Welcome MAP Sunday School

Oct. 03, 2017

Weekly Updates for October 1, 2017

from:Ahmad, Ishfaq

to:Qur'an 5

Assalamu Alaikum:

Today I listened to the students recite the first 8 verses of Surah Al-Alaq for their second homework. Most had the verses memorized without any serious mistakes (alhamdulillah). Thank you for your encouragement. Please ask your children for their graded HW sheets and let me know of any questions or concerns.

I have attached the next HW (#3) which consists of memorizing verses 1-14 of Surah Al-Alaq; it is due this coming Sunday (Oct 8).

Most of the students also had an opportunity to recite 1 or 2 old surahs (see the list of all old surahs at the end of this message). Please continue to encourage your children to refresh these surahs; they will have an opportunity to recite 1 or 2 surahs in almost every class (inshallah).

I also handed out the details of a presentation project on Surah Al-Alaq to all students; the handout is also attached with this update. Please go over it with your children so they are clear on what is being asked of them. Once again, feel free to contact me with any questions.

There is a Service Project this coming Sunday (Oct 8) which is optional. All participating students will earn bonus points. For this service project, students will accompany other students from Sunday school to visit the elderly in St. Barnabas Assisted Living facility in Gibsonia. It is only a few minutes drive from MAP mosque. Students can play an instrument, read a book or simply talk to the elderly residents who always welcome visitors.

Here is the schedule for the Service Project:

  • 2:00pm Leave MAP
  • 2:15pm: Gather at St Barnabas (address to be provided). Br. Omar Khawaja will go over the logistics and discuss activities
  • 2:30pm: Start the visit with Barnabas residents
  • 3:30pm: Depart St. Barnabas 

If you would like your child to attend, please make sure to sign a permission slip on Sunday and arrange for a ride (unless you will be taking them yourself).

Best Regards,

Ishfaq Ahmad

Email: ishfaq.ahmad786@gmail.com

Cell: 412-417-3826

Surah Name
Surah Al-Fatiha
Surah Al-Ikhlaas
Surah Al-Kauthar
Surah Al-Falaq
Surah An-Naas
Surah An-Nasr
Surah Al-Kafiroon
Surah Al-Massad
Dua Tashahhud
Surah Al-Maa'oon
Surah Quraish
Surah Al-Fil
Surah Al-Asr
Surah At-Takaathur
Darood Ibrahimi (Allahuma Salle'Ala)
Surah Al-Humazah
Surah Al-Qariah
Surah Al-Adiyat
Surah Az-Zalzalah
Surah Al-Bayyinah
Dua-“Rabbena atina fiddunya…”
Dua-“Rabbenagfirly wali walidayya..”
Surah Al-Qadr
Surah At-Teen
Surah Al-Inshirah
Surah Ad-Duhaa
Surah Al-A'la
Ayatul Qursi

Oct. 02, 2017

Islamic Studies KG

from:Nadeem, Sadia

to:Islamic Studies KG

Salam, We covered pages 24-27 (Allah Is Powerful) ) from Weekend Learning Series. Circle time: I am a Muslim Nasheed. Salah: Name of five daily prayers. Homework: Complete and return the “Allah Is kind” page. Practice Name of five prayers.

Oct. 02, 2017

Weekly Update for Quran Level 1-Oct.1

from:Marasli, Duygu

to:Qur'an 1

Dear Parents,

First of all thank you for all who came to the open house. 

This week we have had our first test; Surah Fatiha. Unfortunately, some students needed more time so I am giving them extra week the finish it please review with your child and help him/her to get better. if you still need extra time please let me know.

Noorani Qaidah lesson 1 was finished please encourge your child to review daily.

So far kids have learned the meaning of "Bismillahirrahmanirraheem"In the name of Allah the most merciful the most rewarding, " Allhamdullillah, We say it when we want to thank Allah. Please remind them to apply daily life.

HW:

  1. Encourge them recite Surah Fatiha at least once a day.
  2. Finish writing page 4 from Arabic for Beginners

Next week, we are starting Surah Falaq and will be working on this surah until Oct. 29.

If you have any questions please email me at dmarasli@yahoo.com

JAZK,

Duygu Marasli

Oct. 01, 2017

Weekly update

from:Bokhari, Sidra

to:Islamic Studies 1

Dear parents, Assalamu alaikum. This Sunday we covered lesson 4, Our Prpphet. In Salah we went over the five daily prayers names. We revised our lesson on Wudu and finished all the steps of Wudu. Parents are requested to please go over the steps of Wudu with their kids at home. Homework: Students have to answer the questions at the end of lesson # 4. Students should also practice the five daily prayers names. And also practice Wudu with a reminder that we must start everything by saying Bismillah...... including Wudu. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Oct. 01, 2017

Weekly updates

from:Ahmad, Fauzia

to:Qur'an 4

Arabic: Practice recitation and memorization of Surah Al-Qadr (Ayah #5) with translation and words to know with meaning (angels, the dawn) Presentation Project due next week Test on Surah Al -Qadr recitation and memorization.

Oct. 01, 2017

Islamic Studies Level 5

from:Adeel, Zunaira

to:Islamic Studies 5

Aoa, today we covered chapter:4 The Battle of Badr. Homework is to answer the questions on page 29. Students will take their test October 16th on chapter 1-4.

Next week Level 7 is going to St. Barnabas nursing home, After sunday school, if you want your child to participate in this activity join the group. Parents will also be going with their kids. Its a 45-60 minutes activity. any further noticed will be posted.

Please see proposed plan below. This is dependent on confirmation from St Barnabas. Please provide any feedback you may have:
Before 10/8:
ask students if there are particular activities they would like to do on 10/8 (e.g.: play an instrument, read a story, share a painting, etc.)
ensure each student has a ride to St Barnabas and parent's permission
Morning of 10/08: use part of your class time on 10/8 to discuss importance of serving our community, neighbors, elders
Apply golden rule: one day all of us will be old iA; how would we like to be treated?
2:00pm leave MAP
2:15pm: gather at St Barnabas (address to be confirmed) to remind everyone of logistics and discuss activities
2:30pm: start  visit w/ St Barnabas residents
3:30pm: depart St. Barnabas
-Omar

 

Oct. 01, 2017

Weekly upgrade

from:Jamal, Faryal

to:Qur'an 2

Dear parents, Assalam alikm,in class I had taken test of surah quraysh from juz Amna.For home work,start memorizing dua (ALLAHUMMe SALLI.......)DuRood sharif, revised page number 14 lesson number 8 from noorani qaida,From Arabic for Beginners revised page number 8 and 9. JazakaAllah

Oct. 01, 2017

Weekly updates

from:Waheed, Amina

to:Islamic Studies 3

CW: We have revised the steps of Wudu and finished chapter 4, HW: Exercise at end of chapter 4

Oct. 01, 2017

Weekly Update for Islamic Studies 6 - 10/01/2017

from:Iren, Sami

to:Islamic Studies 6

Dear Parents,

Today, we reviewed the previous lesson (Lesson 2: The Promise of Allah) and mostly finished Lesson 3 (Objectives of the Qur'an). Here are the main points students are expected to know from Lesson 3:

  • What is the main objective of Qur’an?
  • What's "sirat al-Mustakim" (straight path)? Remember our discussion in the class about going to our destination (Jannah) via shortest path.
  • When (what year), where and how were the first verses of Qur’an revealed to Prophet Muhammed? Which surah do those verses belong to?
  • What is the opening (first) surah of Qur’an called? What is the content (subject) of this surah?
  • Basic facts about Qur’an: how many surahs (chapters) are there in the Qur’an (ans: 114)?  How many pages (ans: 600)? How many Juzz (ans:30)?
  • Is Qur’an a story book? Why or why not?

We also went through the homework and students recited verse 194 from Surah Al-i Imran from memory with its meaning. If your child did not do his/er homework for this week he/she can still turn it in next week with some points deducted as late penalty.

Homework for Oct 8th: Read Lesson 3 and answer questions at the end of the lesson (Page 21).

