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Issue No 176 Friday 1st October 2010 | Friday 22 Shawwal 1431 A.H.

Letter from the A.I.C Kewdale Principal

How to Perform Salah (Prayer)

Competition Results Arabic at A.I.C The Islamic Book Fair Ramadan 2010

NEWS FROM AIC THORNLIE Thornlie College 17 Tonbridge Way Thornlie WA 6108 Ph: (618) 9493 2718 Fax: (618) 9493 1204 Email:

Kewdale College 139 President Street Kewdale WA 6105 Tel: (618) 9362 5340 / 9362 2100 Fax: (618) 9355 2988 / 9362 5810 Email:

Dianella College 81 Cleveland Street Dianella WA 6062 Ph: (618) 9375 9770 Fax: (618) 9375 9772 Email:



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October 02 - Letter from the A.IC Kewdal Principal. 03 - The Islamic Book Fair Ramadan 2010 04 -Ramadan Iftaar Night 2010 05 - Assembly Item Year 5A and 5B. 06 -Competition Results - Year 8G2’s ANCIENT CHINA Presentation. - Excursion to the Morley Roller Drome. 07 - 08 - How to Perform Salah (Prayer). 09 - News from AIC Thornlie. 10 -The Australian Journey Muslim communities. 11 - Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)

12 - Arabic at A.I.C - Year 8 Girls Visit Tranby College. 13 - Wake Up Call Kitchen. 14 - Wake Up Kids! 15 -October 2010 Prayer Times.

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Dear parents,

May this letter find you and your family in the highest of

Islamic spirits.Ameen.

Alhamdulillah, we have now reached the end of Term

3.On behalf of the college, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all parents who have been diligently and patiently supportive and cooperative to ensure the school’s smooth operation and the success of this semester.

Beginning of Term 4 The first day for Term 4 will be Tuesday 12th October for the Primary and the High School students.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS MOBILE PHONE & ELECTRONICS • Students are not encouraged to use or bring any electronic devices including mobile phones to school. If they are found using phones or any other electronic device during the school hours they will be followed up with 5 negative points and their phone will be

Also avoid sending large amounts of money with the children to school as the school will not be responsible for loss of any personal property. SCHOOL UNIFORM • Regarding the school uniform please make sure your children come with the right uniform to school, to promote the value of unity, uniformity and responsibility. See page 11 for details of uniform. ABSENTEES • It’s a requirement from the government that if a student is absent for a day, he/she has to inform school via phone, write a letter or email info@ If you plan to go on a vacation during Term 4, you are requested to kindly notify school either by email (info@ or by filling up a form which will be provided at the school reception. • HOLIDAY H.W The students will receive their Holiday Homework. It will also be posted on the school website. Please make sure that your child’s holiday homework is returned to school. • SCHOOL HOURS DURING HOLIDAYS The school office can be contacted during the holidays from Monday to Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm. Thank you once again. I hope your family has a lovely and safe school break and I look forward to seeing you all in the coming term, Insha Allah. May Allah grant us all good health, strength and patience to remain in his path. Amin!

Jazak-Allah Sr Nasreen Ahmed Principal

confiscated and only handed over to their parents. If your child needs to contact home in an emergency they will be able to contact home through the school office. October 2010

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The Islamic Book Fair – Ramadan The Islamic Book Fair! – Ramadan was indeed quite special and different in the AIC library in Kewdale with the Islamic Book Fair. The last Islamic Book Fair held earlier this year was not only successful, but it had, alhumdullillah, fared greatly even beyond expectations. With the much expressed enthusiasm and interest of the students, both from high school as well as primary school, the school teachers, and not to forget so many parents and visitors from outside the school, it was difficult to not organise yet another book fair. And it couldn’t have been better than to organise it during Ramadan. The book fair was held during the last week of the holy month.


The opening of the book fair was graced by the attendance of Sr Nasreen who had come to the library to support the event. And while sales were made throughout the week for classes who regularly visited the library, special visiting times were also organised for the kindy classes so they could also make selections to purchase the various beautiful Islamic books and accessories. These ranged from several Qur’an stories for young readers; to colouring books embed in short Islamic stories, various stationeries and Musallahs for the young ones, Dua’as for both children and adults, and some Islamic books on special topics for the more mature readers. The Islamic Book Fair had in many ways uplifted the spirit of Ramadan in the Kewdale library and a special thank you does indeed need to be given to all the very generous and kind volunteers of the book fair whose unconditional support and enthusiasm to help before, after and during the fair helped a great deal to making this Islamic Book Fair a wonderful success.


