Assalamalaikum Parents! Hope you are having an good week insha Allah! You are probably busy with work, home and your children! I hope to ease your busy life with this little post! A quote I love and want for all of you to think about it is “Nothing worth having is easy!” I love that quote because honestly speaking if it isn’t easy, that means that it will be worth it at the end! Anyway, a little positive note to hopefully make your week a little brighter!
Now, let’s get talking about the real stuff. What did your children learn in class? Hmm?? One of the most favorite topics kids loving talking about is SIBLINGS!! We started the day off with talking about how kids interact with their siblings. Many of the students enjoyed having a sibling and for those that did not have any, they talked about how their cousins were like siblings to them masha Allah! So, I got to hear from everyone about how much they love their sibling, how much they fight with them, and more! The students had a really good time talking about it. Then we read a story about Siblings and relating it to the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad(S). Students should have this hadith memorized as it is very important to showing how siblings are important in Islam.
The hadith goes like:
None of you has perfect belief in Allah until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.
The meaning of this is that one is not a true Muslim or believer of Allah(SWT) until whatever he love for himself, he loves the same thing for his brother or sister(sibling). So, siblings shouldn’t be jealous of each other because whatever they love for themselves, they should love for their siblings.Many students really thought of the hadith and came up with times when they did things like that for their siblings. Some shared candy, bought chips, shared video games, etc. At the end of the day, we talked about how without our siblings our life would be not as fun as it is now. They were grateful for their siblings.
Write a letter to your sibling or someone you consider as your sibling! Tell them how much they mean to you, ask forgiveness for a time you hurt them or thank them for all that they have done. Make it creative and give it to your siblings. The next week I will ask everyone to share how their siblings felt about the letter.
*Note: I gave the students time to finish it in class. If they didn’t finish it, then it was homework.
NEXT WEEK, WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR LESSON ON SIBLINGS ALONG WITH OUR UNIT AS A WHOLE ON MANNERS!