Author: Mansur Ahmad & Husain A. Nuri
Publisher: Weekend Learning Publishers
Pages: 224 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Please note: This is the revised and enlarged edition of Islamic Studies Level 1 book.
The Level 1 Islamic Studies book from Weekend Learning is for 5-7 year old children who can read short sentences and write short phrases. Ideally the book is for the 1st grade students. This is their first year in a formal Islamic class.
All lessons in this book are thematically presented in distinct units. The Level 1 book introduces students to the fundamentals of Islam. These students have very little or no knowledge about Allah, Islam, the Qur’an, and the Messenger. The lessons in this book attempt to walk students through the basics of Islam. Assuming students have no prior knowledge, the book takes the first step toward formal curriculum-based learning. The goal here is to keep it simple and enjoyable, yet informative. Each chapter provides the Islamic foundation appropriate for this age group. The concepts learned in this book will be covered in greater detail in future grade levels.
The book has 28 lessons on Allah, the Qur’an, Islam, Rasulullah (S), the Hadith and Sunnah and 5-pillars of Islam and so forth. The idea is to cover the basics of Islam. For example, 6 lessons cover the concepts of 5-pillars, 5 lessons cover short introduction to 5 rasuls and nabis, 9 lessons cover Islamic values and morals.
Each lesson begins with a coloring page. The coloring time helps students settle down and be comfortable in the class before the lesson begins. Attention span of children is small; therefore, short paragraphs introduce two or three concepts. This is followed by in-class review section to allow for short break and reinforce learning. Some homework is included in the book, however schools and parents are encouraged to buy a separate workbook that has many more test questions and chapter-based activities.
The Islamic Studies books from WeekendLearning are based on a comprehensive 12-year curriculum. The curriculum contains broad aspect of Islam based on the Qur’an and authentic Hadith. The topics in the curriculum are laid out in a systematic manner to suit the teaching needs in a weekend Islamic school. Topics are selected based on age, grade and learning levels of each grade. Some topics are covered in multiple grades to add different perspective, details and additional emphasis. The teachers and director of the school will find continuity in the curriculum as it unfolds year to year. Teachers will know how much each student will learn year to year, and how much they will have learned at the end when they graduate out of the school.All Islamic Studies books from WeekendLearning have age and grade appropriate lessons. Even the length and depth of each lesson and sentences in the lessons are age and grade appropriate. The lessons are tailored for 50-60 minute classes. Students in all grades will love the simple and child-friendly language and sentences in the books. The language of the lessons and the treatment of the subjects are made from children’s perspective. Even English spelling of Arabic words is age appropriate. The books do not simply disseminate knowledge, but make it relevant to the students’ life and their world. The lessons do not use a lecturing tone, but engage the students in a respectful discussion.Level 1 Table of Contents:
Allah: Our CreatorIslamOur FaithProphet Muhammad (S)The Qur'an5 Pillars of IslamShahadah: The First PillarSalah and wudu: The Second PillarFasting: The Third PillarZakah: The Fourth PillarHajj: The Fifth PillarSaying Bismillah: Remembering AllahAngels: They Always Work for AllahShaitan: Our EnemyAdam (A): The First ProphetNuh (A): Saved From The Great FloodIbrahim (A): Never Listen to ShaitanMusa (A): A Good Man Against a Bad KingIsa (A): A Good Son of a Good MotherMakkah and Madinah: Two Great PlacesGood MannersKindness and SharingAllah Rewards Good WorkRespectForgivenessLove of AllahEid: Two FestivalsThanking Allah