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Qur’anic Arabic Vocabulary

Bismillah,

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.

Blank worksheet for 20 Qur’anic Arabic keywords

20 Qur’anic Arabic keywords answers pdf

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Enjoy! Hope you manage to learn all 20 inshallah!

HM

 

Kids Halaqa (7): Surah al-Nasr

Bismillah,

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.

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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:

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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.

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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…

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I hope you found these resources useful inshallah.

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HM

Arabic Verbs matching game

Bismillah,

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 🙂

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Preparation:

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.

PDF of Apples Arabic Matching game

Here is an example of what the resource pdf looks like:

Past tense apples matching game-page-003Hope your students find this activity as fun as my students did insha Allah 🙂

HM

New Arabic Language teaching resources

Bismillah,

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Here are a few Arabic language teaching resources I have come across that you may also find helpful in some way. I’ve been watching, downloading and reading everything Arabic teaching related these past few weeks and I’ve really enjoyed myself so here is a small selection of what I have come across:

Pictorial wiki – A site to help you learn Arabic vocabulary. The nice thing about this site is that the words are organised into categories. Each category has a picture and once you hover over the picture it will show you the word in Arabic and whether it is masculine/feminine.

http://www.languageguide.org/user/wiki.jsp?lang=ar

Al-Masdar (Qatar Foundation International) – This is the section of the QFI site that has Language teaching resources as well as Arab Cultural resources. Full of resources for teachers. Take your pick.

http://arabicalmasdar.org/

Arabic Teacher Training and Cultural Programme – I’ve only watched the first two videos. They are aimed at teachers teaching Arabic speaking, reading and writing full-time. I’ve picked up points here and there and would like to do a separate blog post on them with a summary of each video.

Hope you find these links helpful iA!

HM

List of verbs in the Qur’an

Bismillah,

Here is a list I’ve created for my class that I need to distribute in my next lesson so that the girls can start to play the games I have made for them to practice their present tense and past tense.

Download the free pdf HERE

Verbs in the Quran list-page-001

Hope you find this useful iA!

HM

Arabic grammar review board game

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Here is a board game I’ll be using in my class as a quick and fun way to review what has been taught previously. We are on half-term holidays for a week so the girls will need some help reviewing the previous grammar concepts.

Download the pdf for the Arabic grammar board game HERE

I will laminate this sheet and it will be a pair activity. You will also need dice and counters for this game.

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Enjoy!

HM

Arabic Past and Present Tense Fill in the Blank worksheet

Bismillah,

Here is an activity that I was meaning to create for a while now to use in my teaching. A nice way to show and review the prefixes and suffixes attached to the core verb root to conjugate it for different subject pronouns.

I’m going to print this document double sided so I end up with only one sheet for each student. Then I’ll laminate the sheet so the students can fill in the blank using a dry erase whiteboard marker.

Here is the pdf of Arabic tenses Fill in the Blank activity sheet.

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I hope you find this helpful insha Allah!

HM