10 Nov 2023

Peaceful Protest

 Quran Verse:
Wa ya'muroona bil ma'roofi wa yanhawna 'anil munkar
Encourage what is right and forbid what is wrong 3:104

Activity: Protest March
A protest march is a peaceful way to make your voice heard and seen for causes that you stand for. It is important to take part as the Quran teaches us that we must encourage what is good and forbid what is wrong.

Activity: Make a Protest Poster
Holding a sign during a protest march is a free tool that helps your voice be heard. Make a sign to say what you care about and put a positive message out into the world! Choose a slogan that delivers your message well. Remember it has to be a short, bold sentence to fit onto your card. Design your poster in an eye catching manner.

If you go to a protest march about Palestine, you will often here the chant 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.' Its a statement that demands that Palestinians are given rights and freedom wherever they live within the land covering the whole area between the river Jordan on one side to the Mediterranean Sea on the other.


Remembrance Day

Every year in the UK, the country comes together for Remembrance Day to mark the actual day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. 
"Lest we forget" is a phrase commonly used in war remembrance services to remind us not to forget the sacrificies people made during the war. 

Every Muharram we hear about the tragedy of Karbala that happened 1400 years ago. It reminds us of the values Imam Husayn stood for and the sacrifices he and his family made. True remembrance is to make sure we learn from history and act in the right way that the Quran and Ahlulbayt have taught us so that our actions bring peace to those around us.

Did you know that at least 2.5 million Muslim soldiers and labourers from all over the world fought with the British Armed Forces during both World Wars.12,000 Palestinians were also made to be part of the British army during the second world war to increase the numbers and strength.
Nowadays, people remember those who were lost in the war by wearing a red poppy which was inspired by the fields of poppies that grew where many of the battles were fought. The 'Anemone coronaria' poppy variety grows in abundance in the fields of Palestine during the spring months. The poppy is 
the official and national flower of Palestine. It also has all three colours of the Palestinian flag and the image is widely used as a symbol to free Palestine of occupation.


18 Oct 2023

Palestine Map Collage

Learning Objective:
- To learn about Palestine and understand why it's important
- To create a visual reminder to keep the Ummah in our prayers

Qur'an Verseu’diluw , Be Just And Act Fairly (5:8)

Oppression is when someone uses their power or authority to treat others in a way that is unfair. This could be denying them their rights, freedoms, and dignity. Islam teaches us to stand up against injustice when you see it.

The Holy Prophet (S) has said "Whoever among you sees evil, let him change it with his hand. If he cannot do so, then with his tongue. If he cannot do so, then with his heart."

Activity: Palestine Map Collage

1. Use the images to introduce and talk about Palestinian culture and the history of the land
2. Cut, stick and collage the images over the card printed map of Palestine 
3. Cut out the map following the outline on reverse.
3. Paste the map onto coloured card or painted canvas. 
4. Display prominently and use as a visual reminder to always keep the Palestinian people in our prayers and to do whatever we can to always stand up for injustice.



2 Oct 2023

Quran Page A Day


Quran Verse:
Inna haadhal Quraana yahdee lillatee hiya aqwam
Indeed this Qur’an guides to that which is most upright 17:9

Learning Objective:
- A project for older teens to start building a personal relationship with the Quran
- To read the Quran in English to gain a familiarity with it's contents
- To build a regular and daily habit of engaging with the Quran

It takes less than five minutes to read a page of the Quran! Dedicate a part of your day, everyday to learn about the Quran, the most important and essential manual from our Creator filled with guidance on how to live a successful life. 

Activity: Quran Page a Day
Read a single page of the Quran in English and rewrite the key points in your own words as a way to process your understanding. At this stage you are not using any external sources of reference or explanations. Mark any questions that arise, highlight verses that stand out for you and journal your thoughts. 

A fantastic free to listen resource presenting a lesson from each page of the Holy Quran, aiding understanding with context and practical implementation. An inspiring programme to start your own journey, using the Quran as a guide to tab and find one lesson per page.

Each page contains, the Arabic Uthmani text, English translation by Ali Quli Qara’i and half a page blank space for your own reflection and study notes.

Displays the Quran page exactly as displayed in an Uthmani 15 line Arabic mushaf with access to audio and verse by verse explanation from An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an.

Quran Journalling Resources: Ideas to aid your Quran journey

Monthly Challenge Ideas:
  • 30 Day Habit Tracker: Start off the project by tracking your reading to ensure the building of a good strong habit.
  • Lesson Per Page: Write one lesson/takeaway for each page and tab your learnings. 
  • Listen to the recitation: The Quran was an audible miracle. Listening holds spiritual impact and there is benefit that its sound and vibrations hold. (The Quran Hadi app makes it easy to select one page to listen)
  • Reflection Prompts: My Qur'an Study Journal by SBTC has reflection prompts for each day
  • Quranic Truths: Highlight and compile verses that you can hold onto to strengthen your faith
  • Memorisation: Choose short phrases to memorise
  • Quranic Themes: Use coloured tabs/highlighters to mark Quranic duas, verses addressed to belivers, stories, Names of Allah etc. 
  • Quranic Reflections: Dive a little deeper by reading more about one of the verses on the page using the archived weekly reflections by Academy of Learning Islam.

16 Aug 2023

Pictorial Quran Surah Tabs


Activity: Pictorial Quran Surah Tabs
To index the surahs in the Quran for easy reference and to aid learning of the surah names and numbers using visual images that illustrate the chapter titles. has created beautifully illustrated Quran tabs and offers them as a free PDF download which can be sized to your preference. 

By printing the document at 50% original size or 2 per page directly onto A4 sticker paper/labels, will allow you to easily cut and stick each image directly onto the end of small coloured sticky flag tabs.

Larger size images can be printed onto white card to hold its weight and glue in accordingly. 

Note: If your Quran opens to the right like the one translated by M H Shakir, then you will need to reverse your tab printing settings to right-left

Download PDF Quran Tab Images by

Place the sticky half of the index tab onto the Quran page and place the pictorial image tab sticker onto the other half of the index strip (45x12mm) so that it protrudes when closed.

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