Author: Mansur Ahmad & Husain A. Nuri
Publisher: Weekend Learning Publishers (2008)
Pages: 240 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
All lessons are presented thematically in distinct units. Unit 1 focuses on the Creator and His message. This unit answers questions about Allāh, Islam, faith, and the Qur’ān. Unit 2 covers topics on our Ibadat-focusing on the five-pillars of Islam. Unit 3 covers the stories of some of the Messengers. Unit 4 covers some other topics about Islam that are relevant for students in this age group. An early undertanding of some of the basics of Islam is presented in this unit. Unit 5 describes proper adab and akhlaq learned from the Qur’ān and authentic sunnah of the Messenger (s).
As with the Level 1 book, each lesson begins with a coloring page. The coloring time helps students settle down and be comfortable 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 2 Table of Contents:
Allah (swt): Our CreatorBlessing of Allah (swt)The Qur'anOur Prophet Muhammad (S)Hadith and SunnahThe Five Pillars of IslamShahadah: The First PillarSalah: The Second PillarSawm: The Third PillarCharity: The Fourth PillarHajj: The Fifth PillarWudu: Keep Our Body CleanFour Kalifas: The Four Best Leaders After Rasulullah (S)Ibrahim (A): A Friend of AllahYaqub (A) and Yusuf (A)Musa (A) and Harun (A)Yunus (A): Saved from a Fish's BodyAngels: Our HelpersFood That We May EatTruthfulnessKindnessRespectResponsibilityObedienceCleanlinessHonestyDay of Judgement and The HereafterMuslims from Different Nations