April 01, 2020

Quran7 | 03/30 Assignment   

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Quran7 | 03/30 Assignment   

Salaam Quran7 Students and Parents,

I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe through our current situation, iA.

For this week's assignment:
    - Watch "Lesson 1 Introduction" of "Names of Allah" course on Faith Essentials (registration is free)
         https://portal.faithessentials.online/courses/22/143
    - After watching the session, have a discussion with your family by answering any of the following questions:
        Why are the names of Allah important
        Can the names of Allah be applied in our lives in general?
        Are the names of Allah particularly useful given our current situation?

If you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to be of assistance, please feel free to reach out to me iA.

-Omar
okhawaja@gmail.com
 

March 23, 2020

Quran7 | 03/23 Assignment

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Salaam Quran7 Students and Parents,

I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe through our current situation, iA.

For this week's assignment:

If you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to be of assistance, please feel free to reach out to me iA.

-Omar

okhawaja@gmail.com

March 18, 2020

Quran7 | 03/17 Assignment

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Salaam Quran7 Students and Parents,

 

I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe through our current situation, iA.

 

For this week's assignment, I'd like you to watch the following video:

         Seven Lessons from the Crises of Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi

         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTD-SeRZKfo

 

After watching the video, have a discussion with your family by answering the following questions:

  • what is the one lesson you look forward to learning as you go through the next few weeks?
  • what are 2-3 names of Allah that would be most relevant to invoke through this time?

-Omar

 

March 08, 2020

Quran7 | 03/08 Update & 03/15 Homework

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Quran7 | 03/08 Update & 03/15 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today we learned two names from a couple of ayahs of Surah Hud and how anxious Allah is to answer our duas.

See below:
- update from 03/08 class
- homework for 03/15

See attached:
- lesson from 03/08 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 03/15
- Read the following verses of surah Al-Hashr with their meaning: 59:19 – 59:24
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Al-Hashr: 59:19 – 59:24
- Continue memorizing verses: 2:186, 13:9, 13:10, 22:67, 22:68, 22:69, 31:30, 22:59 (due 4/26/20)
- Continue memorizing x99 names of Allah (due 4/26/20)
- Complete x8 WREs (due 04/15/20)


Update from 03/08
- We learned the meanings of the two names of Allah: Al-Hafiz, Al-Mujeeb
- Ask your student: What’s the best way to ask for some thing so you actually get it?

March 01, 2020

Quran7 | 03/01 Update & 03/08 Homework

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Quran7 | 03/01 Update & 03/08 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today we learned about the 2 ayahs that Imam Magid recited during Donald Trump's inaugration service at the National Catherdral in Washington DC.

See below:
- update from 03/01 class
- homework for 03/08

See attached:
- lesson from 03/01 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 03/08
- Read the following verses of surah Hud with their meaning: 11:57, 11:61, 11:73, 11:90
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Hud: 11:57, 11:61, 11:73, 11:90
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 105-106, 114-115, 118-120
- Continue memorizing verses: 2:186, 13:9, 13:10, 22:67, 22:68, 22:69, 31:30, 22:59 (due 4/26/20)
- Continue memorizing x99 names of Allah (due 4/26/20)
- Complete x4 WREs (due 04/19/20)

Update from 03/01
- We learned the Islamic point of view regarding people looking different and speaking different languages.
- Ask your student: Should you interact with people that do not like you?

Feb. 23, 2020

Quran7 | 02/23 Update & 03/01 Homework

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Quran7 | 02/23 Update & 03/01 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today we learned about a 4 names of Allah from the first verse of surah Al-Jumuah. 4 WREs are due next week.

See below:
- update from 02/23 class
- homework for 03/01

See attached:
- lesson from 02/23 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 03/01
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses: 30:22, 49:13
- Continue memorizing verses: 2:186, 13:9, 13:10, 22:67, 22:68, 22:69, 31:30, 22:59 (due 4/26/20)
- Continue memorizing x99 names of Allah (due 4/26/20)
- Complete x4 WREs (due 03/01/20)


Update from 02/23
- We learned the parallels between Allah's names and the actions of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
- Ask your student: what is relationship between the Quran and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)?

Feb. 16, 2020

Quran7 | 02/16 Update & 02/23

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Quran7 | 02/09 Update & 02/16 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today I was out of town and Br. Arshad was kind enough to teach the Quran7 class.

