Weekend Learning Curriculum
The Islamic Studies books from Weekend Learning Publishers are based on a comprehensive 10-year curriculum. The curriculum covers broad aspects of Islam based on the Qur’an and authentic Hadith. The lessons in the curriculum are presented in a logical, systematic manner to suit the teaching needs of a weekend Islamic school or home school. Topics are selected based on age, grade and the learning level of each grade.
Many Sunday Islamic schools do not have a curriculum—not because they cannot develop one, but because they cannot find good textbooks to accompany the curriculum. No single textbook seems to meet the needs of an Islamic Studies curriculum. As a result, the books that are selected become the curriculum. This easy-fix solution solves the problem temporarily. However, in the long run, the school loses continuity in learning, teaching becomes unfocused, teachers become disillusioned and parents become disinterested.
Many academics voiced their opinions about the urgent need for a good curriculum. They realized that operating a school without a curriculum is like sailing without a compass or flying without radar.
After years of research and field work, Weekend Learning Publishers developed a comprehensive Islamic Studies curriculum. Development of Qur'anic and Arabic curriculum is in progress.
The curriculum includes topics based on the Qur’an, Hadith, prophets, aqidah, fiqh, seerah, Islamic history, communities, companions, ideology, ethics, applications, concepts and so forth. Many topics of contemporary interest and need are covered such as dating, male-female relationship, Muslim American identity, Islam in the workplace, racism and jihad.
All topics are based on broad Sunni principles and understanding. Lessons dealing with other faiths, madhhab and People of the Book are presented in a respectful manner.