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Daily Activities for Ramadan

Ramadan 3

 

 

Topic:

 

Why Do We Fast During Ramadan?

 

 Question Marks

 

Today's Quote:

 

…So, whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan, i.e. is present at his home),

 he must observe Saum (fasts) that month…

(2:185)

 

 

Goal:

To learn why we fast during Ramadan   

 

 

Activity 1:

The Command to Fast

 

We all know that we must fast during the month of Ramadhan. But how do we know?

 

We have been commanded by Allah, in the Quraan, to fast the month of Ramadan:

 

(click picture to view the Arabic and English)

O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqűn (the pious). (2:183)

Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskîn (needy person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast is better for you if only you know. (2:184)

 

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'ân, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the Criterion (between right and wrong). So, whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan, i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month (2:185)1

 1 Khan and Al- Hilali “Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Quraan”

 

Activity 2:

 Memorization

Older Kids (and younger as fitting):

Begin memorizing ayah 2:185 (or 183-185). (Read the tafsir on these ayaat)

Write out on a hifz card and keep in hifz box.

(available from Talibiddeen Jr. in the Study Aids)

Memorize daily, until it is memorized and then review/recite daily.

 

Activity 3:

 Vocabulary:

Younger kids:

Review/define/discuss the following terms:

sawm, ill, miskin, crescent, journey, command

Words can be copied and illustrated in journal book.

This is the journal activity for today: Daily Journal Ramadan 3

           

 Older kids:

Look up each word from the word bank below and use/write each word in a sentence.

Word Bank

commanded

 miskin

ill

journey

guidance

revealed

criterion

 

 This is the journal activity (Daily Journal Ramadan 3) for today.

Student may also write the corresponding Arabic word.

 

 

Activity 4:

 

 

 Understanding the Command to fast:

 

Older kids:

Make a poster illustrating ayah 2:183-185

Younger Kids:

Color  “The Command to Fast:”

 

 (http://tj-ramadan.tripod.com/coloring_command2fast_ram3.pdf)  

 

 

 

This page last updated:

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 

 

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