Familiarising our children with the Holy Quran - Idea 3: Quranic Quiz Cards

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These Quiz cards are pretty awesome! With questions that are suitable for all ages (I was playing them with my 11 and 13 year old as well and we were stumped at some!), there is something for everyone…

It’s a fun way to check how many facts you know on the Quran and Quranic verses, and to learn more along the way!

For example:

How many surahs or chapters are named after the Prophets?

a) 6
b) 8
c) 10

Anyone willing to try?!

PART 2 - Play this balloon quiz with them!

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Check out this wonderful idea from Islam From The Start (www.facebook.com/islamfromthestart)! Visit the page for other great ideas on how to talk to your children about the Imam…

In case you don’t have Facebook, here is the short summary of the activity:

“The little one was very excited to wake up to a balloon banner across his room! He loves popping balloons so I filled each of the 12 with a question about Imam Mahdi (ATF) to help summarise our learning. Each bang brought down a shower of confetti and looking for the rolled up question paper among it became a game in itself! To add to the noise and mess, the correct answer was rewarded with a party popper.  

The little one enjoyed it so much, he asked to do it again, eagerly answering the questions once more and remembering the ones he hadn’t got first time around.

Its activities like this that remind me how important it is at this age to make learning fun. I can’t imagine that if I’d have done it straight from the book, he’d have asked to be asked again! Alhamdullilah :)” 

App 12 - Islamic Academy

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App No 12: Islamic Academy

So here is a high quality app with excellent graphics, exciting sound effects and smooth game play – and it combines many of the features that have been in the other apps, all in one!

Create up to 5 users, then enter the Academy, where you have the option to either answer quiz questions in many different modes – “Challenge” – answer x questions, “Speed” – answer as many as you can in the time allowed, and “Survivor” – answer until you get one wrong! The questions are randomised and constantly changing to keep you on your toes. (Again, please be aware that some of the questions are fron Ahle-Sunnah, although the majority seem to be relevant to both.)

If you’re tired of the quizzes, then why not click on a Puzzle, a Spot the Difference picture, or Match it (memory)?!

A really unique feature of this app is that it allows players to challenge each other and play multi-player games through the game centre. You can also win trophies and certificates!

A trial is available for free, and then you can upgrade to full membership for only 69p.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/islamic-academy/id532231639?mt=8

App 10 - Islamic Quizzes

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App No 10: Islamic Quizzes on each of our Masumeen!

This (or should I say these) blew me away!

When someone recommended them, I checked them out and they are a wonderful, wonderful resource. They can be used for so many things it’s super exciting – at home with you and the kids on a khushali/wafat night or just like that, in Madressa to provide an alternative to just reading or testing (make it into a fun group competition), as something to fill the time while you’re waiting for the last few minutes of classes to finish…and so on!

The questions are not so hard to put you off, but not an easy ride either! There are between 10 and 20 questions and these just repeat every time you play, so the second time round you can test yourself on whether you have actually remembered something or not from the last time! It also times you so you and your children can try and beat the clock…

Overall? A MUST-HAVE, for us and for our children! Once you’ve downloaded one, check out all the others by the same developer – Husnain Kazmi.

Am so sorry but I haven’t seen it on itunes yet 🙁 – please check and let me know if you find it.

Android users, here is the link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.husnainkazmi.imamaliquiz&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLmh1c25haW5rYXptaS5pbWFtYWxpcXVpeiJd

App 6 - Children Islamic Quiz

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App No 6: Children Islamic Quiz

I really love this one, and we have already spent quite some time on it 🙂

Exactly what it says, the app quizzes children (erm, and adults) on basic Islamic information, such as which Holy Book was sent towhich Prophet, about the angels, and the life of the Prophet.

Users can create their own profiles and the highest score for each level will be saved – there are 4 levels, with the number of questions increasing on each level. Why not compete with the other members in your family to see who can get the highest score for each level? There are other useful features as well such as resetting scores and some terms/names which are i=given as both Islamic and Western names.

For Shia users – just keep a lookout for any questions that may differ from our beliefs, we have completed level one without having seen any though (a reminder that our similarities are more than our differences!).

The first level is free, but the rest can be purchased for £1.86.

Available on both android and istuff!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ilmasoft.ciq_play&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5pbG1hc29mdC5jaXFfcGxheSJd

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/children-islamic-quiz/id456549444?mt=8

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