Academic Sources of Reading
Alhamdulillah, we encourage parents and students to read, and to read often. There are many sources that can be used to create the correct reading standards for our children inshaAllah.
For example: Look for books under “Nonfiction books for kids”
THM offers students the ability to read in a safe environment, while teaching them the use of technology and online print resources inshaAllah. This also provides the opportunity to answer questions about facts in accordance to Islamic teachings and guidelines. Students can be given monthly book reports to allow them to connect that information with Quran wa Sunnah and the path of the Companions.
Just recently, the girls completed a project on “Bees”,
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Their research involved the production of honey, and pesticides that harm the bee populations. This information is then connected to the speech of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) in Surah an-Nahl (The Bee) ayaat 68 – 69 “And your Lord inspired to the bee…”There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which is a healing for people. Indeed, in that is a sign for people who give thought.”
You may also teach the students to connect this information with a narration from Ahaadith with the following:
Narrated Ibn `Abbas:
(The Prophet (ﷺ) said), “Healing is in three things: A gulp of honey, cupping, and branding with fire (cauterizing).” But I forbid my followers to use (cauterization) branding with fire.”
Statement from Previous Scholars about honey:
Ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah) mentions that “organic honey is the best of all nutritive sweeteners.” Light-coloured honey which has had the minimum of processing and comes from mountainous or wooded areas is better than other types of honey. Honey contains detergent and tonic properties. Taking a spoonful of honey in the mornings helps dissolve phlegm, gently warms and strengthens the stomach and increases a person’s appetite. Drinks sweetened with sugar rather than with honey yield more harm than benefit. A cold drink of honey and water insha’Allah strengthens the body,preserves its youth, as well as refreshing the heart.
More benefits about honey: