Saturday, 17 December 2011

What we did in KAFA class. (3 Disember 2011)

Assalamualaikum wbt..

Alhamdulillah, praise to Allah the Almighty for with His blessings, another KAFA class was successfully held on 3rd December 2011 with a very good turn ups. The attendees were from all age range, from as little as 4 years old to as big (and wise) as 15 years old.

The day was started off with the recitation of suratul Fatihah and du’a, led by the ‘teachers’ and joined enthusiastically by the ‘students’.

First on the agenda was “What is my deen?”Sister Izreena shared a story about a muslim kid, the friends he had and how he treats them. Subhanallah! Everyone was very keen and excited to share their thoughts and knowledge. It is hoped that this story telling session will help in instituting a good akhlak in these young children through an interactive and enjoyable learning experience, InsyaAllah. After that, it was time for Asr prayer.

The next session was “How do I follow Islam?” Alhamdulillah, everyone knows when asked about the thing we must do before praying was to take wudhuk (ablution). The kids were shown a demonstration on the adab or etiquette of entering the toilet by Auntie Yentti such as:
1) recite the du’a upon entry
2) to walk in with the left foot
3) to cover the head
4) to wear slippers.

Before the prayer itself, the imam and the muezzin were appointed among the children. For that day, adik Ridhuan bravely stood up as the Imam and adik Naim courageously took the place of bilal to say out the Iqamah. The young ones were taught on the adab in solah. Few simple things were reminded and explained to the caliphs such as:

1) never walk across when someone is praying
2) where to line up and to line up in a straight line for a proper saff.

It is hope that in the next few KAFA classes, we would be able to teach the basic recitation in prayer and the meanings, insyaAllah.

Next in the agenda was “Who are they?” This is another story telling session which covers the topic on Seerah. This time it was a story about the Prophet Musa A.S. Once again, everyone was really participative and very inquisitive making the session an enjoyable one for both the students as well as the teachers.

After concluding the story telling session, the kids were divided into their groups for “The light of my life” session. The little caliphs were taught the Alquran using the Albaghdadi playtime method. While the senior caliphs read the Quran with the guidance from the teachers on the tajwid and makhraj.

The KAFA class was wrapped up with the “Islam is my way” session, which is presented to the caliphs in a more practical environment rather than theory. The beauty of Akhlaq in Islam was delivered during the snack time! The kids were offered some pizzas and hot chocolate as an evening snack. But first, they must all :
1) recite the du’a
2) wash their hands and be seated properly which they did very well considering the excitement and hunger over the delicious food .
They were also reminded:
1) to eat using their right hand, following the sunnah of our prophet, Prophet Muhammad S.A.W
2) to recite the du’a after a meal.

On the same note, we humbly welcome any contribution of food from parents as it does wonders in making the kids very happy and cooperative throughout the KAFA class…Healthy food yeah & please no chocolate or sweeties 
So that’s all for this week’s class and hopefully we’ll see you again next week insyaAllah.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

STAR++ Episod 1

Assalamualaikum wbt,

Alhamdulillah, dipanjatkan kesyukuran ke hadrat Illahi atas kurniaan masa, peluang dan kesihatan kepada semua sisters Notts utk berkumpul dalam program STAR++ episod pertama ini. Walaupun lebih kurang sejam setengah kita berkumpul, aura dan kemanisannya jelas terasa, sehingga rasa tidak sabar-sabar utk bertemu lagi di episod yang kedua.

Seperti yang dijangkakan, sister Izyan kita masih lagi mengungguli rekod "THE EARLIEST BIRD" semenjak daripada STAR ramadhan yang lalu. Tahniah Sister Izyan yang tepat tiba di lokasi STAR++ pada jam 730pm dengan senyuman manis di wajah. Rasa-rasanya siapa yang bakal memecah rekod Izyan? Kita nantikan episod-episod yang akan datang.

