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Author of Resource: Sis. Salma
Institute: Safar Academy
Resource Type: Lesson Related Activity
3rd Party Credits: google images
Subject: Islamic StudiesTextbook 4Week 11 – Najasah
When should I use the activity in my Islamic Studies Class? Main Activity in class
Time Resource will take: 1 hour 15 minutes
What equipment or Preparation do I need for the activity?

– Research pack (Attached)
– Post-it-notes to sign post the stations
– Plastic wallets to contain the najasah
– Najasah drawn on pieces of old clothes (7 – vomit, blood, dog saliva, pig, alcohol, blood, excrement)
– 7 cut outs of a 2 pence coin – laminated (you may also use real ones if available) to insert into each plastic wallet

Describe the Resource:

Students have to complete their research pack. All tasks are self explanatory in the pack. Teachers must make sure they are animated and motivating when introducing this lesson.

The main objective of this task is for students to independently research their topic and write about it with the resources provided by the class teacher. It is also to strengthen class bonds and encourage independent thoughts and discussion.

Use Islamic Studies textbook for guidance.

Activity explained:

1.) They must first find the definitions of Najasah. These will be hidden on post-it-notes around the class.

2.) There will be 7 stations of the different impurities. I decided to draw those onto real cloth and cut it out as shapes of clothes – to make it realistic. It also allows children to use other senses, such as touch.

3.) Each group starts at a different station. They should be clearly sign posted. You can use post-it-notes or card and stick it on the wall. They then take notes according to the packs. (Be sure to have no more than three students per group to minimise unrelated talking)

4.) As a class they then rotate in their groups, identifying each Najasah. Once they have completed this, you can use extra post-it-notes and write the correct najasah on the wall or near the plastic wallet. This can be a form of peer assessment.

5.) They must then measure each Najasah using the cut out of a 2pence coin. They have to measure it themselves with minimal help of the teacher. Ask thought provoking questions to make it more realistic to everyday najasah e.g. “can you explain to me why you can’t pray if you have this impurity on your trousers?”

6.) Once the groups have rotated again, they then come to a station where the teacher or volunteer acts out how to clean the najasah’s and they must take notes on this.

There are also extension questions inserted for those who finish tasks beforehand.

An extremely enjoyable lesson for the teacher and the students. Very interactive!

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