Asmaa-ul-Husna Memorizing Activity Sheet

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This Worksheet is helpful for young people, especially Year 5 and 6 students, to memorize the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala.

Even elders can draw benefit from this worksheet, InshaaAllah.

Wanna give a try?  Continue reading

Grade 6 and 7: Notes for All Lessons

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Sr. Sobia Ehsan, a teacher of Islamic Studies at a school in Dubai, did some hard work to make notes for all the lessons taught in Grade 6 and 7.

Jazakillaahu Khayr, Sr. Sobia for taking the pain and pleasure in making these notes, and also for graciously sharing them with everyone. Continue reading

Nine Signs of Prophet Musa alaihis salam

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Musa alaihis salam was given Nine Signs through which Allah wanted this great Prophet to guide, inspire and present the truthfulness of Islam and its Prophet to his very own followers and countrymen. The purpose was also to present Allah’s greatness to the arrogant people of Musa’s time.  Continue reading

99 Names, One Creator!

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Download this Learning Activity sheet for memorising Al Asma-ul-Husna, the Beautiful Names of Allah.

Video and Audio links are given in this file for your convenience 🙂 Continue reading

Musa, the Prophet

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1. Answer the following questions:

1. Why did Allah want Musa to move his people from Egypt to Palestine?
To save the Israelis from the slavery of Phir’oun

2. What is the difference between the miracle Prophet Musa saw and what some magicians do in magic shows?
Miracle is something that truly happens with the permission of Allah. Magic involves cheating and falsehood.  Continue reading

Musa Leaves Egypt

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1. Questions/Answers:

  1. Why did Musa side with the Israelite?

Musa sided with the Israelite because he asked for his help. He sided with him because Egyptians used to oppress and humiliate the Israelites.   Continue reading

Wavering Faith

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1. Questions/Answers:

  1. How did the Children of Israeel respond to Prophet Musa?

Despite all of Allah’s favours through Prophet Musa, they could not stay away from evil and continued to reject Allah’s laws. Continue reading

Salatul Witr

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1. What did Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) advise Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallah anhu) to do?

Abu Hurayrah said, “My beloved friend enjoined upon me to do three things, and I will never stop doing them till I die: to fast three days of every month, to pray Salatud Duha, and to pray Salatul Witr before I sleep”.

2. When is Witr prayer performed?

The Witr prayer is performed after Salatul Ishaa.

3. How many rak’aats are in Witr prayer?

Three rak’aats.

4. What is the name of the special du’aa you should say during Witr?

It is called Du’aa al Qunoot

Salatud Duha

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1. When is Salatud Duha performed?

It is offered little after sunrise until before Zuhr prayers.

2. Is Salatud Duha a Fard or a voluntary prayer?

Salatud Duha is a voluntary prayer.

3. How many Rak’aat are there in Salatud Duha? How many did the Prophet perform?

Salatud Duha can be prayed between 2 to 12 rak’aats.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) often use to pray 2 or 4 rak’aat.

4. What are the benefits of performing Salatud Duha?

According to one hadeeth, “Whoever regularly prays the two rak’aat of Duha his sins are forgiven even if they are as plentiful as the foam of the sea”.

The Voluntary Prayers

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1. What is the difference between Salatul Fardh and Salatus Sunnah?

Salatul Fard are the compulsory prayers which a Muslim must perform and Salatus Sunnah are the encouraged prayers.

2. What is Sunnah Ratibah? Give one example.

Sunnah Ratibah are those prayers offered by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) regularly at fixed times. For example: 2 Rak’ahs before Fajr Salah

3. What is Salatut Tataw’wo? Give one example.

Salatut Tataw’wo  are the voluntary prayers which were encouraged by the Prophet (peace be upon him). For example: the Tahajjud prayer, late night prayer.

4. What is the reward for praying Sunnah regularly?

The reward we will get for praying Sunnah regularly is a house in Jannah.

