TAD Class Notes – Feb 14

Assalamu Alaikum parents

Sending the class notes from Feb 14 class. For contemporary studies we are focusing on True Islam campaign to make sure our kids are ready to present and represent True Islam – we did a video of the ML1 kids last week and will be doing for older kids in the next class Insha Allah.

Please see notes from teachers here (also at the bottom of this email) Some students did not bring homework in SL Boys class. Also teachers have special request to parents for most other classes. Go through the notes to realize how much effort teachers are putting in class. Request parents to support by putting effort at home as well

All ML2 and SL students are required to prepare two speaking points on their assigned topic from True Islam campaign and present it on video next class.

Wasalam

for Tahir Academy Dallas

Detailed class notes:

ML1

Holy Qur’an – Tahir Abdullah

This week huroof-e-Qalqalah were introduced. The students learned what huroof-e-qalqalah are and how they need to be pronounced Exercises to practice the were done in class, Also practiced Surah Falaq, in class while keeping in mind the previous subject of short/long vowels and the Qalqalah letters.

Parents please help the kids with the audio practice in the folder

Islamic Studies – Aliya Mahmood

I listened to all of them saying Adhaan. Most of the kids knew it. Please ask your kids at home if they know Adhaan. We then went on to read iqama. They were told the difference between the two and the meaning also. The class went smoothly. Their home work for next week is to memorize and I request the parents to help them please.

Contemporary Studies – Khalid Kark

Watch this video on what the kids did!

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ML2

Holy Qur’an – Tahir Abdullah

This week huroof-e-Qalqalah were introduced. The students learned what huroof-e-qalqalah are and how they need to be pronounced

Exercises to practice the were done in class, Also practiced Surah Falaq, in class while keeping in mind the previous subject of short/long vowels and the Qalqalah letters.

Parents please help the kids with the audio practice in the folder

Islamic Studies – Hamid Sheikh

We revised the prayers from previous class. There are some kids who do not know them yet. Parents please help your kids memorize them.

We also covered the first five points of the true Islam campaign. Following are the assigned topics for the children. We will record a short video in the next class. Please have your kids repair few sentences about their assigned topic. See the ML1 video for how to prepare them. Have kids explain in way they understand the point.

1. Zain

2. Rizwan

3. Danya

4. Ezza

5. Rida

6. Shafia

7. Unassigned

8. Mikail

9. Unassigned

10. Faraz

11. Maulood

Contemporary Studies : Jari Khan

We went over all the questions again from all the students. Students need to learn the names of all khulafa Radhideen and khulafa Messiah Maood. And brief history of them. This is their home work before next class.

SL Boys

Holy Qur’an – Daud Nasrullah

This week huroof-e-Qalqalah were introduced. The students learned what huroof-e-qalqalah are and how they need to be pronounced

Exercises to practice the were done in class, Also practiced Surah Falaq, in class while keeping in mind the previous subject of short/long vowels and the Qalqalah letters.

Islamic Studies – Aasim Ahmad

We started to review the 11 points of True Islam. It was a slow start as we only got through the first two, but we focused on the importance of being able to respond to claims being made in the public. It is imperative if anyone goes out preaching, that they actually understand what it is they are preaching. I played the part of “devils advocate” making claims and each student had to defend. We reviewed the different arguments this way and ensured that they could handle the pressure as well. I believe the students enjoyed it.

Due to the way the class progressed, we also discussed how non-ahmadi muslims do not even have these arguments at their disposal and they in fact abrogate the faith by practicing opposite what the prophet (saw) and the Quran instruct. One example was having young boys fast all 30 days of Ramadan. I attempted to promulgate the idea that we, as Ahmadi Muslims, must continuously express our gratitude for what Allah has given us without even asking (being born ahmadi and not having to live in ignorance!!)

Contemporary Studies – Yasser Suhail

We spent our class time reviewing the projects that each of the students had been assigned from last time. Some students had put in a lot of effort and did well with their presentations and speeches. We had one student who did not bring their homework while another one did not do it at all. I would request all parents to make sure they are sitting down with their children, ensuring that they are making use of this opportunity to do their background research on the topic and coming up with the responses to the assignments they are given.

SL Girls

Holy Qur’an – Daud Nasrullah

This week huroof-e-Qalqalah were introduced. The students learned what huroof-e-qalqalah are and how they need to be pronounced

Exercises to practice the were done in class, Also practiced Surah Falaq, in class while keeping in mind the previous subject of short/long vowels and the Qalqalah letters.

Islamic Studies – Komal Munir

I started the class by listening to the assigned prayer for homework. All of them did a pretty good job, so kudos to the parents and of course the girls. The next part we read the 11 points one by one and went over the jist of what they meant and discussed with the girls what they thought they meant. For next class they have to write points on the topic they were given and present. I noticed the girls were a little reluctant on presenting, if the parents can discuss that, because I think these presentations are a great motivator and they build confidence in our children.

For the parents: Looking forward to all your children presenting next class Jzk!

Contemporary Studies – Nadia Mohammad

The girls were given the opportunity to present their ‘Science & the Holy Quran’ projects. Some of the students’ work was visually interesting and well thought out while others did not put forth the effort that was warranted. Subsequently, we had a class discussion about expectations and putting in effort towards learning is never a waste of time. Jzk to those parents who worked with their student to accomplish this learning goal, please keep up the support!

Next class we will be using class time to record a video in which each student will discuss their assigned point from the ‘True Islam’ campaign. Ensure that your child has two talking points ready for next class.