Alhamdulillah Place Cards {Printable}

November is a great month to gather with friends and family for meals.  The weather outside is cold and evenings start getting dark sooner.

 

We love having soup nights at our home to share our favorite family recipes. We had such a gathering last week and I put togehter these place cards to help our guest find their seat at our dining room table.

 

Written on them is ‘Alhamdulillah for’ and a place to write a name. Alhamdulillah is used by Christians and Muslims who speak Arabic to mean “all praise to God.” It is said when one is thankful and can be thought of to be the equivalent of the English phrase ‘Hallelujah.’

 

You can download them here.  Please do not use them for resale purposes. Cut them out, fill in the name and fold them in half.

To check out more free printables, stop by the End Everything with Alhamdulillah {Printable} or make a craft at Alhamdulillah Rocks {Tutorial} .

 

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more projects that teach about the Arab world.

Eid Al Adha Sheep Countdown {Printable}

Today begins Dhu Al Hijja in the Islamic calendar, the last month of the year.

 

Very similar to the last ten nights of Ramadan being the best ten nights, these first ten days of Dhu Al Hijja are the best days of the year.

 

The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said “There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha”.


Muslims are encouraged to implement not only good deeds onto others, but also to perform hajj, the pilgrimage to visit the Kaab’a in Saudi Arabia, fast, pray and celebrate in the Eid Al Adha festivities with their community at the end of the ten days. Sheep and other meat is slaughtered and cooked for hours at large family gatherings.

 

To encourage my daughters to be aware of how special these 10 days are, we have created a giving tree, along with this Eid Al Adha sheep countdown coloring page. Each day we complete a task on the tree, one of the girls glues a cotton ball to the sheep we have placed on our refrigerator. Once the sheep is full of wool…ahem cotton…then it’s time for Eid Al Adha!

If you enjoy gluing down sheep wool, please visit one of our most popular past posts, Festive Eid Sheep {Tutorial}.  To create a different countdown calendar, stop by Ramadan Pull Away Calendar {Tutorial}.

 

There are lots more free Eid printables, including decorations, on the A Crafty Arab Printables Pinterest board.

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