Each level in this curriculum begins with topics on Allah, the Qur’an, the Prophet (s), ahadith, or sunnah. The early levels emphasize the five pillars, while later levels contain more detailed studies.
In each level, several lessons are devoted to Islamic values to help children develop a sound understanding of Islamic manners, values, and morals. The lessons are designed so that teachers will have a clear path of instruction and can be covered within a 50-60 minute period. Emphasis on each lesson ensures valuable class time is not wasted.
Weekend Learning Series features a variety of activities, including word matching and scrambles, fill-in-the-blanks, and more. Teachers will appreciate lesson objectives at the beginning of each chapter, built-in homework sections, and vocabulary words at the end of each chapter.
Topics for level 8 include madhhabs, trials in life, friendships with non-Muslims, dating, duties towards parents, Islam for middle school students, some of the battles of the Prophet (s), the early history of Shi’ites and more. These topics are age-appropriate for students and encourage moral behavior when difficult situations present themselves. Some of these lessons require increased depth and attention from students. By this level a summarized biography of the Prophet (s) is completed with an understanding of events that shaped his life and early Islam. Students will then have studied biographies of most of the prominent prophets at least once.