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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?