Author: Mansur Ahmad & Husain A. Nuri
Publisher: Weekend Learning Publishers (2018)
Pages: 240 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The Level 5 book is intended for children ages 9–12 who have completed the Level 4 book from Weekend Learning or who have a similar knowledge base of Islam.
All lessons are presented thematically in distinct units. The first few chapters in the Level 5 book focus on the Creator and His message. Chapter 2 explains why we should worship Allāh. Chapter 4 discusses uniform activities of the messengers, and dispels many of the misconceptions about them. Unit 2 provides details about the important battles and their impact on the history of early Islam. Unit 3 offers history of some of the messengers, particularly focusing on the morals to be learned from the messengers’ lives. Some age-appropriate ethical issues are also discussed. Unit 5 teaches students to take a close look at some Islamic values and teachings, and encourages them to adopt these values.
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 5 Table of Contents:
Allah: Our Sole MasterWhy Should We Worship Allah?Revelation of the Qur'anCharacteristics of the ProphetsThe Battle of Badr: Allah Supports The RighteousThe Battle of Uhud: Obey Allah and Obey The RasulThe Battle of the Trench: A Bloodless BattleThe Treaty of Hudaibiyah: A Clear VictoryConquest of Makkah: A Bloodless VictoryAdam (A): Creation of Human BeingsIbrahim (A): His Arguments With The PolytheistsIbrahim (A): His Plan Against The IdolsLuqman (A): A Wise Man's Lifelong AdviceYusuf (A): His Childhood And Life In Aziz's HomeYusuf (A): Standing Up For RighteousnessYusuf (A): Childhood Dreams Come TrueAyyub (A): Example of Patience and PerseveranceZakariyyah (A) and Yahya (A)Maryam (ra): Life of a Righteous WomanMajor Masajid in the WorldUpholding Truth: A Duty of Allah BelieversResponsibility and PunctualityMy Mind, My Body: Body is a Mirror of the MindKindness and ForgivenessThe Middle Path: Ways To Avoid Two ExtremesSalat: Its SignificanceSawm: Its SignficanceZakat and Sadaqah: Similarities And Differences