While fasting, always in between dhur and asr’ prayer (in the afternoon), I feel the most tired. So I have to confess that we are watching more television on Ramadan afternoons than during the whole year, mashaallah.
As I am just too exhausted to entertain and care for the kids without a break, the easiest thing is to watch a (beneficial) film together – everybody is calm, the smallest one takes his nap – and my husband and I can, at least, rest for a moment as well, alhamdulillah.
But the biggest challenge then is to find beneficial films and series that are halal, even religious, and appropriate to the different ages of our children.
Lately we watch a lot of the classic german children information series “Loewenzahn”, which is a great source of knowledge and available on youtube.
But else, I find it very difficult to find good material. There are some nice fairy tales and Astrid Lindgren stories on dvd, and if I ignore the fact that nearly every film is made with instrumental music, those are still very good. Also the old classic film “Mohammed – the Message” with Anthony Quinn is really very good, and there are also a few films that show Muslims in a good way (ex. “Black Gold”).
But please, if anyone of you has nice advice or a hint to other good (halal and religious) series, documentations and films (available on youtube), I would be very grateful.
May Alah bless you and make these last days of Ramadan easy and beneficial for you!