eid banner

I love this banner. It’s made with scrap book paper. The sister sent me the instructions on how to make this (for ramadhan and eid). See how-to after the photos.

View her blog post HERE.


  • scrapbook paper, or card stock, or decorative paper
  • scissors
  • glue or double stick tape
  • yarn
  • clear tape
  • templates (Banner Letters, and Banner Flags)


  1. print the template containing the letters.
  2. print 2 sheets of template for the banner flags (triangles).
  3. cut out each flag/triangle.
  4. cut out each square of letters (see photo of banner before cutting).
  5. attach letters to the flags with glue or double stick tape.
  6. use clear tape to secure a long piece of yarn or ribbon to the back side of the flags.
  7. hang and enjoy.

‘Eid cards craft (updated)

I know you have tons of things to do to get ready for ‘Eid. How about just one more. Eid cards!

These cards are actually envelopes. However, the “card” part is glued into the center of the card envelope making it an envelope card!

The templates for the cards came from this site. (except for the rectangle one). I enlarged the original patterns to make the cards bigger.s

Here is what an envelope card looks like (I was not able to include this particular design in the template packet):

(link to image)

Template Explanation
The templates are 2 pages per each envelope. The first page is the envelope template. The second page has the inner cards. Using the inner cards (A and B) is optional by the way.

Envelope Card Template Options
Choose from: Rectangular, Rounded Square Petal, Triangle Pentagon, Trading/Gift Card, Bon-Bon box

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  • Decorative/Scrapbooking paper
  • Construction or copy paper
  • Glue stick, double-stick tape, or spray adhesive
  • Border scissors (optional)
  • Markers
  • A smile


Make the envelope

  • Download the eid cards templates.
  • Print the ones you want to use.
  • Cut out the templates and cards that you want.
  • Next, lay the decorative side of the paper facing the table. Place the template on top of your decorative paper.
  • Hold the paper in place either with your hand, or by using a paper clip or two, or use a piece of clear tape.
  • Trace the template shape onto the blank side of the decorative paper.
  • Remove template and cut out envelope.
  • Fold each side of the envelope flap inward. Crease folds well with a boning tool or your finger.

Make the “inner” cards

  • Now, cut out the card templates A and B. You can skip this step and write directly inside the center part of the envelope.
  • Trace the cards onto contrasting decorative paper, copy paper, or construction paper.
  • Cut them out.
  • Write your ‘Eid message on Card B.

Assemble the final product

  • Place Card A in the center of the envelope. Glue it down.
  • Then place Card B on top of and in the center of Card A.
  • Glue that down also.

How to Close the Card
To close the card, fold each flap inward going in a circular direction. Then tuck the last flap under the first one.

Securing the Card
You can use ribbon, or string to keep the card closed completely. Or, use a boning tool to make a very tight crease along the fold lines. This works really well.

Have fun!

I’ll try to post some pics later. In the meantime, enjoy these See photos HERE.

If you find any mistakes or if my instructions don’t make sense, please let me know!

Itikaf coloring book (finished!)

AlHamdulillah. I finished the itikaf coloring book that I’ve been working on. Phew!

The coloring book is about the things a person can do while in itikaf (Permitted acts during Itikaf) based on the article (Rallying Around the Rulings for Itikaaf).

The book has 15 pages. Print one, all, or only a few pages (your choice). These sheets can also be used for non-itikaf Islamic projects. Click HERE to print “My Itikaf Coloring Book” (pdf).

Table of Contents:

Cover Page (masjid under the moon and stars)
I love to stay in the masjid in Ramadhan (family car headed to the masjid)
I can bring (pics of food)
I can also bring (pics of juice/milk)
I should wear my best (thobe)
Boys can wear (cologne)
I should wear my best (abaya)
I can sleep in my (sleeping bag)
I can put up my (tent)
I can take a shower (water, soap)
I can wash my hair (comb, shampoo)
I can read quran (book)
I can pray to allah (prayer rug)
I can ask allah (outline of hands)
Tomorrow is ‘Eid (family car headed home from masjid)

Have fun! Give me feedback cuz sometimes what I think is a great idea is sometimes actually not all that great. I tried the book out on a couple of test subjects. They liked it. But they may be just a little bit biased!

Craft: Eid Banner

Eid Banner

This Eid banner is perfect décor to help children feel the specialness of the Eid in a fun and inviting way.


  • colored card stock or paper
  • scissors or decorative scissors/pinking shears
  • utility knife
  • ribbon, 1/8-inches wide, about 4 yards – match to card stock color
  • pushpins
  • crepe paper streamers to match card stock and ribbon (optional)


1. Download the It’s Eid Banner Template or the Eid Mubarak Banner Template (click to download). Look at each page of the template and decide which pages you want to print.  There are 2 motif designs included in the template (on pages 4 and 5). It’s better to choose only one motif to keep the banner design consistent.  You can print out multiple copies of the motif  pages that you decide to use.

rplanner 048 2. Print the pages that match your selection onto colored card stock or paper. Cut out along the circular line. Use decorative scissors or pinking shears to give letters a decorative edge.

