||Attributes of Allāh: These Are The Most Beautiful
||The attributes or qualities of Allāh are endless. By understanding these attributes, we can get a good comprehension about Allāh. If we understand these qualities, it will be easier for us to submit completely to Him. This introductory lesson discusses some of the attributes of Allāh and sets the pace for the rest of the chapters in the school year.
||Promise of Allāh: It is Always True
||A promise is a contract between two parties. Allāh (swt) has made many promises to human beings. This lesson discusses some of these promises. It also discusses our roles in fulfilling these promises. The lesson cites an incident from Mūsā (A)’s life showing that the promise of Allāh (swt) is always true. Students will also memorize one du‘ā from the Qur’ān.
||Objective of the Qur’ān
||The Qur’ān has several different objectives. If we can understand these objectives, we can easily understand the message of the Qur’ān, follow its guidance and be good Muslims. This lesson discusses some of the objectives of the Qur’ān.
||Compilation of the Qur’ān
||The Qur’ān was revealed over a long period of twenty three years in short sections. Its compilation was done in a very careful, systematic and orderly manner. This lesson discusses some of the ways the Qur’ān was compiled and preserved.
||Previous Scriptures and the Qur’ān
||The Qur’ān recognizes the previous scriptures sent by Allāh. Some of the scriptures are mentioned by name in the Qur’ān. What happened to these previous scriptures? What is the relationship between the Qur’ān and these scriptures? This lesson discusses some of the scriptures and their relationship with the Qur’ān.
||Importance of Shahādah
||Shahādah is not just a sentence we declare to become Muslim. The importance of Shahādah is much more than a mere sentence. We have to live by the spirit of Shahādah. This lesson emphasizes its importance and shows the students how they can live by the spirit of Shahādah.
||Compilation of Hadīth
||The process of compilation of Hadīth was very methodical and scientific. This lesson discusses some of the collectors and how they collected and compiled Hadīth. This lesson is intended to help the students to respect and follow ahadīth in their true spirit.
||Nūh (A): Truth is Most Important
||The history of prophet Nūh (A) is dramatic and informative. History shows that Allāh always helps the righteous people and those who obey Him. History also shows that Allāh does not save the wrongdoers, even if they think they can save themselves. It is not just a story, but there are lessons to learn so that we can seek Allāh’s protection and blessings.
||Tālūt, Jālūt and Dāwūd(A)
||The history of these three people carries great moral lesson for all of us. Who were Tālūt and Jālūt and how were they involved in the history of prophet Dāwūd (A)? The lesson aims to describe the fascinating details about these three people, and the struggle of Dāwūd (A) in the path of Allāh.
||Dāwūd and Sulaimān (A)
||Dāwūd and Sulaimān (A) were two father-and-son prophets in Islam. They were wise and knowledgeable kings. Their history shows that the prophets of Allāh were not always poor; some of them were powerful, rich and strong. This lesson discusses their lives and achievements as narrated in the Qur’ān.
||Sulaimān (A) and the Queen
||The history of Sulaimān (A)’s interaction with the Queen of Sheba is fascinating. It tells us about the integrity and righteousness of Sulaimān (A). The students will learn the episode with the prophet and the queen.
||Mūsā (A) and Fir‘awn
||The interaction between Fir‘awn and Mūsā (A) started when Mūsā (A) was an infant and it lasted until the death of Fir‘awn. It was a long history of ups and down, trust and suspicion, power struggles and righteousness. This lesson summarizes the highlights of their interaction with each other and provides a platform from which we can learn additional dynamics about the mission of Mūsā (A).
||Bani Isrā’īl: Life After Their Rescue
||The history of Bani Isrā’īl after their rescue is full of trials, suffering, trust, betrayal, misguidance and guidance. Bani Isrā’īl received Allāh’s blessing throughout their history, but they also rebelled against Allāh. This lesson summarizes their history after their rescue from Egypt, when they became disobedient to Mūsā (A) and started many types of wrongdoings.
