Lesson 1: What is Prayer?
This will be the first of a series of posts inshAllah that will go through all the steps of how to teach children to pray. I found that by focusing on one aspect of prayer a week, it becomes much more focused and manageable inshAllah.
The first topic is ‘What is Prayer?’
I found that a very simple manner of presenting the concept of prayer was done by
http://islaam4kids.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/the-prayer-part-1/ and we started by going through their first booklet, The Prayer part 1.
We talked about how we love Allah and that we talk to Him through prayer and duaa. We also talked about the importance of praying in the correct manner as taught to us by Prophet Mohammad SAWS. We discussed briefly that there are five prayers that must be performed at fixed times.