This memorization tracker kit is a fantastic resource to keep your little ones motivated to memorize the Book of Allah. Not only do they get to visualize how far they have come, but all items in this kit are designed to enrich the memorization journey. They are also designed to teach the child the seriousness and sacredness of memorizing the Holy Quran. The different items in this kit train the child to have patience when memorizing and not to move on until the previous portion is memorized well. This tracker kit also teaches them great study habits through goal setting, self-assessment, and opportunities for proving their knowledge.
Why an Orange tree?
An orange tree is symbolic. The tree, with firm strong roots, symbolizes the believer. Allah says in Surah Ibrahim, what means:
“Have you not considered how Allah sets forth a parable of a good word (being) like a good tree, whose root is firm and whose branches are in heaven. It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminded”.
The oranges symbolizes the virtue of learning the Quran and acting by it.
The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said, “The believer who recites the Qur’aan is like a citrus fruit – its fragrance is pleasing and its taste is sweet. The believer who does not recite the Qur’aan is like a dry date – it has no fragrance but its taste is sweet. The hypocrite who recites the Qur’aan is like a basil – its fragrance is sweet, but its taste is bitter. The hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’aan is like a colocynth – it has no smell, and its taste is bitter” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Using an orange tree to track our Quran memorization journey helps remind us that this Quran is meant to strengthen us in our faith and guide us to beautify ourselves by acting on what we memorize. And that’s what distinguishes us from being like a date vs like an orange.
What’s in the kit?
*An orange tree template including orange cut-outs, branches, leaves, and the tree trunk
There are 37 oranges, each having the profile of a surah from juzz amma written on it, as well as some blank oranges for additional surahs. The cut-outs come in colour and black & white.
*Juzz Amma poster
A poster detailing all the suwar of Juzz Amma; from the 78th surah of the Quran to 114th surah.
The memorization card can be used daily to keep track of the target portion. This is a great way to teach the child to set goals and assess them. It encourages them to take ownership of the memorization journey. We recommend laminating the cards or placing them in a plastic sleeve so that it can be written on with board marker and reused.
*End of Surah Assessment Rubric
This rubric can be used as an evaluation or a self-assessment after a surah is memorized. It is designed in to get the memorizer to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and attitude towards memorizing the book of Allah.
These tasks can be used as an evaluation/assessment along with the rubric, or it can be used as a revision exercise. The tasks are intended to give the child the opportunity to prove they’ve memorized the surah well, while at the same time strengthening their hifth by giving them a purpose to recite. Some activities also help the child reflect on the content of the surah, which should help improve memory as well.
These hadiths are intended to motivate the child by reminding them of the great act of worship, virtue, and rewards associated with memorizing the Book of Allah. References for each hadith are included in the kit, but not on the card (to save space).
The milestone certificates are half size certificates that can be awarded to the learner when they’ve memorized a quarter of Juzz Amma, or an amount that they have set as a goal. It is in black and white so that you can print on coloured paper.
A large size colourful certificate is also included for the completion of the whole of Juzz Amma.
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