- Islamic Studies Period:
This past Sunday we have reviewed about Allah and his character and have discussed His mercy. Shortly after beginning the class we made the dua used for waking up which is as follows: الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ
‘Alhamdu lil lahillathi ahyaana baada ma amatana wa ilaihin-nushoor.’
(All thanks and praise to Allah Who has given us life after causing us to die (i.e. sleep), and unto Him is the Resurrection).
The main topic of the day was talking about Allah and how He is the most merciful, and talking about how we can be nice and merciful to each other, in ex. by making a dua when someone sneezes (Yarhamuk Allaah). And in order to apply what we learn we made an activity with paper puppets on Popsicle sticks,two puppet for each child, and practiced saying “YarhamukaAllah” to the sneezing puppet who said “Alhamdolillah”.
The materials used for making the puppets were; a sheet of paper with two pictures of kids on it (a boy, and a girl), Popsicle sticks, pair of scissors, glue stick,crayons,and some imagination.
- Arabic/ Qur’an period:
We reviewed the first four letters of the Arabic alphabet:” Alif, Baa, Taa, Thaa”, and in order to make the children remember the letters with their sounds we pretended to be like the animals that their names start with the Arabic letter, such as, we hop like a bunny rabbit when I read the letter Alif, and we hissed like a snake when I read the letter Thaa.
At the end of this period, we recited Surat Al-Fatiha, and Ayato Al-Kursee” Allaho Laa Ilaaha Ilaa Howa….”
For home work assignment;
I asked the kids to practice saying Al-Hamdolillah, YarhamukaAllah with their puppets, and practice reading surato Al-Fatiha with their parents.
wa Assalaamu Alykum