See below:

- homework for 02/23

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 02/23
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Al-Jumuah verses 62:1-2
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 16, 54, 60, 116
- Complete x4 WREs (due 03/01/20)

 

Feb. 09, 2020

Quran7 | 02/09 Update & 02/16 Homework

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Quran7 | 02/09 Update & 02/16 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today we learned about a few names of Allah from surah Al-An'aam. We also learned about the importance of repetition in the Quran.

See below:
- update from 02/09 class
- homework for 02/16

See attached:
- lesson from 02/09 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 02/16
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Al-Jumuah verses 62:1-2
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 16, 54, 60, 116
- Complete x4 WREs (due 03/01/20)

Update from 02/09
- We learned the meaning of Allah's name Al-Latif
- Ask your student: why is their repetition in the Quran?

Feb. 02, 2020

Quran7 | 02/02 Update & 02/09 Homework

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Quran7 | 02/02 Update & 02/09 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,


Today we learned about a few names of Allah from surah Al-Nisa. We also learned about the importance, benefits and ettiquette of saying As-Salaamu-Alikum.

A few students / parents were not satisfied with their Fall semester grades. If so, please let me know and we can discuss a re-take of the exam. 

See below:
- update from 02/02 class
- homework for 02/09

See attached:
- lesson from 02/02 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 02/09
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Al-An’am verses 101-103
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 92
- Complete x4 WREs (due 03/01/20)

Update from 02/02
- We learned the difference between Al-'Afuw and Al-Ghafoor. We also learned that As-Salaamu-Alikum can be a committment and a dua, not just an ackowledgement and a greeting
- Ask your student: would you rather someone be ghafoor of 'afuw to you?

Jan. 26, 2020

Quran7 | 01/26 Update & 02/02 Homework

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Quran7 | 01/26 Update & 02/02 Homework Salaam Qur'an7 Parents, Today we handed out report cards for fall semester. We played two games and went outside for basketball. See below: - update from 01/26 class - homework for 02/02 -Omar ________________________________________________ Homework due on 02/02 - Complete 3-minute course evaluation for Quran7 Fall ’19 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-2JC4vXLB3fqGLse6bamS_-gyJ5LN4xhtzBtaJIRSv0AkeA/viewform?usp=sf_link) - Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah An-Nisaa: 85-86, 149 - Read the following pages from the textbook: 106, 108, 177 - Complete x4 WREs (due 03/01/20) Update from 01/26 - We learned about the names of Allah and certain prophets. - Ask your student: what does Allah’s name Al-Muniz mean?

Jan. 12, 2020

Quran7 | 01/12 Update & 01/19 Homework

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Quran7 | 01/12 Update & 01/19 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today was the last day of the Fall semester. We discussed a dua for studying and the various qualities of Allah associated with this.

See below:
- update from 01/12 class
- homework for 01/19

See attached:
- lesson from 01/12 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 01/19
- Complete 3-minute course evaluation for Quran7 Fall ’19 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-2JC4vXLB3fqGLse6bamS_-gyJ5LN4xhtzBtaJIRSv0AkeA/viewform?usp=sf_link)
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah An-Nisaa: 85-86, 149
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 106, 108, 177
- Complete x4 WREs (due 03/01/20)


Update from 01/12
- We learned about the names of Allah to invoke when we are in difficult situations.
- Ask your student: what dua should we make when we want Allah to make something easy for us?

Jan. 05, 2020

Quran7 | 01/05 Update & 01/12 Homework

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Quran7 | 01/05 Update & 01/12 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Welcome back from winter break.Today a couple students who weren't in attendence on 12/15/19 took their end of semester assessment. I also returned the graded end of semester assessments for the remaining students, masha Allah 3 student got grades greater than 100%!

See below:
- update from 01/05 class
- homework for 01/12

See attached:
- lesson from 01/05 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 01/12
- There is no homework for 01/12 as that is the last day of the fall semester, iA

Update from 01/05
- We learned about have complete faith in Allah, Al-Wakeel.
- Ask your student: what is the short dua we should make when we are afraid or in a difficult situation?

Dec. 08, 2019

Quran7 | 12/08 Update & 12/15 Homework - TEST ON 12/15!

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Quran7 | 12/08 Update & 12/15 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today we de-briefed on the skit the students did at assembly a couple of weeks ago - they didn't they were as well prepared and wished they had more time. We also learned a few new names of Allah and the meaning of a few verses from surah Ali-Imran.

