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Daily Islamic Calendar Skill Building

08 Apr

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I’ve been wanting to come up with something for eons to help the kids learn about the Islamic calendar in basically the same manner that they learned/learn the Gregorian calendar.  Alhamdulillah, I finally sat down and hashed something out.

I’d like to print it out daily for them, but with the number of kids, that’s not likely to happen, so this is just a template for the most part.  My plan is to have them complete the activities in a little journal notebook. 

The sheet incorporates most, if not all, of the Islamic calendar skills listed below (just my own personal list).  Over at the main TJ site, I have a few printables that I am planning to use for reference to help them complete the activity;  charts that shows the Arabic month and day names, a Hijri wall calendar (here at the blog). For the charts, please see the Arabic—Vocabulary section at http://talibiddeenjr.amanahwebs.com.  A sample Hijri wall calendar can be found here at the blog: https://talibiddeenjr.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/make-your-own-educational-wall-calendars/

 

Another idea: I printed the sheet out on 2×2 (4 sheets). The boxes are pretty large so if it is laminated, the kids can write right on it.

Islamic Studies Skills/Knowledge List: Islamic Calendar

* Knows the Islamic days of the week names and order

* Knows how to correctly write the day of the week names in Arabic

* Knows the Islamic month names and order

* Knows how to correctly write the months in Arabic

* Knows that Islamic months begin with the sighting of the crescent moon; knows the word for crescent moon is hilaal

* Knows the significance of the white days (we fast) (13th, 14th, 15th)

* and can identify them by sighting the moon

* Knows the phases of the moon and can roughly identify the time of the month by observing; especially the beginning of the month

* Knows how to count to Arabic to 30 and can write numerals to 30 in Arabic

* Understands the differences between the Gregorian and Hijri calendars (one is lunar, one is solar, whether month durations are fixed or not); that a Hijri month can have 29 or 30 days and that this is not fixed.

* Knows important events on the Islamic calendar and when they occur

o When the new year starts (though this is not celebrated)

o Yawmul Ashara

o Yawmul Arafat

o Eid ul Fitr

o Ramadan

o Eid al Adhaa

o Days of Tashreeq

o Hajj season

o Approximate date of Laylatul Qadr (when it could be)

o Know that we do not celebrate the Prophet’s birthday as there is no evidence for doing so.

o Fasting days (Mondays and Thursdays)

 

Can you add any more to the list?

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2 Comments

Posted by on April 8, 2010 in Calendar-Hijri-Learning

 

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2 responses to “Daily Islamic Calendar Skill Building

  1. rania

    April 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I LIKE THE IDEA I WILL DO IT WITH MY STUDENTS
    THE STUDENTS WILL LEARN THE ISLAMIC CLANDER AND THE ARABIC NUMBER

    RANIA

     
    • talibiddeenjr

      May 16, 2010 at 10:12 am

      Alhamdulillah. Hope it works well for you.

       
 
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