How to Get My Kids to Love the Prophet (PBUH)?

13 October, 2021
Q I want to get my kids love prophet Muhammad. However, I think they are too young to understand stories of Seerah. My kids are 3,6 and 8 years. What do you suggest as practical ways to teach them about the Prophet (PBUH) and make them love him very much?

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There are many books for children including Qur’an & Seerah Stories for kids by Saniyasnain Khan which can be read to your children and further explained at age-appropriate levels.

Children love stories and reading to your children and discussing the content is not only instilling a love for the Prophet (PBUH) but it is also developing in them a love for reading, as well as providing time for further bonding with you.

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Prior to storytime, you may want to ask your children what story they would like to hear. Also, engage them through questions and pictures as this makes the children an active part of the process rather than just “listeners”.

There are many good CDs for children in which you can pause the CD and ask your children questions relating to the portion of the CD heard.


As salamu alaykum,

May Allah SWT bless you for wanting to guide your children in the wonderful direction of developing a deep love for our beloved Prophet (PBUH). Engaging your children in stories at bedtime and their quiet times is an engaging way to teach them of the Qur’an and love for the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

There are many books for children including Qur’an & Seerah Stories for kids by Saniyasnain Khan which can be read to your children and further explained at age-appropriate levels.

There are also 101 Seerah Stories and Dua by the same author, and many more. Children love stories and reading to your children and discussing the content is not only instilling a love for the Prophet (PBUH) but it is also developing in them a love for reading, as well as providing time for further bonding with you.

Prior to storytime, you may want to ask your children what story they would like to hear. Also, engage them through questions and pictures as this makes the children an active part of the process rather than just “listeners”. Develop innovative ways based on their ages and interests to actively engage them on their level.

As your oldest is 8 and your youngest is 3, you may want to further divide your teaching time to focus on the two older children, especially if they ask a lot of questions as they are at a different developmental stages than your 3-year-old.

However, keep your 3 years old engaged as much as possible for this will form good habits as well as create a knowledge base at a young age, which will, later on, turn into appreciation in a few years insha’Allah. Most importantly, make duaa to Allah SWT before any activities, that your children gain the blessings, love, and knowledge from your efforts.

Another way to instill a love for the prophet (PBUH) is to sit at a table and have a large blank outline of Arabia, crayons, and a guidebook of the Prophet’s (PBUH) life and travels. Begin by discussing the Prophet’s (PBUH) birth and location and mark it on the paper.

Begin to talk about the life of the Prophet (PBUH) and have your children participate in coloring a map of his life, labeling events. This would include places he lived, journeyed to, and other significant events. CDs are also a way to teach your children about the Prophet (PBUH).


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There are many good CD’s for children in which you can pause the CD and ask your children questions relating to the portion of the CD heard. An example would be “How do you think it felt when the Prophet’s (PBUH) son Ibrahim was born”? You may wish to tie that in with how you felt when they were born. This creates a more real and vivid experience. You should insha’Allah have them do fajr prayer with you.

Teach them to perform dhikr and recite the last portion of surah Al-Imran before fajr prayer and explain to them that the Prophet (PHBUH) did this and why. While there may be some fidgeting and tiredness at first as it will be earlier than fajr, it is good to teach them while they are still young, for insha’Allah as they grow older it will become natural for them to do this.

Instilling the love of recitation and dhzikr is part of instilling a love for the Prophet (PBUH) for these are things he loved doing as well. Also teach them other mannerisms of the Prophet such as when eating, sleeping, entering a home and so on. By teaching them the sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) you are teaching them love.

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