Fiqh Course: A Guide to Fasting

Fiqh Course: A Guide to Fasting
Audio lectures: "From the 2008 Summer Courses, 12 lectures focused on The Book of Fasting from Sunan Abee Daawood and Imaam Ibn Baaz's Rulings on Fasting (Majmoo' al-Fataawee)"

TJ Eid Placemat/Coloring Page

Eid Mubarak Coloring Page

Eid Mubarek Coloring Page

Eid Mubarak Coloring Page

Eid Decorations from Yemen Links

Yemen Links has some pretty printable free Eid Decorations:

Eid Card Greeting Graphics at Easel and Ink

Eid Card Greeting Graphics at Easel and Ink
Lots of pretty graphics for Eid here!

Eid Desktops/Backgrounds

Eid Greeting


Shaykh ul Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah, when asked about the greeting/congratulations of Eid said:

"As for the greeting on the day of Eid, then it is by saying to one another when meeting after the prayer:

Taqabbala Allahu minnaa wa minkum wa ahaala Allahu alayka
May Allah accept it from you and us and other things of this nature.

Ibn Qudaamah reported in Al Mugnee that Muhammad ibn Iyaad said: "I was with Abi Umamah al Baahilee and other companions of the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam and when they returned from the Eid they said to each other:

Taqabbala Allahu minnaa wa minkum - May Allah accept it from you and us

Source: "The Rulings Concerning the Two Eids from the Purified Sunnah"

Before/After the Eid Prayer

1. Eat before the Eid Prayer:

Anas (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wasallam) would not set out in the morning of Eid ul Fitr until he had eaten some dates(Bukhari)

2. Bathing before the Eid Prayer:

There is no "authentically reported" sunnah from the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) according to "The Rulings Concerning the Two Eids."

However, it is preferred and it is a sunnah of the Companions (that is, their way and guidance).."ibn Umar (radia Allahu anhumaa) used to bathe on the day of Fitr." ("The Rulings Concerning the Two Eids" by Shaykh Abul Haarith 'Alee Hasan 'Alee Abdul Hameed)

3. Going to the Musalla, Returning a different way

"When it was the day of Eid, the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) use to alter his route (of returning). (Bukhari)

Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim al Jaqzeeyah said:

"The Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi was sallam) used to change his route on the days of Eid, such that he went by one route and returned by another. It is said (he did this)to give salaam upon the people of both routes. Or so that both groups get some of his blessings. Or so that anybody who has a need can take care of it. Or to make manifest the ritual of Islaam....("The Rulings Concerning the Two Eids" by Shaykh Abul Haarith 'Alee Hasan 'Alee Abdul Hameed)

2011 Taraweeh Prayer Tracker

Setting Up a Math Binder

Looking for a structured outline of things to include in a math binder?

We're getting ready to start a more formal summer session of study for six weeks, in shaa Allah and are hoping to start Connections Academy this fall, so I wanted to make sure that we were organized for both. Today we started organizing our math binders for the summer session, and then, when its over, in shaa Allah, we'll clear out the paperwork and our structure will already be there for when the fall term begins.

So here's our basic structure, and I'll modify it as needed, in shaa Allah.

  • Math Divider (right now all the subjects are in one binder, but I hope to eventually get one binder per class, because we tend to have trouble keeping binders organized).
  • Syllabus/Yearly or Quarterly Plan 
  • Grade/Assignment Sheet
  • Skill-Building Divider Section
    • Skill-building Skills Tracker Sheet (overall tracker of when specific skills have been mastered); I'm developing a sheet for this which will help to track maintenance review of mastered topics (first daily review for five days after mastery, then odd/even days, then weekly, finally monthly)
    • Math Facts trackers go here as well as various trackers for other skills/concepts that need to be recalled quickly
  • Daily Warm Ups/Quizzes Divider Section
    • Each entry in this section should be dated; if the quiz or warm up is short, student can just continue the next entry on the same page; reverse chronological order
  • Notes Divider Section
    • Notes template/sample
  • Vocabulary/Glossary Divider Section
    • Vocabulary words template/sample
  • Math Journal Divider Section
    • section for student to record responses to math prompts (such as explaining a process in their own words); entries should be dated and in reverse chronological order; just add on to current page if there's more space
  • Classwork/Homework Divider Section
    • in progress assignments go here, and then after graded, I decided to hold onto these in a file folder for each student, so there's less papers to get torn out/lost, in shaa Allah
    • Header Sample (on back of classwork/homework divider pouch)
      • illustrates proper format (required by teacher) for heading math papers
  • Tests Divider Section
  • Reference Divider Section

Here's my basic set of dividers, nothing fancy, just text.  I needed to get up and running as quickly as possible.  In shaa Allah, the kids can decorate them to spiff it up, or I'll create some fancier ones later.

In shaa Allah, I'll be adding to this section as we progress.

Saying In shaa Allah Keeps Us From Lying

Saying In shaa Allah Keeps Us From Lying


A subtle point of benefit to appreciate regarding the obligation of relegating our future actions to the Will of Allaah by saying “in  shaa’  Allaah” …

Some of the scholars (like al-Qurtubee) mentioned that if we say something about the future (like “I am going to Makkah”) without adding in  shaa’  Allaah, and it turns our that we changed our plans or were prevented and ended up not going – that we would be liars (with regard to that report), since we have reported something that was in contradiction to the actual reality (which is the definition of a kathib)!

And when we add “in  shaa’  Allaah” to our stated plans, we are free of any blame if the intended plan does not actually take place, since we only said we would do that if Allaah wills it, and it is clear that Allaah has not willed it!

This is from the many, many benefits of a simple phrase of thikr on our tongues!!  And look how it relates to vast obligation of honesty in Islaam!And Allaah knows best.Moosaa ibn John Richardson

Tashahhud Phonetic Transcription

Tashahhud American Phonetic Transcription
For those who have not yet learned Arabic, this is a phonetic transcription (using American phonics) to aid in learning the Tashahhud.

As always, this is only an approximation and it is better to learn Arabic.