Teaching our children to begin with the Basmalah

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh ya Muslimaat,

Alhamdulillah, it is our normal practice to teach the children before utilizing any page in their notebooks to begin by writing the Basmalah. It is included with their title at the start of each assignment inshaAllah. 

They are taught that it is necessary for them to remember to begin every action with the intention to please Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. In hopes that you will be rewarded from Allah for doing so. This will then become an act of worship for Allah alone and not for the purpose of pleasing your teacher or parents inshaAllah.

Last year our kindergarten class and all other students as well learned to write the Basmalah using transliteration due to their academic study of the English alphabet. They were encouraged daily to write Bismillah at least three to five times until they learned to write it on their own. Alhamdulillah, Allah granted them all success.

Now, moving forward inshaAllah the students will begin writing the Basmalah in the Arabic language using a similar process of repetitive work daily. 

With this comes a more detailed explanation for al-Asma-was-Sifaat (the beautiful names and attributes of Allah) 7:180 and continued comprehension exercises throughout the summer school program in preparation for the next homeschool term beginning in August 2017 bi’ithnillah

*Note for teachers – alhamdulillah when you give the dars for the Basmalah a wonderful source of guidance can be found by using al-Waajibat compiled by Umm Mujaahid Khadijah bint Lacina (may Allah preserve her upon good aameen)

Lesson 2, pg.44