Messages

Oct. 02, 2018

Weekly updates

from:Adeel, Zunaira

to:Islamic Studies 5

Aoa, This week we covered chapter 4 on Prophet Yousaf. Homework is page 12 and 13 from the workbook. Test on coming Sunday chapter 1-4. Please make your recite darood sharif and correct their mistakes. Most of the kids know how to recite it.

Oct. 02, 2018

WEEKLY UPDATE for 9/30

from:Dheen, Hashna

to:Islamic Studies 2

AA,

Thank you to the parents who came to open house to support your kids. 

Today we had our first test. Alhamdulillah everyone did well!

Today we covered,

Lesson: Chapter 4 My God is my Creator

Homework : Pages 14, 15

Salah : We continue to work on WUDU steps

Many kids are not doing their homework in their workbooks. Please complete this at home. Thanks

Oct. 02, 2018

Jr Youth Group - Weekly update

from:Dheen, Hafeez

to:Youth Group

As-Salaamu Alaikum,

On 9/29, we covered most of Chapter 2 from 'Footsteps' book. Most of the students were prepared with answers from worksheet.

We also did our assembly presentation on Hajj and Masha'Allah everyone did extremely well and it was well recieved. I wanted to thank all of them and parents for preparing on such short notice (only found out 2 wks ago we would be doing it). Also special thanks to Sr. Sara and Br. Adeel for helping and sharing their experiences from their recent Hajj with the school body.

There was no HW assigned.

On 10/7, I will not be at Sunday School. Sr. Tabassum will be starting tafseer classes on Surah Kahf in the first period. Sr. May will be covering the second period and going over some Quran lessons to tie in with the tafseer lesson.

JAK,

Hafeez

412-389-7288

Oct. 02, 2018

Weekly Update for Sep 30 2018

from:Alabwaini, Raya

to:Qur'an 5

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum: Today I listened to students recite first 8 verses of Surah Al-Alaq for HW2. Almost all students did a wonderful job (masha' Allah). I adjusted their HW1 grades as well (based on their HW2 scores).

I also assigned HW3 which consists of first 14 ayat (see attached). Please help your children memorize the additional verses as well as practice the first 5. HW is due on coming Sunday (Oct 7). Sr. Zunaira will be taking my class on that day as I will be out of town.

We spent a good amount of time on our first class assembly presentation which is scheuled for Nov 4 (inshallah). This will be a skit where children will play various roles to emphasize the importance of praying on time and without any distractions. Here is the line-up (although it may change as we practice and as I assign some additional roles). Please encourage your chidlren to come up with lines related to their roles.

Imam - Zaid Muddassar

Kids - Sarah Ghaffar & Faatima Tirmizi

Fatima Bokari - A mom praying salat

Naeema - A sister (of one of the two kids) praying salat

Alina Ammad - A sister (of one of the two kids) praying salat

Faaris (role to be assigned)

Almeghdad - A dad praying salat

Maryam - Will explain what went wrong with the prayers and how we can correct out behavior

Hebattallah Idalbi (role to be assigned)

 

Ishfaq Ahmad

Cell: 412-417-3826

Oct. 02, 2018

Jr Youth Group - Weekly update

from:Administrator

to:Youth Group

As-Salaamu Alaikum,

On 9/29, we covered most of Chapter 2 from 'Footsteps' book. Most of the students were prepared with answers from worksheet. 

We also did our assembly presentation on Hajj and Masha'Allah everyone did extremely well and it was well recieved. I wanted to thank all of them and parents for preparing on such short notice (only found out 2 wks ago we would be doing it). Also special thanks to Sr. Sara and Br. Adeel for helping and sharing their experiences from their recent Hajj with the school body. 

There was no HW assigned.

On 10/7, I will not be at Sunday School. Sr. Tabassum will be starting tafseer classes on Surah Kahf in the first period. Sr. May will be covering the second period and going over some Quran lessons to tie in with the tafseer lesson. 

JAK,

Hafeez 

412-389-7288

Oct. 01, 2018

Islamic Studies

from:Nadeem, Sadia

to:Islamic Studies KG

Salam, We covered pages 29-35 (what did Allah create?). Circle time: I am a Muslim Nasheed, 5 daily prayers, practice Wudu. Homework: complete and return the Wudu page. Thank you

Oct. 01, 2018

Home work and Weekly Updates

from:Arif, Javaria

to:Islamic Studies 4

Assalamoalaikum Parents and students.In class we did Chapter 7 of Unit 1

AL-QADAR.

Home work  exercise on page A63.

Pleasde do homework on Note book neat and clean with question number

this way thet can keep record of material fotr test.

on book there is not much space to answer .

also Finish any missing home work because homework is graded .

Salah.     MEMORISE RAKAH OF SALAT.

