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Managing Editor: Taha Ghayyur
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Stereotypes& Muslim Children
and outright anti-Muslim media
frenzy has its consequences.
Check out these suggestions
from to help your students
and children deal with discrimination:
Stereotypes Hurting Muslim
Resources for Teachers &
Write, Think has a host
of resources for language
arts teachers. The
Parent & Afterschool Resources
will particularly appeal to
home schooling parents; resources
include podcasts, games and
activities such as tools to
build crossword puzzles, Diamante
Poems, post cards and a much
Your Ramadan Spirit Alive!
your Ramadan blessings throughout
the year. Sound Vision has
some excellent suggestions:
Ramadan Spirits Alive: 10
tips to help you keep those
the Most of the First Days of School: Tips
for the Start of the School Year
By Sara Mujahid
your students: What were you last moved by?
Perhaps it was an ayah or a hadith, or maybe
it was a scientific discovery or a mathematical
connection. Whatever it is that you've been
moved by, consider sharing it with your students,
as well as sharing with them the feelings
can often feel like a dull place for students,
full of disconnected facts and teachers who
operate like robots, trying to stuff students'
minds with curriculum. Share with students
a little something of whatever it is that
makes you excited to learn."
Literature: Teach It or Toss It
couple of months ago my niece, about four
years old, came home from a friend’s house
with a glittery pink tube of Hannah Montana
lip gloss. The hit Disney show features a
teen-aged girl who lives a secret life as
a famous (and much older looking) pop singer.
I was understandably appalled. I didn't think
make-up would make its appearance for at least
a few more years, and I wasn't sure a pop
diva was the best role model for my little
very idea that lip gloss would be branded
by a show on the Disney channel seemed incongruous
with my early-90s conception of childhood.
I found myself longing for the old days of
wholesome cartoon shenanigans and fuzzy purple
to the Challenge: Responding to Floods in
At my local masjid, for several evenings,
a girl, about age 11 has brought cupcakes
for sale. She's donating all of the money
to flood victims in Pakistan.
and encouraging one another to give in the
face of disasters is the most appropriate
response. Here are some suggestions for
teachers to help students get active.
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Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said:"The
guidance and knowledge with which Allah
has sent me are like abundant rain which
fell on a land. A fertile part of it absorbed
the water and brought forth profuse herbage
and pasture; and solid ground patches which
retained the water by which Allah has benefited
people, who drank from it, irrigated their
crops and sowed their seeds; and another
sandy plane which could neither retain the
water nor produce herbage.
is the similitude of the person who becomes
well-versed in the religion of Allah and
receives benefit from the Message entrusted
to me by Allah, so he himself has learned
and taught it to others; such is also the
similitude of the person who has stubbornly
and ignorantly rejected Allah's Guidance
with which I have been sent.'' [Al-Bukhari
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