Sedikit perkongsian nota daripada Star++ Episod 1:
1) Slot tafseer (rujukan:Tafseer Ibnu Kathir)Slot tafseer minggu ini dimulakan dengan perkongsian tafseer Surah Al-Fatihah. Saudari Nadiah memilih untuk berkongsi kalimah Ar Rahman dan Ar Rahim daripada ayat pertama surah Al-fatihah. Antara take home message adalah kita perlu menghayati pembacaan Al-Fatihah kerana setiap ayat tersebut seolah-olah seperti special conversation kita bersama Allah swt yang hanya boleh difahami dengan hati yang ikhlas memuji dan mengingati Allah. Hadith yang berkisar tentang ini ialah,

Muslim recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Prophet said,

«مَنْ صَلَى صَلَاةً لَمْ يَقْرَأْ فِيهَا أُمَّ الْقُرْآنِ فَهِيَ خِدَاجٌ ثَلَاثًا غَيْرُ تَمَامٍ»

(Whoever performs any prayer in which he did not read Umm Al-Qur'an, then his prayer is incomplete.) He said it thrice.
Abu Hurayrah was asked, "﴿When﴾ we stand behind the Imam'' He said, "Read it to yourself, for I heard the Messenger of Allah say,

« قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: قَسَمْتُ الصّلَاةَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ عَبْدِي نِصْفَيْنِ وَلِعَبْدِي مَا سَأَلَ فَإِذَا قَالَ:

﴿الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَـلَمِينَ ﴾، قَالَ اللهُ: حَمِدَنِي عَبْدِي وَإِذَا قَالَ:

﴿الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴾، قَالَ اللهُ: أَثْنى عَلَيَّ عَبْدِي، فَإذَا قَالَ:

﴿مَـلِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ ﴾، قَالَ اللهُ: مَجَّدَنِي عَبْدِي وَقَالَ مَرَّةً: فَوَّضَ إِلَيَّ عَبْدِي فَإِذَا قَالَ:

﴿إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ﴾، قَالَ: هذَا بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ عَبْدِي وَلِعَبْدِي مَا سَأَلَ، فَإِذَا قَالَ:

﴿اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّآلِّينَ ﴾، قَالَ اللهُ: هذَا لِعَبْدِي وَلِعَبْدِي مَا سَأَلَ»
(Allah, the Exalted, said, `I have divided the prayer (Al-Fatihah) into two halves between Myself and My servant, and My servant shall have what he asks for.' If he says,

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

(1. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.)

﴾الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَـلَمِينَ﴿

(2. All praise and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of existence.)

Allah says, `My servant has praised Me.' When the servant says,

﴿الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴾
(3. The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.)

Allah says, `My servant has glorified Me.' When he says,

﴿مَـلِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ ﴾

(4. The Owner of the Day of Recompense.) Allah says, `My servant has glorified Me,' or `My servant has related all matters to Me.' When he says,

﴿إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ﴾

(5. You (alone) we worship, and You (alone) we ask for help.) Allah says, `This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he sought.' When he says,
﴿اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّآلِّينَ ﴾

(6. Guide us to the straight path.) (7. The way of those on whom You have granted Your grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your anger, nor of those who went astray), Allah says, `This is for My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he asked for.').''

2) Slot tajweed
-Sister Fatimah telah berkongsi dengan kami ttg hukum mad wajib muttasil dan mad jais munfassil.Yang menariknya pada STAR++ episod ini, kita telah dihadiri oleh dua sisters kita dari Egypt, iaitu sister Khansa' dan Liyana. Dan kedua-dua sisters kita telah berkongsi beberapa ilmu berkenaan tajweed kepada semua yang hadir.

3) Slot tadarus
-Slot ini kami telah berpecah kepada tiga kumpulan kecil, dan bertadarus bersama-sama. Alhamdulillah, banyak yang dapat kami pelajari dari segi bacaan apabila mendengar dan diperbetulkan bacaan oleh sisters yang lain.