Sept. 30, 2018

Weekly updates

from:Elnaggar, Abeer

to:Qur'an 1

Assalamu alaikum parents, Today we worked on Arabic Alphabets from Alif to yaa.We recited surah fateha and moving on to surah Naas. Home work: Arabic for biggners:letter Jeem. Memorize surah Fatiha there’s a test on it next week. Next week there’s a fun activity in the classroom like quiz and they will get surprise gift for it just for fun. Note: some of the kids don’t know some Alphabets and surah Fatiha plz help them practice at home. Jazakallahu khair.

Sept. 30, 2018

Weekly updates

from:Muddassar, Fayiza

to:Qur'an 3

Quran:Surah Al Humaza Ayyah no. 7 and 8 H.W: memorize. Noorani Qaida: lesson 13 line no. 8,9 1,2,3 H.W: practice at home. Arabic: page 24,25, 28 29 H.W 26,27 Previous Surah: Surah An naas, Surah AnNasr

Sept. 30, 2018

Weekly Update

from:Khadir, Khalid

to:Qur'an 6

Dear Parents,

Today we reviewed Surah Mulk ayat 1-3.

Homework for Oct 7th: Memorize Surah Mulk ayat 4 and Surah Nas to Nasr.

Sept. 30, 2018

Quran7 | 09/30 Update & 10/07 Homework

from:Khawaja, Omar

to:Qur'an 7

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. 30, 2018

Class update and Homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Class update:

We had a productive class today and discussed first part of Chapter 4 related to Shirk. We have also decided to add a public speaking part to the class wherein a student would present a topic of their interest to the class for about 5 minutes. The only condition being that the topic be related to Islamic Studies. This is totally voluntary and many students expressed interest in the activity. I will make an effort to get all the students to make a presentation as public speaking skill is good to have, in general.

Thanks to the four parents who joined the Open House today and signed up for the Parent-Teacher conference on November 19th.

Homework:

Please note that the homework that was given to the students today was:

Worksheet book:

  • Exercise 1 on page 15
  • Exercise 2 on page 16 

Thanks,

Arshad Siddiqui 

Sept. 30, 2018

Weekly update

from:Ahmad, Javaria

to:Islamic Studies 3

CW: Assalamualaikum students were taught 1st step of Salah from their book and also we finished doing chapter 2. HW: All students are expected to know their HW in the class and write it down for themselves in their class, next HW is doing study questions at end of Ch 2 on a proper notebook. It is due on Oct 14th. Have a good week.

Sept. 30, 2018

Weekly Update for September 30,2018

from:Yasar, Sibel

to:Qur'an KG

Dear Parents,

Today we covered the letter Ta,reviewed previous letters and memorized Fatiha.

Homework for 10/07/2018 : Letter Ta color,write,trace and help your child to memorize Fatiha.

Thank you,

Sibel Yasar

Sept. 30, 2018

Weekly Update for Islamic Studies 6 - 09/30/2018

from:Iren, Sami

to:Islamic Studies 6

Dear Parents,

Today we reviewed the subject of "Tawheed" and started talking about "Asma al Husna". We introduced the general concept and talked about why names and attributes of Allah (swt) are relevant. We'll continue this subject next week.

Homework for Oct 7th: Read Unit A, Chapter 2 (99 Names) and do exercises 1-3 on this Chapter (pages 8&9).

Sept. 30, 2018

Weekly update

from:Bokhari, Sidra

to:Islamic Studies 1

Assakamu alaikum, 

       This Sunday we covered Chapter # 4, ' I love Allah, He loves me'. Student came up with some great ideas about how they are blessed with so many things and this is how we know how much Allah loves us. In Salah we practiced Wudu. 

Homework:

       Studnets have to cover page # 14 from the workbook. Parents are also requested to practice Wudu with them at home. On October 14, students will have their first test from Chapter 1 through Chapter 5. The steps of Wudu will also be a part of the test. 

Sept. 30, 2018

Weekly updates

from:Ahmad, Fauzia

to:Qur'an 4

Practice recitation and memorization of Surah Al-Qadr (Ayah #5) with translation Presentation Project due next week. Test#1 Surah Al-Qadr oral recitation with translation.

Sept. 29, 2018

Weekly updates

from:Ahmad, Javaria

to:Islamic Studies 3

Assalamualaikum Dear Students, CW: Students were selected and prepared for the yearly class presentation and we did a small quiz game while teaching them more about the topic of Iman/Faith including knowledge about different angels. Students have done a great job during class presentation , despite of starting out this school year. We loved all of their presentations and also they have received encouragement prizes from me. Some students have also received prizes on best presentations. HW: There is no Home work other than finishing their chapter 1 HW which is study questions at the end of the chapter. This HW was given to them on week 1. Please buy a HW notebook and use, that way their HW can be tracked well. They also can attach their HW papers in it. If your child has not done the project of presentation as updated in previous announcements, they will lose all 10 points. Just a friendly reminder that the the Work book exercises will not be HW, those activities are to be used in the classroom downtime. JAK

Sept. 26, 2018

Home work and Weekly Updates

from:Arif, Javaria

to:Islamic Studies 4

In class we finished Lesson 6 of UNIT A.  A DAY OF JUDGMENT.

