March 11, 2020

Update for 3/8/2020

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

We covered Unit E Chapter 2 in the class on 3/8. Students were also returned their tests; most of the students did very well in the test. 

Homework:

Students need to complete Exercise 1 on Page # 73 of the Worksheets book. (Unit E, Chapter 2, Lesson 1).

Jakahallah,

Arshad

Feb. 26, 2020

IS 7 - Test on 3/1/2020

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

We covered the Chapter on Al-Khushoo in the class on Sunday and discussed applying Al-Khushoo to our Salat. Students were also informed about test on 3/1/2020. The test would have four questions with short answers expected. 

Preparation for the test:

Students need to read following three chapters.

Unit D, Chapter 1: Al-Khshoo: The Heart of Worship

Unit D, Chapter 6: Appreciating Allah's Gifts

Unit D: Chapter 7: Sujood-ush-Shukr

There is no need to memorize anything as the questions would be based on understanding the concepts.

Thanks,

Arshad

Feb. 12, 2020

Class Update - 2/9/2020

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

On 2/9 we completed chapter on Sujud-Ush-Shukr in the class. We also prepared for the skit that the class will be presenting in the assembly on March 29th. 

Homework for this week is Exercise 1 and 2 on Page 67 of the Worksheets book.

JK,

Arshad

 

Feb. 03, 2020

Message for 02/02/2020

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

In the class today we covered the Chapter on Appreciating Allah's Gifts. We also discussed famous American Muslims including Faiz Shakir, who is a first generation American Muslim whose parents migrated from Pakistan. He is the campaign manager for Bernie Sanders. Students can read up about Faiz when they have time, that would be something good to read about.

Homework:

Students need to complete Exercise 1 and 2 on Page # 66 of the Worksheets book.

JK,

Arshad

Jan. 13, 2020

Class Update for 1/12

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalikum,

Today two students gave the presenation which was the main assignment for this semester. We also discussed about Zakat, first four caliphs and family history.

Students also attended the Muslim 360 Program for the last 20-25 minute of the class.

Homework:

Students can discuss their family history with their parents and if there is anything interesting they can share it with the class next week.

Thanks,

Arshad

Nov. 21, 2019

11/17 Update

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

We had an interesting class on 11/17 and we covered the chapter on sahaba Salman al-Farsi. This chapter gave us an opportunity to discuss race, concept of nations and equality of human beings in Islam.

There is no homework for this week.

Project:

Next project is due by Jan 5th and this project would be worth 40 to 50 points. All students will need to complete this project working individually. Project could be a presentation, a skit or a video.

Following are the topics for each student:

Airah - Women in Islam

Huma - Human Equality in Islam

Saad - Zakat in Islam

Taha - Material wealth in Islam

Jad - Salat in Islam

Mohamad - Knowledge in Islam

Malik - The Last Sermon (Sermon on Mount Arafat)

Rayyan - Similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity

Amr - Lessons from life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

If doing a presentation then the presentation must have at least five slides. Presentation must have an introduction and a conclusion. Content slides can have Quran verses or hadith or small stories related to your topic. I would also encourage you to have at least one slide on what you think about the topic.

Assessment would be based on the quality of content and presentation. We will discuss this in class on Sunday and I would provide more ideas for each individual topic.

Thanks,

Arshad

Nov. 14, 2019

11/10/2019

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

In the last class we finished the chapter on Prohpet Salih and discussed about Sultan Saladdin's achievements. We also had an impromptu debate in the class.

Homework:

Students need to prepare an answer for the following question:

In Quran, Islam is mentioned as the "middle path". How do you think Islam is "the middle path". Can you think of religions that do not follow the middle path?

Thanks,

Arshad

Nov. 04, 2019

11/3 Update

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

In the class today we read Chapter on Prophet Salih (SAW) and talked about equality in Islam as compared to other religions. Students participated in Muslim 360 program for the last 15 minutes of the class. 

Homework:

Students need to read about Sultan Saladdin and following is one of the resources that can be used:

https://www.thoughtco.com/saladin-hero-of-islam-195674

We will discuss about Sultan Saladdin in next class. 

Muslim 360:

Value for this month is Gratitude so students are encouraged to think of gratitude as they spend their week and if possible make a note of the items that they are thankful for. 

Thank you,

Arshad

Oct. 22, 2019

10/20 Update

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

We had a good class this Sunday where we completed the chapter on messengers. We also discussed Zakat in Islam and how it could lead to a more equitable society. There was also a small impromptu quiz that was a tie between two teams.

Homework:

Students need to complete page # 34 in the worksheets book.

Thanks,

Arshad

Oct. 17, 2019

10/13 Update

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

We had a good session on 10/13, covered the chapter on Messengers and discussed topics of Sirat Al-Mustaqeem and equality of all human beings in Islam.

Homework:

Students need to complete Exercise 1 and Exercise 2 on Page # 33 of the Worksheets book. 

Thanks,

Arshad

Oct. 07, 2019

10/6 Update

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

Students presented their first project in the class today and they all did a good job in preparing for the presentation and the actual presentation. We also talked about "Equality in Islam". We had a shorter class today as students participated in "Muslim 360" program for the last 20 minutes.  

There is no homework for this week. 

Thanks,

Arshad

Sept. 30, 2019

IS Update - 9/29

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

We completed the chapter on Shirk today and discussed the events surrounding the first revelation to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). There was a fun activity involving role play in the class as well. 

There is no homework for this week but Project 1 is due coming Sunday (11/6).

As mentioned earlier this project requires students to prepare a short essay on a famous Muslim American and present it in class. The famous Muslim American could be in the field of sports, politics, business, spiritual or other fields.

Essay could include who was/is the person, why was he/she selected, what did he/she accomplish and is there any lesson that we can learn from this individual's life.

Thanks,

Arshad

Sept. 23, 2019

9/22 Update

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

In class today we discussed the concepts of Tawheed, Shirk and how the Islamic concept differs from other faiths. Students had some very interesting questions that we discussed in the class.

Homework:

Exercises 2 and 3 on Page # 16 of the Workshets book.

Project # 1:

First project of the year is due on October 12th and the project would be a one page/three paragraph essay that students would prepare on a famous Muslim American and present the essay in the class on October 12th. This famous person could be a religous leader, politician, sportsperson, artist or a businessman/woman. Students would be assessed on content and presentation. 

Thanks,

Arshad

Sept. 15, 2019

9/15 Update

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Assalamalaikum,

Today in Islamic Studies 7, we covered Chapter Unit A, Chapter 3. Homework for this week is from the Worksheets Book:

  • Exercise # 1 on Page #12
  • Exercise # 3 on Page #13

There are two students who do not have their textbook "I Love Islam 5", can the parents please follow up with School administration and get the book else it will be difficult for those two students to follow the lecture in class. 

Thanks,

Arshad