We spent our afternoon at home today talking about the possibility of tonight being Laylat al-Qadr, لیلة القدر in Arabic or Night of Power, and decided to use our Ramadan craft to get ready.
Laylat Al Qadr is the most virtuous night in the holy month of Ramadan. It commemorates the first revelation of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in 610 CE.
The exact date of Laylat Al Qadr is differentiated differently by groups of Muslims but most believe that whoever spends the night in prayer out of faith, will be rewarded and sins forgiven.
There are multiple ways to help look for Lyalat Al Qadr, one is that when the sun rose on the following morning, it had no (visible) rays. To help look for this sign, we thought we would make fun imagination binoculars. While it’s never a good idea to look directly at the sun, we’ll use them to look above the horizon at first dawn to see if we can see the rays.
I loved using the brushed metal paints I received as my Plaid Ambassador roll to help these yogurt bottles look like silver. Be sure to stop by the A Crafty Arab Facebook page to enter the Ramadan Mod Podge contest.
Recycled plastic bottle container
Brush metal paint
I am posting the photos of the tutorial for now and will be back in the am to fill in the directions. It has been a long day and will be a longer night.
Check out these other ways we learned about Laylat A Qadr
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