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Ramadan Iftaar Night 2010

The Ramadan Iftaar


night was not only a great opportunity for so many people who wanted to do what they can for the flood victims in Pakistan, but it was also an overwhelming success. With around almost 230 people all of diverse ethnicity backgrounds and religions gathered altogether in one place to support one cause. The organizers were able to raise funds to over a fantastic $7000. Amongst the people who had been present at the Iftaar, were some of the teachers, staff students of AIC and also their families and guests from outside the school. And finally, the Ramadan Iftaar Night would of course not have been possible without the help of Sr Nasreen (Principal of AIC) Br Clancy, Br Khan, and all the volunteers of Year 11 and Year 12, including Year 10 boys, all of whom had lent tremendous help and support for this event.

ACTIVITIES AT Ruth Faulkner Public Library Follow the Dinosaur Tracks at Ruth Faulkner Public Library. There are fun activities during the school holidays for children aged 3 to 12 years at the Ruth Faulkner Public Library at 215 Wright Street Cloverdale. Event: Do the Dinosaur Stomp with Full of Beanz Fitness Explorer Fun for children aged 3 to 7 years Dates: Wednesdays 29 September and 6 October 2010 Time: 10:30 to 11:30am A great way to use up all that extra energy young children have and keep them rested for the afternoon! Event: Grandparents Day at the Dynamic Dinosaur Show for children aged 2 to 6 years Date: Friday 8 October 2010 Time: 10:30 to 11:30am This is a special storytime meeting for parents children and grandparents. Entertainer Tony Genovese will sing, laugh and dance with his Dinosaur Show. A free library gift pack will be given to all grandparents who attend with their children. Places are limited so bookings can be made by phone

9477 7150 or email


information can be found at the Belmont website or visit the library and ask. October 2010

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Assembly Item Year 5A and 5B

Assembly Item – Year 5A and 5B Year 5A and 5B have been reading and studying the book ‘Charlotte’s Web’. Charlotte’s Web is all about friendship. The students were asked to create friendship poems in class which were then presented to the assembly on Friday 3rd September.

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NSW ENGLISH COMPETITION The school received the results of the New South Wales competition . The Science and Spelling results for Primary and High school for all the 3 campuses are as follows.

Excursion to the Morley Roller Drome

Year 11 Careers and Enterprise Alternative Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs of Today We went on an excursion to the venue and we were escorted by our Career and Enterprise teachers and also by Brother Aziz This has taught us students that we can be creative in our pursuits for future alternative careers.

NSW Spelling Medallion winner 2010 is Marium Ahmedi (Top 1% of WA schools)


The school participated in the AMC and the result is as follows

We love worms! On the 6th of September the Pre-primary classes had a special visit from ‘Kevin -the worm man’. The children were very excited to learn more about worms. Kevin discussed all about worms and how they are special creatures. Did you know that?

We also found that by having a passion in a unique idea format we can create an environment in which as individuals we can be passionate about. In doing so, we also create a niche in the society for Muslims out there, young and old to enjoy experience, and allow their families to come and have alternative forms of recreation.

Year 8G2’s ANCIENT CHINA Presentation Students had learnt about the History / Culture / Economics of this ancient civilization as part of their Society and Environment Learning in this term. The students welcomed Sr Nasreen, the Executive Principal of the A.I.C. to their classroom for a “Show and Tell” session on specific artifacts/cultural and social history on Ancient China and presented these to the class. There was a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere all round. Sr Nasreen then joined the students and the class teacher, Sr Rockley on the lawn for a buffet on “Chinese Cuisine/Bites” further exploring the Chinese Theme into their learning. It was an eye-opener for the students on how much they had learnt in the 11 weeks of Term 2 on Ancient China, and they thoroughly enjoyed it!

