Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ramadan Quran Reading Tracker

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

This Ramadan, some children are trying to fast while others are trying to finish reading the entire Quran. Some are doing both! Tabarakallaah! May Allaah reward all of them! To help children keep track of their reading this Ramadan, a few pages have been added to the Ramadan Activity Book for grade 2 students



There are three different reading trackers: 

- A Ramadan Quran Tracker that has each juz listed for the entire Quran (the ajzaa' are those from the Translation of the meanings of the Noble Quran by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali & Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan) 

A Ramadan Quran Tracker that is for trying to read the entire Quran, but the boxes are blank to allow parents to decide with their child how much Quran will be read each day, in order to complete the Quran in Ramadan in shaa' Allaah. 

- A Ramadan Quran Tracker that is for trying to read a lot (but not all of) the Quran during Ramadan. This tracker is also blank so parents can decide with their child how much of the Quran will be read each day during Ramadan in shaa' Allaah. This tracker is available to download here and from A Muslim Child is Born's Teacher Notebook shop.

In shaa' Allaah, these trackers will help our youth who are striving with us in this blessed month. 

Enjoy and Benefit in shaa' Allaah! 
  

Intention to fast must be formed before Fajr

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Alhamdulillaah, here is a fatwaa to help parents help the youth who are fasting or are in training. 


Intention to observe Sawm
 

Q 1: Should the intention to observe Sawm (Fast) in Ramadan be made at night, or is it permissible to make it during the daytime? To give an example, if someone is informed at forenoon that today is Ramadan, should they make up for the Sawm of that day later?


A: It is obligatory to make the intention to fast on any day of Ramadan in the preceding night before dawn. Thus, starting the Sawm in the daytime without making the intention in the preceding night does not discharge the obligation. Accordingly, if someone knows at forenoon that today is a Ramadan day and then makes the intention to fast, it is obligatory on them to abstain from all invalidators of Sawm until sunset. They also have to make up for the Sawm of that day later. This is based on the Hadith related by Ibn `Umar on the authority of Hafsah (may Allah be pleased with them both) that the Prophet said: Anyone who has not made the intention to fast before Fajr no Sawm counts for them. (Related by Imam Ahmad, the Compilers of the Sunan [Imams Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhy, Al-Nasa’y and Ibn Majah], Ibn Khuzaymah, and Ibn Hibban. The latter two Imams judged it to be authentically transmitted in the Marfu` [a Hadith narrated from the Prophet with a connected or disconnected chain of narration] form.) This ruling applies to the obligatory Sawm. As for voluntary Sawm, it is permissible to make the intention to fast at daytime, if no eating, drinking or sexual intercourse has taken place since dawn. This is because it is authentically reported on the authority of `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her), that the Prophet came to her one day at forenoon and said: Do you have anything (any food)?" She said: "No." The Prophet said: "Then I am fasting. (Related by Muslim in his Sahih [Book of Authentic Hadith].)

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research

Source: alifta.net

Monday, June 6, 2016

Alhamdulillaah, here is the Ramadan Activity Book for Grade 2

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


Alhamdulillaah, here is a small Ramadan packet for children in grade 2 (as indicated in this post, this packet is smaller than the Ramadan Activity Book for grade 1).  Time permitting, other pages will be added during the month of Ramadan in shaa' Allaah. If that is possible, the new/additional pages will appear in a separate post as well as in this post in shaa' Allaah. It is hoped that this small effort is pleasing to Allaah and accepted by Him.


In this book children will read and interact with several ahadith related to Ramadan, they will practice their writing skills with Ramadan writing prompts, and they will complete a few math and science pages inshaa' Allaah. Some of the information in this packet was taken from the very beneficial book مجالس شهر رمضان by the noble Shaykh Muhammad Saleh ibn al-Uthaymeen (rahimallaah). You can download the book here in Arabic and here in English

**IMPORTANT**: There are several pages in the book that encourage children to try to fast; however, as you know, fasting is not obligatory on children at this age. Some children are trying to fast part of Ramadan this year and these pages are meant as encouragement for those children.These pages are not intended to imply that children must fast during Ramadan.**

You can download the Ramadan Activity book free for Grade 2 here or from A Muslim Child is Born's Teacher Notebook shop here in shaa' Allaah. 


Update: New pages have been added alhamdulillaah. Please see this post.
 
Benefit & Enjoy!

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