The schedules below are for reading the Quraan
daily. The daily readings are broken up by the grouping of ayaats
in Tafsir Ibn Kathir. Each day, designated ayaat and the
corresponding Tafsir sections are read. This could be daily reading
for an adult or family time with the kids, or independent reading
for older kids. You might read during the day after a salaat or
This schedule does not emphasize
memorization, although it could be undertaken, if desired, but it
does not have designated regular review periods which would are
crucial for memorization. It is more so for reading and
contemplating in small bits. Use it to fit your particular needs, insha Allah. If
you are looking for a sample memorization schedule, try the
resources in the right side bar under Memorization on
Ideas for the
You might want
to simply read and discuss the ayaat and tafsir material.
As a discussion
aid, you might try to answer the 5Ws about the material read
Where, When, Why, and How)
If you want to
do a little more than that, here are some ideas:
starting a surah, look at what the name is and its meaning;
determine the root of the Arabic surah name and look up the root and
see related words (based upon the root). Why was this surah given
list of Arabic terms; write their definitions. Look up any words you
don't know the meaning of.
daily journal and jot down important concepts in the day’s reading.
Kids might use a prompt like: What I learned today and how it
applies to me. How can I act on it?
younger children draw a related picture; older children can complete
a related creative writing assignment on some days.
addition you can develop other informal on the fly activities to
complete after reading: The following verbs may help generate ideas:
(persuade, define, demonstrate, diagram, memorize, describe,
calculate, label, name, classify, solve (situational problem)
reading of Arabic text. Select an ayaah or hadith from the reading
and repeatedly read it to increase fluency in reading Arabic text.
Keep repeating until you get a good, fluent reading.
the Arabic of one or more ayaat or of a hadith in the reading. Can
you identify what types of words are in the text (ism, f’il, harfu
jarr, etc.). How do they affect other words in the
sentence/phrase? Try picking out a few verbs and conjugating them.
Pick nouns and determine whether they are singular or plural. If
singular, what is the plural, vice versa.
also want to set aside a few minutes each week to review previous