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My best advice for you my sister?…Teach them Al-Fatiah

Sisters, teach your daughters and your sons Soorah Al Fatiah before someone else does… they will use this soorah in every prayer 17 times a day, 119 times a week, 476 times a month and 5712 times a year…. and you will be rewarded for it, inshaAllah each and every time. This is one way to tip the scales on the day of judgment in your favour!


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Asalaamu alaikum everyone,

A lot of the mistakes we make in memorizing Quran is that we try to do it with tashweed before learning the proper pronounciation elhamdulillah. I am going to post below a video inshaAllah by Wissam Al-Sharief as he teaches us proper pronounciation for the most important surah, surah Al-Fatihah. We recite this surah 17 times a day mashaAllah and you may be surprised at the mistakes you may unconsciously make.

Soorah al-fatihah by Wissam al-Shereif

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improving fluency when reading the Qu’ran

Salaam alaikum sisters, and before I go on, let me apologize for the long hiatus. I have been around, but have been soo busy with my own appointments and appointments for my daughter, driving my son across the city every day for private school alhamdulillah, and getting ready for the new baby that I havent had time to just sit and write subhanAllah. Anyway, a wonderful sister I know, Tahera, who teaches a few of us Qu’ran, sent a link with an article by Mamoon Yusaf about five ways of which to improve your fluency when reciting Qu’ran. It is not too heavy of an article, but I will sum it up here for here for you…

1) Follow the first advice given to the Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon  him) “Recite!”. Recite as much as you can, as  frequently as you can. Nothing can replace this discipline. The more you  do it, the better you get at it. Before you know it, you’ll be reading  an unfamiliar page in the same amount of time it used to take you to read a  couple of lines.

2) You need to link the habit of reciting the Quran in Arabic with something  you already do every single day without fail.

An excellent way to go about it is to link it with one (or more) of your  5 daily prayers. That way, you’re already in a state of wudhu, so one of  the main psychological barriers is out of the way.

Now make the commitment to recite a small amount of Quran every single  day for the next 30 days after the selected prayer.

3) Here is a trick that will double or triple your effectiveness and speed at  reading the Quran. Let’s say you’ve decided to recite 2 pages of the Quran after  Isha every night and 2 pages before you leave for work in the morning.

Instead of reciting the first 2 pages on day one morning and the next 2  pages on day one night, try this out. On day one morning, recite page 1,  then recite page one again. Then on day one evening, recite page 1 again,  and again.

“But then I’ll only have done one page?!” I hear you exclaiming. That’s  true, but you’ll have done that page four times, and what’s more important,  is that by the 4th recitation, you will read it about 3 or 4 times quicker that  on your first attempt. Aim for reading the page 5 times each day.

The next day, you can move on to page 2, and so on. At the end of the  week, you might like to do one marathon session of going through all 7 pages you  covered that week.

You may even want to do this with a Tajweed teacher,  who’ll correct your recitation. You’ll notice that you can still recite  page 1 about 2 or 3 times faster and more fluently than on your 1st attempt.

600 days later you will have completed the Quran 6 times.

If you recite the page 5 times each day, and once at the end of the  week, it’s the equivalent of completing the Quran once every 100 days – just  over 3 months. That’s like reading the Quran 4 times a year – but who’s keeping  count? 😉

4) The key to the whole process of understanding the Quran is to learn Quranic  vocabulary lists. If you learn around 300 words, that accounts for about 70% of  the entire Quran.

5) Finally,

If you are still struggling, the iPod technique will propel you forward. Get  an online recitation from a famous reciter, whose voice you love. Listen to the  recitation, one page at a time, as you read along the script with your  finger.

Even if the reciter goes way too fast for you to start with, just finger  along the page. Then, rewind back to where the page started, and do it  again, and again. Because the reciter goes much faster than you, you can go over  the same page several times in one sitting. Eventually, you will be able to  follow with your eyes, and then your lips and tongue.

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92 most frequently used words in Qu’ran and their Meanings

92 Most Frquently Used Words in the Quran and their Meaning InshaAllah

Incha’Allah you find this beneficial. Allah subhana wa t’ala reward those who helped to compile the list. Click above for the download…

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Alhamdulillah my son is ready to move on the next soorah inshaAllah. I think we will continue with Ikhlas and An-Naas inshaAllah.

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homeschooling resources

Asalaamu alaikum

My husband is designing a new website for the islamic publishing company he works for and he said he can include a seperate area on or offsite where we can upload homeschooling materials and resources for free use. It would be organized by subject with download links. The only problem is getting all the  materials together so if you have any materials that would be beneficial, please email them to me at this following address:

In the subject line, please state the name of the resource, the course and grade.

ex: asma’ullah al husnaa, islamic studies, grade 4      (or)
patterning with manipulatives, mathematics, grade 1     (or)
bag with shapes, montessori, grade k     (or)
history of the arab empire w/exam, history, grade 11

I am going to try and see if he can make it so that anyone can upload their own materials as they make them or find them so that there is more involvement and so it is more accessible inshaAllah.

We are accepting any and all resources and grades and subjects. Even if they are posted elsewhere, please send them us as well so that we have as many resources together in one space as possible, bi’thnAllah. Jazakallah khair.


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Sheikh Mishary Rashid al-Efasy Quran lessons

Sheikh Mishary Rashid al-Efasy, one of the best al-Qur`an`s Recitors, in this show is teaching the kids how to read and memorize the Holy Qur`an in the right way insha’Allah.

May Allah `Azzawajalla bless the individuals who has make this lessons possible. Allahumma amiin.


Alhamdulillah wa as-Syukru lillah, I`ve manage to find and get hold of 18 lessons. If you have the full or the rest of the lessons, insya`ALLAH, please kindly inform and share with us.

URL for download,

Al-Muthaffifiin :…

Al-Insyiqaaq :…

Al-Buruuj :…

Ath-Thaariq :…

Al-A`laa :…

Al-Ghaasyiyah :…

Al-Fajr Part1 :…

Al-Fajr Part 2 :…

Al-Balad :…

Asy-Syams :…

Adh-Dhuhaa And Al-Lail :…

At-Tiin And Ash-Sharh :…

Al-Bayyinah :…

Al-`Aadiyaat And Az-Zalzalah :…

Al-Kautsar And Al-Maa`uun :…

Al-Ikhlash And Al-Masad :…

Al-Falaq :…

An-Naas :…

JazakumuLlahu khairan kathira.

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