares us for fasting from food.  And there was a time when we fasted during the month of December.  The Holy Qur'an mentions that if you are unable to fast during the month of Ramadan, then you may fast a "like number" of days.  Allah desires ease for us.  He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.  And there was a time when we fasted during the month of December.  December has shorter days and it would be easy for a "broken, sick people" like the Black Man and Woman in North America.  Also, we live in a Christian society, and most of us came "out of" celebrating Christmas and fasting during this time encouraged us in our faith.

So we had a long time to fast a "like number" of days.  About ten years ago, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, invited us to observe Ramadan with the whole Muslim world...another wise man.  It was around "Christmas" time then.  So each year the days have gotten longer and here we are in the heat of summer.  Could you imagine starting to observe with the whole Muslim 

This page will have awesome craft ideas and links to help us in observing the month of Ramadan.  Every Tuesday (only two left) at 6:00 PM, some Muslims will gather at my home and we will make crafts and sing songs.  I'll have to figure out a way to "invite you" to join us...or at least post it to the site.

Peace and Blessings!

(P.S. We all have an intimate relationship with Rabil Al-Amin, the Lord of the Worlds...if you still need to fast a "like number" of days then do so.  Let's do our best to try.)

Ramadan "Chain"

This craft has been used in various situations, that requires children to keep track of time.  The Ramadan "Chain" will allow children to have a visual of how many days of Ramadan there are, as well as the days that are left (as each chain is broken - each day).

You will need:

30 cut colored strips of construction paper, each 8" - 9" long.

Glue or stapler

You can use the same color paper or you can use different colors to create various patterns (especially for older children).

It's nice to start this activity now, because it may take younger children  a little longer to complete this project. In fact, this would be a great fine motor skill activity.  Allow children as young as 2 years old to make their own strips of paper by cutting on pre-drawn lines.  Depending on your time, this project could easily stretch to a couple of days.

 **Attention MUI's!  Place finished chains into a gallon plastic bag for each student.  This will help the chain to "possibly" (smile) make it home without being broken.  Make one for the classroom too!

Ramadan Place Mat

This place mat will add a touch of pizazz to the theme of Ramadan in your home.  It's very simple to make.  You could use a family picture, draw a picture, write your child's name in Arabic, or feel free to use the template below.  Just copy (drag) it to your desktop.  When you are finished, laminate it or use clear contact paper!

You will need:

Construction paper (bright colors work best) 


Glue stick

After you finish drawing or coloring your picture, glue it to construction paper.  Have it laminated or use clear contact paper.

Send me pictures, please!

Ramadan Bookmarks

As our family was reading the Holy Qur'an today, I immediately thought, "Ramadan Bookmarks...we need book marks."  So here we go!  I am trying to keep the crafts simple.  Here's another design from "The House That Allah Built."  Enjoy!

You will need:

Construction Paper


Glue stick

Color the design from the "The House That Allah Built," or design your own!  Cut out the desgin along the lines (which measures 3 inches in length and 6 inches in width).  Cut the construction paper so that it measures 7 inches in length and 4 inches in width.  Glue the design onto the construction paper.  Have it laminated or use clear contact paper.

9 Little Muslims Rhyme

(To the Tune of "10 Little Indians")

One little, two little, three little Muslims...

Four little, five little, six little Muslims...

Seven little, eight little, nine little Muslims...

Fast in Ramadan!

Nine little Muslims fast and pray!

Nine little Muslims fast and pray!

Nine little Muslims fast and pray!

Fast in Ramadan!

by "Auntie Niambi Shalewa" Muhammad

PS.  Did you know Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar?  What else is significant about the number nine?

Recite The Success Prayer

"In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Oh, Allah!  We beseech your help and ask your mercy.

For we believe in you, and trust in you for all that we need.

And we are helpers in your cause with your Apostle.

So grant to us success!  Amen!" Prayer Simple 2.mp3

We say this prayer at dinner and my three year old "says" it too.  In fact, she often leads prayer at dinnertime.  So I came up with a way to help her enunciate and say each word clearly.  I pray that it helps you as well!