-Worms have 5 hearts. -They breathe through their skin. -They love to be kept in the dark. The children got the chance to make their own worm farms. They loved getting their hands dirty by putting them in the soil and touching all the worms. It was a very special day to have a lovely visit from Kevin -the worm man. All the children enjoyed themselves and even the teachers too! October 2010

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How to Perform Salah(Prayer)

Having cleansed yourself by Wudu, you may proceed to perform Salah. Wudu is a ritual cleansing. Before you begin your Salah, however, you must make sure that you have a clean body, a clean place to pray, and that you are wearing clothing free of impurities. The minimum clothing required during Salah is: A. For males: Any clothing that covers from the naval to the knees. It is preferable to cover the shoulders. B. For females: Any clothing that covers all of the body (including the head) except the face, hands and according to some schools of thought, the toes and a portion of the front of the feet.

The way to Perform Salah is: 1. Stand upright facing the direction of

Al-Ka’bah. This position is called Qiyaam and the direction is called Qiblah in Arabic. The Qiblah is towards the north with a slight angle towards the west.

2. Make Niyyah (intention) in your heart for the prayer you want to pray.

3. Raise your hands to your ears and say: “Allahu Akbar.” This means: (Allah is Great). This is called Takbiratul Ihram “Subhanaka allahumma wa bi hamdika wa tabara kasmuka wa ta’ala jadduka wa la ilaha ghairuka.”

4. Now place your right hand

on top of your left hand on the chest and look downward to the place where your forehead will touch the ground in the Sujood (prostration) and recite silently

5. After this, recite Suratul Fatihah

(the opening chapter) of the Noble Qur’an:

“Al hamdu lil lahi rabbil ‘alamin. Arrahmanir rahim. Maliki yawmiddin. Iyyaka na’budu wa iyyaka nasta’in. Ihdinas siratal mustaqim. Siratal ladhina an’amta’alaihim, ghairil maghdubi’alaihim wa lad dhallin.(Amin)”

This means:

“All praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the most Gracious, the most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship, from You alone we seek help. Guide us to the straight path - the path of those whom You favored, not of those who earned Your anger or those who went astray.” You must recite Surat Al-Fatihah in each unit (Rak’ah) of the prayer, if you pray alone. However, if praying behind an Imam and he recites loudly then it is not necessary for you to recite it.

6. Now recite any other verse from the Noble Qur’an.

This means: “O Allah, how perfect You are and praise be to You. Blessed is Your name, and exalted is Your majesty. There is no god but You. ” [Only recite this supplication Subhanaka, at the beginning of the first Rak’ah].

For example: “Bismillahir rahmanir rahim Qul hu wal lahu ahad, allahus samad, lam yalid wa lam yulad, wa lam ya kul lahu kufuwan ahad.” This means: “In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. Say, He is Allah, the One. Allah is Eternal and Absolute. He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none equal unto Him.”

-This is called Ta’awwudh, and it means: “I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan.”

“Allahu Akbaar”

Then recite silently: “A’udhu billahi minash shaitanir rajim.”

Then recite: “Bismillahir rahmanir rahim.”

This is called Tasmiyah, and it means: “In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful.” 7 / Wake Up Call Issue 176

7. Ruku - Bow down to the

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“Subhaana Rabbi al ‘Adheem” - Glory be to my Lord who is the Very Greatest.

8. Qiyam (standing straight) - After Ruku stand up to Qawam, raising the hands to your ears and say:

“Saami-‘Allah Hu liman Hamidah”

- Allah listens to one who praises Him.

15. The second Rakaat is essentially the first Rakaat (with the end being different), ie. steps 3 - 13 again

16. After the last Sajdah, do not rise to the standing position, rise to the sitting-up posture whilst saying “Allahu Akbar” (with no hand gesture)

17. At-Tashahud - The words of witness. 9. Takbir - Place the hands to ears and say “Allahu Akbaar”

10. Sajdah - Go down to Sajdah. In this prostration,

parts of the body that must touch the ground are:

Forehead, Tip of nose, Both palms, Both knees, The bottom surface of the toes. The Sajdah is to lie before Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala in the intention of humility before Him.

11. In Sajdah, whilst one is on the floor, say at least 3 times “Subhana Rabbi al A’la” - Oh Allah, glory be to You, the Most High

12 Sit up whilst saying “Allahu Akbaar”

(no hand gesture) sit up to the kneeling position with hands resting on thighs and knees

13. Back down to Sajdah

- Repeat Sajdah (step 10): Say at least 3 times “Subhaana Rabbi al A’la” - Oh Allah, glory be to You, the Most High

14. Rise to Qiyam

Rise to the standing position then say Takbir (with hand gesture) Then begin the second Rakaat.

