Children have an incredible ability to memorise songs and rhymes. As Muslim parents and educators, we should be using this natural affinity to song to help children memorise things that important in their understanding of Islam.
In this blog post, we have outlined our favourite nasheeds; songs that teach important principles in Islam in the hope that it will make kids excited and enthusiastic about their religion.
These are our Top 5 Nasheeds for Kids!
La illaha il Allah
The shahadah is the 1st pillar of Islam. “La illaha ila Allah” can be translated to mean, “There is no god but Allah.”
It is reported that the Prophet (saw) said:
“The best Dhikr (remembering Allah) is La ilaha illallah and the best supplication is Al-Hamdu Lillah.”
[At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah]
The Prophet (saw) also taught us that if someone says these words upon their death, they will enter Junnah with no reckoning. One cannot expect to have these words readily on the tongue at death, if they were not on the tongue and in the heart throughout life. Childhood is where this begins.
CLICK HERE for our favourite shahadah nasheed. Play this nasheed often, or sing to your children if you prefer; allowing them to make a deep meaningful connection with these sacred words.
Lineage of the Prophet
Love of the Prophet (saw) can be encouraged in your children through a knowledge of him. The more they learn of his Blessed life, the more they will love him.
If you would like more information on the lineage of Prophet Muhammad (saw), or would like to see his family tree written out, CLICK HERE.
Tala Al Badru Alayna
This nasheed was sung by the children as the Prophet (saw) and his Blessed companion Abu Bakr (ra) entered Medina.
When you are teaching your children about the life of Prophet Muhammad (saw), encourage them to learn this song. It is a part of our heritage and part of the Seerah.
To listen to one version of Tala Al Badru Alayna by Yusuf Islam CLICK HERE.
If you would like the lyrics to print out, CLICK HERE.
Olive Tree Study Support have produced an incredible collection of nasheeds to teach children the rules of tajweed.
Tajweed can be difficult for young children. It can seem dry and the terminology difficult to remember. Through songs, children not only remember the rulings, but also find it fun!
To listen to a sample and read the reviews, CLICK HERE.
Arabic is the key to understanding the Quran and the further study of Islamic sciences. Arabic was the language that Allah (swt) chose to reveal the Quran in, as His the final revelation to mankind.
Arabic is most effectively learnt from a young age. Nasheeds can be used to teach the alphabet and basic vocabulary.
CLICK HERE to listen to one of our favourites.
These were our Top 5 Nasheeds for Kids!
Kids have an astonishing ability to memorise songs and rhymes. As parents we must utilise this natural skill to encourage their Islamic learning insha’Allah.
What nasheeds do your children enjoy?
Does your family have any favourites?
Please share with us in the comments section below.