HOME WORK.   4 question on page A53(if a question has long answer write it on piece of paper and tape to book)

from work sheet book page no 20 Exercise 1

SALAH.... try to memoriszee Rakahs of salah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 26, 2018

WEEKLY UPDATE 3 for 9/23

from:Dheen, Hashna

to:Islamic Studies 2

AA,

Today we covered,

Lesson: Chapter 3 The sons of Adam

Homework : Pages 10, 11 in the workbook

Salah : We worked on steps of wudu

***9/30 We will have our first test out of the lessons covered thus far. The test consists of 10 fill-in-the-blank sentences. There will be a word bank provided. 

Sept. 26, 2018

Weekly updates

from:Ahmad, Fauzia

to:Qur'an 4

Practice recitation and memorization of Surah Al-Qadr (Ayah #3&4) with translation and words to know with meaning (thousand, month) Ideas due for the Presentation Project

Sept. 25, 2018

weekly update

from:Adeel, Zunaira

to:Islamic Studies 5

Aoa,

This week we covered chapter 3(Prophet Lut and the people of Sodom)

Homework: Answer the questions on page A35 and page # 11 on the workbook.

 

Sept. 24, 2018

Islamic Studies

from:Nadeem, Sadia

to:Islamic Studies KG

Salam, we covered pages 23-28 (who created all these?). Circle time: I am a Muslim Nasheed, 5 daily prayers, practice Wudu. Homework: practice Wudu at home. Thank you.

Sept. 24, 2018

Weekly update

from:Jamal, Faryal

to:Qur'an 2

Assalam alikm dear parents, In class;we read story of Surah quraysh from juz amma and write Question/answer and words/meaning of Surah quraysh,From Arabic for begginers we did page number 9 and memorize two Islamic months name;Muharram and saffar. For Home work;Take test of Surah quraysh and oral test of Question/answer and written test of words/meaning on next Sunday. JazakaAllah Faryaljamal

Sept. 24, 2018

Weekly update for Qur'an 6

from:Khadir, Khalid

to:Qur'an 6

Dear Parents,

Today we reviewed Surah Mulk Ayat 1-2.

Homework: Memorize Surah Mulk Ayat 3 and surahs from Nas to Masad.

Sept. 24, 2018

Jr. Youth Group weekly update - 9/24

from:Dheen, Hafeez

to:Youth Group

As-Salaamu Alaikum,

 

This week the group had their Fun Day and enjoyed playing soccer golf together followed by lunch and a short halaqa. 

Last week, on 9/16/18, we reviewed the first chapter of the 'Footsteps' book and had a good discussion. I attached our handout from that class. 

This upcoming week, on 9/30/18, we HW will be to read Chapter 2. I have attached a handout for Chapt 2 to help guide students to some important details of the chapter as the book is at a slightly higher reading level so hope this helps. 

We will also be doing a presentation at assembly on 9/30/18 so please remind students to prepare any tasks they were given in preparation. 

Also please ask students to check email to make sure they are getting the group email that I am trying to use to communicate with students outside of class. If they do not recieve them, please ask them to send me a quick response at hdheen@gmail.com

Thanks!

Hafeez

412-389-7288

Sept. 24, 2018

Weekly Update for Sep 23, 2018

from:Alabwaini, Raya

to:Qur'an 5

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum: Today I listened to students recite first 5 verses of Surah Al-Alaq for HW1. Most had the verses memorized; some had only memorized 2 or 3 verses.

I also assigned HW2 which consists of first 8 ayat (see attached). Please help your children memorize the additional verses as well as practice the first 5. HW is due on coming Sunday (Sep 30).

I also reviewed the two assembly presentations that children will present as part of class and to earn points on their project 1. First presentation is scheduled for Nov 4; I will let them know the second date. Class will be divided into two groups for the two presentations (although I might have all students participate in both presentation - still deciding).

Stay tuned!

Ishfaq Ahmad

Cell: 412-417-3826

Sept. 23, 2018

Weekly update for Quran level1

from:Elnaggar, Abeer

to:Qur'an 1

Assalamualaikum Dear parents, Today we learned how to read Arabic Alphabets,plz help your kids to memorize them.They learned how to recite Surat Fatiha and learned few of the steps of salah. Homework: Arabic for beginners:letter thaa Surah memorization (you can play the video from you tube).In few weeks they will have test on it. Note:plz sign up for parent teacher conference. Jazakallah khair.

Sept. 23, 2018

Weekly Updates

from:Muddassar, Fayiza

to:Qur'an 3

Salam, We had a surprise test of Noorani Qaida lesson 12. Kids did really good. Quran: Surah Alhumaza ayyah no. 5 and 6. H.W: Memorize by heart. Arabic: page 17,18,21,22 H.W: page 19,20 Phrase: Tawkal ul Allah توكل على الله

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?