April 14, 2019

Quran7 | 04/14 Update & 04/21 Homework

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Quran7 | 04/14 Update & 04/21 Homework  


Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

Today the students presented their End of Semester presentations. mA, they did a very nice job. One student shared a very thoughtful (and funny) poem!

Next week will be the memorization assessment to assess the students knowledge of the names of Allah and x8 verses from the Quran.

See below:
- update from 04/14 class
- homework for 04/21 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 04/21
- Memorize by 04/21/19 (15% of grade): 99 Beautiful Names of Allah, x8 verses of the Quran


Update from 04/21
- We learned from the students how we can relate to the qualities of Allah through: poetry, basketball and cricket!
- Ask your student: why shouldn't you include the word "the" in a presentation?

April 07, 2019

Quran7 | 04/07 Update & 04/14 Homework

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Quran7 | 04/07 Update & 04/14 Homework  


Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

Today we learned about the following names of Allah: Al-Haqq, Al-Kabir, Al'Ali. We had qualifiers for next week's Quran competition, congratulations to the following students: Abdul Hadi, Asma and Haaris!

See below:
- update from 04/07 class
- homework for 04/14 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 04/14
- End of Semester Project due 04/14/19 (15% of grade)
- Complete x8 WREs by 04/14/19 (15% of grade)
- Memorize by 04/21/19 (15% of grade): 99 Beautiful Names of Allah, x8 verses of the Quran
- Prepare for Quran competition on 04/14


Update from 04/14
- We learned about about one of Allah's most fascinating creations - the northern lights
- Ask your student: why are elections important and what is our responsibility?

March 31, 2019

Quran7 | 03/31 Update & 04/07 Homework

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Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

Today we learned about the following names of Allah: Al-Haleem, Al-Aleem.

See below:
- update from 03/31 class
- homework for 04/07 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 04/07
- Read the following verses of surah Luqman with their meaning: 31:27- 31:31
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Luqman: 31:27- 31:31
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 102-104, 127-128
- Complete WRE (optional; x8 WREs are required per semester)
- Prepare for Quran competition


Update from 03/31
- We learned the importance of being forebearing
- Ask your student: what is the difference between being patient and forbearing?

March 10, 2019

Quran7 | 03/10 Update & 03/17 Homework

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Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students prepared for today's assembly presentation

See below:
- update from 03/10 class
- homework for 03/17 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 03/17
- Continue memorizing verses: 2:186, 13:9, 13:10, 22:67, 22:68, 22:69, 31:30, 22:59 (due 4/22/19)
- Continue memorizing x99 names of Allah (due 4/22/19)
- Complete x8 WREs (due 04/15/19)


Update from 03/17
- We learned the importance of internalizing our Salah to maximize personal benefit, iA.
- Ask your student: why is it important to understand the meaning of ayahs that you recite during Salah?

Feb. 24, 2019

Quran7 | 02/24 Update & 03/03 Homework

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Quran7 | 02/24 Update & 03/03 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-Hud and how to make dua. I will be out of town next week, so a substitute will be teaching Quran7 iA.

See below:
- update from 02/24 class
- homework for 03/03 class

See attached:
- lesson from 02/24 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 03/03
- 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 4/22/19)
- Continue memorizing x99 names of Allah (due 4/22/19)
- Complete x8 WREs (due 04/15/19)

Update from 03/03
- We learned some of the ettiquittes of making dua
- Ask your student: is there a way to guarantee your duas are answered?

Feb. 17, 2019

Quran7 | 02/17 Update & 02/24 Homework

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Quran7 | 02/17 Update & 02/24 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-Hujurat and Rum.

See below:
- update from 02/17 class
- homework for 02/24 class

See attached:
- lesson from 02/17 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 02/24
- 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 4/22/19)
- Continue memorizing x99 names of Allah (due 4/22/19)
- Complete x8 WREs (due 04/15/19)


Update from 02/24
- We learned some lessons from Imam Magid's address at Donald Trump's Inaugural Prayer Service
- Ask your student: shoul we engage with those we do not agree with?

