Last week we had so much fun learning the Dua for when it rains, I had to find another small Dua to learn.
A few years ago I came across the Dua for when we see someone smiling and made this little frame. As I am a perfectionist I dumped it in the back of a cupboard never to be seen again because I don’t like the writing.
I went back in the cupboard, took it out and displayed it on the fireplace
What a beautiful Dua to make for someone you see smiling whether you know them or not. It leaves you feeling all happy and warm inside.
This Dua was made for the Prophet Muhammed (SAW).
I showed the frame to Noori and we discussed the Hadith, the Dua and how smiling is form of charity. If we give someone a beautiful smile they will feel happy and that could be the first time they smiled today. Also you will be rewarded from Allah and maybe rewarded with a smile back from that person.
Then we learned the Dua. I said the Dua over the day and got Noori too repeat it after me.
The next day we made some smiley face Emoji biscuits. I had bought some really boring rich tea style biscuits the day before. So we gave them a much-needed make over. With yellow icing, raisins for eyes and smiley mouths. Whilst doing this activity we kept repeating the Dua over and over.
A few days later we went to the park after school and had one of our biscuits as a snack. Again we repeated the Dua.
When we got home we did some smiley face emoji maths.
This time Noori is learning her 7 times tables so I took the opportunity to incorporate maths and Duas with physical activity.
I put her Smiley Emoji cushion in the middle of the floor. On her Emoji notepaper I wrote the 7 times table. I got Noori to put them in the correct order around the Emoji face.
As they were too close to the cushion she spread them around the room. I asked her a question about the 7 times tables. She jumped on the answer and then on to the Emoji. When she landed on the Emoji she had to say the Dua.
I find this method a really effective way of memorizing Duas and times tables.
I’m hoping after reading this next time you see a smiley face Emoji you will connect it to this short but sweet Dua. And everytime you see someone smiling you will make this Dua for them and spread a bit of happiness around 😁😊☺🙂
Read how we learned the Dua for when its Raining here.
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