Snowflakes

snowflakes
photo by CaptPiper

Last year I was privileged to have the opportunity to share with you a wonderful poem by Umm An-Nu’man titled “The Little Boy Who Loved the Qur’an. Now I wish to share another beautiful poem by the same author that deals with a different subject matter. One that matches nicely the chilly weather (and winters) being experienced in some parts of the world.

 

Snowflakes

 Copyright © 2008 Umm An-Nu’man      

 

They came in the millions      

each one unique      

They swirled all around us      

but not a word did they speak      

We each played among them      

how we did romp and roam      

For hours they entertained us      

until we were all called home      

But even from the window      

inside of our houses warm and bright      

We could still see them      

as they flickered in the night      

Glitter and sparkle, swirl and dance      

How I longed to be with them      

If I only had the chance      

When my father came home I rushed to him      

and asked if he saw what Allah had sent down      

He told me he did and he tried to smile      

because he had been stuck in the snow all the way across town.      

Then the smile did come and he said, “Son let’s go.”      

And outside we went into the cold to build a masjid made out of snow      

The snowflakes keep falling, but build it we did      

And I helped out a lot even though I’m still a kid      

Just me and my dad, a million snowflakes,      

and my mom watching from the door      

Praising Allah in the middle of a snowstorm      

What son could ask for more?      

 

– by Umm An-Nu’man      

     

Umm An-Nu’man is a teacher and author. She blogs at The Well-Read Muslim and A Muslim Child is Born. Visit The Official Website of Umm An-Nu’man for more information about her books and for a variety of free Islamic educational resources for children.      

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The Well-Read Muslim:a blog for Muslim parents and teachers

I want to share with you today a blog which I think is a great resource for parents and teachers of children five-year and under. The Well Read Muslim is a blog by author and early childhood teacher, Umm An-Nu’man

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The focus of the blog is on developing a love for reading in young children and Sister Umm An-Nu’man does this in a variety of ways. From useful literacy tips and detailed lesson plans to reviews of resource books that would equip parents with the necessary information to get their children involved in reading.

Even though it’s a relatively new blog (just about five months), there is a lot of useful information available. I particularly like the Storytime feature which takes a look at a picture book or easy reader nonfiction book and evaluates how it can be used and what in it that’s Islamically appropriate/inappropriate.

So if you’re a teacher or parent check out The Well Read Muslim blog – http://thewellreadmuslim.blogspot.com/. Also have a look at Umm An-Nu’man’s other blog, A Muslim Child is Born, where she has a great early literacy project taking place every month.

Poem for the Day: The Little Boy Who Loved the Quran

I was absolutely love this beautiful poem! I read it over and over about a dozen times, and my little son enjoyed sitting with me as I read it aloud to him. I love the images and being a librarian I know exactly what it is like when you are browsing the shelves looking for that special book. And which book can be more special than Al Qur’an? So onto this lovely poem.

Boy reading Quran

photo by muslimpage

 

The Little Boy Who Loved the Quran

Copyright © Umm An-Num’an  

  

Little footsteps were heard in the library in the middle of the night, 

And all of the books were illuminated by warm candle light. 

A little boy very quietly searched every single shelf, 

He knew what the Book looked like and he could read it by himself. 

He started with the letter A and made his way to Q, 

He was scared he wouldn’t find it and he wouldn’t know what to do. 

He went all the way to last shelf and the Book was nowhere to be seen, 

So he started at the beginning, looking for the colour green. 

He stood on his tippy toes and peered at the very top shelf, 

And there he saw a single Book sitting by itself. 

It was the book he was looking for, sitting Grand and Noble indeed, 

The he did as Allah commanded; the little boy sat down to read. 

This poem has been reproduced here by kind permission of the author, Umm An-Num’an, who is a teacher and blogs at A Muslim Child is Born and The Well Read Muslim Visit the author’s Official Website.

  

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Post last edited: January 21, 2011.