In Daybreak’s first picture book, Drummer Girl, little Najma dreams of becoming the drummer who wakes her neighborhood for suhoorl during Ramadan – the musaharati. The position has never been held by a girl, but with her father’s support, Najma is able to serve her neighbors by carrying on this beautiful tradition.
When Blessed Bonds mentor Sameena Basha read this heartwarming Ramadan tale, she saw a project in the making. Sameena made the book come alive for the girls in her Blessed Bonds youth groups by having them make drums and become musaharatis themselves! Each girl made her own drum and set about waking her family for suhoor.
When we at Daybreak heard about Sameena’s fantastic idea, we wanted to get everyone on board that train. What a fun Ramadan project!
So we created the Drummer Girl Mini-Musaharati Challenge!
Here’s what you do:
- Have your little ones make their own drums (helpful links below) and wake the family for suhoor -Musaharati style!
- Post your pics on social media using the hashtag #MiniMusaharati
- In your post, challenge three friends to turn their kids into Mini Musaharatis as well.
- Follow Blessed Bonds, Rabata and Daybreak Publishing on the social media outlet of your choice – FB, IG, Twitter or Shapchat. (@BlessedBonds, @Rabata_Org, @DaybreakPressPublishing)
- Post your entry by Friday, June 23.
One entry will win a copy of Drummer Girl and a pellet drum of their very own.
Here are three drum-making ideas:
Blessed Bonds and Iron Faith are girls’ and boys’ youth groups. If you’re interested in starting a chapter where you live, visit http://www.blessedbonds.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.