2020 October 4 – FH – female age 13 – Class Notes
I was very late for today’s class but I still made it when I got there, I saw everyone outside sitting on chairs. I was a little nervous about how the teacher is going to react to me being late, he didn’t even say a thing. After saying “Assalamu Alaikum” I was trying to find a seet when one of the moms got up to give me hers. I said “ thank you” and grabbed my seat. For Today’s class I did the Arabic of the manzil book perfectly. The teacher then started talking about essays and how short my essay is. Honestly I have no idea why I write short essays but I got to work on making them longer. Then the teachers separated the level 1 and level 2 and told us (level2) to go get the green qurans and find a verse about making the world a better place for everyone It took me sometime to realize that If I look at the index it will help the, I think that the Aya was “Then do you wonder that there has come to you a reminder from your Lord through a man from among you, that he may warn you? And remember when He made you successors after the people of Noah and increased you in stature extensively. So remember the favors of Allah that you might succeed. And remember when He made you successors after the ‘Aad and settled you in the land, [and] you take for yourselves palaces from its plains and carve from the mountains, homes. Then remember the favors of Allah and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption. Then We made you successors in the land after them so that We may observe how you will do. And they denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship and made them successors, and We drowned those who denied Our signs. Then see how the end of those who were warned. Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil and makes you inheritors of the earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Little do you remember. It is He who has made you successors upon the earth. And whoever disbelieves – upon him will be [the consequence of] his disbelief. And the disbelief of the disbelievers does not increase them in the sight of their Lord except in hatred; and the disbelief of the disbelievers does not increase them except in loss. [We said], “O David, indeed We have made you a successor upon the earth, so judge between the people in truth and do not follow [your own] desire, as it will lead you astray from the way of Allah.” Indeed, those who go astray from the way of Allah will have a severe punishment for having forgotten the Day of Account.” I am not really sure if this is the right one but I just went back to the Quran and this is what I found. This basically just means a khalifa or a name or title which means “successor”, “ruler” or “leader”. And also to be a reason this world is a better place for all of the people not just Muslims also Non-Muslims.
We also looked for the 10 commandments of Islam and they are:
- That you associate nothing with God
- Doing good to parents
- That you slay not your children because of penury
- You come not near adultery whether opened or cancelled
- You kill not the living person, which god did forbid say by right
- Not approaching the wealth of the orphan but only in fairer till he reaches maturity
- Give full weight and full measure with justice
- When you people pronounce a witness then be just, even though he is a kinsman
- Fulfill the covenant of god
- Therefore do you follow it
These are the 10 commandments of islam that we talked about in class we disccussed then and we said that almost every religion has the same commedment but in each religion it differs in some details, and understanding.
For next class I will try my very best to be ready and I have to review the level1 concepts. I do state this every time but I procrastinate but this time I promise you I won’t.