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One of our regular contributors to Muslim Kids Matter monthly posts is young Nur Kose. Today she writes to us about a special project she’s working on, to make it easy and simple for kids to learn more about the Deen. Find out what she’s been up to and what makes the classes so special, Masha’Allah. :) We wish Nur the best and make dua that her intention and efforts and rewarded without measure, ameen!

(Note: Muslim Kids Matter is a monthly feature at Muslim Matters. You’re welcome to send in your entries to muslimkidsmatter@muslimmatters.org!)

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I’ve been working on a project for kids to enjoy learning about the Qur’an and Ahadith.

Last Saturday was the first day of the Learning the Deen Class at the Zakat Foundation Community Center for this January/February session. The students from grades 3-5 (and one second-grader) were very attentive and enthusiastic during the class. I was surprised that they could learn the meaning of the ayahs in Surah Fatiha so quickly.

I told the students that their goal should be to get 100 points so that they could get a prize from the Treasure Box.  By memorizing the meanings of the ayahs, Ahadith, completing worksheets, completing Challenge Projects, and other such activities, they can get points. They also each have their own username and password with which they can go to the online website for the Learning the Deen class and can see their grades and points.

The students found the class more interesting and interactive because they could see their lists of weekly homework assignments there and they had fun taking the online quizzes.  The online quizzes were great learning tools for the students and is aimed to help them  study for their tests easily.

Even kids who don’t live in Delaware and can’t physically attend the class can still participate.  If you’re interested in taking this free class, you can email me at nrkose@gmail.com and I’ll send you the information as well as the worksheets you will need to participate in the class.  You may also send me your completed homework assignments and I’ll grade them for you.

Learning the Deen Class Website:

www.wix.com/nrkose/learningthedeenl

Here is a sample worksheet from the class:

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Using Lessons from Surah Fatiha in Our Daily Lives

Read the following paragraphs and answer the questions that follow:

“Sparkles!” Hafsa exclaimed when she entered her room.  “What did you do?”

Her pet cat purred and jumped up, paws dancing in the air.

“Bad Kitty!” Hafsa shouted when she saw what Sparkles had done.  “You ruined my favorite doll.  You’re the worst cat in the whole world!  I don’t want to take care of you anymore.”  With that Hafsa picked Sparkles up and put her in the hallway.  She slammed the door shut and locked it even though she knew there was no way Sparkles could open the door.

1.      What did Hafsa do wrong?

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2.      What do you think she should have done instead?

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3.      What ayah or Hadith would you tell Hafsa to explain to her what she did was wrong?

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“Finally!” Hamza exclaimed.  “Thank you so much!”  He excitedly took the wrapped package from his elder brother and ripped off the wrapping paper.  He had been waiting to get this remote control car for so months and his brother had finally saved up enough money to buy it for him.

“Red?!” Hamza groaned.  “I wanted a blue one!”  He threw the remote control box onto the floor and stormed out of the room.

1.      What did Hamza do wrong?

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2.      What do you think he should have done instead?

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3.      What ayah or Hadith would you quote to him to tell him what he did was wrong?

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Khadijah angrily stormed into her room and slammed the door shut behind her.  Why did she always have to say mean things to her little brother and make him cry?  She hadn’t meant to say anything but the words just spilled out.

“I hate you Shaytaan!” she exclaimed.  “You always tell me to do bad things.  Why do you tell me to do bad things?  Why can’t you just leave me alone?”  She kicked her foot hard against the side of her bed and threw a pillow across the room.

1.      What did Khadijah do wrong?

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2.      What do you think she should have done instead?

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3.      What ayah or Hadith would you quote to her to tell her what she did was wrong?

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I’ve been having as much fun as the kids in preparing the worksheets, making the website look fun, and teaching them special things about the Qur’an.  I hope lots of other kids will join too, Insha’Allah.
– Nur

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Yasmin

    January 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Mashallah, I really admire you for taking the initiative to come up with such a great program. May Allah (swt) reward you for all of your hard work :)

  2. nayma

    January 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM

  3. Omar

    January 14, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Great wor Nur. Keep doing good, we are following you. MasaAllah…

  4. Shaheen Rab

    January 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Assaalmu alaikum dear Nur
    An excellent idea and a great job for the next generation! May Allah (SWT) shower you with all the neyama, wisdom and help, guide you to achieve the ultimate goal of pleasing Allah (SWT)
    May you have lots of students from all over the world.
    Love!

  5. Yusuf

    January 15, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Abla,

    Can you continue with the stories you wrote above? :-)

  6. Mohammad Abdur Rab

    January 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Assalamu alaikum dearest Nur. Thank you for your wonderful idea. It will benefit kids as well as adults InshAllah. May Allah (SWT) shower His mercy and blessiings on you so that you are crowned with success here and hereafter. We love you very much.

  7. Latonya

    January 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Good article thanks you!

  8. ibn Ahmed

    January 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    mashaAllah. made me smile.

  9. Noor Hayati

    January 25, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    MashaAllah….wonderful effort….keep going dear….may Allah’s Blessings always b in your work…inshaAllah. Definitely will urge my daughter to follow your lessons.

  10. Nayma

    January 29, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    assalamu aliakum. We are following Sura Yusuf with Sheikh Yasir Qadhi in the middle school/high school level at Learning the Deen class. I’ve prepared questions etc. for the class. We also try to analayze different nasheeds. If anyone is interested in the worksheets email me at nrkose@gmail.com and I will send inshallah.

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