Sunday, 21 June 2020

Teach Your Child to Read Arabic in 10 Easy Lessons

Teach Your Child to Read Arabic in 10 Easy Lessons

The first book of its kind to use Montessori inspired activities to learn how to read the Arabic Language. Teach your child Arabic in 10 easy lessons IS just that, teaching your child to confidently read Arabic in 10 easy lessons, guiding you and your child step by step of the way and learning Arabic vocabulary along the way.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

4 ways to Teach your Child the Connecting Letters in Arabic.

Scroll to the end to download a copy of your poster

When I began teaching the Arabic letters in their cursive form, I needed a way that my students could understand and relate to easily.

In lesson 2 of Qawaaida Nooraniyyah, it starts off with two to three joined-up letters. Some children are able to distinguish each letter effortlessly. Without any explicit instructions, they are able to connect clues from the shape of the letter and make a pretty accurate guess. Whilst other children need this lesson to be deconstructed even further.

Having a passion for the Arabic language and graphic design. I was motivated to design worksheets, (which I hope to turn into workbooks in the future inshallah) to teach children how to successfully decode letters within words.

I found that introducing the four forms; isolated, beginning, middle, end, of each letter to be quite effective. Instead of a combination of letters in no cohesive order like some traditional books. I began with similar group letters, like the 3 Big Belly Brothers Jeem, Haa and Khaa

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Ramadan Sticker Calender Moon Phases (Freebie)

Ramadan is around the corner and we all want to it to be memorable for our children. This free PDF is designed for you and your little one to track the blessed days of Ramadan, it includes;

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Dua for Protection Against Harm Poster (free download)

It was narrated that Abaan ibn ‘Uthmaan (may Allah be pleased with him) said, narrating from ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: “Whoever says ‘Bismillah illadhi la yadurru ma’a ismihi shay’un fi’l-ard wa la fi’l-sama’ wa huwa al-samee’ ul-‘aleem (In the name of Allah with Whose name nothing can harm on earth or in heaven, and He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing)’, three times, will not be stricken with a sudden affliction until morning comes, and whoever says them when morning comes will not be stricken with a sudden affliction until evening comes.” 
He said: Abaan ibn ‘Uthmaan was afflicted with paralysis and the man who had heard this hadith from him started looking at him. He said to him: Why are you looking at me? By Allah, I did not tell a lie about ‘Uthmaan and ‘Uthmaan did not tell a lie about the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). But the day which that (paralysis) befell me, I got angry and forgot to say them. 
Narrated by Abu Dawood (5088). It was also narrated by at-Tirmidhi in his Sunan (no. 3388) as follows: 
“There is no one who says in the morning of every day and the evening of every night ‘Bismillah illadhi la yadurru ma’a ismihi shay’un fi’l-ard wa la fi’l-sama’ wa huwa al-samee’ ul-‘aleem (In the name of Allah with Whose name nothing can harm on earth or in heaven, and He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing)’, three times but nothing will harm him.” 
At-Tirmidhi said: It is hasan saheeh ghareeb. It was classed as saheeh by Ibn al-Qayyim in Zaad al-Ma‘aad (2/338) and by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. 
Dr ‘Abd ar-Razzaaq al-Badr said: 
This is one of the great adhkaar that the Muslim should recite every morning and evening, so that he may be protected thereby, by Allah’s leave, against being struck by a sudden calamity or disastrous harm or the like. Al-Qurtubi (may Allah have mercy on him) said concerning this hadith: This is a saheeh report and true words that have been proven to us by experience. Ever since I heard it I acted upon it, and nothing harmed me until I omitted to do it. A scorpion stung me in Madinah one night, and when I thought about it I realised that I had forgotten to seek refuge with Allah by reciting these words.
See: al-Futoohaat ar-Rabbaanyyah by Ibn ‘Allaan (3/100). 
The Sunnah with regard to this dhikr is to say it three times every morning and evening, as the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) taught. 
The words “illadhi la yadurru ma‘a ismihi shay’un fi’l-ard wa la fi’l-sama’ (with Whose name nothing can harm on earth or in heaven)”mean: whoever seeks refuge in the name of Allah, no calamity can harm him from the direction of the earth or from the direction of heaven. 
And the words “wa huwa al-samee‘ ul-‘aleem (and He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing)” mean: He hears all that people say and knows all their deeds, none of which are hidden from Him on earth or in heaven. 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Dua For Protection Against Diseases (Free Download)

Dua is a weapon for the believer. Every believing man and woman should recite their supplications regularly, with certainty, trusting in the Lord, the One who controls whatever is in the heavens and in the Earth, the Almighty and who's hand is able to withhold, cause harm and bring benefit, He is the Glorified and Exalted.