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Whilst sitting, recite the following to yourself

1. “At-tahiy-yatu lil-lah was salawatu wat-taybaat. As-salamu ‘alayka ay-yahan-nabiy-yu Wa rahma tullahi wa barakatu As-salaamu alayna wa’ala ibadi his-saliheen.” “All compliments and worship are for Allah. Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet, and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you and upon all righteous worshipers of Allah” 2. “Ash hadu anla ilaha illal lah wa ash hadu an-na Mohammadan rusool Allah.” “I bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah, and I bear witness that Mohammad (S.A.W.) is His Messenger” Note: Whilst reciting only the 2nd part of At-Tashahud, one’s right fore-finger must be risen. Note:

The 3rd in Magrib and in Dhuhr – Asr and Ishaa Rise to Qiyam then say Takbir (with hand gesture). Recite only Surah Al-Fâtihah in this Rakaat


Salaam once to the


direction of each shoulder, first right hand side then left hand side:

“Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh” Overview for all Daily Prayers.


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NEWS FROM AIC THORNLIE 1. Alhamdulillah a parent – teacher association has been formed for Thornlie school. Alhamdulillah we conducted our first meeting on 20 August. Below are the names of the parents who volunteered to join the association. We are looking for two more volunteers to join the association. NO NAME PROFESSION WORKPLACE 1 MEHTAR BURHAN TEACHER AIC KEWDALE 2 ZEEDAN AISHA HOUSEWIFE 3 ALY BIRSENA MINISTERIAL LIAISON PMH & ADVOCACY OFFICER 4 ATAYEE SUMAYAH STUDENT CURTIN 5 AL QUBAISY OMAR G.P CAROUSEL MC 6 EL-GAMIL RAJAEE ENGINEER 7 ISMAIL HOSSAM DENTIST NICHOLSON RD 8 T.SHARUL SHAH TEACHER AIC KEWDALE 9 EID MAHMOUD PRINCIPAL AIC THORNLIE

2. Curriculum Committee: based on consultation with the teachers, we have appointed year level coordinators (K – Yr7) in addition to three representative teachers from high school who were appointed to take care of numeracy, literacy and science issues. The role of the primary coordinators is to ensure program delivery, implementation and preparation of extra worksheets & exams to be shared with the year level teachers. Coordinators will also discuss issues of concern with respected year level teacher and then take these issues to the committee. Any decisions in the committee to be communicated back with the year level teachers in order to keep them informed of all curriculum decisions. All of the coordinators are members of the Curriculum Committee. We believe this structure provides all teachers with the chance to be involved in the curriculum development process which is very important for their professional development. 3. Islamic Studies was restructured into three departments: Arabic (only fluent or native speakers of Arabic to teach the language), Quranic Arabic (only those who can pronounce the letter correctly and know Tajweed rules to teach Quran) and Islamic Studies (only those who are fluent in English to teach the subject). Arabic and Quran teachers are provided with evaluation forms to monitor students’ progress. Studies teachers are provided with the teaching programs for Y1 – Y10. There will be also standard midterm and final exams per term 4.


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ordinator to deal with any behaviour issue in the school. We plan to appoint a curriculum coordinator next year insh’Allah 5. Ramadan Iftar: Alhamdulillah we organized Iftar for Thornlie staff. It was a good chance for all teachers and teacher assistants to get together in this social gathering which was very successful according to the feedback received. Many thanks for Dr Hamza Amira and his family for providing the delicious food. 6. NSW Competition: Alhamdulillah our results in NSW Science and Spelling are very good this year. In the Science Competition 1 of our students got high distinction, 7 students got distinction and 22 students got credit. In the Spelling competition, 8 of our students got distinction and 16 got credit. 7.