5. List the times that are not good for Salatut Tataw’wo.

  • After Fajr prayer until the sun rises up a little.
  • The few minutes before the Athan of Salatuz Zuhr.
  • After Salatul Witr
  • Between Salatul Asr and Maghrib.
  1. What is the other name for Salatut Tataw’wo?

Salatun Nafl is the other name for Salatut Tataw’wo

Hajj and Umrah

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1. Why is Hajj so important to Muslims?

Hajj is an important pillar of Islam. It is obligatory on every Muslim, if he or she is in good health and can afford it. Going to Makkah  and doing the Tawaf of Ka’bah is the dream of every Muslim.

2. Where do Muslims do Hajj?

Muslims do Hajj in Makkah and adjoining places.

3. Name the places the Hujjaj go to during Hajj. Describe briefly what they do there.

1. Masjid al Haram: Hujjaj do the Tawaf of Ka’bah seven times.

2. Sa’iy: Muslims walk fast back and forth seven times between two hills called As-Safa and Al Marwah.

3. Mina: Hujjah go to Mina on the 8th day of Dhul Hijjah to spend their time praying, making du’aa and dhikr, and reading Qur’an.

4. Arafah: Hujjaj go to this place and stay there from morning till sunset on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah. They make du’aa, seek forgiveness for their sins, read Qur’an, offer prayers and listen to the Arafah speech.

5. Muzdalifah: After sunset, the Hujjaj leave Arafah and go to Muzdalifah. They pray Maghrib and Isha and spend their night here. They also sacrifice animal on this day.

6. Mina: In the morning, Hujjaj leave Muzdalifah and go back to Mina taking with them pebbles to throw at the three Jamraats.

7. Masjid al Haram: Hujjaj finally go to the grand mosque to perform the main Tawaf of Hajj called the Tawaf-ul-Ifadah.

4. What does throwing stones at the Jamrat symbolize?

It symbolizes the action of Prophet Ibraheem (alaihis salam) when shaytan tried to stop him in three places on his way to sacrifice his son, Ismaeel. He threw stones at shaytan to get him out of his way. The Hujjaj remember that they should never follow the shaytan’s way.

5. What is the first thing the Hujjaj do in Hajj? And what is the last thing?

Tawaf of Ka’bah is the first and the last thing the Hujjah do. Subhanallaah!

Musa And The Magicians

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 Q1: Why did the Prophets need to perform miracles sometimes?

To prove that they are the true Prophets of Allah.

Q2: What is the difference between a miracle and a magic?

Miracles are extraordinary actions that happen with Allah’s help. Magic on the other hand, is done by evil people to hurt or deceive others.

Q3: Why do you think the magicians changed so fast from following Phir’oun to following Prophet Musa in worshipping Allah?

Ans: When the magicians saw the miracle performed by Prophet Musa, they knew that it was not magic and therefore they surrendered to Musa and stopped following Phir’oun who was cheating people through the magicians.

Q4: Why do you think the magicians chose death over obeying Phir’oun?

When truth dawned upon the magicians, they believed in Allah and were firm in their belief. They did not bother about their life and chose death as that would help them gain Paradise.

Q5: What miracles did Musa perform in front of Phir’oun?

When he threw his stick, it turned out to be a huge serpent. And when he drew out his hand, it was shining bright to the onlookers. These two miracles were performed by Prophet Musa.

Q6: What was Phir’oun’s reaction to Musa’s Miracles?

Ans: Phir’oun was terrified. He feared that his rule was in danger. He remembered the old prophecy he learned many years before that a man from the children of Isra’eel would destroy his kingdom.

Q7: Why did phir’oun seek the greatest magicians from all over Egypt?

Phir’oun called all the best magicians to come and outdo Musa’s miracle with their magic in front of an assembly of people.

Q8: What happened at the event with Musa and the magicians?

Ans:  Everyone was excited about watching this great contest. Allah told Musa to throw down his stick. He did and it became a huge snake that swallowed all of the magicians’ snakes. When it finished, Musa picked it up and the snake became a stick again.

Q9: How did the magicians react?

The magicians accepted the truth and prostrated themselves to Allah declaring “We believe in the Lord of Musa and Haroon.”