Check back Friday, August 20th!

I promise to have some new crafts and songs!  Thanks for your patience.  Make some more of the crafts already mentioned and give them away.  We will have a Ramadan Card template soon, as well as Ramadan cookies.  Whatever you are doing, enjoy your children.  Read to them!  Sing with them!  Play with them!  I know energy is low during this sing slow board games....

Five Little Muslim Brothers


Copy the picture above to your desktop.  Cut around the brothers.  Glue them onto construction paper.  Glue a piece of velcro or felt (careful not to use too much).  Place the images one by one on a flannel board.  If you do not have a flannel board, then just place the brothers on the floor and follow the words to the song below.  (A simple flannel board can be made by securing a piece of cardboard and wrapping flannel or felt around it.  It can be stapled or glued.)


Five Little Muslim Brothers

by "Auntie Niambi Shalewa " Muhammad


Five little Muslim brothers

Sitting next to one another

Playing nice and quietly on the rug


One little brother walked away

"Masalaam," he did say.

Now there are four Muslim brothers.


Four little Muslim brothers

Sitting next to one another

Playing nice and quietly on the rug


One little brother walked away

"Masalaam," he did say.

Now there are three Muslim brothers.


Three little Muslim brothers

Sitting next to one another

Playing nice and quietly on the rug


One little brother walked away

"Masalaam," he did say.

Now there are two Muslim brothers.


Two little Muslim brothers

Sitting next to one another

Playing nice and quietly on the rug


One little brother walked away

"Masalaam," he did say.

Now there is one Muslim brother.


One little Muslim brother

Sitting next to no others

Playing nice and quietly on the rug.


That little brother walked away

To his teacher he did say,

"Now there are no Muslim Brothers...

As Salaam Alaikum!"

(This song is available from the "Celebrate! Saviours' Day" CD and DVD!)

Ramadan Greeting Card

This is really simple to make.  You can use regular sized copy paper, construction paper, or smaller sized paper.  Fold your rectangular sheet of paper in half.  Draw a picture that illustrates some part of Ramadan, on the right side of the fold.  I have included a template again if you would like to copy the image to your desktop and simply color it.  It's really up to you.  I like drawing the pictures and once again our little Muslim children see their culture.  Write a message inside of the card and give the card to a family member or a friend.  Don't forget to say, "Ramadan Mubarak!  Blessed Ramadan!"


Arabic Alphabet - Alif

Have fun coloring the first Arabic alphabet - alif!

You pronounce the letter "ah-lif."  I learned a little bit of Arabic while teaching at Muhammad University of Islam!  There are all kind of sites for learning the Arabic alphabet.  I have posted some links here.

Shariah Program

Islamic Playground


The Five Pillars of Islam

This craft comes from!  I have always had this vision for showing the five pillars just like it is done in this craft (not necessarily with cardboard tubes).  It just shows how the mind of Allah works. This looks like fun!  Send me your pictures.  We will certainly work on this tomorrow.  Peace and Blessings!

Pillars of Islam 


 There are also other great crafts on this site!

Challenging Game for Older Children

This blog is cool and you will definitely love the Islamic game they developed.  Things that make you go, "Hmmmmm..."  Can't you see us making a game like this?  These are the kind of cool projects found in the Islamic Studies Class at Muhammad University of Islam! 


Click on the picture above!  At this site, a free download of the game is offered!  Awesome!  My 12 year old can not wait to make it!  That's what I'm talkin' about!  Peace and Blessings!

Aminah Likes to Celebrate Ramadan!

Aminah likes to celebrate Ramadan!

Each and every day.

Aminah likes to celebrate Ramadan!

She will fast and pray.

She will be kind to her sister.

She will be kind to her brother.

She is obedient to her father.

She is obedient to her mother.

She will read the Holy Qu'ran.

She will strengthen her Islam.

To Allah she says, "Shukran!"

Aminah likes to celebrate Ramadan!

by "Auntie Niambi Shalewa" Muhammad

What poem can you write?  Write a poem and draw a picture to go with it.  Express yourself.  We are Muslims, al Humdulilah!