||Mūsā (A) and Khidir
||The journey of Mūsā (A) and Khidir was full of dramatic events which have deep meaning. This lesson narrates the three incidents that happened during their journey, and emphasizes that our knowledge is extremely small compared to the knowledge of Allāh.
||‘Isā (A) and Maryam (ra)
||The history of ‘Isā (A) and his mother Maryam is narrated in many different sūrahs. This lesson describes the key events and key issues in their lives and mission as narrated in the Qur’ān.
||Khadījah (ra): Finest Example of a Committed Wife
||The students will learn about Khadījah (ra), the first wife of the Prophet (S). Her married life with the Prophet (S) reveals the qualities of this great woman. The lesson also sheds light on the life of Muhammad (S) before and after he became a prophet of Allāh.
||‘Ā’ishah (ra): Beloved Wife of the Prophet (S)
||‘Ā’ishah (ra) was the most beloved wife of the Prophet (S). The students will learn about this great woman—her personality and her life as the wife of the Prophet (S). Students will also learn an incident about her lost necklace and its implication upon the Muslim community.
||Fātimah (ra): The Lady of The Light
||Fātimah (ra) was the youngest and most beloved daughter of the Prophet (S). She was the wife of ‘Ali (R), the fourth Khalīfa. The students will study her life and her sacrifices to understand the greatness of this woman.
||Al-Qiyāmah: The Awakening
||All Muslims are required to have a firm belief in the Awakening. The Qur’ān has described the Awakening in many different ways. Students will study the Qur’ānic descriptions of the Awakening and understand the purpose of the Awakening and why it is important for all Muslims to believe in its happening.
||Rūh and Nafs: An Overview
||Rūh and Nafs are two states of human existence. Both are used to describe the soul of a human being. But there are differences. This lesson discusses the differences between both the terms in simple language.
||The Angels and The Jinn: An Overview
||The angels and jinn are invisible beings, created by Allāh. Their roles and the goals of life are different. The students will learn about the main differences between the two entities and understand what their specific duties or activities are.
||Shaitān: The Invisible Enemy
||Shatiān’s strategy is to divert people from worshipping Allāh and to ultimately destroy them. Shaitān is not a scary monster, but he talks sweetly to raise false desires in our minds. This lesson shows some of the strategies of Shaitān. The students will learn how to identify the temptations of Shaitān and how to avoid his whisperings.
||Taqwā: The Quality of True Believers
||All Muslims are required to develop taqwā. If they do not exercise and develop taqwā, his or her status as Muslim will be in jeopardy. This lesson describes what taqwā is and how we can develop taqwā in our minds and bodies.
||My Friend is a Muslim Now
||In the West, many people are accepting Islam as their religion. This lesson, written from the viewpoints of two friends, describes the typical struggles and expectations of new Muslims.
||Friendship: With Others and With Opposite Gender
||As part of our daily lives we build friendships with people of other faiths. We need to exercise caution with whom we befriend. Good friends can make us good, and many so called “good” friends can destroy us. The students will learn what to look for when they make friends, and what types of friendships they should avoid.
||‘Reading’ Salāt or Performing Salāt
||This lesson continues to encourage students to perform salāt on a regular basis. Often salāt is “read” or “observed” for the sake of it. Students will learn why they need to perform salāt. True performance of salāt has many benefits in the physical and spiritual wellbeing of the Muslim.
||Muslims Around the World
||Muslims are spread all over the world. They have different cultures, ethnicities, languages, nationalities—but they are all tied together through the bond of Islam. In the world about 80% of Muslims are non-Arab. The largest Muslim country by population is Indonesia. All these facts give an interesting perspective about Muslims. This lesson shows there is unity in the diversity among Muslims.
||People of Other Faiths
||We live with people of other faiths. This lesson discusses what the other faiths are, how the people from other faiths worship and how they are identical to or different from the Muslims. The students will learn about the faiths in order to get a fair idea about them. This knowledge should help them appreciate their own religion and respect the religions of other people.