Q10: How did phir’oun react to the magicians prostrating to Allah?

He threatened the magicians that he will kill them and he did kill them.

Q11: What does Islam say about magic and witchcraft? Support your answer with a Hadeeth?

Magic and witchcraft are haram in Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Abandon the destructive sins: Shirk, claiming partners with Allah, and sihr, witchcraft”.

 

Musa, the Prophet (Peace be upon him)

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1. Why did Allah want Musa to move his people from Egypt to Palestine?

To save the Israelis from the slavery of Phir’oun

2. What is the difference between the miracle Prophet Musa saw and what some magicians do in magic shows?

Miracle is something that truly happens with the permission of Allah. Magic involves cheating and falsehood.

3. How did Musa become a prophet of Allah?

While Musa was on his way to Egypt, he passed by the Mount Sinai where he went to pick up some fire and firewood. There, Allah spoke to him and informed him that he is chosen as a Prophet of Allah.

4. What did Allah order Musa to do in Egypt?

Allah ordered Musa to go to Egypt and call Phir’oun to believe in Allah and worship Him alone.

5. Why was Musa fearful of returning to Egypt?

Musa was fearful of returning to Egypt because he knew that Phir’oun would take revenge on him for his unintentional killing of an Egyptian.

6. How did Phir’oun receive Musa’s message?

Phir’oun received Musa’s message with arrogance and sarcastic comments. He even insulted Musa and ridiculed him.

Musa Leaves Egypt

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1. Why did Phir’oun agree to punish Musa and kill him for his mistake although he had treated him as his son for years?

As Musa killed an Egyptian who belonged to Phir’oun’s tribe, he agreed to punish Musa.

2. Why did Prophet Musa side with the Israeli man when he saw the two men fighting?

Musa sided with the Israeli man because the Egyptians used to oppress and humiliate the Israelites.

3. How did Prophet Musa feel after he had unintentionally killed the Egyptian man?

Musa’s heart was filled with deep sadness and regret. He begged Allah for forgiveness.

4. Why did the Israeli man tell of Musa’s mistake?

When the Israeli man was involved in another fight next day, Musa realised that he is a trouble-maker. When he saw Musa angry at him, he thought that he would attack him. So he told of Musa’s mistake.

5. Why did Prophet Musa flee from Egypt? Where did he go to?

To save himself from danger, he fled Egypt and went to Madyan.

6. Whom did Prophet Musa meet in the new place?

He met two young women at the waters of Madyan.

7. Describe what happened to Prophet Musa in the new city he moved to?

Musa was invited to live in the old man’s house in Madyan. He soon got married to one of his daughters. He happily lived there for 8 years with his new family.

8. Why did Prophet Musa decide to return to Egypt after many years?

It was Allah’s plan to put a thought in Musa’s mind to feel that he is really missing his family in Egypt. So he suddenly decided to leave Egypt.

Salatul Musafir: The Traveller’s Prayer

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1. What does Salatul Musafir mean?

It means ‘the Traveller’s Prayer’.

2. What does Qasr mean?

It means ‘to shorten the prayer’.

3. What does Jam’ mean?

It is ‘to combine the prayers’.

4. What should you do if you are travelling and want to pray?

I will ensure that I pray Salatul Musafir.

5. What are the prayers that you can shorten?

While in travel, I can shorten Zuhr, Asr and Ishaa prayers.

6. What are the prayers that you can join together?

While in travel, I can combine Zuhr with Asr, and Maghrib with Ishaa.

7. What are the Sunnah prayers that Rasoolullah (peace be upon him) used to pray even during travel?

Rasoolullah (peace be upon him) used to pray the Sunnah of Fajr and Witr even during travel.

8. Describe what a sick person should do in the following situations:

a. He could not stand in prayer

b. She could not stand, make rukoo or sujood.

c. She could not stand or even sit.

Ans. a) He can sit and pray.

Ans. b) She can pray while sitting or lying.

Ans. c) She can pray while lying down.