What do you do in the evening to follow the sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wa salam)?
When do you start your night routine? Does is begin at Maghrib prayer? If so, how?
Is it calm, peaceful, slowed-down and reflexive? Or, is it rushed, annoying, antagonistic and loud?
Family routines? Typical night snack?
Night du’a and dhikr?
3 Night Surahs? Surah As-Sadjah, Al-Waqiah and Al-Mulk? Ayat al-Kursi.
My Qur’an? My voice and reflections until they sleep.
Their individual night routines, right-hand on their right-cheek (1 du’a said 3-times), blowing on their hands and touching from head-to-toe 3-times.
Please check out 99 Ways to Help Kids to Fast During Ramadan, as I share many of the night family things my husband and I do with our girls to keep things focused on Faith and Family once the sun sets after Maghrib.
[FYI: Alhumdulilah, nearly 6-weeks later, we don’t listen to any recordings anymore. All my girls now take turns reading the different surahs, and since we’ve basically memorized all the du’a in Arabic now, we take turns. Even in the days and nights I was sick in bed, my oldest leads her sisters as I often listen to them now, mashaAllah.]
We’d love to hear your night routines. How old you started? How long does it take you? What you found works and doesn’t work at your home. Weaning in more and more Faithful Family Time is always a blessing…so we’d love to read your suggestions and reflections too. Please comment below.
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