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How to Teach Kids to Pray Salah

By September 20, 2019Muslim Parenting

teach kids to pray salah


I’ve created a free how to teach kids to pray salah course just for you! If you are struggling with motivating your kids to pray, my ‘Salah Routine for Kids Course’ will help you teach your children to pray. Yes, really. I’ve seen my tips work time and time again for parents. I know it can work for you too.

Here are some of the topics I cover in the course regarding namaz for kids:

  1. Make dua to Allah to help you teach your children salah

  2. How to adopt a positive mindset before you begin teaching your children salah

  3. What age should you teach your children

  4. My secret ‘don’t get angry’ tips most parents don’t know about

  5. The easiest way to get your child excited about salah

  6. How to make learning salah fun for your children

  7. Be inspired by my favourite parenting hadith


In my home, routines and schedules are like laundry drying on the clothesline during a breezy summer day. They’re simple, flowing and effortless.
Routines and schedules help parents and kids communicate better and know what to expect.

It’s a win-win!

Allah gave us salah so we could routinely communicate with him directly, five times a day and getting children comfortable with prayer helps them to understand that Allah is always close and accessible.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Command your children to pray when they become seven years old…” (Abi Dawud)

Tips for thoughtfully teaching your children salah


1. To begin with ask Allah for help, before you begin this rewardable task. Do dua to Allah as only He (SWT) can make it easy for you and ensure it’s a success.

“My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication.” (Qur’an 14:40)

2. Think back to when you were taught how to pray, what encouraged you to pray? Did being told off work? What motivated you to pray your salah regularly? Don’t repeat the mistakes that were made when you were taught salah.

3. Before you begin doing anything with your child, you need to reflect on how you are going to make this a positive experience. So you need to make sure you remain calm when instructing your child because they will make mistakes and sometimes they will not want to pray.


Try this fun teach your kids to pray salah colouring book


Young kids learn through play so why not use that principle when teaching your child salah. If you make prayer a fun enjoyable activity then your child will want to pray, inshallah.

The My Salah and Wudu Colouring bookis a digital download so you can instantly print it off and if you have more than one child you can print off pages for all of them. You don’t need to buy separate books!

Place the completed pages on your child’s bedroom wall so they can see the different steps of salah. This is a great way to facilitate learning if your child is a visual learner.

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