This is a follow up to the Adhaan resources I posted earlier. A member in one of my homeschooling groups was asking the group for some more ideas for teaching about the adhaan. Here are some I came up with:
- You Tube has some nice videos of the adhaan. The ones I saw just had pretty pictures displayed while the adhaan “played.”
- Make strips with the text of the adhaan and cut out. Student must put them in order.
- Make a worksheet with certain words of the adhaan missing
- Memorization of the adhaan and iqama; learn what each word means
- Practice calling the adhaan. Maybe at prayer times in the house/class if you don’t hear the adhaan where you live. Have a student be the muadhdhin of the day.
- Not sure if this is playing with it too much, but you could have one student say the first line of the adhaan, the next student says the next, and so on.
- Learn about Bilal, the first muadhdhin, have students write a mini biography about him or write a book report about an article or book about him.
- Make a lapbook and include the text in Arabic and English and other key facts associated with the adhaan, including the supplications made after them. You might use my earlier resources to start off……….
- Make a public service announcement ad about the adhaan
- Learn about minarets; do a related craft, maybe make a diorama or clay minaret display; draw a picture of a masjid with a minaret; minaret coloring page. Find daleel against/for the argument that minarets are an innovation in the religion.
- Write a magazine article or newspaper article about the adhaan.
- Incorporate learning about the sense of hearing
- Current events (you knew this was coming?) read about the recent banning of minarets in Switzerland.
Some notes on the Adhaan that were used for a homeschooler’s lesson plans: Lollie’s Place