School activities:

A. Book Week: Our school celebrated ‘Book Week’ from the 23rd August to the 27th of August. We held ‘Dress up as your favourite book character’ parade. It took place on Wednesday the 25th August, in the morning assembly. Children came to school dressed up as their favourite book character and brought along the book too. Students were reminded to be mindful of Islamic values when selecting a suitable character. Prizes were given to the Best Dressed and two Runner-Ups. B. National Numeracy and Literacy Week: We celebrated the National Numeracy and Literacy Week from 29th August through till the 4th of September. The week represents a collaborative approach by the Australian Government and the school community to highlight the importance of effective literacy and numeracy skills. The Numeracy and Literacy week gave the school an opportunity to get involved in a range of activities and support young people to develop stronger literacy and numeracy skills. Accordingly, our school held a ‘Celebration of Poetry’ week. Each class was given the opportunity to recite a poem in the morning assembly. We started this on Monday 30th August. As part of the NNLW we sent home an ‘A to Z Family Literacy and Numeracy Ideas’ sheet, to help parents to build and encourage their children’s numeracy and literacy skills. C. Supporting students to improve their written literacy skills: Together with ECU and AISWA our school is participating in a writing project study. ECU and AISWA are developing strategies to support children’s writing skills. Their project will take six months. For this project, the class teacher will be asked about her students’ written literacy

and as part of the data collection, the child will be required to complete a number of pieces of writing. There is a possibility to video record or photograph some occasions when children are engaged in classroom activities which involve writing. The images may be used for educational purposes with teachers, trainee teachers or participants in educational conferences. No images will appear on websites. No student will be singled out in any way and all information will be strictly private. The information will only be used for the purpose of the study. We sent a letter to parents in a form of Parent Consent to sign and return it to the class teacher. D. Excursions: High school & PP The school organized 2 educational excursions and 1 incursion in August 2010 1. Excursion to Perth Mint for 6A & B classes: Students watched molten gold bar being powered in time honoured fashion to form gleaming 6KG gold bar. They also took part in an entertaining & informative guided heritage walk. 2. Excursion to Canning River: Students learnt a new skill – Canoeing. They explored the river environment and wildlife 3. Incursion (Scitech); Endless Energy E.

Science Activities:

This Science report is written by our science teacher Sr. Flora Beside all the theoretical work done in class, students are given exciting assignments so that they can apply what they have learnt and expose their creativity as well. First we have the ‘Rocket Car competition’ among the year 7 boys and girls. This lesson on force and action saw the boys winning. They had the fastest car traveling the furthest.

In August, 3 Scitech presenters were invited to come to Thornlie College to present “ Endless Energy “ to the year 6s and 7s and “New Media” to the year 8-10s. October 2010

In September the year 8s and 9s will be joining some environmental scientists to do some water testing along the Canning River. This will bring awareness as to the seriousness of environmental pollution .

Thornlie students are highly encouraged by the recent NSW science results as one year 10 girl , Nasra Terzi scored HD ( top 1% in Australia) and two distinctions from year 7 ( top 2%) F.

School Competitions:

• Islamic Studies: a competition is organized for the whole school throughout the month of Ramadan. Prizes and certificates were given to the first 5 winners. • Quran memorization: a Quran competition was organized for the whole school throughout the month of Ramadan. Prizes will be given to the top 20 students. • Numeracy and literacy: Prizes were given to students at the end of the National Numeracy & Literacy Week (4th September).

As a young woman Fatima Kourouche played with the NSW State Hockey team. She has worked with the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation, Surf and Royal Life Saving, the Lakemba Sports Club and now works for the Australian Sports Commission encouraging women from diverse backgrounds to participate in sport.

Sport is an integral part of the Australian culture and my love for sport began the minute I landed in Australia as an 11 year old migrating from Lebanon. I have been fortunate to work with some amazing, dedicated people who enabled me to open many doors for thousands of Australian Muslims and non-Muslims to participate in sport together to enjoy a more active, healthier way of life without having to compromise on religious or cultural values. Fatima Kourouche

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Update for Term BOYS’ UNIFORM




White long-sleeved business shirt with school name embroidered in black.


Black formal trousers correctly belted at all times. No elastic-waisted or cargo pants allowed.


Black leather lace-ups.


Black or grey only.


Black college jumper with school name embroidered in white.


Black with school name embroidered in white


Black leather with conservative buckle.


Plain, white T-shirt or singlet. It should not be visible above the shirt collar.


Wristwatch only.


No extremes of cut, style or colour deemed inappropriate by the college. Shoulder length or longer hair must be tied back off the face. (COMPULSORY FROM TERM 4, 2010)


The College black and white long-sleeved dress Black formal pants (NOT FLARED) Pants must be neatly hemmed at a minimum of 2cm. above the ground.


White school scarf.


plain black only- no other colour.


Black leather lace-ups.


Black or grey only.


