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April 2016, Ages 11-14

The Chosen One

“And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.” (Surah 21, Verse 107)

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READY, SET, GOOOO Asalaam Alaikum! Welcome to myDeen Magazine where you will learn about Islam in a FUN and COOL way! myDeen means, “My Religion” so this magazine is all about YOU and ISL AM .

Pledge of the month I pledge that whenever I read or hear the name of Prophet Muhammad , I will say afterwards: Salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam Or Peace and blessings be upon him We do this because Allah

says in the Quran:

Surely, Allah and the angels send blessing upon Prophet Muhammad, O you who believe, send your blessings upon him and salute him with all respect. [Surah 33: Verse 56]

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Our beloved Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet in Islam at age forty. He was sent for all the people of the world. Muhammad was born more than 1400 years ago in Arabia. His father’s name was Abdullah and his mother’s name was Aminah.

Prophet Muhammad is our role model and until today we remember him and follow his example. He always spoke the truth and was called “Al-Amin”, because people trusted him. Muhammad was also hardworking and worked for a lady named Khadijah. She was so happy with his work and attitude, and eventually they got married.

Muhammad grew up in a town called Makkah, which is where the Kaabah is now. He used to go to cave Hira to think. One night, during the month of Ramadhan, an angel Jibril came to him and brought him some words from the Quran. The first word that was told to the prophet was “IQRA” which means

“READ”

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Situation in Makkah Makkah was known to be bad and had many mean people at that time. The prophet was told to go back and teach the people about Islam so they can become good people. He told the people about the words of Allah . In the beginning only a few people listened and became Muslim, while many people did not believe the prophet . The message of Islam gave power to the poor and women and the mean people at that time did not like that. They started to beat the people who became Muslim and some people were planning to kill the prophet . Muhammad had no choice but to leave and go to Medina.

Life in Medina The prophet travelled to Medina where he was loved by everyone. In Medina, he was able to teach Islam freely. Many people during that time started to become Muslim and the mosque of the prophet was built there for everyone to go and worship in. (Continued on next page)

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People from Makkah started hearing about the growing number of Muslims in Madinah and they did not like this at all. They started to plan to hurt the prophet and decided to bring an army to fight him. After many battles, the mean people of Makkah were always defeated by the Muslims. After many years in Medina, the prophet decided to go back to Makkah.

Back to Makkah The prophet came back to Makkah near the end of his life. The people were amazed that when he came back he was kind and forgave all the mean people. He did no punish anybody and because of that, more people started becoming Muslim. The prophet lived until the age of sixty three years old and was a prophet for twenty three years. Muhammad was the last prophet sent by Allah and there will be no other prophets after him.

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Pop Quiz Fill in the blanks: 1) Prophet Muhammad

is our ________________________________________

and until today we remember him and ____________________________________ . 2) His father’s name was ___________________________. 3) His mother’s name was __________________________. 4) From a young boy, he was known as _____________________________________. 5) At the age of _____________________________, angel _______________________ came to Muhammad

to bring him some words from Allah

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Question and Answer 1) Why did prophet Muhammad

leave Makkah?

__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

2) When did the Prophet Muahmmad

go back to Makkah?

__________________________________________________________________________

3) How old was the prophet

when he passed away?

__________________________________________________________________________

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Secret Find the 12 secret words relating to the Prophet and ďŹ ll them out below. Use the lesson on page 3, 4, and 5 if you get stuck! Words That I Found: 1) 5) 9)

2) 6) 10)

3) 7) 11)

4) 8) 12)


Apple Cinnamon Loonie Pancakes INGREDIENTS:

11 ¼ Cups Milk 1 Egg ¼ Cup Canola Oil 1 Shredded Apple 1 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour

2 Tablespoons Sugar 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder ½ Teaspoon Salt ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon Butter or oil

DIRECTIONS:

• Peel and grate apple • Mix the milk, egg, oil and apple in a medium mixing bowl • Then add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix until fully combined • Warm frying pan over medium high heat and use a tablespoon to drop the batter in to make loonie sized pancakes • Cook until bubbly and puffy then flip over • Serve pancakes stacked on top of each other with honey, maple or date syrup

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HIS GLORIOUS NAMES

Ar-Raheem

Ar-Rahman

The Especially Merciful to Believers

The Most Merciful to everyone

ROOT WORD : RA-H-MA (MERCY) Rahma means mercy, which is described in the dictionary as compassion, kindness and gentleness. When someone is kind to others, he/she is showing rahma. Allah is the One who has the most rahma! There is no one else more merciful than Allah . SO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO NAMES? Ar-Rahman means the Most Merciful to all of His creation including non-believers. Ar-Raheem meens to show special mercy only for the believer. Let’s remember their meanings whenever we recite the Quran or pray!

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SALAH JOURNAL (APRIL)

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12

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Every time you finish your prayer, Write the time in the box beside it.

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DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Isha

Isha

Isha

Isha

DAY 9

DAY 10

DAY 11

DAY 12

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Isha

Isha

Isha

Isha

DAY 17

DAY 18

DAY 19

DAY 20

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Isha

Isha

Isha

Isha

DAY 25

DAY 26

DAY 27

DAY 28

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Isha

Isha

Isha

Isha


Is there any better gift in this world than meeting Allah every day? Make sure you pray and meet Him on time!

