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"


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

timing of salah and Fard Rakahs in 5 daily salah


           Islamic studies : lesseon 4 ,page 24

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


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


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 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


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



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


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



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.

Sept. 17, 2017

Homework 1 - Surah Al-Alaq (Verses 1-5)

from:Ahmad, Ishfaq

to:Qur'an 5

Quran Level 5 Homework 1 Attached. Students need to memorize first 5 verses of Surah Al-Alaq in correct pronunciation. Please have them follow a reciter from the internet or a CD (unless parents can teach them correct pronunciation). I suggested a couple of methods of memorization in class but students can use whatever method works for them.

Please call with me any questions.

Best Regards,

Br. Ishfaq Ahmad

Cell: 412-417-3826


Sept. 10, 2017

Weekly Update for Islamic Studies 6 - 9/10/2017

from:Iren, Sami

to:Islamic Studies 6

Dear Parents,

Today, we covered Chapter 1 (Attributes of Allah). As part of the dicussion we talked about three legs of Islam: faith (iman), prayers (ibadat), and daily life (muamelat). We emphasized the importance of ibadat and muamelat to keep our faith alive and how treating others nicely can reflect on our faith.

We reviewed 5 pillars of Islam and 6 articles of faith (a few students don't remember the latter, so please practice these at home).

We went over a few of the names of Allah (swt), but could not finish the chapter. We'll continue next week.

Homework for Sep 17: Reach chapter 1 and answer the questions at the end of the chapter.

Sept. 10, 2017

Quran7 | Weekly Reflection Exercise (WRE) - template for homework

from:Khawaja, Omar

to:Qur'an 7

Weekly Reflection Exercise (WRE) - template for homework

x8 WREs are due per semester