Oct. 01, 2017

WEEKLY UPDATE

from:Dheen, Hashna

to:Islamic Studies 2

AA, 

Thank you the parents who took time to attend open house. 

Today we covered lesson on Prophet Muhammad (S) The homework pages are 28, 29

We practiced the dua for going outside together as a class. We will continue to work on memorizing this dua. 

Thanks, 

Hashna

Oct. 01, 2017

Home work and updates

from:Muddassar, Fayiza

to:Qur'an 3

Quran: We reviewed Surah Alhumaza. TEST NEXT WEEK. Surah Al Humaza and vocabulary words. “ fire” “hell fire” “money” N.Q: lesson 13 pg 23 line 8,9 and Pg 24 line 1,2,3. Arabic: pg 24,25,28,29 H.W: pg 26,27 Dua: Bismillah, Asalam o Alikum, Walikum Asalam. When to say and meanings of these phrases. H.W: practice.

Oct. 01, 2017

Quran7 | 10/01 Update & 10/08 Homework

from:Khawaja, Omar

to:Qur'an 7

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

See below:
- update from 10/01 class
- homework for 10/08 class

See attached:
- lesson from 10/01 class

-Omar

________________________________________________

Homework due on 10/08
- Be prepared for Service Project on Oct 8
- 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 10/01
- We learned about the beauty of the Quran and agreed on Class Norms for Quran7.
- Ask your student: what are some of the miracle word counts in the Quran?

Sept. 27, 2017

KG Islamic studies

from:Nadeem, Sadia

to:Islamic Studies KG

Salam, We covered pages 20-23 (Who is Allah?) Circle time: I am a Muslim nasheed Salah: Name of five prayers Homework: Practice Name of five prayer

Sept. 26, 2017

weekly update and home work for Islamic studies

from:Arif, Javaria

to:Islamic Studies 4

Assalamoalaikum dear parents .

 On sunday sept. 24th we covered lesson 4 "BOOKS OF ALLAH"

SALAH

        We revised Wudu and discussed "meaning of salah, purpose of salah"

timing of salah and Fard Rakahs in 5 daily salah

Homework

           Islamic studies : lesseon 4 ,page 24

        Salah:  help your child to memorise timing and rakah of salah.

           JZK

Sept. 25, 2017

Class review and home work

from:Jamal, Faryal

to:Qur'an 2

Assalam alikm, In class,we revised Surah quraysh,memorized Q/answer and W/meanings of Surah quraysh and read the story of Surah quraysh.In Arabic ,we did page number 8 and 9.Memorized first 5 names of Islamic months.In noorani qaida,we did page number 14. Next Sunday,I will take lishening test of Surah Quraysh,oral test of Q/answer and written test of W/meanings of Surah Quraysh.No Arabic and noorani qaida homework. Thanks

Sept. 25, 2017

Weekly update for Qur'an Level 1

from:Marasli, Duygu

to:Qur'an 1

Dear Parents,

This week we worked on learning Arabic letters from Noorani Qaidah lesson 1 line 1-4. We did writing from Arabic for beginners  page 3 . Masallah all kids recited Surah Fatiha until the part they have been assigned. Therefore we listened and recited whole surah.  Also , we talked about Asma-ul Husna , the meaning of "bismillahi-r rahmani-r rahim ", " Ar-Rahman" and "Ar-Rahim". We will continue to talk next week insallah.

HW: Next week ( Oct .1) kids will be tested on reciting Surah Fatiha. Please help your child practice daily. Remind them to complete Arabic for beginners page 3.( Coloring is optional). 

There is an Open House next week (Oct 1) and all parents are invited to attend from 12-12:30.

If you have any question please feel free to email me at dmarasli@yahoo.com.

