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Week 5 – Jan 7 2016

Salaams mums.

Here’s what we were up to on the 7th of Jan.

We had just passed the week of Miladun Nabi and we spent the day discussing the Prophet, learning about his Akhlaq and reading about his life.

Quran

We revised the letter ‘baa’ and did an activity. We also revised the second ayah of Surah Ikhlaas.

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Tareekh

In Tareekh we read a story about our Prophet Muhammad.

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He is also the Last Prophet

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He was born in Makkah on the 17th of Rabi ul Awwal


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It was Aamul Feel, The Year of the Elephant.

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The Prophet used to wear a green cloak.

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Allah gave Prophet Muhammad the Qur'an.

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Angel Jibrail used to recite the Qur'an to him.

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Prophet Muhammad's daughter was Bibi Fatema.

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He loved all children and would always play with them.

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He always spoke the truth so he was called As-Sadiq.

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I can visit his Zari in Masjidun Nabawi in Madina.

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We followed that with an activity of making Masjidun Nabawi Birthday Cards for the Prophet’s birthday.

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We gave mummies a piece of card folded in half. The children stuck tissue paper onto the inside of the card and then mummies cut out the dome and minaret from the card front and glued the card shut. Finally we decorated the top with crescents, stars and balloons.

Akhlaq

In Akhlaq we discussed how the Prophet was very polite and how he emphasized cleanliness.

We did two rhymes one with props and one with actions which will be posted subsequently.

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Rhyme – Bibi Sakina

(Tune: There was a farmer… B-I-N-G-O)
(Tip: Slightly slow down the tune to mellow it down as some of the verses are sad.)

Imam Hussain had a daughter.
Sakina was her name.
She was so, so kind (x3)
Sakina was her name.

Imam Hussain had a daughter.
Sakina was her name.
She always wore Hijab (x3)
Sakina was her name.

Imam Hussain had a daughter.
Sakina was her name.
She loved Allah (x3)
And RasoolAllah.

Imam Hussain had a daughter.
Sakina was her name.
She was 4 years old (x3)
On Aashura.

Imam Hussain had a daughter.
Sakina was her name.
She was so thirsty (x3)
In Karbala.

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Activity – Alam Making

So we had an amazing Alam making activity all planned out by our lovely teacher Sarah and she’s got some wonderful step-by-step pictures for those who missed it.

Happy crafting!

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1. Draw your child’s hand. make sure to draw a strip at the bottom and cut out along with the hand. Cut out the drawn mashk.

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2. Tape two sticks together (you can use just one but two will be sturdier). Tape the sticks onto the strip of panja. now wrap the strip around completely and tape it all around (2-3 rounds of tape)

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3. Take the black felt and cut strips on top from both sides. Keep approx 2.5 inches uncut in the middle. Put alam down in the middle and tie the strips around. Fold down both the top corners of felt like a triangle and staple to secure it.

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4. Poke two holes into mashkeeza. Tie the string through both holes to make the handle. Hang mashk over alam panja and stick alam into a piece of styrofoam

 

 

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Activity – Bibi Sakina

Salaams mums.

This is the activity for the Bibi Sakina theme.

What you need:
Activity page (I am attaching a word file containing the page to be printed out.)
Colour pencils.
Strips of Black paper or card (I used an old black shoe box… whatever works 🙂 )

What to do:
Print out this page. Bibi Sakina Activity
Talk about what it is showing and relate it to the storyboard.
Let your child color it as they wish.
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Glue the black strips to the page to make the prison bars.
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Week 3 – 26 November 2015

Salaams mummies. Hope you are all well inshaAllah. I am sure you are all aware of the sad circumstances, due to which we cancelled class. Our condolences to the bereaved family. Please do recite a Surah Fateha for Marhuma.

We decided to put up a lesson anyway for you all to do with your children. After all, mom’s lap is the first Madressa.

Qur’an
For Qur’an this week we had decided to introduce the letter ‘baa’. Pictures of the flashcards are below. Also please keep revising Surah Ikhlas Ayah 1 with your children.

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Baa, baa.....

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.... Bismillah!!

