Shabana Aapa’s Activity Classes

By Shahin Ashraf Ali
Under a big old banyan tree, Shabana Aapa holds activity classes for young people. “It is my way of adoring my Allah,” she says. Shabana Aapa glorifies the Lord by making the children aware of His creations through ‘fun-to-do’s’!
Come, join in!
Your Lord Inspired The Bee…
Do you know that Allah told the Bee where to build its hive and what food to eat?! Yes, it is stated in the Quran {16:68}
Unscramble the jumbled words in the paragraph below to find fascinating information on life in a hive.
Thousands of bees may live together in one colony. Every colony has different kinds of bees: errskow, senordand aenueq. The errskowmakelesclwithxawthey produce in theirseidob. The oomyhnecbis made with these lescl. The enueqsyalgesginside thelescl. The senord’ task is to etam with ewnenueqs. They iedas soon as they etam.Errskowtegoodf for the colony. They search for srewolf rich in pollen ratcen. When aerrkow finds such a rewolf, ti returns to the evih and secnad! Her ecand, the suodor of the pollenand ratcen, tell the other errskowwhere to find the srewolf!
{workers, drones, queen, cells, wax, bodies, honeycomb, lays, eggs, mate, new, die, get food, flowers, nectar, it, hive,dances, odours, }
After reading the above paragraph, the children were amazed and exclaimed in one voice, “God is great!” Shabana Aapa smiled, nodded and exclaimed, “Allahu Akbar – God is great!”
The Farm Animals
Many animals are used by man as farm animals. Allah in His Divine Mercy has allowed this as written in the Holy Quran “It is He who has made you inherit the earth.”{35:39}
Look up, down and across to see if you can find the eleven farm animals playing hide and seek with you right now!
H O R S E A H O
B Z A D L P E T
O I H U A T N U
W G O C O W E R
D O N K E Y A K
O N C H I C K E
G O A T P I E Y
K I T T E N G N

[turkey, cow, chick, donkey, kitten, duck, cat, dog, goat, hen, horse]

The Earth Is For All
The Holy Quran says, “He has laid out the earth for His creatures.” {55:10} “Our world will be incomplete without all Allah’s creations in it,” Said Shabana Aapa. Then to end her class on a light note she gave an activity to do saying, “Some of our words too become incomplete without our God given earth-mates in them!”
Can you find the missing animals that will complete the words listed below?

  1. E D U – – – I O N {Knowledge}
  2. C – – – {to pack tightly}
  3. P – – -A G E {Part of a book/speech}
  4. S – – -L I N G [frowning}
  5. C – – – E {a packing case}
  6. N E W S P – – – R {regular publication giving latest news}
  7. B _ _ {container}
  8. – – – – N A T E {to be motionless}
  9. S – – – R {Underground drain}
    [cat, ram, ass, cow, rat, ape, ox, stag & ewe]

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