I’ve done some MAJOR reorganization of the new TJ Quraan, I hope you’ll stop by and take a look: http://tjquraan.blogspot.com/. New resources added!
Category Archives: Qur’aan
In order to decongest things over at TJ Islamic Studies, I have separated out the Quraan resources and placed at a new location: TJ Quraan.
The Quraan resources ARE NO LONGER available at TJ Islamic Studies. Please update any bookmarks/links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I think it will work out better for visitors and myself.
To help us to correctly recite the 10 ayaat of Suratul Baqarah to keep Shaytaan away, I made up a little PowerPoint with audio. I have the kids listen, read, and recite it daily.
You can download it from TJ Islamic Studies here
and here is a PDF I previously made of the text of the ten ayaat as well as the English translation: https://talibiddeenjr.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/quraan-baqarah-reciting-from.pdf
Next in the series, some possible Quraan goals:
* Can explain what the Quraan is and why it was revealed
* Knows who the Quraan was revealed to
* Has a basic understanding of how the Quraan was revealed
* Understands that the Quraan is written in a language called Arabic
* Knows the number of Surahs in the Quraan
* Knows the number of Juz in the Quraan
* Knows how the Juz get their names
* Knows what a hizb of the Quraan is and how many there are
* Can find any given surah in the Quraan
* Knows the name/number of each surah in the Quraan
* Knows what an ayaat is and can identify one in the Quraan
* Understands that each surah is made up of ayaat
* Can identify how many ayaat a surah has
* Can identify where a surah begins and ends in the mushaf
* Knows how to hangle a mushaf of the Quraan
* Knows to have wudhu when touching the Quraan
* Knows to recite the istiadah before reciting Quraan and why
* Knows that the basmalah is recited before each surah except Surah Tawbah
* Has memorized some/all surahs of the Quraan with the rules of Tajweed
* Understands what Tajweed means
* Knows the basic meaning of the surahs that have been memorized
* Knows individual words/phrases of the surahs memorized
* Can write surahs/ayaat that have been memorized, without looking
* Knows what Tafsir of the Quraan is and has read/been read tafsir for memorized surahs
* Can read the Quraan in Arabic (memorized and unmemorized surahs)
* Can recite memorized surahs with Tajweed
* Knows when to make sajdah for Quraan recitation and what to say
In sha Allah, once my series of checklists is complete, they’ll all be in PDF/word form.
TJ can help with some of these objectives, in sha Allah! For younger students:
Can you think of others to add to the list?
In “Essential Lessons for Muslims,” I believe it lists that it is important to learn at least Surahs 99-114 (and Fatihah of course). Of course memorization of the whole Quraan is the ultimate goal, but if you struggle in that area then this may at least be a smaller goal to work toward in the beginning.
I’ve started reading the tafsir for Suratul Baqarah, and was reading about some of its merits and the merit of reciting it daily in the house. So I put together a little PDF to help us remember to recite it daily and what to recite (from the tafsir, there are 10 ayaat that you should read daily to keep Shaytaan away.)
I’ve compiled those ten ayaat into the PDF as well.
If you are agonizing over your Islamic Studies "program" for your older children, I’ve got a simple suggestion.
Use the Tafsir of the Quraan. Start at the beginning, or anywhere, and just read a few sections each day and to practice Arabic, be sure to read all the ayaat and ahadith mentioned.
I have found that when I get burnt out or do not stick to my current regular schedule 🙂 that this is a quick way to get into Islamic Studies.
Studying the tafsir is great because you get it all: adab, seerah/history, ibaadah. We have gotten some great Islamic history lessons from the tafsir. In many accounts, there is so much detail of battles and events.
We usually take and read sections of the tafsir according how the ayaat are broken up. Tafsir Ibn Kathir, for instance, separates the ayaat by meaning, and then gives tafsir (explanation) on those few ayaat. So in a session, you can discuss the ayaat and corresponding tafsir that you read. Or if you want to get more "schooly" you can prepare some written work to go along with it, comprehension or reflection questions. Of course, being me, I usually prepare something written to go along, but there are times when we just sit down and discuss and that is beneficial as well.
I’ve finally finished my written lessons for Suratul Fatihah, that are based upon the Tafsir. I’ve written a full lesson for Suratut Tur, and some partial lessons for Suratul Kahf which can also both be found at the link above.
So if you are getting stressed out or haven’t finished planning your curriculum (or not sticking to it) why not take a break and just sit down and read tafsir? If you are working on a specific surah, incorporate the reading of the tafsir into your lesson. I like to try to rely on the tafsir for lesson material more than some sources found online that are written for children, as sometimes they seem to take a little too much liberty with the topic.