Islamic studies, Workshops

Modesty

A very important and much needed topic for discussion in todays times. Where not only the meaning of the word is being changed but its interpretation is being altered also. It is important we teach the true meaning of Modesty in Islam and also important that we do not just limit the word modesty to external dress. Therefore we have seperated our sessions starting with internal modesty – a quality of the heart and mind and then moving on to external modesty.

Note regarding external modesty lesson – It is important that we do not dictate what specific clothing type is haram/halal upon students but rather teach them the tools to decide for themselves if a particular item falls into the modest or immodest category.

When teaching both lessons i never gave my own judgements or looked down upon anyones certain ideas of dress. The entire purpose of the sessions were to get students to think twice about what they choose to wear and why along with the true meaning of Modesty in Islam.

Any questions please get in touch

Alimiyyah resources, Islamic studies, islamicteachingresources, Quran Tafseer, Quranic studies

Tafseer of the Quran

Juz 27

I created these powerpoint slides when I was teaching the Tafseer (Quranic explanation) of Juz 27 – 30. It helped me summarize the information and gave the students a resource they could take home and use a reference rather than need to scribble down every word that was said.

However, the powerpoint slides can be used in many ways

  • Personal study of each Surah
  • Teacher resource for teaching Tafseer
  • Could be used for a study group discussion

The powerpoint slides need to be studied alongside an authentic Qur’an translation and preferably with a teacher also.

My main reference was Mutfi Taqi Uthmani’s ‘Maariful Quran’ along with some other research. Please let me know how you use this resource and i pray it would be beneficial to you inshallah!

Great women in Islam, islamicteachingresources, Workshops

Great women in Islam – Khadeeja (ra)

Salam!

This is a recent talk i did at a charity event which was titled ‘Great Women of Islam’. I decided to speak about Khadeeja (ra) because there are so many lessons we can all take from her life regardless of what stage we are in our lives and regardless of our current roles.

The talk covers:

  • What does it mean to be a successful muslim women in modern day?
  • The life of Khadeeja (ra)
  • 4 main lessons we can take from the life of Khadeeja(ra)

The talk was 45min long and the speaker notes ( i write everything i say for my own sanity) and presentation slides are below.

Islamic studies, Marriage, Workshops

Marriage talk part 2 – Being Mrs Right

This talk was part 2 in our two-part series on marriage. Its a topic that we can discuss for unlimited sessions. The target audience was married women and girls looking to getting married (wives and potential wives to be insha’Allah).

This talk covers:

  • The relationship between the husband and wife
  • Qualities needed in a successful marriage                          
  • Analysing marriage scenarios

I would recommend this to be 2hr session giving sufficient time for discussions and questions

Please see the presentation slides below. I used a website called mentimeter to make the workshop interactive and to pool together the audience‚Äôs answers. If you do not have access to the internet you could do a mind map or collect responses on sticky notes instead.

The scenarios were printed in A3 paper and each group was given board markers. I also ensured that each group included married and non-married women to create deeper and more reflective discussions.

The speaker notes will soon follow inshallah

Alimiyyah resources, islamicteachingresources, Qasas

Qasas un Nabiyeen – Resources

Ibrahim (as) story

I just finished teaching the story of Ibrahim(as) in Qasas to my first-year Alimiyyah students and thought I would share some resources that I found useful whilst teaching.

The start of the year was a bit difficult as Qasas was the student’s first exposure to Arabic vocabulary and translation. ThereforeI would give them the keywords and then some time to make sentences together. But alhamdulillah as the term progressed and they became more familiar with Arabic I taught them how to use the Hans Wehr dictionary or online app (available on Android or Apple) and they had to come to class with the vocabulary definitions already found. This allowed them to become independent in using an Arabic dictionary confidently and able to find the verb variations themselves also.

Support in teaching the content

Vocabulary – story by story

You will find the vocabulay here organised into keywords for each story. Every verb will have the past tense verb and the present/future tense verb given. Every noun will have the singular and plural shown. Even though the student has not learnt the advanced grammar needed to understand how these are created. It creates familiarity in the student and aids them later in the learning. These keywords were compiled by a collegue of mine and i would like to thank her for allowing me to share them with you all on my blog.

Assessment papers

Revision Summary Sheets

I created these sheets for my students so they could revise the content we have covered. Each sheet has vocabulary nouns and verbs for students to recall, 2 paragraphs of translation from random stories as well as a few questions regarding the context of the story and some basic practice at grammatical analysis. I would recommend you to print them in A3 to allow more space for writing.

Revision summary sheet for Ibrahim (as) story 1-7 – Microsoft word 

Revision summary sheet for Ibrahim (as) story 1-7 – PDF

Revision summary sheet for Ibrahim (as) story 8-13 – Microsoft word

Revision summary sheet for Ibrahim (as) story 8-13 – PDF

Revision summary sheet for Ibrahim (as) story 14 – 3 – Microsoft word

Revision summary sheet for Ibrahim (as) story 14-3 – PDF