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Early years: Surah al-Nas and Surah al-Falaq activity

Bismillah,

A few years back I used to teach Year 3 who were learning Surah al-Nas and Surah al-Falaq masha Allah.

Here is one of the worksheet I handed out to the class. I hope you find it useful insha Allah.

Why should I read Surah Nas and Surah Al Falaq? pdf

Why should I read Surah Nas and Surah Al Falaq-page-001

HM

Arabic root words activity

Bismillah,

Here’s another activity to review the Arabic root word system and the concept that words are created out of three root letters (basic level understanding).

Arabic Verb Roots activity pdf

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HM

Present Tense Arabic activity

Bismillah,

Here is an activity to review the Present Tense in Arabic. The girls will get to a stage inshallah where they will be able to translate conjugated verbs like this. Here is the pdf to use in your classroom.

Arabic Present Tense activity pdf

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I hoe you find this activity useful insha Allah. Any comments or suggestions are most welcome! Please like the Arabic adventures FB page. Thank you!

HM

Arabic verb roots activity

Bismillah,

The latest grammar rule I introduced to the Year 8s was the Arabic verb root system. Telling them that if they learnt this correctly, they would know 50% of Arabic seemed to do the trick. For me to have even gotten their attention after teaching them 6 grammar rules already was a massive deal. But Allah made things easy for me alhamdolillah!

I introduced the 3 Arabic verb roots as 3 roots of a tree. The fruit the tree has are the words that can be made out of the three roots. Obviously, it will take many more lessons to even get 50% of the class to grasp this weird and wonderful language concept.

Here is an activity I created to help the girls grasp an idea that we talked about related to the Arabic verb system: words are created using the three root letters and additional letters.

Facebook Arabic verb root system activity pdf

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I hope you enjoy using this activity with your class insha Allah!

HM

Surah al-Burooj Arabic cartoon

Bismilla

Next term, my year 9 class will be studying Surah al-Burooj as one of their Surahs for the term.

I came across the Arabic cartoon that I used to watch as a child that explained the story of أصحاب الاخدود (Ashab al-Ukhdood). At the time, I understood very basic Arabic but loved to listen to the language. I think I might send the link to my class to watch in their own time.

I just wish the video was translated. If you do comeacross a subtitled version of this on Youtube, please le me know, so I can update this page insha Allah.

HM

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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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:

foodquran

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

HM