This is the middle page of the lapbook. I made a pocket so we can put some material in it. The materials are as described in this post.
Continuation from the previous post…
We proceeded to explain the months of Islam, highlighting Ramadhan and Syawal. I also briefly explained that the Muslims will wait for hilal, or the moon, or anak bulan, to know when to fast and when we start our eid.
Can you see the little ketupat Haziq drew for Syawal box? (Hmm I don’t know how to put in the pictures such that when you click it, you can see a bigger picture)
We also sang the nasyid by Yusuf Islam on the Ramadhan moon. A lovely nasyid indeed. All these exercise and the song helped them tremendously I believe. Listen to the excerpt of the song HERE.
Following the moon exercise, we proceeded to talk about laylatul Qadr. Again, doing this lapbook is actually a refresher of what they had been taught throughout Ramadhan. And what is best, not only they get to refresh their memory, it is really fun too!
In the earlier weeks, the children were asked to memorise Suratul Qadr. Coincidentally it was an exercise in Sya’s school too. With the help of the book “The Night of Decree”, I helped explain the meaning of the surah and also talked about this night of power.
Both of them were impress with the gift of such night. And seem determine to look for it at least in the odd nights. But they only manage to do it during sohoor. Next year perhaps. Insya Allah.
As for Haziq, we have previously made exercise on the words of the surah. Like alf shahr. Ruh and so on. So making this lapbook, is an exercise for him since all he needed to do was paste the meaning of each verse (refer to the picture above). Doing this helped him (and me) to recite the surah better.
The real test was when I asked them to write down the things they know about laylatul Qadr. Each had to take turns writing them down. It was hilarious because I tried to make them use their own words. These were what they wrote
- Angels will come down to earth with mercy
- We should do more prayers
- We must read Quran alot on this night
- It’s in the month of Ramadhan
- The angels will greet those who are worshipping Allah that night
- Do dzikir
- The laylatul Qadr is on the last 10 days of Ramadhan
- It is most likely to happen on the odd nights of Ramadhan (I made Sya write down the number 21 to 30 and asked her to circle the odd numbers)
- Ask Allah to forgive me
- We will get 1000 months rewards
Then we wrote down two hadiths related to the laylatul Qadr
Narrated by Ibn Abbas r.a. : The Prophet s.a.w. said, look for the night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadhan
The Prophet s.a.w. told his beloved wife Aishah r.a. to recite the following du’a on these great nights, “O Allah You are All Forgiving, you love forgiveness, so forgive me.”
The children recite this in their own words every night on the last ten days of Ramadhan. Alhamdullilah.
On the pocket, we made the time cycle of saum. I hope this help Sya to understand the terminology of fasting. She is learning to fast this year. She wakes up for sohoor and break her fast at Iftar. She followed what we did. So I am helping to explain the terminologies like when we sohoor, when do we stop eating, the word iftar and so on.
The 3rdpage of the lapbook will be up on the next entry..