My Classroom – Akhlaaq Level 1 – Lesson 1

My Classroom – Akhlaaq Level 1 – Lesson 1 The first lesson of Akhlaaq (Character) in our Islamic Weekend Schools. To be able to learn and develop qualities, one must learn to respect the learning environment, the teacher, the books, the pens and all which is used to seek knowledge. Parents and teachers must stress the…

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Allah is All Knowing – Aqaid Level 1-Lesson 2

Allah is All Knowing – Aqaid Level 1-Lesson 2   As we are all aware that Allah is all knowing, he knows everything we do, everything we think or plan to do, he is Al- Aleem. What is the point of knowing this fact ? The point is fairly simple, if you know that your dad…

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Obtaining the love of Allah

Hadrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (R.A) has written that obtaining the love of Allah Ta’ala is not within one’s control but adopting the various means which will assist one in acquiring the love of Allah Ta’ala is within one’s control. We should do that which is within our ability and leave the remainder to Allah…

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The love for Allah- Aqaid-Level 1 Lesson 1

The love for Allah- Aqaid-Level 1 Lesson 1   One the most important relations we must build in out life is the relation and bond between us and Allah. This is the key to success in this world and the next. If we were to be asked “do you love Allah”, the obvious answer would…

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Childhood of the Prophet (SAW)

Childhood of the Prophet (SAW) This is about the childhood of Rasoollulah (SAW) who was cared and suckled by Thuwaybah for 7 days who was a freed slave of Aboo-Lahab. The story is about the childhood of Rasoollulah (SAW) and says that he was cared for and suckled for 7 days by Thuwaybah, the freed…

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Trying to please EVERYBODY, Why bother?

Trying to Please Everybody, Why bother?   We were discussing in class today a very important concept of “what will people think”. The students initially began saying “I don’t care what people think”, like majority of the people would say. However, when the discussion began to analyse the situations of life and what we do and who…

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Muslim Eating

The area where food would be eaten should be prepared cleanly, tidily and moderately. Muslim eating consists of only lawful food and drink. ·         Food should be prepared from only lawful ingredients. Pork, alcohol, anything containing gelatine taken from pig and alcohol, is forbidden in Islam. ·         Cooking little extra broth is recommended since it…

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Muslim sleep

When Muslim sleep certain aspects should be kept in mind and made into a habit. Necessary preparation ·         You should relieve yourself before going to bed. ·         You should go to bed in the state of Wudu (ablution), i.e. a state of purity. ·         It is not good to go sleep on a full stomach…

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Istinja – Fiqh – Level 1 Lesson 1

Istinja – Fiqh – Level 1 Lesson 1   Muslim toilet habits consist of the following: 1.       A Muslim should enter the toilet with the left foot saying “Allahuma inni audhu bika min al Khubthi wal Khaba ith” (In the name of Allah, in you I take refuge from all evils). 2.       Muslim toilet should…

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Pillars of Faith

The pillars of faith are: To believe in: 1.       The first Pillar of faith is to believe in Allah (in his oneness of lordship, worship, names attributes and legislation), 2.       His angels (as creatures whom Allah created of light to execute His orders), 3.       His books (the Torah, the Bibile, the Psalms and the Quran,…

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