Level 4A - Sr Menna

Intro

Salam parents,
I am planning on focusing on a couple of themes that I think will help the children connect to the religion and to Allah (swt) emotionally and spiritually. The following are recurring themes we will visit weekly as we go through our other material.

  1. Study of the Names of Allah

  2. Study of Important People in Islam

  3. Weekly Prayer Logs

  4. Weekly Self Reflection

Below you will find explanation of the different themes and what your child will be doing to practise them. Please let me know if you have any questions/comments or concerns.

The Names of Allah

Every student will have to present a name of Allah. The intent is to go through all the names and develop an understanding and appreciation of Allah and thus help us develop stronger love for him. Presentations will be 5 mins long. Students will have to cover the following:

  1. The Name

  2. Translation of the Name

  3. Explanation of the Name

  4. Example of Allah demonstrating that attribute

Students will be assigned a date to present their name. A one-page write up that answers above #1-4 is due the week before the presentation.

Important People in Islam

Every student will randomly be assigned an important person in Islam. The student is responsible for a write up (2 pages) and a presentation (10-15 mins). The content of the write up and the presentation should address the following:

  1. Who is this individual? What is their story?

  2. Why are they important to Islam? What did they do?

  3. What characteristics of being a strong Muslim did this person show?

  4. What can we learn from them? How can we use their example to be better?

Prayer in Islam

Prayer is a core component in Islam and is one of the 5 Pillars. Prayer is more than a series of actions. This year we will focus on trying to pray our prayers on time, while focusing on why it is important to pray and establish a strong connection with Allah (swt).


Every child will be given a prayer log sheet that they are expected to complete weekly and turn in. Parents, please sign your child’s prayer log before sending them to Sunday school. It is important for parents to be involved with this to encourage and remind their children to pray. If possible, parents should lead their children in prayer as often as possible and work to instill its importance in our lives.

Self reflection

In Islam it is important to look at ourselves and our relationship with Allah (swt). This is done through thikr (remembrance) and prayer. The weekly prayer logs aim to help help children establish the 5 mandatory daily prayers, but prayer can also be practised in other ways. Reflection, prayer and duaa in Islam remind us that we can always rely on Allah and should trust him. Every week children will have time to fill out a reflection sheet.  They will reflect on and answer the following questions

  1. Confessions: We are all humans who make mistakes, this section is for children to reflect on something that they want to work on improving in the future. (Example: I lied about X, I cheated on X, I will work on improving this by Y)

  2. Things I’m thankful for: Allah has given us so much to be thankful and grateful for, it is important for us to be aware of what Allah has done of us to help us really appreciate and grow our relationship.

  3. Prayers for others: "None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself." [Bukharee & Muslim]. In this section students will pray for others, this can be friends,  family or other Muslims around the world.

  4. Prayers for myself: Allah (swt) is the all-knowing, all-providing and knows what is best for us,  we should always talk through what is on our mind to him. No one loves us more than him. In this section students will reflect on prayers they want for themselves and practise making duaa to Allah for them.

Class Schedule

10:00am-10:30am: Self reflection and prayer progress

10:30am-11:30am: Class 1

11:30am-12:00pm: Break

12:00pm-12:10pm: Name of Allah Presentation

12:10pm-12:20pm: Important People in Islam Presentation

12:20pm-1:20pm: Class 2

1:20pm: Zuhr Prayer

Class Schedule with topics


Oct 8

Class 1: I love Islam Chapter 3: The Angels

Class 2: Arabic letters, how to connect them in the beginning, middle and end of the word.


Oct 15

Class 1: What is Quran? Why do we need to study it? Intro to Names of Allah exercise

Class 2: What is prayer? How do we engage properly in prayer? Intro to prayer activity.


Oct 22

Class 1: Al Fatiha #1

Class 2: I love Islam Unit A Chapter 4 Unit A: The Books


Oct 29

Class 1:Al Fatiha #2

Class 2: I love Islam Unit A Chapter 5: The Prophets


Nov 5

Class 1: Al Fatiha #3

Class 2:  I love Islam Unit A Chapter 6: The Day of Judgement


Nov 12

Class 1: Al Nas #1

Class 2:  I love Islam Unit A Chapter 7: Qadar


Nov 19

Class 1: Al Nas #2

Class 2: Class discussion about I love Islam Unit E: Muslim Characteristics


Nov 26 - CANCELLED


Dec 3

Class 1: Al Falaq #1

Class 2: Story of Prophet Ibraheem and Lessons - Part One


Dec 10

Class 1: Al Falaq #2

Class 2: Story of Prophet Ibraheem and Lessons - Part Two


Dec 17

Class 1: Quran test (Surahs and names of Allah we have done up to this point)

Class 2: Islamic studies test (Islamic content and people in Islam we have studied up to this point)


Dec 24 - CANCELLED


Dec 31 - CANCELLED