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Your Standard Salafi Curriculum Guide

Learning about The Messenger of Allah

Security Issues
 

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

As parents and adults we know that the Internet presents a web of security issues: 

 Alhamdulillah we at THM Sadaqa Group, Inc are always concerned about preserving the safety, security, and honor of our volunteers, students, participants, and visitors. 

We seek to help you feel a little more secure with the aide and assistance of Allah (Al-Hafeedh) our Guardian and Protector by using the Wiziq Classroom Software. 

This platform allows protected private classrooms using individual links provided to enrolled students and participants. Once the link has been given to the student, we ask you never to share it!

 Anyone wanting access to one of our private rooms must email the administration and request to be added to the class inshaAllah.

Each enrolled participant of THM is given a security document which contains their classroom link to sign into the classroom with. 

The letter or link is usually sent out once every semester unless there is a breach with the classroom.

 In case of a breach, a new letter and/or classroom link is generated and provided to known enrolled students only through email. Students who have changed wiziq ID's (names) will need to inform us of the change so that you are not denied access. Your correct email address used for wiziq must be provided to remain on the contact list inshaAllah.

Passwords are not needed to enter the classroom link.So you do not have to worry about changing or resetting the passwords.  

The Following classrooms have their own individual links provided by administration; if you are enrolled in either of these classes and for some reason your access has been denied or blocked by an instructor; then you must contact the admin or the instructor for solutions by sending an email to thmteach2web@gmail.com requesting a reason inshaAllah.


FTSOnline Homeschool Assistance (closed/private)

Advanced Islamic Studies & Hifdh (open/private)

The Reading Room (open/private)

ESL and Enhanced Academics or GED (closed/private)

Various Courses (open or closed/private)

We do not offer public classrooms on the wiziq platform alhamdulillah

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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Art Project Assignment: Hajj Presentation due September 25, 2014

Students are to make a timeline out of poster board. The timeline should display the dates or days of hajj, a picture for each day, and a short paragraph about the rites that are necessary on that day. You must demonstrate tawaf, sai, jamrah, and the importance of the day of Eid Al-Adha. You can show pictures of the Kabah, the tents at Mina, the Pillars of the Jamarah, a Mount Arafat, the well of ZamZam, the Prophet’s Mosque, or any combination of these. 

Other options for additional points: 

Create a game board for each day of Hajj (Call it Rites of Hajj)

Make passports for you and 1 traveler to accompany you (Mahrem)

Find an actual flier for Hajj this year and include it with your poster

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Great News Ya Muslimaat

Hidfh Class for Juz Amma (Free)

Every Saturday Morning from 8:30 am - 9:20 am 

has been added to the Islamic Studies Program for FTSOnline Students

taught by Umm Omar Khadijah 


The Reading Room will open September 7th inshaAllah

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2089600-thm-reading-room-rm-1

Tweens and Teens Reading

Monday is Library Day from 9 am - 12 noon

Bring your bookbags, notebooks, and pencils with you!

Work Quietly while in the Library!

 
Students not able to meet at the library can hangout with us in Google Hangout for the day to complete their classwork and assignments inshaAllah

Donate

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Ya Muslimoon, your donations are needed to help us obtain the interactive smart-board to assist students at InHouseGA, FTSOnline, After school homework assistance and in general for academics and Islamic studies. Your assistance means a lot. We need to raise $689 to purchased the board and walhamdulillah shipping is free. 

Make your donations to admin@thmteach.org through Paypal inshaAllah

May Allah increase your rewards and allow you and your families a wonderful and blessed homeschool year aameen

Donate today! Just $5, $10, or more will go a long way akhawaat. BarakAllahu Feekum

Remembering those who have gone before us...


 truly we want to remember our beloved sisters and brothers, May Allah allow them to enter the gates of Jannah, may Allah forgive us and them for all that they may have committed from sins, make their graves spacious and full of light, may they be given the scent of paradise during the waiting period aameen. Make dua for them inshaAllah

  • Dr. Saleh As Saleh (rahimahullah)
  • Vivian Noisette (Truly, she is missed) d2008/Shawwal
  • Ukhti Aisha Flowers (Ukhti Fi Eeman)
  • Abu Uwais (rahimahullah)
  • and of course all of the Ulema and believers who have gone before us

Barakallahu Feekunna

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

A minimum amount of students will be able to enroll for courses during this homeschool year of 2014 - 2015. Previous students considered first. Applications are being accepted for Part-Time instruction ONLY. (5 spots open). This means 3 hours per day, 5 days per week. 
READ http://www.thmsadaqagroup.org/ftsonline.htm class page for details or www.inhousega.webs.com/
Send Questions: thmteach2web@gmail.com  or  inhousega@gmail.com

Homework Helpers Online

Homework Helpers Online

Alhamdulillah it is that time of the year again (after the first 3 weeks of school) 
when students are evaluated for whatever assistance they may need for homework helpers inshaAllah.

