Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Essential Lessons for Every Muslim - Scrapbook

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As per our schedules we started Shaykh Ibn Baaz's raheemahullaah Essential Lessons for Every Muslim. This is a very comprehensive book that includes Important things or rather the obligated matters of the dheen that every Muslim must know.

It has 18 Lessons. The First lesson deals with Soorah Faatihah and the Short Soorahs from Soorah zalzalaah till Soorah Naas. The rest of the lessons explains about The Shahadah, Tawheed, the five pillars, Pillars of Eemaan and many more essential things that every Muslim Must know.

The Resources we are using for this Scrapbook are as follows:

1. A Scrapbook - I got some thick papers and got them bounded.
2. TJ's Essential Lessons for Every Muslim Lesson Plans and Worksheets
3. Explanation of the Important Lessons for Every Muslim published by Darussalam
4. Stickers, Sticky Notes, Coloured pens and other stationery stuff for decoration
5. Salafyink Soorah Faatihah Worksheet (used this for the First Lesson,details are below)

We together did the cover page of the Scrapbook and this is how it looks.

We started with the First Lesson which is about the Soorahs. It starts with Soorah Faatihah and we have completed Soorah Faatihah. We will cover each soorah each week and get on with other lessons mainly to give variety for Maimoonah and this would make it interesting.

We learnt about Istiaathah and Basmalah then asked her to trace the Isthiaathah and the basmalah. Then we wrote some important facts about them.

I made her listen to Soorah Faatihah and made her recite to me and corrected her pronunciation as much as possible even though its still not perfect. But Alhamdulillaah she is good with it. Then we went through the Tafseer of it. We learnt the meaning for each aayah, the different names of the soorah, where it was revealed, the benefits of it and the connection it has with our daily salaah.

I wrote the Soorah Faatihah on the scrapbook and asked her to trace while reading it. Then I wrote the meaning of each aayaah in pieces of papers and asked her to choose the correct meaning for each aayah and paste underneath each aayah. Then I asked her to identify the aayahs that tell us the three categories of Tawheed. I wrote the three categories on three sticky notes and asked her to paste at the correct aayaat where we can find the three different categories of Tawheed. Alhamdulillaah she did well and this further testifies the benefits of teaching Tawheed to Children from a very small age.

Then I told her to use whatever she likes and display on one side of the scrapbook the different names given to Soorah Faatihah and to write anything she wants where she can give more information about this soorah.

So this was totally independant work and she came out with the above page. I included the benefits of Soorah Faatihah to make it complete.

I feel this is a very beneficial way of learning our dheen as it includes many areas of learning and very much more interesting than worksheets. If you want to try this with your kids and you are not sure how to get about it mainly if you feel that you yourself need to learn before you start off with your kids, do not worry, you still can do it. Learn with your kids by sticking to what is in the text of the book. This book is written in such a way that everything that you need to know is in there and just read through the chapter before you want to do it with your kids and get together and just use your creativity and start doing Inshaa Allaah. If you have multiple kids same age range it would be even more interesting and would be a great family time too while you can make sure each member of the family learns those important lessons without too much fuss Inshaa Allaah. I hope this would benefit you all as much as it is benefitting us.

Will be updating as we finish each lessons to make it easy for others as well Inshaa Allaah.


Durriyyah said...

I love this! How old is your child again? In sha Allah my almost 3 year old is getting to the years where we'll start doing stuff like this.

Umm Maimoonah said...

She is 6 years old Allaahu Baarik laha. Maashaa Allaah nice to know that your little one is getting ready for some exciting learning Inshaa Allaah soon! Baarakallaah Feekum

Homeschool Diary said...

Asalamualaikum, the post I've been waiting for! As soon as you mentioned scrapbooking, I know I would try it with the kids but was waiting for your post with details on how you do it. We will inshallah be using ico's Islamic curriculum mainly, although still need to get it. Inshallah we will be using a scrapbooking method for it.

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam sis
Jazzakillaah Khayr! Yes ICO is a wonderful guide and I am sure you can do lots of hands on activities there too Inshaa Allaah!

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Unknown said...

Jazak Allahkheirn,
will definately be using this for two students I teach inshAllah x

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