Feb. 10, 2019

Quran7 | 02/10 Update & 02/17 Homework

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Quran7 | 02/10 Update & 02/17 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-Jumuah verses 1-2. Also, we had 4 students that volunteered to teach the class today.

See below:
- update from 02/10 class
- homework for 02/17 class

See attached:
- lesson from 02/10 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 02/17
- 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 4/22/19)
- Continue memorizing x99 names of Allah (due 4/22/19)
- Complete x8 WREs (due 04/15/19)


Update from 02/17
- We discussed the purpose of being in class; we discussed four names of Allah
- Ask your student: what is the difference between Allah's names Malik and Maalik?

Feb. 03, 2019

Quran7 | 02/03 Update & 02/10 Homework

Quran7 | 02/03 Update & 02/10 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insights from Surah Al-An'am and learned the reason there is repetition in the Quran.

See below:
- update from 02/03 class
- homework for 02/10 class

See attached:
- lesson from 02/03 class
- WRE (homework) template

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 02/10
- 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 x8 WREs (due 04/15/19)


Update from 02/10
- We discussed the importance of repetition in the Quran. We analyzed the following name of Allah: Al-Latif
- Ask your student: what is so true about the root word of every single word in the Arabic langauge?

Jan. 13, 2019

Quran7 | 01/13 Update & 01/20 Homework

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Quran7 | 01/13 Update & 01/20 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed the importance of Salaam and worked on a project to make our classroom nicer.

See below:
- update from 01/13 class
- homework for 01/20 class

See attached:
- lesson from 01/13 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 01/20
- 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 x8 WREs (due 04/15/19)


Update from 01/20
- The Quran7 students discussed how the Salaam can be a dua and worked on a project to make our classroom nicer
- Ask your student: what does it take to transform the Salaam greeting into a dua?

Jan. 06, 2019

Quran7 | 01/06 Update & 01/13 Homework

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Quran7 | 01/06 Update & 01/13 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed the dua (supplication) for studying and worked on a project to make our classroom nicer.

See below:
- update from 01/06 class
- homework for 01/13 class

See attached:
- lesson from 01/06 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 01/13
- Complete 3-minute course evaluation for Quran7 Fall ’18 (click here)
- 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 x8 WREs (due 04/15/19)


Update from 01/13
- The Quran7 students discussed the dua (supplication) for studying and worked on a project to make our classroom nicer
- Ask your student: what are some names of Allah that we should remember when studying

Dec. 09, 2018

Quran7 | 12/09 Update & 12/16 Homework

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Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
All, except two students presented their end of semester presentations. 

On 12/16, the students will be tested on x8 ayahs and memorization of any 50 names of Allah with their meaning

See below:
- update from 12/09 class
- homework for 12/16 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 12/16

- Finish memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran- see slides 13 from 11/18/18 class (due 12/16/18): 3:8, 3:9, 3:10, 3:11, 3:173, 4:85, 4:86, 4:149

- On 12/16, the students will be tested on x8 ayahs and memorization of any 50 names of Allah with their meaning

- Complete x8 WREs - these are due on 12/16 

Update from 12/09
- Masha Allah, the students did a nice job presenting their end of semester presentations. 

- Ask your student: which presentation did they like best and why?

Dec. 02, 2018

Quran7 | 12/02 Update & 12/09 Homework

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Quran7 | 12/02 Update & 12/09 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insight from Surah Ali-Imran and learned a beautiful dua (3:173).

See below:
- update from 12/02 class
- homework for 12/09 class

See attached:
- lesson from 12/02 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 12/09

* Present End of Semester Project (due 12/09/18) - see slide 12 from 11/18/18 presentation for details (posted on Thinkwave)

* Continue memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran- see slides 13 from 11/18/18 class (due 12/16/18)


Update from 12/09
- We discussed the importance of serving our community; We discussed the following names of Allah: Al-Qadir, Al-Muqit
- Ask your student: how do they plan to give back to our community?

Nov. 18, 2018

Quran7 | 11/18 Update & 12/02 Homework

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Quran7 | 11/18 Update & 12/02 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students discussed insight from Surah Ali-Imran and learned a beautiful dua (3:8).