If you are a middle school student who is in need of after school homework assistance
 you can pay ($5) a month to get online help.

Homework Helpers Online is every Sunday from 10 am - 12 pm EDT

All students welcome (Muslimah Only)

Pay Here

http://www.thmsadaqagroup.org/apps/webstore/products/show/5181857

Send your name & email address for the wiziq account to thmteach2web@gmail.com

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh
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What is a student portfolio?

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Alhamdulillah, students who have been enrolled at THM Sadaqa Group over the last semester, for the past two semesters or for the year entirely can expect to receive a 6-week assessment in the next week to update you on your progress for Academics and Islamic Studies. The assesment will include recommendations in current studies for advancement or for improvement inshaAllah. Lastly, you will be given a suggestive attendance report for students who have been lacking regular attendance. May Allah grant you all continued success in your studies aameen.

What is a student portfolio?

A portfolio is an organized collection of a student's work samples. The portfolio may be confined to one particular subject area, such as handwriting, spelling, reading and grammar (usage). A portfolio is a tool for evaluation, reflection, and learning inshaAllah.

What is the purpose of a student portfolio?

There may be several objectives for using a portfolio, such as teacher-student-parent conferences, teacher assessment, and student-self assessment. When a portfolio is used for assessment purposes, conferencing plays a major role.

Who selects the papers used for the portfolio?

Both the educator and the student are involved in the selection of papers for the portfolio. The determination is based primarily upon the purpose of the portfolio and the specific entries inshaAllah.

When are the papers chosen for the portfolio?

Papers for the portfolio are chosen on a regular basis and should include both process and product samples (drafts and published papers). It is important to include enough samples of a students work to show progress over a predetermined period of time.

The handwriting portfolio should include a weekly sample of handwriting practice, functional or applied writing, and published creative writing using the writing process. If the date and an anecdotal note are entered on each paper, three weekly papers will provide sufficient samples to make an objective evaluation of the studen't progress inshaAllah.

Who is responsible for keeping the portfolio?

THM Sadaqa Group, offers parents assistance with this process by providing continual 6-week or semester reports. If the portfolio is to become the major assessment tool for online college enrollment, it is imperative that it is kept in a safe and secure location, such as a filing cabinet or a desk drawer.

Some educators allow students to have easy access to the portfolios. While, others prefer that their use be supervised. Whichever method you decide to use, it is strongly recommended that students be allowed to review their folders at least once a week to monitor their progress and growth inshaAllah.

When are conferencing appointments scheduled?

During the week prior to the 6-week assessment and 1 week prior to the end-of-semester report students and parent will be given a scheduled appointment for conferencing (usually evening appointments, or weekends excluding Friday). If you miss an arranged appointment it will not be rescheduled unless there is an additional last minute cancellation (this is not advised).

Any additional questions about this process can be forwarded tot he administration or the current instructor. Barakallahu Feekum wa Jazakillahu Khayrun.

Wa`alaykumus Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Very important clarification with statements of the scholars, regarding the issue of tazkiyyah.

Assalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullaah:
Here is a very important clarification with statements of the scholars, regarding the issue of tazkiyyah.
http://taalib.com/sites/blog/regarding-the-requirement-of-tazkiyyah-to-teach-islamic-subjects/
Please share this link with those whom you know.
Baarak Allaahu feekum

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/944331-the-correct-beliefs-by-sh-barjas-class-1



(Course source books may vary)

(Free) Aqeedah & Manhaaj Course 1

 Introduction from the Instructor (Brother Haneef Bashir) given in the first class.

This book BarakAllahu Feekum is a favorite walhamdulillah. The Correct Belief (Creed) by Shaykh Abdul Salaam bin Burjiss bin Kareem (rahimahullah). The young Shaykh died in 1387H in Riyaadh. May Allah shower him with His mercy aameen. 

Recordings Only

No books required, but a good listening ear with a pen and notebook is a must for any serious student barakAllahu feek. For additional benefits visit understand-islam.net to listen to the completed serious from Dr. Saleh as Saleh (rahimahullah) on The Correct Creed from the same text inshaAllah. Share your benefits with others. http://understand-islam.net/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=46

A Benefit You Don't Want to Miss Ya Akhwaan...

