This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series
Date: 09/28/2008, 28/Ramdan/1429
Class Topic/Title: Good Bye Ramadan
Goal: Emphasize that Ramadan is almost over but not over yet. Encourage students to continue the efforts after Ramadan. Very cheerful Eid image.
– Show that Ramadan is almost over
– Ramadan is not over yet (1 or 2 more nights)… could be lailat al qadr
– Life after Ramadan: life is like Ramadan
– Eid is coming (concept of Eid for Muslims) and etiquettes of Eid. Cheerful Eid image.
– Each student knows that Ramadan is not over yet
– Each student misses Ramadan appropriately
– Each student contemplates life after Ramadan
– Each student knows how to behave for Eid. Be very cheerful and happy for eid.
– Ramadan vs. life
Style: Write the number 2 on the board with no comment
2 minutes Introduction and check up on students + attendance
5 minutes: last week’s revision, check on students (how they are doing, thoughts, etc) and homework wrap up (distribute new papers)
5 minutes: Ramadan News:
- Spain knows all about Ramadan
- New York knows all about Islam
- Chicago knows all about Islam
- Does the people close to you know about Ramadan?
10 minutes: Ramadan is not over yet!!
- What date is it in Ramadan?
- 2 more nights: one of them could be lailat al Qadr
10 minutes – Ramadan is almost over
- sahaba used to make duaa for six months that Allah would accept
- Masjid was full (masjid will miss you)
- Ramadan is leaving with your register of good deeds (and bad)
- Good Bye Ramadan; we hope to see you next year
- analogy 1: Ramadan vs. a loved one
- analogy 2: Ramadan vs. life
- contemplate analogy for 30 seconds
5 minutes – Life after Ramadan
- Continue the good deeds (maintain)
- Shaitaan will be waiting for you!
5 minutes – Class activity and homework
- develop a schedule for the class to follow after Ramadan
20 minutes – Eid:
- Eid (festival) comes after a month of worship
- When the prophet came to Madina, they had two days; the two eids replaced them
- On the 29th of Ramadan, people will be watching the hilal of the month of Shawwal
- On Eid day:
- Wake up early for fajer
- take a shower
- wear nice clothes
- eat before you go to Eid prayer
- say ‘takbeer’ on your way to the masjid (until Imam ascends the menbar)
- be happy and cheerful
- give zakaat al fitr (before eid prayer) (make the poor and needy happy)
- Muslims celebrate the joyful occasion
- What do you usually do on Eid?
5 minutes: Focus – How to perform eid prayer?
Happy Eid (leave 5 minutes early)