Thursday, January 3, 2008

Learn about Islamic Calendar and one of 99 Names of Asma ul Husna

First Quarter; Full Moon; Last Quarter

They ask you,[O Muhammad], about the New Moons.
Say, "They are measurements of time for the people and for hajj [Pilgrimage]."
(Al-Quran 2:189)

Indeed, the number of months with Allah is
twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day
He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred.
That is the correct religion,
so do not wrong yourselves during the sacred months.
(Al-Quran 9:36)

Everynight we went out to Masjid for Isha Prayer, My kids were looking for moon and the stars. If they saw the moon, they tried to tell what date in Islamic Calendar.
This is good to let the kids learn about the Islamic Calendar.

The names of the twelve Islamic months are as follows:

(1)Muharram; (2) Safar; (3) Rabiul-Awwal; (4) Rabi-uthani;
(5) Jumadi-ul-Awwal; (6) umadi-uthani; (7) Rajab; (8) Sha'ban;
(9) Ramadan; (10 Shawwal; (11) Dhil-Q'ada; (12) Dhil-Hijja.

1. The Islamic (Hijr)Calendar
IslamiCity: The Islamic Calendar
History The Islamic Calendar


What are meteor showers?

An increase in the number of meteors at a particular time of year is called a meteor shower.

Comets shed the debris that becomes most meteor showers. As comets orbit the Sun, they shed an icy, dusty debris stream along the comet's orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, we will see a meteor shower. Depending on where Earth and the stream meet, meteors appear to fall from a particular place in the sky, maybe within the neighborhood of a constellation.

Meteor showers are named by the constellation from which meteors appear to fall, a spot in the sky astronomers call the radiant.

Insha Allah, there will be meteor shower according to the International Meteor Organization, maximum activity this year is expected on Friday 1:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. (
Must see Meteor Shower)

If you want to see the meteor shower, please do not forget to pray Tahajjud, too.

1. Meteor Shower on Friday Morning, Jan 4, 2008
Picture The Moon
Meteor Shower


For Islamic Studies:
1. Let's learn more about one of 99 Names Asma ul Husna
Al-Shakour (The Appreciative
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2. To hear Asma ul Husna

Insha Allah, the kids will learn four main points:

1- The meaning of the name “The Appreciative”
2- Other names relating to this name
3- The Appreciative and Paradise
4- Our duty towards this name and its effect in our life


For Math, Let's learn:
1. Twelve Weeks of Mathematics Warm Ups
2. Learn to tell the time,
Clock Words Game
3. Learn the word problem on
4. Practice to count
Counting - Lessons


Now Science, It's about:
Learn about Matters, Atoms, Elements, Reactions, Biochemistry, etc
2. A Unit Study on
Sea Animals
Temperature Experiment


For Language Arts:
Thirty-Six Weeks of Language Arts Warm Ups
Learning to read, games, spelling, etc.
Find Rhymes, Synonyms, Definitions, etc>

For Geography:
Twelve Weeks of Geography Warm Ups
Learn US Geography States

For Special Needs Education:
Special Needs Education: List of Contents

Our Virtual Field Trip for this week is going to Empire State Building in New York City

Have a good Weekend and don't forget praying five times a day.

May Allah increase our knowledge. Ameen.