Save yourselves and your families from the Hellfire

Take responsibility for educating your children...

O you who believe! Save yourselves and your families from the Hellfire.” [Sooratut-Tahreem 66:6]

Mothers, fathers, teachers, and the society as a whole, will all be accountable in front of Allaah about the tarbiyyah (education and upbringing) of this generation. If its tarbiyah is good, then there will be happiness - both in this world and the Hereafter. If it is not, then there will be misery, and it will be a rope around your necks - since there occurs in the hadeeth: “Each of you is a shepherd, and each of you will be questioned about those who you are responsible for.” [1]

But - O teachers - rejoice in the saying of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), who said: “By Allaah! That Allaah guides through you even a single person, is better for you than the most precious of camels.” [2] And - O parents - rejoice in the authentic hadeeth: “When a person dies, his actions ore terminated except for three; a recurring charity, or knowledge that he leaves which is benefited from, or a pious offspring who supplicates for him.” [3]

So you must first of all reform yourselves, since good results from the good that you do, and bad results from the bad that you do. So good conduct from teachers and parents in front of the children is the best form of education and upbringing for them.” [4]

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Islam4kids.org

Islam4kids.org

It is most important that our children understand Who Allah is, What his rights are, Why they Worship him, and that they know we do not worship anything other than Allah alone... Please do at least one daily lesson with your child and review it for clear understanding, inshaAllah.

Islam4kids

Is it permissible for little girls to play with baby dolls?

Question: Is it permissible for little girls to play with baby dolls? Some parents say that these are images or could be used as idols. This is what is commonly mentioned in America in relation to these types of toys such as the Barbie dolls, and here in Saudi Arabia they have what is called the Fula dolls which could probably be better because she is a Muslim, she has a khimaar, a jilbaab and everything else. However, the point is that some parents remove the head from the doll and then give it to the child, making it undesirable for the child to play with as the child doesn’t want to play with a doll without a head. Is this type of doll to be looked at as an idol or an image or something that is impermissible for the children to play with?

Answer: If this toy or doll is the type of doll which is magnified or glorified like ‘China dolls’ or dolls which the child is not allowed to touch – perhaps it is made from wood or glass or it is placed in a particular box or something like that, then this is something that is prohibited. This is what is prohibited.

As for the baby doll that is in the form of a girl or a boy or like this, and it is something that the child plays with and which the child throws around; something that you may find lying on the ground and the child picks it up and plays with it; then there is nothing wrong with this. `A’ishah ÑÖí Çááå ÚäåÇ had a toy horse with two wings which she used to play with; the Prophet Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÓáã acknowledged this and he never stopped her from playing with it. This is not the type of image/form which is prohibited in Islaam. The image/form that is prohibited is the one that is magnified or glorified and the one that no one should touch or play with. It may be in the form of a man or woman or like this. As for the toy that the child plays with, there is nothing wrong with it; it is not haraam because it is for children.

The Shaykh ÍÝÙå Çááå added to this, that the legislation of Islaam has prohibited taking dogs as pets and has prohibited pigs from being eaten or taken as pets as it is itself something that is najis (impure). Due to this, it is not permissible to play with toys in the image/form of a pig, a dog or anything that the legislation of Islaam has prohibited. This is not appropriate. However, if it is in the form of a lion, a camel or any animal which Islaam has not prohibited then this is okay.
by Shaykh Wasiullaah 'Abbaas ÍÝÙå Çááå
Delivered on January 30th, 2007
Transcribed-Lectures-By-Date/2007-01-30-As-Seerah-an-Nabawiyyah-by-Shaykh-Wasiullaah-Abbaas

Student Loans

Question: In the US, we have a student loan in which the government pays the interest while the student is in school, and after the student finishes school, he will have to pay the principal plus interest. But if the student pays the loan back while in school, he will not have to pay the interest. Is it permissible to sign a contract for this type of loan if the student anticipates that he will pay off the entire amount before he graduates ?

Answer: Regarding this issue we want to look at it from a couple angles. The first is that we want to distinguish between the one who has accepted Islaam and this is his condition and the one who was already a Muslim when involving himself in this transaction.

As it relates to the one who has accepted Islaam, he is not accountable for these types of transactions in the Sight of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى as the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم accepted money from the people acquired before Islaam then it stays in his possession as he had no knowledge of the Islaamic rulings before he accepted Islaam, and likewise, Islaam ereases/demolishes anything that came before it from sins.

