Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2 Ramadan Activity Packs 1433

Alhamdulillah, got awesome Ramadan activity packs this year. Masha Allah 2 great activity packs from A Muslim Child is Born and Umm Maimoonah's Journal (It is well worth to pay a visit to both wonderful blogs) can be download freely from their blogs. Very professionally designed and organized. May Allah accept their humble efforts!

This is our Big Sister's activity packs.


This is our Little Princess's Activity (not from above packs)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

5 Teaching Arabic Alphabet

Alhamdulillah trying a new method of teaching Arabic alphabet to my 2nd daughter Fathimah inspired by safida34 YouTube channel. This method is very interesting and effective.

Note: I didn't consider about the joining of letters as I wanted her only to be familiar with Harakaath. 
 Some videos from safida34 channel 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

0 Dua Upon Sighting the Crescent

  O Allah! Let this new moon (Hilaal) appear to us with good luck, faith, safety and Islam and with the guidance of performing deeds which you like and approve. Your Lord (O Moon!) and my Lord is Allah.
 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

0 Almah's Garden

 

Jabir رضي الله عنه reported: Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم   said, "When a Muslim plants a tree, whatever is eaten from it is charity from him and whatever is stolen is charity and whatever is subtracted from it is charity".[Muslim]

Another narration says: "If a Muslim plants a tree, or sows a field and men and beasts and birds eat from it, all of it is charity from him".

Commentary: This Hadith highlights the importance of gardening and agriculture. It is also one of the merits of these two occupations that if someone patiently bears the loss that he suffers due to pilferage or theft of their produce, he is rewarded for it. (Riyad-us-Saliheen)

We started gardening as a hobby for kids and planted some useful plants & herbs. We don't have much enough space so, used old small tubs for our little gardening activity.

Indian spinach. Delicious plant to cook with dahl (recipe)

 Curry Leaves

 Holy Basil (Tulsi) -  Benefits of the Holy Basil

Mint leaves - just started sprouting




Sunday, July 8, 2012

2 Year 01 Curriculum Books

Quran - Started reciting Juz Amma to Juz Haa Meem (30th part to 26th part) and memorized half  Juz of Amma* 

Islamic Studies:  Tasheel syllabus Year-01  by Talimi Board KZN

01- Tas-heelul Aqaaid 
02- Tas-heelul Ahaadeeth
03- Tas-heelul Akhlaaq Wal Aadaab
04- Tas-heelul Fiqh 
05- Tas-heelut- Taareekh
06- Tas-heelud Duaa

English

 Active English Book-01 and Workbook 01 (Oxford Press) 
 Active English Book-02 and Workbook 02 (Oxford Press)  

Sunday, July 1, 2012

0 Balancing Acrobats (Science Activity)

 Did We not make the earth a container that collects, the living and the dead?  
(Al-Mursalat:25)

We did an activity from "50 Science Things to Make and Do". It was very interesting to teach them an activity along with a Holy Qur'anic ayah. To make them ponder over the verses of the Holy Qur'an. 

One of our approach to teach science from Holy Qur'an to make them faraway from secular (not concerned with or devoted to religion) in other words to cultivate non-secular to the pure heart of the innocent child.

Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله عنه : The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “No one is born except they are upon Al-Fitrāh (instinct). His parents turn him into a Jew or Christian or Magian, just as animals produce their young with perfect limbs. Do you see anything defective?” Then Abu Hurairah, recite the verse if you wish, “this (faith) being the nature designed by Allah on which He has created the mankind. There is no change in Allah’s creation” (Ar-Rūm:30) [Sahih Muslim]

May Allah guide all of us on the straight path!


The word Kifatan [from the above Verse] is derived from the verb Ka-fa-ta – Yak-fi-tu – meaning to attract it and grab it and bind it. So, one of the attributes of the Earth is that it attracts, grabs and binds. These Verses clearly point to the gravity. Thus, everything is attracted to it, and the true weight of objects is their force of attraction toward the Earth.