Akhlaq

As the focus on Tareekh is going to be on Bibi Sakina, we decided to introduce the concept of water etiquettes. Pictures with the writeup are below. We suggest that over the next week, we all practice these etiquettes whenever possible. Children’s minds’ are so impressionable. InshaAllah with the Wasila of Bibi Sakina, our children will begin to practice all these etiquettes.

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1. Say Bismillah before you drink water.

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2. Drink with your right hand.

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3. Drink slowly...

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4. ...And in 3 sips.

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5. Drink water while standing in the day.

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6. Sit and drink at night.

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7. Do not drink from a cracked or chipped glass.

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8. Say alhamduLillah when you are done.

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9. Always remember Imam Hussain and send Salaams on him.

Tareekh

This week we are focusing on Bibi Sakina and the story board is included in this post. Please see the next post for the Bibi Sakina activity.

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Today, we are going to talk about Bibi Sakina.

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Her baba was Imam Hussain and her mama was Bibi Rubab. She also had a baby brother called Hazrat Ali Asghar.

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Every night she used to sleep on her Baba's chest.

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She used to do perfect Hijab and loved to recite Qur'an.

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But when she was four years old, something bad happened.

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She went to Karbala with her family. She and the other children were thirsty there for three days.

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On the day of Aashura, her baba and baby brother became Shaheed.

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Then the bad people put her and her family in prison. She used to cry a lot there remembering her Baba.

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Even though she was so sad, she would hug the other Bibis to make them happy. She was very good and kind.

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Now her Zarih is in Shaam and we can visit her there.

Thanks a lot mums. Hope your children find this week’s lesson interesting iA and learn lots.

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Week Two – 19 November 2015

Salaams mummies. A wonderful lesson MashaAllah. We love seeing all your bright inquisitive little ones ready to learn. Also we had great great weather MashaAllah. Good fun alhamduLillah :).

Rhymes:
Circle time and rhymes.

Qur’an:
We revised ‘a’ ‘Allah’ and we’ve started learning one Ayah of Qur’an per fortnight iA. We did the first Ayah of Surah Ikhlas this week. Please revise this with your children at home at every free moment. Thank u.

We also painted some alifs and had fun getting messy. 🙂

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'A' 'a' 'alif' 🙂

Akhlaq:
We spoke about eating etiquettes this week. And had a great time practicing it too alhamduLillah. Attached below are images of the chart.

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1. Wash your hands

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2. Say Bismillah

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3. Recite the dua - Allahumarzuqna rizkan halalan tayyiban waasia, birahmatika Ya Arhamar Rahimeen

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4. Taste salt

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5. Eat with your right hand

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6. Chew properly

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7. Don't talk

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8. Finished? Say alhamduLillah

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9. Taste salt again

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10. Wash you hands now. All done!

Tareekh:
For Tareekh this week we focused on Imam Hassan and learnt some lovely new rhymes as well. The storyboard is included below.

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Today we are going to talk about Imam Hassan.

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Imam Hassan is our second Imam.

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He was also one of the Panjatan.

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His grandfather was Prophet Mohammed.

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This is his family. His baba was Imam Ali. His mama was Bibi Fatema. Imam Hussain was his brother. He also had two sisters, Bibi Zainab and Bibi Um Kulthum.

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He and his brother Imam Hussain, are the kings of Jannat.

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He used to have a sufra in his house everyday where everyone, rich and poor, could come and eat.

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Now, let me tell you a story about Imam Hassan. It was the day before Eid and all the children in Madina were talking about their new clothes. Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain didn't have any new clothes. So they asked their mummy Bibi Fatema. "All the children will have new clothes tomorrow. What about our new clothes?"

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Bibi Fatema said, "inshaAllah if Allah wants, the tailor will bring them tomorrow." After the children went to sleep, she prayed to Allah and asked for His help.

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The next morning at Fajr time, there was a knock on the door. It was a tailor and he had brought new clothes for the Imams. Imam Hassan got a green shirt and Imam Hussain got a red one.

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When Prophet Mohammed met Bibi Fatema he asked her, "Do you know who the tailor was? It was an angel from Jannat!!"

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He is buried in Jannatul Baqi.