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Level 3

Teachers     : Sisters Oum Yassine and Br. Adam (advanced)
Classroom  Small and Large Mussala
Time             Class meets  every Sunday starting 9:45am till about 1:00pm

 
Announcements

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Curriculum (new, 2013/2014)

Objectives and Goals

Introduction

In this level the students' learning abilities are more advanced, so we 'll introduce  more concepts about  Fiqh and  Shariah .  At this level too, we'll focus more on the Seerah of the Prophet to inspire the growing youth. We'll target some specific issues related to living as a Muslim (Islam is a complete way of life not only a set of rituals) and learn how the prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) dealt with these issues. To avoid boredom, we should involve the students in the learning process, by engaging them and asking questions, and encouraging thinking.  Open discussions, stories and quotations from the Qur’an and the Sunnah, craft, etc… will be our learning strategy rather than the traditional lecture format.

Qur’an studies

In the Qur’an session we'll focus on:

·         -Proper recitation of the Surat

·         -Discuss  the general meaning of the Surat, what we learned from it, and how can we apply what we learned to our lives.

·         -The memorization will be at home.

·         We'll start with these Surats

o   Surat Al bayeena (98)

o   Surat Al Qader ( 97)

o   Surat  Al Alaq (96)

o   Surat At Teen (95)

o   Surat Asharh (94)

o   Surat Ad’duha (93)

Materials and resources

·         -Qur’an, Juz Amma (available)

·         The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an for Kids: A Textbook for School Children - Juz 'Amma by Yahiya Emerick (available from Amazon ~$ 10)

Islamic Studies

We'll continue to build the Aqueedah knowledge and how to practice our Islamic beliefs through different topics contained in the  assigned text book

Aqeedah

We will learn about:

·         We'll focus on how to practice and live Tawheed in our daily life

·         Shirk (different aspects of shirk)

·         We'll introduce the concept of Ihsaan.

·         The stories of the prophets (contained in the text book) Learning About Islam" By Yahiya  Emeick

·         We'll elaborate more about the purpose of life and  the day of judgment

Ibadaat

In Ibadat we'll learn insh’Allah about:

·          The Intention (The importance of the Niyya in all what we do, how can we change a simple act to an act of worship)

·          How to preform Taharah

·          How to preform Tayamum (condition and steps )

·         Everything regarding the steps of salah and how to correct it in case of forgetfulness (sa’hou)

·         Things that Nullify salah  (The way of the Prophet (peace be upon him) by Naima Abdullah

o   can be used here (available)

·          Jumua prayer

·          Sunnah prayers (students should be encouraged to practice the sunnah prayers  before and after salat al fard)

·          We'll learn about Zakah its obligation and its role in the Islamic society

·         How to call for salah, the Adan (we'll teach boys how to make Adan and Iqama)

o   Boys and girls have to repeat the words when they hear the Adan

·         We'll elaborate more on Halal /Haram  food, drinks,  actions

o   The little book of Halal and Haram, by Iqra can be used

Akhlaq and Adab

·         Adab and manners in the Masjid and Adab Assalah

·         Al haya (what does it mean to be bashful)

·         Adab attariq

·         Adab al Khitab

·         The rights of the neighbors

·         The value of work and Itqan in Islam.

 

Seerah

·         Mohammad 's youth (a role model to learn from and copy)

·          Early career and Marriage

·         The revelation and the response of the Maccans.(the persecution, the boycott)

·         Who are the first believers

·          The first Hijra

·         The Hijra to Yathreeb

·         Islam  in Madeenah 

History/Stories of the prophets

·         The Kulafa :Abu Bakker /Ummar Ibn ALKhatab

·         Aisha bint Abu Bakker

·         Oum Habiba ( Ramlah bint Abu Sufyan )

·         Islamic Art/ writing.

Du'a and Ahadith

·         The students will memorize Du’a and Hadith  related to the Adab and Akhlaq topics

Materials and resources

Primary books

·         Primary books

o   The way of the Prophet ( Middle school Book 2) By Naima Abdullah(Noorart)

o   Learning About Islam" By Yahiya  Emerick

o   The little book of Halaal and Haram ) by Iqra can be useful

Enrichment

·         I love Islam volume 3

·         Teachings of our Prophet  Hadith for children Volume 1


Class Description (old):

Once again there are two topics for this level.

         Islamic Studies

 Description

Because most of our students are still very basic learners we’re focusing the course on still learning the basics of our Deen, like Wudu and how many Salat we have to do a day. Between the teachers and helpers we are offering them hands on and practicing with them the basics of Wudu, Salat with demonstration and other aspects of ibadats.

For retuning students, we are learning through Quran the following topics:

  • Acceptable Islamic behavior
  • Unacceptable behavior, and consequences
  • We’re also learning through stories about famous Muslim personalities such as the prophet’s (SAAWS), followers, and wives.

 Class Goals

  • We’re devoting lots of time and energy to helping the basic learners (new students) catch up with the medium and advanced students
  • Teach the kids to recognize the need to always go back to the Quran (main source) to figure out how to progress and succeed in their lives.
  • Instill in the children the concept that Allah will always be with them when we follow his rules and guidance.
  • Encourage the children to learn from the lives of Sahabas, important women, and Scientists, so they can follow their footsteps and be also successful.
  • Encourage and explain to the children that being a good Muslim should and will enable them to reach their goals in this life and hereafter.

  Arabic and Quran

 Class Description

  • Because the students have varying levels of competency and understanding (some do not even recognize the alphabets, while others already know how to read complete sentences), we separated them into 2 groups based on their skills:
  1. Intermediate
  2. Advanced
  • We’re encouraging the students to improve their reading by giving graded homework every week.
  • We’re testing the students periodically in order to understand how much they have learned and to help address any gaps.
  • The class starts with a review of last week’s lesson.  New class notes are then given at the beginning of the new lesson
  • To help review the learned material, we’re always asking the students to answer questions regarding that day’s lesson.
  • Students are constantly quizzed during the class (pronounce words, or write them on the board).
  • The students are also taught the basics of Tajweed, while understanding the meaning and translation of the Sura being taught.
  • We use flash cards to help with memorization and understanding, and we’re using these reference textbooks and websites:
    • For Level 3, we’re using the textbook “Graded Steps in Qur’an Reading”, the Uthmani script (MELS), UK by Abdul Wahid Hamid.
    • Practice with the students using internet and interactive websites such as http://islamicplayground.com/Scripts/default.asp

Class Goals

  • Insure the students will be able to read properly the Qur’an with basic Tajweed rules.
  • The students will be able to recognize Arabic alphabets to read words from the Qur’an.
  • Teach the students the proper letters’ Mkharij (correct pronunciation) so they may improve their reading skills and apply the basic Tajweed rules.
  • The students will be able to memorize the suras with the keywords and their translation.
  • The students will be able to think and answer quickly questions about these topics.

 


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