Every day the SK2 class goes through various routines. Here are some of the routines and some of the duaas (supplications) used at different times of the day.
We start off the day by reciting surat Al-Fatiha, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, and An-naas. Followed by the following duaa:
"Asbahna wa asbaha almulku lillah, wal hamdulillah. Allahumma inni as'aluka fi yaumi hatha 'ilman nafi'an"
Before eating snack or lunch, one of the students (the duaa leader), leads the class in the following duaa:
"Allahumma barik lana, feema razaqtana, wa qina 'athaab annaar, bismillah"
Duaa of the month:
اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنِي لأَحْسَنِ الأَعْمَالِ وَأَحْسَنِ الأَخْلاَقِ
Allahumma-hdinee li ahsanil-a`maal wa ahsanil-akhlaaq
" O Allah, guide me to the best of deeds and the best of manners"
During snack time, and lunch time, we ask the students to eat in silence for the first 5-10 minutes. This is done to ensure that the children have enough time to eat, and so that they do not choke on their food. To help enforce this "silent time", we have been using a visual classroom timer so that the students know when their silent time is over. This timer is a fun and kid-friendly way to keep track of different activities. You can find it online at:
During transition times, we've been enjoying several nasheeds (Islamic songs) in the classroom. Your children may be humming these songs at home! Here are their links for your listening pleasure:
Dawuud Wharnsby's "Colours of Islam": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iF6W2jvrEU
Dawuud Wharnsby's "Al-Khaliq": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AyxlALzdkU
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