Friday, February 8, 2008

Learn about Manner and Descriptions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

“O you who have believed, fear ALlah and be with those who are true.”
(Al Quran 9:119).

Last night, I got sad news that my old friend in my country
passed a way last month.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi Rojiun.
Soon or later, we are going to have our turn to return to Allah.
Nobody know when the angel death is coming to us. Every minutes there is always people passed a way.
As Muslim, we have to prepare and get ready anytime.

Then my husband asked my kids to read Al Quran with translation about surah Al Imran ayah 106-109.

"Oh the Day [some] faces will turn white and [some] faces will turn black.
As for those whose faces turn black, [to them it will said],
"Did you disbelieve [i.e.' reject faith] after your belief?
Then taste the punishment for what you used to reject."
(Al Quran 3:106)

"But as for those whose faces turn white,
[they will be] within the mercy of Allah.
They will abide therein eternally."
(Al Quran 3:107)

"These are verses of Allah.
We recite them to you, [O Muhammad]' in truth;
and Allah wants no injustice to the worlds [i.e.' His crreatures]."
(Al Quran 3:108)

"To Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens
and whatever is on the earth.
And to Allah will [all matters be returned]."
(Al Quran 3:109)

After reading these verses above, my kids learned that we have to do good deeds in this world to prepeare for the next life. The faces of people in paradise will be white, and also handsome and beautiful.
If we are doing bad deeds in this world then
our faces will be black which will be burned by fire.

Alhamdulillah, the kids, my husband, and I always love to sit together and learn about Al Quran, sometimes we read some hadiths, too.
Insha Allah, You will do it to your kids at home.
May Allah always bless us and guide us in the right path. Ameen.

For Islamic Studies:

Let's learn about Manner and Descriptions of Prophet Muhammad SAW.

Amr Ibn Al-Harith, a brother-in-law of the Prophet (pbuh), says that
when the Prophet died, he did not leave a cent, a slave man or woman, or any property except his white mule, his weapons and a piece of land which he had dedicated for the good of the community.
[Sahih Bukhari]

He was always the first to greet another and would not withdraw his hand from a handshake till the other man withdrew his. If one wanted to say something in his ears, he would not turn away till one had finished.
[Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi]

He did not like people to get up for him and used to say, "Let him who likes people to stand up in his honour, he should seek a place in hell."
[Abu Dawud]

He used to visit the poorest of ailing persons and exhorted all Muslims to do likewise.
[Sahih Bukhari]

He would sit with the humblest of persons saying that righteousness alone was the criterion of one's superiority over another. He invariably invited people be they slaves, servants or the poorest believers, to partake with him of his scanty meals.

"He would then offer chaste prayers and go home and get busy with household work."
(Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi)

On the authority of Ali, Tirmidhi has recorded that the Prophet (pbuh) had carefully apportioned his time according to the demands on him for offering worship to Allah public affairs, and personal matters.

Some of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)'s descriptions are:
1. His Appearance
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was of a height a little above the average. He was of sturdy build with long muscular limbs and tapering fingers. The hair of his head was long and thick with some waves in them. His forehead was large and prominent, his eyelashes were long and thick, his nose was sloping, his mouth was somewhat large and his teeth were well set. His cheeks were spare and he had a pleasant smile. His eyes were large and black with a touch of brown.
2. His dress generally consisted of a shirt, tamad (trousers), a sheet thrown round the shoulders and a turban.
3. His house was but a hut with walls of unbaked clay and a thatched roof of palm leaves covered by camel skin.
4. His a pillow stuffed with palm leaves.
5. His blanket had several patches.
6. His character was:
- gentle,
- charming,
- kind-hearted,
- politeness,
- courtesy,
- compassion,
- tenderness,
- simplicity,
- humility,
- sympathy,
- and sincerity.
His manner was perfect.
7. He was especially fond of children. He would pick up children in his arms, play with them, and kiss them.
8. He preached to the people to trust in Allah (SWT).
9. The Prophet (pbuh) asked people to be just and kind.
10. He mixed with everyone on equal term. He ate with slaves, servants and the poorest on the same sheet.
11. He showed kindness to each other and to all living souls.
12. He treated the poor kindly and to help them with alms, Zakat, and in other ways.

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was the perfect human in this world.
We are not perfect but we should always trying to be perfect as best as we could.

Sources: Description of Prophet Muhammad SAW


For Al Quran:
Al Quran Flash

Let memorize Al Quran (099)surah Az Zalzalah (The Earthquake):
Surah Az Zalzalah
Surah Az Zalzalah
Surat Az Zalzalah (99)
4. Yaasir Ad Dosari- Surah Az Zalzalah
Surah Az-Zalzalah [099] Sheikh Maahir
6. Surah Az Zalzalah
Surah Az Zalzalah
Surat Az-Zalzala(The Earthquake)


For Math:
Let's learn Whole Number.
1.Electronic Abascus
This applet explores the use of an abacus model for representing numbers and for performing addition.
Factor Game
The Factor Game is a fun, interactive game that exercises your factoring ability. You can play against the computer or against a friend.
3. Math Wheel The boys
love to play this game.

For Language Arts:
Let's learn grammar.
Learn to Make Sentences
Learn to put sentences together
Getting the Right Tense
Verb Subject Agreement
Punctuation: Commas
Personnal Pronouns
Double Negatives

For Science:
An Adventure in Protozoan Art
Learn about "The Creatures That Live in Your Pond."
The Great Backyard Bird Count
It offers an incredible opportunity for your family to participate in a real scientific research study on wild bird populations - just by counting the birds you see in your own backyard and reporting your results by following the directions at the GBBC website.

For Geography:
Stateris Games
The game consist three level: easy, medium, and hard.
Statetris is an interesting game mixing aspects of the popular game 'Tetris' and geography. Instead of positioning the typical Tetris blocks, you position states/countries at their proper location.
Try: Africa, Brazil, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Carolina UK, USA.

My kids love to play this game.
Country Studies from A to Z
You choose the country to study from A to Z.


For Social Studies:
People chart - Timeline from -1000 BC to 2000
2. World History Civilization
For middle and high school.