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Definite article review

Bismillah,

Now that it has been agreed that there will be no use of social media symbols in the textbooks, I am free to publish activities which were included in the books. Apart from that I cannot publish other activities I have included in the books as I signed away the copyright. We aim to make the books available in the UK market in 2016 bi’ithnillah. I’m so excited for that moment as Muslim schools across London are waiting for Al Barakah school to sell such a product. I am deeply grateful to Allah for choosing me to work on it. Ya rabb keep my niyyah pure and accept this from me. Ameen.

It was interesting to see that the older girls didn’t bat an eyelid when they first saw such activities in the books. It was only the 12 year olds (year 8) who were surprised by it. It would be interesting to see what causes that change and in such a short space of time.

The following activities may not be to everyone’s taste/beliefs but teachers up and down the country use such materials in schools so I thought why not for Qur’anic Arabic.

The Definite Article worksheet pdf

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Revision activity: true/false activity

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I’ve just created this quick activity to review the detached pronouns, possessive pronouns and prepositions from the grammar points sheets I’ve covered in previous posts.

This true/false activity is a fun activity and I’ll be using it as an activity to be completed in pairs insha Allah.

Here is the pdf for the true/false Arabic grammar activity.

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HM

Teaching Qur’anic Arabic with Food

Bismillah,

A core aspect of the curriculum for Qur’anic Arabic which I have designed for years 8-10 includes making the tafsir of the Juz `Amma surahs practical and relatable to teenage Muslims.

To this end, after the recitation of the Surah and its meaning, I brainstorm with the class, activities that we can do to engage with the Surah.
In Surah `Abasa and at-Teen, food items have been mentioned and I thought it would be a fun and exciting thing to present the food items on each group’s table and have a discussion around these questions:

“why might Allah have mentioned these food items?”
“what are the benefits of eating these foods?”
“why has Allah asked us to reflect on food?”
“what is the role of food in our lives?”

Aside from being a visual reminder of the keywords they have to learn from the Surahs, for many of the kids it was their first time both tasting olives and figs for example, but also, their first time grasping the concept that the Qur’an asks us to ponder on the things around us.

I believe that Muslim classrooms need to be engaging and in particular, the Qur’an needs to be presented as a source of guidance, a springboard for intellectual reflection and a place of refuge from everyday teenage angst.

food

Using food in Qur’anic Arabic lessons is a start towards looking at ways to combine the Qur’an with Active learning.

In my lesson, I laid out the different plates I had pre-prepared on each table group. I then led the class discussion by asking the above questions. In the next lesson, they will brainstorm with me the topics for discussion that can come out from the keywords “foods mentioned in the Qur’an”.

I will then give each pair of student one of these topics to discuss for 5 minutes to present to the class.

Surah at-Teen

Surah at-Teen

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Surah `Abasa

Some ideas and suggestions on working with the theme of food in the Qur’an can be found below:
Suggested topics for discussion:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Diet
  • Poverty and hunger around the world
  • Food groups
  • Cuisine from around the world
  • Eating disorders
  • Body image

Useful resources:

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Insha Allah, I will be updating this page as and when I create materials.

HM

Surah `Abasa `Ilm to `Amal series

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My year 10s have now moved on to Surah `Abasa masha Allah. We have so far covered the following:

  • Surah at-Takweer recitation of Arabic
  • Surah at-Takweer tafsir, key themes and action points for daily life derived from this Surah
  • Grammar points: The definite article, detached pronouns, attached pronouns, demonstrative pronouns and prepositions.

In the last lesson, we covered the recitation and brief Tafsir of Surah `Abasa. The students have been given the research of this Surah’s tafsir as h/w as well as to complete one action point.

They can choose one from the following:

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Early Years: Breaking down Arabic words

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This worksheet takes words from the Qur’an and asks the student to separate the words into letters – you can ask them to write them in their isolated form or their broken letter forms, for example:  “fa in the beginning” , “yaa in the middle” and “laam in the end”.

Separate the following words into letters

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HM

Early Years: Conversational Arabic vocabulary

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Sister M. Khan has created this excellent resource for teaching a basic Arabic conversation. I think it can be used for any age group, as a starter activity , main or in the plenary.

Conversational Arabic Vocabulary hand-out

Conversational Arabic Vocabulary hand-out-page-001

HM

Surah al-Ghashiyah Dominoes Game

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Here is the dominoes game version for Surah al-Ghashiyah. This is to help review vocabulary.

Ghashiyah domineos game-page-001

Surah al-Ghashiyah dominoes game pdf

Have fun!

HM