How does one have fun as a Muslim if music, dancing, drinking alcohol, dating, inter-mingling, gambling and parties are all off-limits? Do Muslims have fun? What can Muslims do to have fun?
As a Muslim, it’s not difficult to have fun. Really? Yes! Here are some interesting ideas and thoughts as shared by a few brothers and sisters…
- Indoor thinking games for youth and children: Games For Youth _ 1.2 updated 1_12_17
- Try out different restaurants (Halal of course!) with your family or friends.
- Go to the nearest park or playground with your kids or brothers or sisters.
- Go to the nearby running track or stadium weekly for a run.
- Find a stray cat and feed it milk from the grocery shop nearby.
- Looking for insects in the garden with your siblings or children.
- Draw a picture of a flower in the park and colour it in.
- Take a photo, using a mobile phone, of the different flowers at the nearby park.
- Take a photo, using a mobile phone, of the different insects at the nearby park.
- Hold your parent’s hand or spouses’ hand and walk around the park.
- Go to the pet shop, public farm or zoo to enjoy looking at animals.
- Go to the beach for a swim or to make a sandcastle or two.
- Watch animals at the beach
- Reading a book and sharing it with family or friends when I finish it.
- Join a book club online or at the library.
- Have a read a book night where the whole family reads a book in the living room for an hour and does nothing else.
- Have a regular family movie night where the whole family watches a family-friendly, Halal (or almost Halal) movie. (‘Almost Halal’ here indicates that there may be a few shirk issues that need to be discussed after the movie or there may be musical instruments involved, etc…)
- Baking different desserts from all over the world, getting ideas from Youtube
- Cooking different recipes from all over the world, getting ideas from Youtube
- Swimming at the local swimming pool once a month
- Bring the family to the nearest water body and look for exciting insects or small animals.
- Visit your country’s Islamic Museum, if they have any
- Visit your state’s art galleries.
- Visit your state’s museums.
- Cook for your parents for a day
- Bring your parents out for a picnic
- Bring your parents along for a short holiday
- Start and mantain a blog
- Compile inspirational quotes from various people into a notebook
- Compile good stories from various sources into a notebook
- Playing ball at the park
- Combing your siblings’ or children’s hair and making different hairstyles
- Playing board games with family and friends
- Playing video games with family and friends
- Have a Homemade Bread Day at home
Other ideas and thoughts:
https://www.quora.com/How-does-one-have-fun-as-a-Muslim-if-music-dancing-mingling-and-parties-are-all-off-limits (Not all answers are good from this webpage. Parents, please read through it first, insha Allah)
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