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Islamic Prophets Mobile

This is a simple mobile featuring the 4 prophets names written in calligraphy (Abraham, Jesus, Moses and Muhammad) plus a central "Peace be upon them" square.

The Qur'an prohibits using images of people or animals as they may be mistaken as idols.  In Islam, geometric designs, floral motifs and calligraphy are often used.  These templates reflect this.

You can make your mobile a number of different ways:

  1. mobileCriss cross straws or dowels with strings hanging from each of the four ends and the center.
  2. mobilePoke holes around a paper plate and hang strings, plus one string through the center.

  3. mobileMy favorite (since it uses the most recycling):  Thread a string through the center of a paper towel roll and hang strings in a row.  I also like this method because you can hang it flush up against a wall.
     

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Templates

There are three templates for this craft:
(Thanks to Letitia for suggesting and helping with the Arabic name templates!)
 

Choose:

Prophets Jesus, Moses, Abraham and Muhammed

Template 1   (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 2   (color)   or   (B&W)

or

Arabic names...
Prophets Isa ibn Maryum, Musa, Ibraheem and Muhammed

Template 1   (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 2   (color)   or   (B&W)

and

the "Peace Be Upon Them" template.

Template 3   (color)   or   (B&W)

 

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