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October 17, 2009

Teaching Arabic ALphabets

A new style of teaching Arabic. It uses mnemonics to help the students remember the alphabets. While it’s different than the traditional way of teaching Arabic letters, it’s a noteworthy alternative especially for older students and new Muslims learning Arabic alphabets. You can buy the DVD from the link of their page.

He is Sheikh Yusuf Estes.

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April 5, 2009

Prophet Saleh (p.b.u.h)

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This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

March 29th, 2009

December 2, 2008

Sunday School Lesson Plan 8: Hajj: First Look

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This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

Date: 11/30/2008, 2/Dho Al Hejjah/1429

To explain Hajj, I decided to use a powerpoint presentation as a picture can be better than many words

November 10, 2008

Sunday School Lesson Plan 6: Who is Allah?

This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

Date: 11/09/2008, 12/Dho Al Qe’dah/1429

Class Topic/Title: Who is Allah? The ALL Forgiving

Goal:
– To gain better understanding of some of Allah’s names

Objective:
– Allah is the all Forgiving

Methodology:

– review last week’s lesson (10 minutes)
– Who is Allah?
– Group activity (discuss names of Allah and solve worksheet) (more…)

November 2, 2008

Sunday School Lesson Plan 5: Who is Allah?

This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

Date: 11/02/2008, 05/Dho Al Qe’dah/1429

Class Topic/Title: Who is Allah?

Goal:
– To gain better understanding of some of Allah’s names

Objective:
– Allah is the all hearing
– Allah is the all knowing
– Allah is the all seeing
– Allah is the all ever living, the first and the last
– Memorize Surat Al Ikhlas (and explain meaning)

Methodolody:

– review last week’s lesson (10 minutes)
– Who is Allah?
– Group activity (discuss names of Allah and solve worksheet) (more…)

October 19, 2008

Sunday School Lesson Plan 4: Know your God

This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

Date: 10/19/2008, 20/Shawwal/1429

Goal:
– develop understaning of Allah’s names
– develop understanding of Allah’s names: most merciful (rahman raheem)
– develop understanding of Allah’s names: most near and loving (wadud)
– develop understanding of Allah’s names: most generous (kareem)
– develop understanding of Allah’s names: provider (razzaq)

Methodology:
– show that Allah has identified himself to us
– there is nothing like Allah
– relate these attributes to our lives and to the real world

Expected results:
– know 5 names of Allah and feel them in their lives
– be able to identify with Allah through his attrbites
(more…)

September 28, 2008

Sunday School Lesson Plan 2: Good Bye Ramadan

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.

Methodology:

– 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.

Expected results:

– 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

Class planning:

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? (more…)

September 21, 2008

Sunday School Lesson Plan 1: The Last 10

This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

Date: 09/21/2008, 21/Ramdan/1429

Class Topic/Title: The Last 10

Goal: Develop and awaken awareness and appreciation for the last 10 nights of Ramadan (and lailat al qadr)

Methodology:

– Introduction to the benefits of the last 10 nights with proof
– How those benefits relate and affect you?
– Simple actions to do that can help you get those benefits
– What not to do.

Expected results:

– Each student would know that the last 10 nights have arrived (including lailat al qadr)
– Each student knows that those nights are special
– Each student tries to do simple actions in those nights
– Awaken sense of responsibility for the Muslims
– Feel that Ramadan is leaving

Class planning:

Style: Write the number 9 on the board with no comment

2 minutes Introduction and check up on students + attendance

5 minutes: last week’s revision and homework wrap up (distribute new papers) (more…)

Sunday School Lesson Plans

Since Sunday school has started at our Islamic center and in an effort to improve my teaching and preparation skills, I decided to type and post my Islamic Studies lesson plans to help me prepare and evaluate myself more objectively. To give the reader some feedback, my students are aged between 12-15 years of both genders and different backgrounds.

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