Black college with name embroidered in white


Black with school name embroidered in white


No jewellery, make up or painted nails.




Black T-shirt with school name embroidered in white.


Black with school name embroidered in white.


White-soled joggers or sneakers.


White sports socks.


Appropriate, regulation swim wear.


Appropriate broad-brimmed hat.

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Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)

The Prophet would never deceive himself!? In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful Had the Holy Quran not been revealed by Allah (the Almighty) and had it been authored by Allah’s Messenger (PBUH), would he (PBUH) deceive himself? Would he jeopardize his life? I will narrate this incident and you judge yourself. Allah (the Almighty) said in the Holy Quran “O you Messenger, proclaim whatever has been sent down to you from your Lord; and in case you do not perform (that), then in no way have you proclaimed His Message; and Allah safeguards you from mankind. Surely Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.” This is one of the verses of the Holy Quran that was sent down to Allah’s Messenger (PBUH). Narrating the circumstances in which such verse was revealed, our Mother Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet was vigilant one night and when he reached Medina , he said, “Would that a pious man from my companions guard me tonight!” Suddenly we heard the clatter of arms. He said, “Who is that?” They (The new comers) replied, “We are Sad and Hothaifa and we have come to guard you.” So, the Prophet slept (that night). Then this verse came down, so Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) looked out of the house and said: “O people, leave now for Allah (the Almighty) had protected me”. Narrated by Al Qurtubi. A Belgium scholar had been studying the biography of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) until she reached this point, where she stopped and said: “If that man was deceiving all the people he wouldn’t deceive himself and had he not been sure that Allah (the Almighty) is protecting him he wouldn’t have done so (dismissing the guards) such experiment which proves his trust in his Creator. Hence I say with utmost belief: There’s no God But Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger. The biography of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) has lots of evidences and miracles that prove that what he came with is sent down from Allah (the Almighty). What should you do now? Reading the biography of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) (that was written 1400 years ago), hearing his hadiths and following his deeds. Comparing the ideas that he calls for with the logic that the sound mind accepts. Having accepted his logic, observe his deeds and note if there is any discrepancy between both his words and deeds. If there was no discrepancy, then all you have to do is to believe him

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at A.I.C

political significance and which is associated with major intellectual, artistic and scientific achievements. Arabic is the language of a great number of Australians from various Arabic speaking backgrounds.

&4} W.A.C.E STAGE 3 • 4 of the 6 Yr.12 school assessed formal assessments’ samples are sent to VICTORIA SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES FOR MODERATION.

• In 2010 we have 22 students doing Arabic in year 11.


Grading Grades describe the overall achievements of Studying a language other than English con- a student in the course unit as: tributes to the overall education of students A: Excellent achievement. particularly in the area of communications B: High achievement. C: Satisfactory achievement. and also in cross-cultural understanding cognitive development, literacy and general D: Limited achievement. E: Inadequate achievement. knowledge.


Dr. Refaat Fouda

The course for years 11&12 is made up of

Dr Refaat fourFouda units. Units 1 and 2 are taken in a year 11 and Units 3 and 4 are taken in year 12.

Arabic helps students to understand our Holy Quran and the messenger’s (PBUH) Hadith. SUBJECT OUTLINES: This subject counts for Tertiary Entrance, TAFE entry as well as Secondary Graduation. It provides students with an opportunity to study in depth using a variety of language activities. It consists of different levels for Yrs.7-8- 9 & 10. The study of the Arabic language also develops students’ ability to understand and use a language that has both economic and

The curriculum council new course codes for Arabic in Yr. 11 2AARA & 2BARA. In Yr. 12 3AARA & 3BARA Assessment • In Yr. 11 4 School- assessed Course work for each semester and two end of semester exams year examinations. Yr.11 course {UNITS 1&2} is W.A.C.E STAGE 2 • In Yr. 12 3 School- assessed Course work for each semester and two end of semester exams year examinations, Yr.12 course is{3

• Arabic is designed for students who will, typically, have studied Arabic for at least 400 hours at the completion of year 12. It is possible however, that some students with less formal experience will also be able to reach the requirements successfully. Students must also undertake Unit 3 prior to undertaking Unit 4. OUTCOMES FOR ARABIC THROUOUT ALL THE GRADES. • Listening, responding and speaking • Viewing, reading and responding. • Writing. • The system of the Arabic Language {Grammar}. • Cultural understanding. • Language Learning Strategy. “All the Arabic programs are on the AIC website. To view them go to:, click ‘Learning Empowerment’ on the left hand side and then select Arabic.”