JAZK,

Duygu Marasli

Sept. 24, 2017

Weekly update

from:Bokhari, Sidra

to:Islamic Studies 1

Dear parents, Assalamu alaikum. This Sunday we covered lesson 3, "Our Faith". In Salah we revised the 5 daily prayers names. We also started how to perform Wudu. We started with practicing Bismillah before doing Wudu and then the first 4 steps of Wudu. Homework Students have to answer the questions at the end of the lesson on pages 21,22. Kids also have to memorize the names of the five daily prayers. Students who have not covered the homework from lesson 1 and 2 must finish those. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at sidrasyed2003@yahoo.com. Thank you

Sept. 24, 2017

Qur'an KG - Weekly Update for September 24 2017

from:Yasar, Sibel

to:Qur'an KG

Dear Parents,

Since multiple students were absent last week, I did a quick review at the beginning of the class and then studied the letter "Ta" by tracing, coloring and practicing in the book. We also played “Find the Letter” game to identify the letters. We continued to memorize the first 4 verses of surah Al-Fatih.

I also want to remind you that there will be open house next week – October 1st, All parents are invited to attend.  Due to a previous commitment, I won’t be at the open house so my daughter Sevde will be there on behalf of me.


Homework for 10/01/2017: Review the letter Ta, trace, color and write.  You can print from attached file. I ask parents to help your children to memorize first four verses of surah Al-Fatiha.


If you have any question, please feel free to email me anytime.


Sibel Yasar

Sept. 24, 2017

Test next week

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Parents,

Please note that next week there would be a test on Lessons 2, 3 and 5. Test would be a combination of multiple choice and descriptive questions.

Next week is also the last date to submit the first project, which is a chart that students started working on last Sunday.

Please let me know if there are any questions at asidd99@gmail.com

Thanks,

Arshad 

Sept. 24, 2017

Weekly update

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) Presentation Project due next week

Sept. 24, 2017

weekly update Islamic Studies

from:Adeel, Zunaira

to:Islamic Studies 5

Today we covered Chapter:4 Characteristics of the Messengers. Homework is to answer the questions at the end of the chapter.

Sept. 24, 2017

Weekly updates

from:Waheed, Amina

to:Islamic Studies 3

September 24th 2017: Dear Students and parents, CW: We have covered Wudu before Salat and Lesson 3 from their WLS text book. HW: Exercise at the end of lesson 3"Allah” September 17th 2017: Dear Students and parents, CW: We have covered preparation for Salat and Lesson 2 from their WLS text book. HW: Exercise at the end of lesson 2“ Names of Allah” September 10th 2017: Dear Students and parents, CW: We have covered introduction and meaning of Salat and Lesson 1 from their WLS text book. HW: Exercise at the end of lesson 1, “ What does Alan do"

Sept. 24, 2017

Weekly Update for Islamic Studies 6 for 9/24/2017

from:Iren, Sami

to:Islamic Studies 6

files: dua.JPG

Dear Parents,

Today, we reviewed our discussion of Lesson 1 (Attributes of Allah) and mostly covered Lesson 2 (The Promise of Allah). Here are the things students are expected to know from Lesson 1:

  • Islam has three legs: faith, ibadat, muamelat
  • 5 pillars of Islam and 6 articles of faith
  • Why do we need to know the attributes of Allah (swt)
  • Do we know how Allah (swt) looks like?
  • What's "Asma al Husna?"
  • Know and understand the meaning of the following 5 names of Allah (swt): Rab, arRahman, arRahim, alMalik, AlAdl

Please review these questions with your child and make sure he/she is comfortable with the answers. 

Homework for Oct 31st: Today, we learned verse 194 of Surah Al-i Imran (3:194). It is a beautiful dua and worth memorizing along with its translation/meaning. Therefore, I've assigned it as a homework for this week: Memorize the verse in Arabic and its translation (attached to this update as an image, also available on page 16 of the textbook).

I've also asked students to turn-in first week's homework (Page 13) on a piece of paper instead of marking the answers on the book.

Sept. 24, 2017

Islamic studies Level 2 weekly update

from:Dheen, Hashna

to:Islamic Studies 2

Homework pages - 23, 24

We also started a class project -I had kids make a picture of what they like to do outdoors and in class we will practice the dua to recite when we are ready to go outdoors. We will work on this the next couple of weeks. 

For Salah, we will Insha allah start working on names of 5 Fard salah and number of Raka'at for each salah.

