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August 16, 2011

‎42 Pictures To Communicate The Beauty of Ramadan

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http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/ramadan-2011/100128/

August 22, 2009

Ramadan Kareem

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Introduction to Ramadan

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 22, 2008

Ramadan- Second Look

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Ramadan- First Look

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I have received this presentation via e-mail. The sender commented:

“This presentation was given by Shell , the British Giant Oil Company, to their non-Muslim employees to understand the fasting month of Ramadan.

I am impressed by their effort, as it exemplifies how a world class oil company addresses cultural issues by spreading simple, yet clear facts to its non Muslim employees working in Islamic countries.

I thought that you may find it interesting, and perhaps you may wish to pass it on to anyone who might find it useful.”

September 21, 2008

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.

September 11, 2008

Subway Ads

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Nobody would disagree with us that a large percentage of non-Muslims lack some basic concepts of Islam. I believe the Ramadan NY Subway ads are the perfect tool for educating people about such basic concepts. In the world where 1 in every 5 people is a Muslim, it’s a necessity (no longer a choice) for people to read about Islam objectively. By objectively, I mean: read about Islam from Muslim books, read the translation of the Quran and the traditions of the prophet, talk to Muslims and stop adopting one-sided views (you already know the media view of Muslims). Would you feel fully aware of any topic if you only heard one side?

From this blog, I would like to put in my two cents of participation and encouragement of this campaign. Before we get to that, a question came to mind: why the resistance and the stir over those ads?

The ads are simple and plain. They are not intolerant or offensive. They carry keywords and a way to find out the meaning of such keywords. Keywords included: “Prophet Muhammed”, “Hijab”, etc. We are in the age of logic, argument and freedom. And the way to find out the meaning by calling: 1-877-WHY-ISLAM.

I do condemn all acts of injustice to people and so does Islam. I do condemn the act of 9/11 and I do condemn the Israeli siege on Gazza and I do condemn the people dying in Georgia and Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, this is an opportunity to educate people when the stereotype level is high.

To be objective, we have to hear both parties. You already know what the press says about Islam; let’s find out what Islam really says…

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