Tag Archives: Surah

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

Surah `Abasa `Ilm to `Amal series

Bismillah,

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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Arabic Numbers Worksheet

Bismillah,

Here are two neat exercises created by Sister M. Khan to do with Arabic numbers 1-20. Numbers appear in the Qur’an in several verses and can be easily added to the Qur’anic Arabic curriculum.

NUMBERS WORKSHEET 1-10

NUMBERS WORKSHEET 1-10-page-001

NUMBERS WORKSHEET 1-20

NUMBERS WORKSHEET 1-20-page-001HM

Arabic nouns poster

Bismillah,

This poster created by Sister M. Khan is really useful to teach basic vocabulary and can be used in many ways.

Free pdf for Arabic nouns pictures worksheet

pictures worksheet-page-001

HM

Surah al-Ghashiyah Dominoes Game

Bismillah,

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

Early Years Arabic: The Bingo Bismillah game

Bismillah,

Bingo Game

Laminate the sheets with letters (start with sheets with foll form and then work your way to the broken letters and end up with joint letters). The teacher calls out a letter and they find it and circle it on their sheets using whiteboard pens which can then be wiped and reused. At the end the class shouts out “Bingo Bismillah” together 🙂

bingo game

HM

Surah at-Teen Dominoes game: free printable

Juz Amma Dominoes Game series

Bismillah,

Here is the pdf for Surah at-Teen Dominoes game

dominoe game Surah at-Teen-page-001

I hope you find this resource beneficial!

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HM