Sept. 24, 2017

Weekly Updates for September 24, 2017

from:Ahmad, Ishfaq

to:Qur'an 5

Dear Parents, 

Assalamu Alaikum: Today I listened to the students recite the first 5 verses of Surah Al-Alaq for their homework. Most had the verses memorized without any serious mistakes. Many of them can benefit from practicing with proper pronunciation (with with parents or with a good reciter). A few students did not do their HW at all; these students need to catch up fast because a new HW will be assigned in every class now to finish memorizing the entire surah. They would not want to fall back!

I request parents to ask all your children to see their graded HW and provide any support that your children need.

I have attached HW #2 (memorizing verses 1-8 of Surah Al-Alaq) and it is due next week (Oct 1). 

We also played a game to learn the identification and meaning of a couple of words from the surah and will continue to do that in future classes. We also recited the dua's and verses that are said while offering the daily prayers (salat).

Please encourage your children to also refresh any old surahs they memorized in previous grades. We have a chart in class to keep track of the progress of older surahs.

Lastly, there is an Open House next week (Oct 1) and all parents are invited to arrive at school by 11:45 and report to the prayer hall. There you will receive instructions and then attend abbreviated versions of the Quran and Islamic Studies classes from 12:00-12:30pm. You will be able to learn the objectives of the classes and get to meet both teachers (inshallah).

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best Regards,

Ishfaq Ahmad

Email: ishfaq.ahmad786@gmail.com

Cell: 412-417-3826

Sept. 24, 2017

Weekly updates and homework

from:Muddassar, Fayiza

to:Qur'an 3

Salam, We had our first test of Noorani Qaida lesson no. 12 today. No home work. We continued dua of sneeze and Tawakal Allah. Arabic: we did page 17, 18, 21, 22 H.W: page 19,20 Quran: we revised Surah Alhumaza again. Most of the kids are not done with memorizing so I am giving one more week until test. We discussed "think and answer". Kids have an assignment. " If we are telling a TRUTH about person's bad deed behind him, is it backbiting?? They need to come up with an answer and we will discuss it in class. No writings.

Sept. 24, 2017

Quran7 | 09/24 Update & 10/01 Homework

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

See below:
- update from 09/24 class
- homework for 10/01 class

See attached:
- lesson from 09/24 class
- WRE template for homeworks
 

-Omar

________________________________________________

Homework due on 10/01
- 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 09/24
- We learned why we should understand the beautiful names of Allah and discussed how to we taking the meaning of Surah Al-Fatiha to heart. 
- Ask your student: what makes Surah Al-Fatiha so special that we are required to recite it at least 17 times every day?

Sept. 18, 2017

Weekly update for sep 17 to sep 24 , 2017

from:Arif, Javaria

to:Islamic Studies 4

Assalamoalaikum Dear parents, This week we covered Lesson 3 " Names of Allah" in Islamic studies..Also we played a Puzzle game about First 10 Allah's name and their meanings. In salah: we reviewed " wudu" MashAllah students know how to make Wudu. Also we discussed Farad of wudu and conditions which break WUdu. Home work: Weekend 3. Also help your child if they can memorize first 10 names of Allah JZK

Sept. 17, 2017

Qur'an KG - Weekly Update for September 17, 2017

from:Yasar, Sibel

to:Qur'an KG

Dear Parents,


In the second week of class,  we reviewed and repeated the letter Alif which we learned from last week. Then we covered the letter Ba. We traced, colored, and practiced multiple times (pages 11-14). After that we started to memorize surah Al-Fatiha. At first, we listened and recited the surah with two ayahs. Lastly, we made the letter Alif and Ba with playdough.


Homework for 9/24/2017: Review the letter Ba, trace, color and write.  You can print from attached file. Memorize first two ayahs of surah Al-Fatiha.

 

 

 

 

Sept. 17, 2017

Weekly Update for Islamic Studies 6 - 9/17/2017

from:Iren, Sami

to:Islamic Studies 6

Dear Parents,

Due to a last minute administrative task, I could not attend the class today. In my absence Sr. Shagufta covered the class. They went over beatiful names of Allah (swt) and their meanings.

Homework for 9/24/2017: Review beautiful names of Allah (swt) and try to memorize as many of them as you can with their meanings.