Worksheet on Natural Madd


The following worksheets were created by my sister, also a teacher for class 4 ( 7-8 year olds). I’ve created one blogpost for them to make it easy to download and print the worksheets as they cover one concept: Natural Madd.

Ideally, these worksheets are sent home over a holiday period and used to reinforce the learning over the term.

Natural Madd – Alif lengthens the Fatha

Click HERE to download the pdf

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Natural Madd – Yaa lengthens the Kasra

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Natural Madd – Waw lengthens the Dammah

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I hope you find them useful and engaging for your kids. Feel free to print and use for your classes.


Arabic worksheet: Alif maqsurah


This Arabic worksheet on the topic of Alif Maqsurah gives an explanation and short exercises to give the student the chance to apply the knowledge via reading and writing practice.

Click HERE to download a copy of the worksheet on Alif Maqsurah

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Suspended Alif


Here is a worksheet to review the suspended Alif. It is part of the basic Arabic reading and writing worksheets. I hope it comes in handy when teaching your students.

Download the worksheet on suspended alif HERE

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Shaddah worksheet


Here is a worksheet to review Shaddah with students. Using mini whiteboards is a fun and easy way to teach reading, writing and listening of basic Arabic grammar concepts. It works well in the classroom and helps when trying to informally assess students in their mastery of a particular grammar rule.

Download the Shaddah worksheet HERE

shaddah-page-001I hope you find this worksheet useful iA.


Kids Halaqa (7): Surah al-Nasr


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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Verbs in the Qur’an Crossword puzzle


A fun activity to help my Year 9 girls learn 20 Verbs mentioned in the Qur’an. I’ve only picked 20 to make it easy for the girls as most of them get a lot of homework from school. I think a crossword puzzle will help them see which ones they can remember and which ones they need to sit down and learn.

Download a free copy of the 20 Verbs in the Qur’an Crossword Puzzle HERE

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I hope you find this resource useful insha Allah!

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Kids Halaqa session (5): Pumpkin Party!


I decided to host a Pumpkin Party on Saturday evening which conveniently coincided with the night of Halloween. I took this opportunity to host a discussion session on the origins and history of Halloween. I then shared with them the real reason why we were there: to celebrate the Pumpkin as a vegetable loved by the Prophet and one mentioned in the Qur’an in the context of the story of Yunus (as) and the whale  🙂

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MashaAllah, once I had the mums on board and they understood how this would party would benefit the girls, the rest was easy peasy! The mums contributed with some yummy food and pumpkins!

Here are the worksheets I used to kick off the discussion.

The Halloween discussion sheet highlights the pagan/celtic/Chrisitian origins of each activity usually done at Halloween. At the end, it summarises the key reasons why Muslims should not participate in this celebration. I did a quick vote over who believes we should not celebrate Halloween, MashaAllah, all agreed it was the right decision.

Download this worksheet from HERE

Halloween sheet-page-001We then learnt about the the Prophet’s special love for Pumpkins as mentioned by numerous Ahadith! Many of us don’t know this, forever associating the Pumpkin to Halloween but never knowing this amazing fact. I mentioned this at this time to help the kids feel more love for the Prophet, to connect them with the beloved with something they will be seeing at every supermarket. To help them disassociate this vegetable with carved spooky faces. I will never forget the smiles and surprise look on their faces when they learnt of this!

Here is the worksheet I used to kickstart this discussion:

Download the worksheet HERE

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After that, I handed out a worksheet that has other foods mentioned in the Qur’an. By the way “Yaqteen” is Pumpkin in Arabic 🙂

Instructions to create this mini booklet can be found HERE.

Download the following worksheet HERE.

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So the girls now have a mini dictionary of foods mentioned in the Qur’an. They have been asked to colour in the foods and add their names to the front.

We then had a 20 minute timed pumpkin decoration competition! The girls were busy sticking, gluing and cutting and inshallah I will announce the winners in the next session. It was a lot of fun!

Here are some pics:

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We then played Poke-A-Pumpkin game. Each cup had an Islamic quiz question and some of them had a gold coin. It was a lovely and subtle way of informally testing and finding out the strengths and weaknesses in Islamic knowledge.


The day ended with gobbling down yummy party food and chit chat. Oh! and I gave out handmade Pumpkin treat bags 🙂


I am coming to love these girls as my own little sisters. It’s lovely to witness positive changes in them and to offer them the chance to have some halal fun and form good friendships that will benefit them in this life and the next. May Allah accept. Ameen.

Did you like this idea? Any comments, suggestions or queries will be most welcome.