It was narrated from Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to say: “Allahumma inni a ‘oodhu bika min al-barasi wa’l-junooni wa’l-judhaami wa min sayyi’ il-asqaam (O Allah, I seek refuge with you from leprosy, and from insanity, and from paralysis, and from evil diseases).”
Narrated by Ahmad (12592), Abu Dawood (1554) and an-Nasaa’i; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.
At-Teebi said: The reason why he did not seek refuge with Allah from sicknesses in general terms is that some sicknesses may be easy to bear but bring a great deal of reward if one bears them with patience and they are not chronic, such as fevers, headaches and inflammations of the eye. Rather the hadith is seeking refuge with Allah from chronic sickness, which can lead a person into a situation where a close friend will flee from him and he will not have many people around him to comfort him and take care of him, and – moreover – may carry a great deal of stigma.
Narrated by al-‘Azeemabaadi in ‘Awn al-Ma‘bood.

Friday, 7 February 2020

Evening Dua Poster (FREEBIE)

In our homeschool room we love colourful wall displays. They are educational tools that help prompt memory recall. This poster was made to help your child remember to say the evening dua. Print it out its free to download. Laminate it or frame it and stick it on your child's wall to help them learn this beautiful dua to say every evening. 

The poster size is approximately 8 inches by 8 inches. 

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Morning Dua Poster (FREEBIE)

A poster you can download to display on your walls to help your child memorise the morning dua. Click link below the picture for your free download.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Dua to Say After Wudoo (Free Printable)

For this year I am planning to teach my 6 year old daughter the steps of wudoo. I have designed a beautiful poster for her to read and memorize the dua's we say after making wudoo.

And the poster is free for you to download and print at home. Available in a boys or girls version.
Just click on the links below to claim yours.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Juz Amma Hifdh Chart New Version (FREE PRINTABLE)

An updated version of a Juz Amma Hifdh Reward Chart. Encourage your child to memorize Juz Amma with this reward chart each time your child completes a surah colour in or place a sticker on the star of which surah they have memorise to recognize their achievements and efforts.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Grade 2 Dividing Fractions Cheat Sheet

This is one way to divide fractions. Written by my 7 year old.
Grade 2 Multiplying Fractions Cheat Sheet

Fraction times fractions, this is one way to multiply fractions. 
Grade 2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions Cheat Sheet

Equivalent Fractions and Simplest Form Grade 2 Math

An important skill to refine, learning how to find the simplest form for a fraction, and understanding equivalent fractions.

Fraction strips coloured in

Fraction Strips grade 2

Having a fraction strip page is always helpful to visualize what a fraction looks like and how many parts make a whole, or half or equivalent to. 

Naming the parts of a fraction and what is their function.

Types of Fractions

Types of Fractions Cheat sheet

This year Maths topic we focused on fractions. My 7 year old found using cheat sheets extremely helpful, she would refer back and fourth to it. She particularly enjoyed sitting down and making her fraction cheat sheets to stick in her Math Art book. 

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Fraction Strips (Free Printable)

Click on the link below for youf free fraction strips copy, and scroll down for the fraction strips blank version.

Fraction strips are narrow, rectangular pieces of colored paper of varying lengths used to teach fractions. I have designed large fraction strips that can be coloured in various colors, and can be folded and cut up to represent different fractional parts. Fractional parts are equal shares that makeup a whole. For example, it takes five 1/5 pieces to makeup one whole. Fractional strips are a great way to model equivalent fractions.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

What's my 6 to 7 year old been up to?

My daughter had just turned six when we relocated to another city from Saudi's capital to the eastern province. My DD typically doesn't mind change, in fact she looks forward to the unknown and adapts anywhere as long as she has the security of her family by her side.

Restarting our home school education after a long 3 month summer/autumn break was easier than I thought, DD initiated her own independent studies and left me to do the unpacking for our new home, I'll really appreciated that. 

Her progress between 6 to 7 years old has been easy going for her, since this year was about revision.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Multiplication Flowers Printable Updated (FREE PDF)

When we moved into our new home in 2018, the first thing on our agenda was to decorate our classroom, adding colour and our personal touch with artwork and our own educational references. So we began we the multiplication flowers since my daughter had turned 6 and well on her way to memorising all 1 to 12 times tables, this year was dedicated to solidify her multiplication facts as well as her other math facts for her to move forward easily to more complicated math problems.

With the multiplication flowers all you do is colour them in and glue where it says "stick here" making sure the correct multiplication sum corresponds with the answer behind like the this picture below;

Learning the Names and Attributes of Allah with Kids

My kids thoroughly enjoyed listening to the video series of Learning the Names and Attributes of Allah based on the explaination shaykh Abdur Razzaq al Badr by student of knowledge Ariff Olla. The videos are short and easy to listen and learn from.

Click the link to watch lesson 8.
Learning the Names and Attributes of Allah with Kids