Year 8 Girls Visit Tranby College On Tuesday 14th September 8 girls from High school with their teacher Mrs Ishrat Zubair visited Tranby Catholic College to speak about Islam. The girls presented two powerpoint presentations and distributed material to the students. A questions and answer session followed where the students from Tranby Catholic College asked questions on what it is like being a Muslim in Australia. Everyone had a wonderful time and everyone walked away more enlighted with knowledge about the differences and similarities we share in our faiths. October 2010

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Healthy Food

Wake Up Call Kitchen


A popular Indian cooking ingredient, Moong Dhal (Green Gram) native to Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Moong Dhal is high in protein and easily digested.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Moong Dhal ( Green Gram) 1 small Onion chopped 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder Pinch of Asafoetida 1 long chopped Green Chillies 1 tbsp Oil 2 Curry Leaves Few Coriander leaves

Preparation: • Put moong dhal in pressure cooker with enough water to cover for 2 whistles. • Use a stick blender to mash the mixture into a thick gravy. Add turmeric powder, Asafoetida and salt. • Add 1 cup water. • Heat oil in a pan and season it with mustard seed, cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves. • Add the chopped onions and fry for a minute. • Add the mashed moong dhal to it and bring it to boil 2 to 3 times. • Garnish moong daal with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice. Wake Up Call Issue 176 /13

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Wake Up Kids!


walking, such as hallways, the middle aisle on the bus, and the walkway between desks in class. You'll also want to watch out for falling backpacks if you've stored it on the top shelf of your locker.

2. Check out your blind spot. Before taking your pack off or putting it on, take a look out around you and behind you. This is what your mom or dad does when they back the car out of a parking space. You don't want to back into anyone with your backpack. And, of course, don't try to hit someone with your backpack. Loaded down with books, it's like hitting them with a bag of bricks.

make it easy to carry all of your school essentials.

3. Be Kind to Your Back, Neck, and Shoulders Sometimes, backpacks can give a kid a backache or cause pain in the neck or shoulders. To avoid this, follow these rules: 1. Use both shoulder straps so you distribute the weight evenly. Wearing your backpack on only one shoulder may cause you to lean to one side. 2. Stand up straight. If your backpack makes you hunch forward or lean to one side, you may be carrying too much weight or not using both shoulder straps. 3. Limit the weight. This can be tough because sometimes you can't choose to carry fewer books. But when you can leave a few books behind, do so. Doctors recommend carrying no more than 10% to 15% of your body weight. For example, if you weigh 80 pounds, your backpack shouldn't weigh more than 8 to 12 pounds. 4. Give your back a break. When you can, leave your backpack in your locker and carry just what you need. Talk to your mom or dad if you have problems putting your backpack on or taking it off. Also, let a parent know if you have any aches, pain, tingling, or numbness (no feeling) in your back or arms.

Balancing all those books, papers, notebooks, binders, and school supplies in your arms would be pretty tough without one. And all the little zippered pockets and compartments can help keep you organized. But backpacks also can be a real pain. Here's why: They can cause injuries if kids trip over them or hit someone with one — accidentally or on purpose. They're heavy so you don't want one to fall on your head or your hand. And heavy backpacks also can strain your back. Because backpacks are a fact of kid life, let's talk about backpack safety.

4. Tips for Using Backpacks Having the right kind of backpack can reduce problems. So if it's time for you to get a new backpack, consider these tips: - If you choose a traditional backpack, pick one with wide, padded straps that won't dig into your shoulders. - Look for a pack with multiple compartments inside so the weight can be distributed more evenly.

Two Rules to Remember Here are two big backpacking rules:

Now you know how to carry your load of books safely.

1. Watch that backpack! Like a disobedient pet, backpacks can get away from you sometimes, so keep an eye on yours. Keep it out of the way where people are October 2010

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Enrolments are now open for Kindergarten in 2011 The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)


ÂŤBetween a man and shirk [associating others with Allaah] and kufr [disbelief] there stands his giving up prayerÂť [Narrated by Muslim, 82].

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Wake Up Call Issue 176  
Wake Up Call Issue 176  

Monthly magazine of the Australian Islamic College Perth