‘Umar ibn Al Khattaab


Continuing with the Khulafaa` series that I had started on. Now we have started ‘Umar’s time. This is the book I am following for ‘Umar:

Umar ibn al-Khattab: His Life and Times - Set of 2 books (Islamic ...

This one is a 2 volume series. The first 4 sections of Notes and PowerPoints I covered are from Volume 1. Go to the Kids tab —- then to History of the Khulafaa` for all the files.

‘Umar’s notes and PowerPoints have more citations (page numbers for references or links for hadith) because I actually knew I would be sharing them when I was making them 🙂 Check out the “notes” for the PPTS when teaching to know which pages the stories are from. Hopefully, easier to follow. Also, I included Answers files for the notes.

Everything is up for free, but I would appreciate a du’a for my family if you find any benefit ❤

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History of the Khulafaa` / Caliphs


Alhamdulillah I got lots of downtime in quarantine and I was able to work on Islamic History for my kids. We have beaten seerah to death, so it was high time we moved on to the khulafaa`.

Our history is based on this book series:

Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq: His Life and Times: Ali M. Sallabi ...

The book is by Dr. Sallabi and is translated by multiple publishers. The page numbers I reference (in the PowerPoints and pdfs) are from the Dar us Salaam publisher, which I can’t seem to find anywhere online…

Here’s how I taught the kids:

I read the book first (multiple times) and made PowerPoints and then taught the kids halaqa/class style.

Please note that I use loads of memes in the PowerPoints; it keeps the kids’ attention and they find it hilarious. I use words like “moron” and “idiots”, but they are in reference to apostates, liars and enemies of Islam. You have been warned 😀 You can easily hit the delete button and edit out those words. The questionable language is only in the PowerPoints, not the notes.

Look at the “notes” at the bottom of each PowerPoint; I reference a lot of page numbers to help you find the stories in the book (if you’re lazy and don’t read the book cover to cover).

After I made the PowerPoints and started teaching the kids daily, I realized it would be good for the older ones to take notes as they follow along. So, for Ibraheem (who hates note taking) I made these pdfs. He has yet to show interest in doing them, but I hope some other child does 🙂

Notes Cover – Abu Bakr

1 Intro and Death of RasulAllah – “Notes” pdf

Intro and RasulAllah’s Death PPT – PowerPoint

Index of the rest here.

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The Last Three

As salaamu ‘alaykum,

If you have stuck with me till the end, then may Allah reward your patience 😀 I apologize for how sporadic my posting was. I had suspected it would be, which is why I hesitated to share at all. My husband told me to go ahead and do it anyway; it doesn’t make sense to not start something good because you’re afraid of failure!

Anyway. Here are the last three stories. I know I am stopping at #28, but I write them on a daily basis and know that I will not have time to look up more stories over the next two days.

#26 Ibrahim and Namrud

#27 “The Lord of Umar Sees Us”

#28 Legs Like Uhud

If anyone was wondering where I got the stories from, they were from multiple books, including: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Gems and Jewels (published by Dar us Salam), a book full of Hadith Qudsi, A Treasury of Muslim Literature, and the stories of the women who took down Pharoah were actually from a talk I heard from Nouman Ali Khan. I am human and I’m sure I made mistakes (not just grammatical ones); if you happen to catch them, I appreciate you pointing them out 🙂

May Allah accept from all of us this Ramadan! Please try to carry on the good habits you may have started in Ramadan and pray for me that I may too!

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Ramadan Story #24 and #25

#24 Don’t Be Quick to Judge

#25 Then What Will Happen?

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Stories #22 & 23

Bismillah. Apologies. Sick kiddies…

#22 You Came Early

#23 The Power of Good Company

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Ramadan Story #21

The odd nights began yesterday! May Allah accept from all of us.

Today’s hadith is from a short Hadith Qudsi. #21 One Wish


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Ramadan Story #20

Finally caught up! 🙂

#20 The Most Just

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Ramadan Story #19

#19 The Great Grandfather of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

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Ramadan Story #17 & #18


Here’s the story for Aasiya – A Perfect Woman

And story #18 I Preferred the Dog to Myself

#18 is about generosity. So it would be a good idea to encourage the kids to think of a practical way they can be generous with something they love 🙂 Whether it’s giving a toy they love to a sibling or giving some saved money for someone who needs it more.

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Ramadan Story #16

I know we had been doing a series on the women in Musa’s life, but it won’t be completed today. Today’s story is also from Musa’s time, but fast forward to when he is a Prophet

It is called The Power of Tawbah

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