Understanding the fourth kalima
As Quran and Islamic studies educators, or diligent Muslim homeschooling parents, you are tasked with the vital role of guiding young minds towards the light of Islam. One of the integral aspects of this education is the understanding and recitation of the Kalima, the declaration of faith. Today, we turn our focus towards the ‘fourth Kalima’, a profound testament of monotheism and submission to Allah’s will.
Hadith on the Fourth Kalima
The fourth Kalima, also known as “Kalima Tauheed”, is “La ilaha illallah wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul mulk wa lahul hamd, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer”
Translation: There is no god but Allah, He is One and has no partner, His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent over all things.
This Kalima reinforces the belief in Tawheed, the oneness of Allah, and is deeply rooted in Islamic teachings, reflecting the essence of the faith. In this context, it’s important to mention a specific Hadith that beautifully illustrates the rewards associated with the Fourth Kalima:
Whoever says: ‘La ilaha illallah wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul mulk wa lahul hamd, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer’ in a day 100 times, it is equivalent for him to having freed 10 slaves, and 100 good deeds are written for him, and 100 bad deeds are erased from him. (Muslim)
There are various hadiths which highlight the importance of these words. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once said, “The best Dhikr (remembrance) is La ilaha illallah (there is no deity but Allah)” [Tirmidhi]. This simple yet profound statement encapsulates the entirety of Islamic belief.
Importance of the Kalima
The fourth Kalima is a concise summary of the Islamic creed. It not only asserts the oneness of Allah but also acknowledges His omnipotence and sovereignty. Teaching the fourth Kalima to kids is of paramount importance. This is because it provides a strong foundation for their faith, and helps to cultivate love and awe for Allah in their hearts.
Why we should teach the kalima to kids
Given children’s innate curiosity and openness to learning, teaching them the fourth Kalima should instill in them a lifelong commitment to their faith. It is, undeniably, our duty to ensure they grow up with a deep understanding and appreciation of Islam.
Using the Fourth Kalima worksheet
The fourth Kalima worksheet is an innovative way to introduce this crucial teaching to children. It’s not just about rote learning but also about understanding and appreciating the rich meaning and importance behind these words. The coloring-in aspect adds an element of fun, making the learning experience more engaging for children.
The worksheet includes the fourth Kalima along with its translation and transliteration, which makes it easier for children to understand and memorize. This invaluable resource is available for download on our website.
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In conclusion, teaching the fourth Kalima is not just about fulfilling an Islamic requirement; it’s about shaping the minds and souls of our future generation. Let’s equip them with the knowledge they need to lead a life rooted in faith and understanding. Remember, when it comes to providing quality Islamic education, you are never alone; we’re here to help every step of the way.