Category Archives: Islamic Studies: Lessons (Assorted)

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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in 1. TJ Alerts/News, Islamic Studies: Lessons (Assorted)


Istiadhah Resources

Over at TJ Islamic Studies, you can find an Istiadhah lesson, coloring page and more resources to help teach  about the Istiadhah (seeking refuge with Allah from Shaytaan).

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Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Islamic Studies: Lessons (Assorted)


Sneezing & Yawning

  • Why do we sneeze and yawn?
  • What is the Islamic etiquette for dealing with these bodily functions?

Hop over to TJ Islamic Studies and find links and TJ resources to answer these questions to help teach or review these topics in your homeschool/home.







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Posted by on February 3, 2011 in Islamic Studies: Lessons (Assorted)


What is a hadith?

Introduce your elementary age students

to the world of ahadith with TJ’s new lesson, What is a hadith? now available at TJ Islamic Studies.


You’ll also find other resources such as link to online ahadith collections and other great sites to use to further study this topic.

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Why Do We Say In sha’ Allah?

And never say of anything, “I shall do such and such thing tomorrow.”
Except (with the saying), “If Allâh wills!” And remember your Lord when you forget and say: “It may be that my Lord guides me to a nearer way of truth than this.” (Quraan 18:23-24)

I remember about 10 years ago, I had taken the parable of the two men and the garden from the Quraan and made a little book for my kids about the story. In the ayaat in the Quraan, it mentions remembering Allah when you speak of what you want or intend to do in the future by saying “in sha’ Allah (as understood by the Companions).

Well, ever since then, I have wanted to turn that subject into a lesson and alhamdulillah, have finally tackled it.

You can download the 30 page lesson over at TJ Islamic Studies.

It includes the story of the two men and the garden as well as the Quraanic ayaat and tafsir, practice activities and writing prompts.

(Please note, I may publish items, such as this, a little off of the posting schedule as I am presently netless at home).

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Posted by on February 1, 2011 in Islamic Studies: Lessons (Assorted)


Seeking Refuge from 4 Things After Tashahhud



“The Prophet (sal-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to say:

‘When one of you has finished the [last] Tashahhud, he should seek refuge with Allah from four things; [saying]:

1. Allah! I truly seek refuge with You from the punishment of Hellfire,

2. and from the punishment of the grave,

3. and from the trials of living and dying,

4. and from the evil [trials] of the False Christ.

[Then he should supplicate for himself with what occurs to him.]

"He (sal-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would supplicate with it in his own Tashahhud." 1



I’ve created a unit to help in the study and memorization of this Istiadhah.

I hope you enjoy it. I used it for my 10 and 12 year olds (and it went over well, ma sha Allah), but I think it is adaptable for younger and older ages.  Ayaah from the Quraan and ahadith are given to explain each line of the istiadhah.


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IS Study Guide to Accompany “Five Ways Allah Uses Problems”

“The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you – depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how Allah wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.”


This is an excerpt from a treatise, written by Shaykh Saalih Al Fowzaan, which enumerates five ways Allah uses problems to help us.


Here’s a short study guide that I have put together to go along with reading the article.  The text of the article is included in the study guide, as is a brief biography on the shaykh.


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