Prayer Lesson 4: The Qiblah: Facing the Kaaba
This is a simple lesson about Prayer but it is very important because many kids don’t realize that their position in prayer is towards a certain direction. My daughter would start the prayer facing the qiblah and by the time we’re finished her head would be facing a completely different way.
One way to ensure that kids continue to face the Qiblah throughout prayer is using a small prayer mat. You can tell the child that this is the boundary and he or she should try and stay within that boundary throuout the prayer.
We did this lesson using TJ’s Prophet’s prayer described, lesson 1: Facing the Kaaba.
When the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) stood for prayer, he would face the Ka'bah in both obligatory and voluntary prayers. (Prophet’s Prayer Described)
It was fun to draw the plan of the room and to draw arrows pointing to the direction of the Kaba. We also talked about compasses and how they help us know directions.