[2] Some of the Sahaaba accepted Islaam and they (previously) used to trade in alcohol products, gambling and these types of things and it has not been reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم told them to give back any of that money or to leave it off. This is except for interest i.e. if he is one that someone owes interest to then he has to give up the right to interest because at this point he has become a Muslim and he cannot accept interest from anyone. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم as is mentioned, extinguished the interest of al-Abbas i.e. he could not accept any of the interest owed to him after he accepted Islaam, but it didn't have anything to do with the interest that was given to him begore Islaam.

As for the Muslim, it is not permissible for him to involve himself in the type of transaction mentioned in the question, and that is because in Islaam the end does not justify the means. All transactions that involve interest are not permissible in Islaam. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم cursed the one who takes Riba (Interest) and the one who gives Riba and the one who is a witness to Riba...[3] to the end of the hadith. Even if this individual does not have the ability to study because he cannot afford it if he does not get involved in this type of transaction, then this doen not make it permissible and he still cannot utilize this type of transaction as the end does not justify the means.


Answered by: Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee حفظه الله

Title of Lecture: General Questions & Answer Session

Date of the Lecture: March 11th, 2006

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Excerpt from: Life of the Messenger salAllaahu 3alayhi wasalaam
By: Imaam Aboo Zakaariyyah Yahyaa bin Sharaf an-Nawaawee ad-Dimaashqee [rahimahullaah]
Pages 42-49

The mannerisms of the Prophet salAllaahu 3alayhi wasalaam

He salAllaahu 3alayhi wasalaam was the most generous of people and he was never so generous as he was in the month of Ramadhaan. He had the best morals and manners and the best physical constitution. His hands were the softest of hands, he was the most pleasant smelling of them and the most intelligent and perspicuous of them. He was the best of them with regards to companionship and good nature, the most courageous of them and the o­ne who had the most knowledge of Allaah subhannahu wa ta3alaa. He had the most fear of Allaah ta3alaa, he never became angry for personal motives and neither did he take revenge for personal motives. He o­nly became angry when the sacred laws of Allaah, the Mighty and Magnificent, were violated and nothing would appease his anger until the truth was aided. When he became angry he would turn aside or avert his face.

His manners were the Qu’raan and he was the most humble of people. He would fulfill the needs and requirements of his family and lower his wing in mercy to the weak. He was never asked for anything to which his reply would be in the negative. He was the most forbearing of people, and had a greater sense of modesty and shame than a virgin secluded in her private room. He viewed the near and the far, the strong and the weak all the same.

He never criticized food, if he desired it, he ate it and if not he left it. He would not eat while reclining and neither upon an eating table. He would eat what was easy and readily available. He used to love sweets and honey, gourd used to please him.

He salAllaahu 3alayhi wasalaam said:

“ What an excellent condiment is vinegar”

[Muslim- no. 2051]

“ The superiority of ‘Aaishah over all women is like the superiority of ath-Thaarid (a mixture of bread, meat and broth) over all food”

[al-Bukhaaree – no.’s 3770, 549, 5428]

His favourite part of the sheep was the shoulder.

Abee Hurayraah radiyaAllaahu 3anhu said:

“ The Messenger of Allaah salAllaahu 3alayhi wasalaam left the world without ever eating his fill of barley bread”

[al-Bukhaaree- no.’s 3770, 5419,5428 and Muslim {no.2426}]

A month or two would go by without a fire being lit in any of his houses.

He used to partake of gifts but would not touch that which was given in charity. He would reward a gift with a gift. He would fix his own sandals and sow his own clothes. He would visit the sick and accept the invitation of the rich, poor, noble and lowly like, he would never look down contemptuously upon anyone.

Sometimes, he would sit with his knees drawn to his chest, holding his shins with his hands, sometimes cross-legged and sometimes reclining. Most of the times he would sit in the first posture. He would eat with three of his fingers and would lick them [clean]. He would drink water in three sips, taking a breath between each outside of the vessel that contained the water.

He would speak in comprehensive and concise words, he would repeat his words three times so that they be understood clearly. His words were clear and understandable to all who heard him and he would not speak unless there was a need to do so.

He would not stand or sit except that he made dhikr of Allaah, the Exalted. He rode a horse, camel, donkey and mule, sometimes having Mu’aadh sit behind him o­n a camel and o­n a donkey, he would not allow anyone to walk behind him.

