4 Ideas for A Deen-Focused Back-To-SchoolSeptember 12, 2023 2023-09-12 20:04
4 Ideas for A Deen-Focused Back-To-School
Here’s to another school year!!! Back-to-school usually means back to a more structured routine, extra-curricular activities and filled-to-top schedules. But it’s also easy to get lost in all this back-to-school commotion and lose track of the good habits we built over the summer when it comes to Islamic-oriented activities. Here are a few ideas for deen-centered activities this fall, to make the most of the back-to-school productivity boost!
Enjoy our FREE Arabic activities
Getting your child to learn Arabic can feel daunting, especially if you do not speak the language yourself (although sometimes it’s even more challenging for native speakers!), but there are many simple ways for your whole family to learn together and make it a fun, bonding time insha’Allah without taking too much of your limited time. We have plenty of Arabic activities that you can download for free from our blog, from activity books to word puzzles to nature scavenger hunts and more! And we will be adding more throughout the fall insha’Allah! Head over now to studioarabiya.com/blog/free-arabic-downloads and find what you need!
Build a daily habit of Quran reading as a family
It doesn’t need to be long. Remember that it’s better to do something small but consistently rather than something big rarely. It could be just 30 or 15 minutes a day, but make sure that it is on everyone’s schedule and that everyone will be available at that time. You can then decide, as a family, what you want this special time to look like: it can be sitting in a circle and taking turns to recite – each at their own pace, everyone in their room reading or reciting on their own.
Can’t find a time that works for everyone everyday? That’s okay! We get it, just make sure to check in with everyone and give them friendly reminders. Perhaps over the weekend you can find a bit of time to make this happen insha’Allah.
Get involved with the local mosque
Mosques usually have plenty of opportunities for people of all ages to get involved by volunteering, especially for teens. It could be helping move furniture around, assisting with the food pantry, or giving some time to their outreach activities. If there are no Islamic institutions around you, try to find a local nonprofit that carries a cause in line with our Islamic values and principles, such as a refugee center, an environmental organization or a soup kitchen. This can be a great opportunity for bonding time with your child, especially teenagers, and for modeling community engagement to them.
Think about fall classes
Have you been thinking about enrolling your child in an Arabic, Quran and/or Islamic Studies class this fall, but are worried about the extra work load on top of their homeschool schedule or school work? Our online classes will be perfect for them insha’Allah! We even have a NEW Online Islamic K-12 Program that starts on September 18 insha’Allah. And how about enrolling yourself in a class? Our one-on-one classes are available 24/7, and you can change your schedule as many times as you need insha’Allah.
Learn more and enroll:
- Online Islamic K-12 School: studioarabiya.com/cc/online-islamic-school-k12
- One-on-one classes: studioarabiya.com/cc/all-courses
May Allah SWT grant you and your family an easy, blessed and successful back-to-school time, ameen!
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