See below:
- update from 12/08 class
- homework for 12/15

See attached:
- lesson from 12/08 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 12/15
- Submit any remaining WREs; x8 due per semester (due 12/15/19)
- Complete memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran (due 12/15/19)

Update from 12/08
- We learned a beautiful dua in verse 8 of surah ali-Imran (3:8)
- Ask your student: why do most duas start with "our Lord" (rabbana) instead of "my Lord" (rabbi)?

Nov. 17, 2019

Quran7 | 11/17 Update & 11/24 Homework

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Quran7 | 11/17 Update & 11/24 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today the students presented their End of Semester presentations. Most students felt they could do better. We de-briefed and provided feedback on how to improve presentation delivery. I agreed to allow the students to revise their presentations and present again next week, iA. Please ensure yor student emails their presentation to me by Saturday 11/16/19.

See below:
- update from 11/17 class
- homework for 11/24

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 11/24
- Work on End of Semester Project (due 11/24/19)
- Continue memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran (due 12/15/19)

Update from 11/17
- We learned that eye contect and not reading directly from the slide are important qualities in an effective presentation
- Ask your student: what are the three most important factors in a well-delivered presentation?

Nov. 10, 2019

Quran7 | 11/10 Update & 11/17 Homework

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Quran7 | 11/10 Update & 11/17 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today we continued to learn and reflect on Ayah AL-Noor (24:35). We also discussed how this ayah relates to knowledge.
End of Semester presentations are next week (11/17). Please ensure yor student emails their presentation to me by Saturday 11/16/19.

See below:
- update from 11/10 class
- homework for 11/17

See attached:
- lesson from 11/10 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 11/17
- Work on End of Semester Project (due 11/17/19)
- Continue memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran (due 12/15/19)

Update from 11/10
- We learned what it means to "tie your camel" and how it is very relevant this time of the year.
- Ask your student: where do you place a lamp to light up a room? What is the metaphor in Ayah An-Noor refer to?

Nov. 03, 2019

Quran7 | 11/03 Update & 11/10 Homework

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Quran7 | 11/03 Update & 11/10 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today we learned about the Ayah of the Quran that has had the most tafaseer written about it. We also discussed how this ayah relates to Diwali.

See below:
- update from 11/03 class
- homework for 11/10

See attached:
- lesson from 11/03 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 11/10
- Work on End of Semester Project (due 11/17/19)
- Continue memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran (due 12/15/19)

Update from 11/03
- We learned
- Ask your student: where do you place a lamp to light up a room? What is the metaphor in Ayah An-Noor refer to?

Oct. 30, 2019

Quran7 | 10/27 Update & 11/03 Homework

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Quran7 | 10/27 Update & 11/03 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students represented the Turkey at the Seerah Olympics.

See below:
- update from 10/27 class
- homework for 11/03

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 11/03
- Work on End of Semester Project (due 11/17/19)
- Continue memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran (due 12/15/19)

Update from 10/27
- We enjoyed playing games and learning a little bit about the Prophet's (PBUH) life
- Ask your student: what is the capital of Turkey?

Oct. 20, 2019

Quran7 | 10/20 Update & 10/27

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Quran7 | 10/20 Update & 10/27 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed what it means to "tie your camel".

See below:
- update from 10/20 class
- homework for 10/27

See attached:
- lesson from 10/20 class
- "Tie your Camel" worksheet

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 10/27
- Prepare for Seerah Competition (download study guide here:  - https://sundayschool.mapitt.org/uploads/1/5/2/1/15212172/seerah_olympics_study_materials.pdf)
- Work on End of Semester Project (due 11/17/19) (more details on slide 5 attached)
- Continue memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran (due 12/15/19)


Update from 10/20
- We discussed the end of semester presentation, "tie your camel" and a couple of students from the youth group read stories while we played basketball
- Ask your student: what does it mean to "tie your camel"?

Oct. 13, 2019

Quran7 | 10/13 Update & 10/20 Homework

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Quran7 | 10/13 Update & 10/20 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Ali-Imran and learned a beautiful dua (3:8).

See below:
- update from 10/13 class
- homework for 10/20

See attached:
- lesson from 10/13 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 10/20
- Submit x4 WREs by 10/20/19
- Review "Tie Your Camel" worksheet
- Work on End of Semester Project (due 11/17/19)
- Continue memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran- see slides 12, 13 from 11/18/18 class (due 12/15/19)

Update from 10/13
- We discussed the importance of consequences (positive and negative) in helping people do the right thing; we also learned the following names of Allah: Al-Wahhab, Al-Ghani, Al-Rasheed, Al-Hadi
- Ask your student: in which situation would you use the dua in 3:8?

