Assalamualikum Wr Wb
How are you all? I know it’s been a really long time since I posted anything. I am grateful to you all for the appreciation and visits I have been receiving. Alhamdulillah, now that my degree is almost done, Insha Allah I will try to post at least once per week. I pray that Allah (SWT) gives barakah in my time. Till then take care.
Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
How are you all? Hope Allah (SWT) has kept you safe and sound and in the best of health and eeman.
I am not sure if any of you have experienced – what I faced – a burn out!
Weekend Islamic Schooling – for me is a place where the kids should feel proud to be a muslim, they love their identity and are happy to learn. Easy said than done; especially when we are dealing with the higher age group who are bored, lost and unable to connect – and plain simple don’t respond !
In my quest for the right curriculum – the most fun way to teach and the most fun way to learn, I climbed many hills and treded many valleys, till I found something that was so in tune with my methodology of ‘Learning is Fun’ – BUROOJ REALIZATION .
An organisation established in India, with centers worldwide, Burooj had the answer to my problems – from prepared books with colorful illustrations (called Burooj Academo), to a teachers help book – having teaching manuals, to online training once a month for teachers and parenting workshops too. I loved the way Burooj focused on doing through learning and learning to live. Do check them out, a few videos are embedded below for your perusal. Hope you like them. I have just finished Semester 1 using their books – will keep you updated.
Assalamualikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
Jazakumullahu khairan for ur duas, comments and continuous support that you have given this humble blog. Alhamdulillah, who made this a source of benefit to so many of us.
I recently had a conversation with my Ustadha regarding using pictures to depict the unseen, like Shytan depicted with two horns on his head, a tail and fangs, similarly beautiful pics for Jannah and fearsome pics of lava and flaming fire for Jahanaam..well i was informed that this was wrong as these are from the unseen (ilm ul ghaib) and we should refrain from imaging it. Allah (SWT) tells us time and again about Jannah that no eye has seen it and it is beyond our imagination then how can we similarize it?
So till further confirmation from the Scholars I am removing the pictorial tafseers. Insha Allah, if i get the approval, about them being right, I will re-post them. For now, may Allah forgive my mistake that i did unknowingly, and give me the tawfeeq to do what is right, while teaching our young ones. Aameen
I also request you all to forgive me if I have unwittingly misled any of you. I also urge you to consult the knowledgeable scholars about the same and refrain from using the tafseers, till you get a clear answer. It is better to stick to what is correct than to wander in the grey area and fall into sin, unknowingly.
Assalamualikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
Jazakumullahu Khairan for all your awesome comments and duas. Alhamdulillah, I am doing good and hope you all are too.
I have not been able to post much due to my busy schedule, but insha Allah do intend to do so; as and when time permits.
Last semester we did ‘Reflections on Surah Yusuf’ for the teens, it was really inspirational and enjoyable for them – especially because it dealt with issues that they were going through in their everyday life. A detailed post about this later, Insha Allah.
We also formed a Book Club and read two awesome books, it is a must read for all.
1) The Music made me do it – By Gohar Mushtaq, IIPH publishers, its a great book that speaks from the history of music to its effects on our behavior, the stand of the salaf on it and concludes beautifully as to its effects on our souls.
2) Weakness of Faith – By Shk. Mohammed Saleh al Munajjid, IIPH publishers. Its a great self help book that tackles our lows of eeman and how we can resolve the issue.
Insha Allah, hope you enjoy reading these books. Will keep you posted on more.
I just found these adorable free printouts from the great company Smart Ark Ltd, they have beautiful games, books stickers, reward charts etc
And this is the link for their free downloads http://www.smartark.com/1/fun-stuff
Do have a look, I especially like their Ramadan Calendar
And Ramadan Mubarak in advance. Remember us and the whole Ummah in your Duas. May Allah accept our Ramadan, forgive our sins and make this Ramadan a source of winning His Pleasure. Ameen
Jazakumullahu khairan for your encouraging words and for visiting. I am sorry that the blog has been neglected recently, Insha Allah I will try to keep up the posts, but no promises. And I also profusely apologize to each one of you, who has taken the time to comment but due to a very busy schedule, I am sorry I will not be able to reply back. Once again thanks and May Allah accept this small effort from us and ignore our shortcomings. A’ameen
Some of the Sisters are having difficulty locating the files for the Lapbook. Here is a link to the same. Pls scroll to the end of the post, you will find all the books in a pdf format, Insha Allah
And you can find the duas for the same can be found http://www.easelandink.com/t1861-duas-adiyaat-of-our-prophets-alayhum-salam-bw