He would tie a rock firmly o­n his stomach out of hunger and he and his family would lie down to sleep while still hungry. His bed was made of leather skin, being filled with palm-fibres. He would seldom partake of the delight and pastime of the world, even when he did, taking o­nly a little. Allaah, the Exalted, had given him the keys to the treasures of the whole world, but he refused to accept them, preferring the Hereafter instead.

He would frequently and consistently perform the dhikhr of Allaah, constantly would be in a state of contemplation. Most of the times his laugh would consist of a smile and sometimes he would laugh such that his molar teeth showed. He loves scents and hated distasteful smells. He joked, but would not say ought but the truth. He would accept the excuses presented to him by people and he was as Allaah, the Exalted, described him:

“ Indeed, there has come to you a Messenger from amongst yourselves, grievous to him is what you suffer. He is deeply concerned about you and kind and merciful to the believers”

[at-Tawbaah, 9:128]

“ Pray for them, indeed your prayers bring about relief for them”

[at-Tawbaah, 9:103]

His censuring would consist of his alluding and hinting at something or someone, [for example]:

“ What is the matter with people that they set conditions that are not in the Book of Allaah, the Exalted”

[al-Bukhaaree- no.’s 2155, 2563 and Muslim- no. 1504]

and the likes.

He would command with gentleness and he would encourage gentleness while prohibiting rudeness and harshness. He would encourage forgiveness, clemency and all virtuous morals and manners.

He loved starting with his right side when cleaning, putting his shoes o­n, combing his hair and indeed in all of his affairs. His left hand was reserved for cleaning himself after having relieved himself and for whatsoever was deemed offensive. When he slept or lay down, he would lie down o­n his right side, facing the Qiblaah.

His gatherings would be conducted with forbearance and modesty, conducted with integrity and honesty, and were places of patience and tranquility. No voice was raised therein, women were not needlessly discussed, rather matters inducing taqwaa were discussed and those present would be humble, giving due respect to the elders, showing mercy to the young, giving precedence to the needs of the needy and protecting the stranger. Hence they would leave having been guided to and guiding to the good.

He would bring his Companions together in unity, he would honour the head of every nation and enjoin him to govern their affairs. He would ask after his Companions. He was not o­ne who spoke indecently or promoted indecent speech and action. He would not recompense an evil with an evil, rather he would forgive and overlook. He never struck a servant or woman, indeed he never struck anything except when he was fighting in the Way of Allaah, the Exalted.

He was never given a choice between two matters except that he would choose the easier matter as long as it did not involve any sin.

The evidences for all that I have mentioned are famous and can be found in the Saheeh. Allaah, the Glorious and Exalted, combined in him perfect manners and beautiful habits and temperament. He granted him the knowledge of the previous and later people [1] and that, which contains victory and success. This despite the fact that he was illiterate, not being able to read or write, having no human teacher. Allaah granted him what He had not granted any of the creation and chose him above all the first and later people. Abundant peace and blessings be upon him perpetually until the Day of Judgment.

It is established in the Saheeh from Anas ibn Maalik radiyAllaahu 3anhu who said:

“ I have not touched silk brocade or silk that was finer to touch than the hands of the Messenger of Allaah salAllaahu 3alayhi wasalaam. I have not smelt anything that was more pleasant than the smell of the Messenger of Allaah salAllaahu 3alayhi wasalaam. I served the Messenger of Allaah salAllaahu 3alayhi wasalaam for ten years and he never o­nce said to me, “uff”, neither did he ever say to something that I did, “ why did you do it” or to something that I did not do, “ have you not done such and such”?

[al-Bukhaaree, no. 3561 and Muslim, no. 2309]
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FOOTNOTES

[1] There is some generality in this sentence (that requires explanation). The meaning of the author, ‘ He granted him the knowledge of the previous and later people’ ie. knowledge of the unseen that Allaah conferred upon him. Allaah, the Exalted says:

“ [He is ] the Knower of the unseen and He does not disclose His [knowledge of the] unseen to anyone, except whom He has approved of messengers..”

[al-Jinn, 72:26-27]

As for that which Allaah did not confer upon him, then in this portion he is like the remainder of mankind,

“ Say: I do not tell you that I have depositories [containing the provision] of Allaah, nor that I know the unseen, nor do I tell you that I am an Angel. I o­nly follow what is revealed to me…”

[Al-An’aam, 6:50]

The correct statement to say is:

“ He has taught you that which you did not know”

[an-Nooh, 4:113]

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