Up for a challenge? Use the following worksheet will help you learn at least 20 keywords that regularly occur through out the Qur’an.
I will be using this worksheet with my Year 10s to help them revise the 20 words. I’ve uploaded the keywords and example ayaahs here for those of you who are learning them for the first time.
With Ramadan coming up – it will be useful to learn keywords to understand the Qur’an in Arabic as you recite it during the day, in prayers, in Taraweeh and when the Imam recites ayaat containing these keywords.
Here is a worksheet that was used in Class 6 as a test to revise topics they had learnt in Arabic class. Topics include: Keywords of Surah al-Fatiha, al-Falaq, al-Ahad and al-Nas, joining rules, arabic handwriting practice (writing the basmalah) and the sun and moon letters.
This worksheet is a glimpse at how Arabic is taught at my school i.e. mainly using short surahs/juzz Amma as a basis for learning Arabic handwriting and grammar, as well, and most importantly for learning the meaning/tafsir behind the short surahs.
The last session of the Kids Halaqa was focused on the Tafsir of Surah al-Nasr.
Download the Lesson plan for this Session HERE
Download the Kids Tafsir worksheet from HERE
Alhamdolillah, I found a lovely breakdown of the Tafsir of Surah al-Nasr explained by Brother Nouman Ali Khan.
A lovely, short video which challenged the older girls and allowed them to engage with the Surah on a deeper level.
The video I used is below:
Working off the Tafsir of this Surah, I focused on the theme of seeking of forgiveness from Allah and specifically the du3a of Yunus when he was in the belly of the whale. I felt I hadn’t given this aspect of the story more attention in the Pumpkin party.
So the girls in pairs brainstormed what steps might be involved in seeking forgiveness. Which then led to the following activity:
Download the printout for the above activity HERE
Kids then coloured in the whales in their chosen shade of blue. I decided to use these little double sided squares to stick the cut out onto the clothes peg.
The little mini Surahs that show up in the middle need some adjustment to make sure it can be seen clearly – play around with it a little bit and it should work out. Interestingly, this turned out to be a good revision resource for this little dua3.
HERE is a website with clear pictures and instructions on how to put together the above activity!
The end result…
I hope you found these resources useful inshallah.
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Here is an activity I created and used with my 3 classes. It was a good way of helping the girls review the verb list I handed out to them. Check this post out to get your hands on the pdf of a list of verbs oft-used in the Qur’an.
Here is a picture of one of the works by a team who managed to put it all together and presented the game in their own creative way 🙂
I printed the sheets out in colour and laminated each sheet. I then cut out each image (apples) leaving a thin white border around it. Then, I cut each apples in half. I stored each set of verbs in mini ziploc bags.
How I used this resource:
I then asked the girls to place a tick around the verbs they were already familiar with on the page (cover the English to see which ones they could translate without looking). I then handed out the resources which was played in pairs. Mashallah, the girls got on very well.
Benefits of pair-work:
Students love working together and helping each other. Pair up students who are different abilities to allow them to teach each other and learn not only the material but soft skills too e.g. patience, politeness. The benefits will show up as better class cohesion and healthy competition.
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Here is a jigsaw type activity that I have put together to help the girls review Arabic present tense conjugation parts. To help them see the different parts that make up present tense for each subject pronoun.
Laminate the sheets and store in a sealed bag and re-use as needed. I’m going to make this a pair activity so I will only need half the number I would’ve needed.
Here is the lesson starter that I will be using for this upcoming lesson for all three of the classes. I’m going to cut the strips and put them in a bag. Not all the girls will get a strip so 6 of them will be chosen to come up and explain a grammar point each to the class. That way everyone has been given a task and has participated. The girls who come up to explain their given grammar point will be allowed to do a role play, ask questions to the class, sing the pronoun song and obviously use the board to write on.
Here is the pdf handout I have made on Surah al-Burooj. Insha Allah, this week’s lesson for my year 9 girls will be on the tafsir of this beautiful Surah. I am looking forward to having a discussion with the girls on Islamophobia and the small ways that people can be harassed for their religious beliefs.
It is important to teach the concept that Muslims should be eloquently and courageously stand up for their beliefs but also stand up for other faith members who may be facing such a situation.
We do not want to sit around the fire like the People of the Ditch and be witness to the persecution of a group of people, whether it is due to their skin colour or religious beliefs.
So here is the handout:
Additionally, I plan on expanding on “sabr” or patience that we need to develop as Muslims. In a recent Arabic class with Sheikh Akram Nadwi, we discussed how the 5th form of Arabic verbs carries the meaning to “make oneself do something” so in this category of verbs you will find verbs such as “to make one self have sabr”.
So a visual reminder to help them remember that one must be patient in difficult situations or when one becomes angry – I will take out a can of coke and shake it. Then ask them what will happen if I opened it right away? Of course, it will go everywhere. But what will happen if I simply let it sit for a minute or two and then opened it?
Similarly, when we are going through a test or are angry, it is good to walk away or try all the techniques to calm yourself down and seek Allah’s help through dua3.
It is important after such activities to ask the girls what they have learnt from this and to explain it in their own words. This would be an example of informal testing. I hop you have found this blog post useful insha Allah! Please share this site and the facebook page with all those whom you think would find it beneficial. HM