See below:
- update from 11/18 class
- homework for 12/02 class

See attached:
- lesson from 11/18 class

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 12/02

* Complete “Tie Your Camel” worksheet

* Work on End of Semester Project (due 12/09/18)

* Continue memorizing x50 names of Allah and x8 verses of Quran- see slides 12, 13 from 11/18/18 class (due 12/16/18)

 

Update from 11/18
- We discussed the importance of gratitude and the results of staying on the same path; We discussed the following names of Allah: Al-Rashid, Al-Wahhab, Al-Ghani, Al-Hadi
- Ask your student: what responsibility do we have to give back to our community?

Nov. 05, 2018

Quran7 | 11/11 Homework

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Salaam,

See below homework for 11/11. 

- 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)

Oct. 14, 2018

Quran7 | 10/14 Update & 10/21 Homework

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Quran7 | 10/14 Update & 10/21 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Next week will most likely be our service project at St. Barnabas nursing home (5 minute drive from MAP). I will confirm in the next few days. The room parents (Sr. Omaima and Sr Shafia) will assist with  coordination, iA.

See below:
- update from 10/14 class
- homework for 10/21 class

See attached:
- lesson from 10/014 class
- field trip permission form that needs to be completed by 10/21

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 10/21
- What are 3 things you would like to do when visiting residents of St. Barnabas on 10/21?
- 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 10/14
- We discussed the beauty of the Arabic language and some names of the Quran from surah Al-Baqara
- Ask your student: why is Arabic the only language the Quran could be revealed in ?

Oct. 07, 2018

Quran7 | 10/07 Update & 10/14 Homework

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Quran7 | 10/07 Update & 10/14 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Today we welcomed a new student into our class and discussed the beauty of the Quran.

See below:
- update from 10/07 class
- homework for 10/14 class

See attached:
- lesson from 10/07 class

-Omar

________________________________________________
Homework due on 10/14
- Start thinking about Service Project on Oct 21 (2pm-3pm)
- 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 10/07
- We discussed the beauty of the Quran and studied the structure of Ayatul Kursi
- Ask your student: what makes Ayatul Kursi special? Why is Quran consdered to be the foremost of all miracles given to any Prophet?

Sept. 30, 2018

Quran7 | 09/30 Update & 10/07 Homework

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Quran7 | 09/30 Update & 10/07 Homework
Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
The Quran7 students went through an exercise to agree on certain class norms (guiding principles) that we will follow during class in order to maximize everyone's learning while having fun!

See below:
- update from 09/30 class
- homework for 10/07 class

See attached:
- lesson from 09/30 class
- class norms for Quran7 that students decided on

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 10/07
- 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 09/30
- We agreed on Class Norms for Quran7.
- Ask your student: why is Surah Fatiha considered to be a discussion with Allah and a dua?

Sept. 23, 2018

Quran7 | 09/23 Update & 09/30 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

Mostof the students had read the assigned reading for today's class (9/23) and indicated it took them 5-10 minutes to complete.

See below:
- update from 09/23 class
- homework for 09/30 class
See attached:
- lesson from 09/23 class
- WRE template for homeworks

-Omar
________________________________________________
Homework due on 09/30
- 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 09/23
- We learned why we should understand the beautiful names of Allah and discussed why we should understand and reflect on the meaning of Surah Al-Fatiha.
- Ask your student: what makes Surah Al-Fatiha so special that we are required to recite it at least 17 times every day?

Sept. 16, 2018

Quran7 | 09/16 Update & 09/23 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

See below:
- update from 09/16 class
- homework for 09/24 class

See attached:
- lesson from 09/16 class
- WRE template for homeworks

-Omar

________________________________________________

Homework due on 09/24
 - Read pages 33-39 from the textbook
 - 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 09/16
- We learned how Quran7 class is structured; shared feedback on Sunday school; learned about Allah's name Al-Salaam
- Ask your student: what is the connection between Islam, Salaam, Al-Salaam, and Muslim?

Sept. 09, 2018

Weekly Reflection Exercise (WRE) - template for homework

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Weekly Reflection Exercise (WRE) - template for homework

x8 WREs required per semester