DAY 5

DAY 6

DAY 7

DAY 8

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Isha

Isha

Isha

Isha

DAY 13

DAY 14

DAY 15

DAY 16

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Isha

Isha

Isha

Isha

DAY 21

DAY 22

DAY 23

DAY 24

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Isha

Isha

Isha

Isha

DAY 29

DAY 30

DAY 31

Fajr

Fajr

Fajr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Dhuhr

Asr

Asr

Asr

Maghrib

Maghrib

Maghrib

Isha

Isha

Isha


Q&A Questions: • Are men (boys) allowed to do house work? • What does Islam Say? • Did our beloved Prophet Muhammad do household chores?

Answer: Helping in housework is considered one of the noble manners of our Prophet . Some people might think that all the work at home should be done by our mothers or sisters, but this is not what Islam teaches us. Imam Ahmed reported that Aisha, the Prophet’s wife, said:" I was asked about what the prophet used to do in his house? I replied:" He was an ordinary man, he used to sew his garment, milk his goat, and serve himself". Serving himself means that he did not ask for little tasks to be completed, but instead did them himself.

Be like the Prophet and help around the house whenever you can.

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LET’S MAKE $ A CHARITY BANK Here is an activity to get you started on giving to the needy like the Prophet did.

Materials: 1) A base for your charity bank (use what you have at home) • It can be a jar, plastic bottle, cardboard box, food container etc. 2) Paper Mache Mix • ½ Cup Flour • 1 Cup Water • 2 Tablespoons Salt

Instructions:

3) Mixing Bowl 4) Spoon or Whisk 5) Newspaper Strips (20-40) 6) Paintbrush or Hands 7) Paint and Decorations

$ 5

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1) Create Paper Mache Mix by adding the flour, water and salt into a bowl 2) Mix well until almost no clumps are left 3) Cut newspaper into ruler size strips (1 inch wide) 4) Use a paint brush or your hands to dip the newspaper into the mix. Remove extra mix so it doesn’t drip. 5) Place strips onto the bank base to make one even layer around. 6) Wait until it is fully dry to add a second layer (can take 30min-1hr) IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO WAIT! 7) Once the layer is dry have a parent help cut a slot for the money to go in 8) Now you can start painting and decorating. Use your imagination! Send us a picture after you are done to submit@myDeen.club. It might be in our next issue!


REVIEW

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Quran

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Across 2. The Angel that revealed the Quran to the prophet 3. The first word sent down to the prophet 4. Who do you love the most? 8. The prophet travelled from Makkah to _______ 9. A nickname given to the prophet 10. Muhammad's favourite cave 11. The first city the prophet lived in Down 1. Somthing the prophet did to all the people when he went back to Makkah 3. The religion we follow 5. The King of all kings 6. The mother of the prophet 7. Who is the chosen one? 14


Be Creative

Send us a picture at submit@myDeen.club and it could be in the next issue or on our Facebook Page!


THE PROPHETS LIFESTYLE Use the scrambled letters on the right hand side to fill in the sayings about how the Prophet use to live his life.

Talk _ _ _ _ _ _

F-O-Y-T-S-L

Walk _ _ _ _ _ _

Y-M-H-U-B-L

Eat _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

E-Y-S-B-I-N-S-L

Breathe _ _ _ _ _ _

L-E-Y-D-E-P

Sleep _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Dress _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

C-I-L-Y-E-S-U-F-N-T-F-I O-L-Y-P-R-P-E-R

Interact _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

L-O-L-T-E-Y-P-I

Act _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

S-E-A-R-L-L-Y-F-E-S

Work _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

L-Y-A-T-P-N-T-I-E

Think _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

H-Y-F-R-U-T-L-U-L-T

Believe _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

E-C-R-R-L-Y-T-C-O

Behave _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Learn _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Plan _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Earn _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

D-N-T-L-Y-E-C-E I-C-R-A-C-T-L-L-A-P-Y D-E-R-L-Y-R-O S-T-L-Y-H-O-N-E

Spend _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I-L-E-L-Y-I-G-E-N-T-L-N-T Sacrifice _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Worship _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Serve Parents _ _ _ _ _ _ _

G-R-L-A-R-L-Y-E-U D-L-Y-E-D-I-C-A-T-E-D A-P-L-P-Y-I-H


Who do you

Love?

As Muslims, we need to learn to really love the Prophet . He was a great person and should be our role model in life. He was: 1) Generous to the needy 2) Honest and hardworking 3) Easy to get along with 4) Kind and loved children 5) Forgiving to all Match the words on the left with a number on the right in the order of who we should love the most in Islam. Parents

1

Allah

2

Friends

3

Brother/Sister

4

Muhammad

5

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Contest:

Show your Love Through Words If the prophet was alive today, what would you tell him? How would you express your love to him? Task: To write a letter using what you know to the Prophet why you love him.

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Hints: 1) Ask your parents about the amazing stories they know of prophet Muhammad or 2) Search the web by typing the following links into YouTube. • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkPxaxSGL2s • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCM6wkkuXaY

Guidlines:

• You must use the computer or your parents to complete this assignment • Your letter must be a minimum of 200 words and maximum of 500 words • Your letter must be typed using size 12 font and double spaced • You must include references for hadiths or ayahs or any other source

Send us your letter at submit@myDeen.club And the best letter will be featured in the next issue!

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LETTER TO PARENTS

Key Points for Parents: Page 8: We have asked the children to make loonie pancakes which are basically smaller pancakes. They need to make them from scratch thus your help will be appreciated. Page 10/11: Your child is now at the age where they need to be praying regularly. The best thing is to have them pray with you whenever you are praying. Every time they finish a prayer, please have them mark the time that the prayed. You can go through the Salah journal with them every week and set goals for improvements.

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