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This picture shows the Ramadhan Banner

3. Use a utility knife to cut two vertical slits near top of circle. Then, arrange letters into words and design. String letters together by threading ribbon  through slits. It helps to put tape on one end of the ribbon to help it slide through the cut.

Hang banner in a corner or between opposite walls with pushpins. Hang in one or two rows. Use crepe paper streamers as additional decorations.

Eid Planner: Pattern Inventory Sheet

It can be very frustrating when sewing garments for the family when you don’t know what patterns you have or even what patterns you need. I searched the web for a pattern inventory sheet and could not find one. Since I need one for myself, I created it. And I want to share it with all the seamstresses out there.

There are two forms, so let me explain.

1– The inventory sheet listed by manufacturer available in both a PDF for printing then filling in by pen/pencil, and as a Word document for filling in by typing then priting. For those OpenOffice users (like me), I will upload that format as well Insha’Allah.

A quick note about OpenOffice, if you don’t have it, get it. First, it’s free (and we love free). Second, it has the same functions as Microsoft Office (that Xpensive stuff), which means its not that garbage Microsoft Works software home computers come with. So, save yourself some money. I don’t care that the other day, the FedReserv Chief said the recession is over. It ain’t over til we all say its over; and it ain’t over for some of us! Okay, sorry about that.

2–The other inventory sheet is listed by pattern type (blouse, skirt, dress), again available in both a PDF for printing then filling in by pen/pencil, and as a Word document for filling in by typing then priting.

You may want to do the PDF, then type up the Word doc as the final copy.

You will probably not have time to do a complete inventory before ‘Eid, so I suggest you print out the sheet and then write down which pattern you will need for which family member. This helps especially if you have a large family or if you will be sewing for someone else.

Download Documents

Pattern Inventory by Manufacturer (PDF)

Pattern Inventory by Manufacturer (Word 2000/XP)

Pattern Inventory by Manufacturer (OpenOffice)


Pattern Inventory by Type (PDF)

Pattern Inventory by Type (Word 2000/XP)

Pattern Inventory by Type (OpenOffice)

Instructions on How to use the

pattern inventory

How to Fill in the Inventory Sheet:

Scroll down to the inventory form below. Click in the first blank space under the word “Description”. Type in the information for EACH pattern. Use the TAB key to move to the next empty spaces. If you reach the end of the entire form and need more rows, simply hit the TAB key; another page will be created with the same titles as the previous page. You will need to hit the TAB key at the end of each row to create a new row (the formatting will automatically be repeated). Each page holds 34 rows.

Once you have filled in all of your information, use the SORT function to put the list in alphabetical order based on description. It is best to use description headers like blouse, pants, dress, skirt, purse, etc.

Finally, print your inventory list. Start printing with page 2 to avoid printing this instruction page.

Another option is to print multiple copies of the inventory sheet and fill it in by hand.

How To Use Sort function:

  • Highlight the rows you want to sort. Don’t highlight the row containing the titles.
  • Click the word “Table” from the toolbar menu.
  • Then click “Sort” – the software automatically has the sort selected in ascending order.
  • Click “OK”

How to Use the Inventory

Take your Pattern Inventory with you to the fabric store. You will have a nice list of what you DON’T need to purchase. This will save you time looking through pattern books.

This can also be a guide to help you decide which clothing items to make for family members. Put the guide in a sheet protector and use a dry erase marker to write the person’s name next to the pattern you will be using. I also use sharpie markers on sheet protectors. To erase, write over the sharpie writing with a dry erase marker and then wipe off.

It is also useful to keep this list in a binder or other such place to stay organized.

Supplication during the Night of Decree printable

It is recommended to supplicate often during all times, especially during the month of Ramadan, in the last ten nights, and during the odd nights of it even more so. It is recommended that one say the following supplication a lot:

Print it out and hang up if you need to Laylatul Qadr supplication (pdf)
Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee
O Allah! Verily, you are the Oft-Pardoning, You love to pardon, so pardon me.

This is due to what Imam Ahmad recorded from Aishah that she said “O Messenger of Allah! If I find the Night of Al-Qadr what should I say?” He (saws) replied,

Say : “O Allah! Verily You are the Oft-Pardoning, You love to pardon, so pardon me.”
[Ahmad 6:182]

At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasai and Ibn Majah have all recorded this Hadith . At-Tirmdhi said “This Hadith is Hasan Sahih” . [Tahfat Al-Ahwadhi 9:495, An-Nasai in Al-Kurba 6:218, and Ibn Majah 2:1265]

Al-Hakim recorded it in his Mustadrak (with a different chain of narration) and he said that it is authentic according to the criterial of the two Shaykhs (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

[Al-Hakim 1:530] An Nasai also recorded it. [An-Nasai in Al-Kubra 6:219]

Source AbdurRahman.org