The Season of Worship
The Season of Worship
Objective: Students will learn about the three months that constitute “the Season of Worship” (Rajab, Sha’ban, and Ramadhan), as well as the spiritual significance of each month.
Suggested Ages: 5+
Time: 45 Minutes
- Large paper (Preferably 11”x17”)
- Sun (1 per child), raindrop (3 per child), seed (2 per child), and pot (3 per child) templates (attached below)
- Tell students how Allah, out of his kindness and Mercy, has assigned three special months as the Season of Worship. These three months are Rajab, Sha’ban, and Ramadhan. Even though Allah is always Merciful and we should always worship Him, these three months are special months of worship. During these month’s, Allah’s special Mercy rains down on us, if we take advantage of it. List some of the special dhikr and a’maal of these months (refer to the Mafatih al-Jinan). In order to truly take advantage of Allah’s mercy, each month has a special significance.
- The month of Rajab is the month of seeking forgiveness (istighfar). During this month we plant the seed, by cleaning our souls through forgiveness.
- Once we have cleaned our souls, it is now time to adorn them in the month of Sha’ban, through Salawaat. During this month, our seed begins to sprout.
- Finaly, we are ready to be the guests of Allah in the month of Ramadhan. During this month, we can see the fruits of our labor (or worship), as it is during this month, our souls are in full bloom.
- Tell students that we will be making a project to help us remember what to do during these months.
- Hand out three pot templates to each student. Have them cut them out and paste them next to each other on their large paper. Using markers, underneath each pot, they should write “Rajab,” “Sha’ban,” and “Ramadhan” respectively under each pot.
- Next, in the pot marked “Rajab,” they should glue the seed template inside the pot. Remember, this is the month where we plant the seed for our souls to bloom.
- In the “Sha’ban” pot, they should glue another seed inside. Using marker, they can create a sprout coming out of the seed. On top of the pot, they should glue a sun and three rain drops. Just like plants need sun and water to grow, our souls grow in this month with Salawaat and other good acts.
- In the “Ramadhan” pot, they should use markers to draw a flower growing out of the pot. Remember, Ramadhan is the month where our souls bloom, provided we took proper care of them in the previous two months!