Below is the list of topics which will be addressed in each session.
1. What’s so special about the month of Ramadhan, and what do I wish to achieve?
2: What is fasting?
3: What are the spiritual benefits of fasting?
4: Quran and its importance
5: Dua and it’s importance
6: Giving charity and thinking of others
7: Learning more about the tenets of Islam
8: Helping others and doing good to others
9: Imam Ali (as) – our great leader and true role model
10: Imam Ali (as) – caring for the orphans
11: importance of Salat and praying on time.
12:: What have we achieved? Have we recharged our spiritual batteries? Future goals?
During the 12 session Special Ramadhan Programme, students will cover a range of topics, allowing them to look at this holy month as a month of self-development and improvement. Students will have the opportunity to understand the important laws pertaining to fasting, such as those acts which invalidate the fast, and the time which one needs to fast. In addition, students will realise the value of fasting for the body and the soul, the spiritual benefits of fasting and how fasting is not just abstaining from food and drink, rather the greater overall impact of fasting on the individual and society.
At the Special Ramadhan Programme, teachers will share and discuss key Islamic ethical concepts, such as the value of sharing and caring for others, true qualities of brotherhood and friendship, encouraging at all times generosity and acts of charity.
The historical events that occurred in the life of the holy Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) and the Ahlulbayt, in this holy month, will be highlighted to the students. They will be able to relate the life of the holy household to theirs today, in addition to understand their great lessons and achievements. The month of Ramadhan, is the month of the Quran and recitation of Dua, students will collectively learn the etiquettes of the recitation of the Quran, and teachers will share key lessons and beautiful stories from the short chapters.
Well experienced teachers and facilitators will provide various activities, video animations and quizzes,, to engage the students, and allow the students to learn in a fun and interactive way.
The month of Ramadhan is a truly special month, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, and is a month that we are eager to gain the maximum deeds and merits from. As young Muslims it is essential to be aware of the important rules, responsibilities and duties regarding fasting, and as significant to realise its spiritual benefits and values.
Our dear ones wish to have a greater understanding and realisation of core concepts of their faith, in teaching methods and language that they can easily relate to. Therefore, the Special Ramadhan Programme will give the young children a unique opportunity to learn in an innovative, intriguing and fun manner, communicate with respected scholars, experienced teachers, and mentors, and for them to build a network of supportive friends, in the virtual wider community.