Oct. 06, 2019

Quran7 | 10/06 Update & 10/13 Homework

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Quran7 | 10/06 Update & 10/13 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-Baqara and learned about why the Quran was revealed in the Arabic language.

See below:
- update from 10/06 class
- homework for 10/13

See attached:
- lesson from 10/06 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 10/13
- Read the following verses of surah Ali-Imran with their meaning:  3:7 – 3:11
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Ali-Imran: 3:7 – 3:11
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 70-71, 75-76, 93-94, 201-203, 209-210
- Complete WRE (optional; x8 WREs are required per semester)


Update from 10/06
- We discussed the beauty of the Arabuc language
- Ask your student: how are the nine parts of Ayat A-Kursi related?

Sept. 29, 2019

Quran7 | 09/29 Update & 10/06 Homework

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Quran7 | 09/29 Update & 10/06 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-Baqara and learned about how Allah rewards us for intention and effort - not for outcomes.

See below:
- update from 09/29 class
- homework for 10/06

See attached:
- lesson from 09/29 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 10/06
- Read the following verses of surah Al-Baqara with their meaning:  2:284 – 2:286
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Al-Baqara: 2:284 – 2:286
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 67-68, 98-99, 173-174, 177-180
- Complete WRE (optional; x8 WREs are required per semester

Update from 09/29
- We discussed the beauty of the Quran and the meaning of Ayat Al-Kursi
- Ask your student: how are the nine parts of Ayat A-Kursi related?

Sept. 22, 2019

Quran7 | 09/22 Update & 09/29 Homework

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Quran7 | 09/22 Update & 09/29 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-Fatiha and learned about what it is important for us to more than just memorize the Quran.

See below:
- update from 09/22 class
- homework for 09/29

See attached:
- lesson from 09/22 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 09/29
- Read the following verses of surah Al-Baqara with their meaning:  2:255 – 2:257
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Al-Baqara: 2:255 – 2:257
- Read pages 144-148 from the textbook
- Complete WRE (optional; x8 WREs are required per semester


Update from 09/22
- We discussed the how Surah Fatiha is more than just a dua, it is a conversation with Allah
- Ask your student: does Allah actual respond when we recite Surah Fatiha?

Sept. 22, 2019

Quran7 | 09/22 Update & 09/29 Homework

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Quran7 | 09/22 Update & 09/29 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-Fatiha and learned about what it is important for us to more than just memorize the Quran.

See below:
- update from 09/22 class
- homework for 09/29

See attached:
- lesson from 09/22 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 09/29
- Read the following verses of surah Al-Baqara with their meaning:  2:255 – 2:257
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Al-Baqara: 2:255 – 2:257
- Read pages 144-148 from the textbook
- Complete WRE (optional; x8 WREs are required per semester


Update from 09/22
- We discussed the how Surah Fatiha is more than just a dua, it is a conversation with Allah
- Ask your student: does Allah actual respond when we recite Surah Fatiha?

Sept. 15, 2019

Quran7 | 09/15 Update & 09/22 Homework

Quran7 | 09/15 Update & 09/22 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-Fatiha and learned about what it is important for us to more than just memorize the Quran.

See below:
- update from 09/15 class
- homework for 09/22

See attached:
- lesson from 09/15 class
- Weekly Reflection Exercise (WRE) homework template

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 09/22
  - Think of ideas for how we can beautify our classroom. Be prepared to share 5 ideas
  - Complete Weekly Reflection Exercise (optional; x8 WREs are required per semester)


Update from 09/15
- We discussed the how we get more value from the Quran when we understand, reflect and apply it
- Ask your student: what is a tri-lateral root?

Sept. 11, 2019

Quran7 | 09/08 Update & 09/15 Homework

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Quran7 | 09/08 Update & 09/15 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

Welcome to 2019-20 school. My name is Omar Khawaja and I am excited to teach your children about the Quran this year. We will focus on learning insights from the Quran that reveal the beauty of the Quran and help us see glimpses of how the Quran can benefit us.

 

See below:
- update from 09/08 class

See attached:
- lesson from 09/08 class
- Quran7 Syllabus / Lesson Plan

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 09/15
- Read pages 33-39 from the textbook (“The Name and the Named”)
- Be prepared to discuss:
    Why is it insufficient to just memorize the names of Allah?
    How do we apply the names of Allah in our lives?


Update from 09/15
- We discussed what the students like / don't like about Sunday school and ideas on how to improve their expereience.
- Ask your student: what can they do to improve their Sunday School experience?