Islamic Foundation of North America

Islamic Studies

Sixth Grade

Age group: 1

Main Focus:  To give a well-rounded view of Islam.

Learning Abilities: Varies greatly among students. Generally they are bright and inquisitive. Rational answers begin to become important in this age group.

Formats to Avoid: Do not patronize the students or make them feel like little children. They must begin to be engaged on an intellectual level (not to intellectual, though).

Preferred Format: This grade has a completed textbook containing all of the appropriate knowledge which she be taught at this level. Therefore, the list of what needs to be taught will be brief.

The teacher will guide the students through the reading, one lesson per day, and then assign the homework exercises at the end of each lesson.

Note: From this grade onwards, boys and girls Nasheed classes should be separate.

Primary Textbook


Primary Textbook


General Reading Text

The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an for School Children


General Reading Text

The Story of Yusuf: Chapter 12 of the Holy Qur'an


The Deen Family Adventures

The Adventures of Ahmad Deen and Layla Deen


After the Completion of this Grade
the Students Should Know the Following:

Qur'anic Knowledge

1. Surahs: Al Ghashiyah, Al Fajr, Al Balad.  Specific Ayat: 41:1-8, 64:1-4, 48:1-7, 35:1-7, 55:1-18. (English/Arabic)


1.  All the main beliefs are taught in the textbook. Consult the book.

2.  Begin to discuss the importance of Da'wah.


1.  All the elements of 'Ibadah for this grade level are taught in the textbook. Consult the book.

2.  The Du'a Qunut should be memorized.

Du'a, Phrases & Ahadith

1.  "Iyyakum wal Hasad."  "Save yourselves from being jealous."  (Abu Dawud)

2.  "Iyyakum wal Ghibatu."  "Save yourselves from back-biting."  (Abu Shaykh)

3.  "Iyyakum wal Khiyaanah."  "Save yourself from cheating."  (Tabarani)

4.  "Karamukum taqwakum."  "Your real nobility is in your taqwa."  (Ad Daylami)

5.  "Al jannatu tahta aqdamil ummahat."   "Paradise is under the feet of mothers."  (Muslim)

Akhlaq & Adab

1.  All the ahklaq and adab rules for this grade are taught in the textbook. Consult the book.

2.  Before we begin eating we say, "Allahuma bariklana feemaa razaqtanaa wa qeenaa athzabin naar.  Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem"  "O Allah bless us in what You gave us and save us from the punishment of the fire.  In the name of Allah, the Compassionate Source of All Mercy."  (Tirmidhi)


1.  The entire flow of the life of the Prophet Muhammad as contained in the textbook. Consult the book.


1.  The following Sahaba are presented in detail and highlighted in the textbook.

'Ali ibn Abi Talib, Uthman ibn Affan, Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Abu Bakr as Sadeeq, Asma bint Abi Bakr, Bilal ibn Rabah, Abu Hurairah, Ayeshah, Fatimah bint Muhammad and 'Umar ibn al Khattab.


1.  The primary textbook for this grade contains all the necessary material for the history of the following Prophets and other people. The specific historical figures that are covered within this textbook are as follows:

A. Prophets: Adam, Nuh, Hud, Ibrahim, Ya'qub, Yusuf, Musa, Dawud, Suleiman, Zakariyya, Yahya, 'Esa, Muhammad.

B. The Hadith story about the three men who were locked in a cave by a boulder and prayed, in the name of some good deed, to be freed. (From: Riyadh us Saliheen)


1.  Students should be able to write a coherent essay explaining the teachings of Islam in such a way that any non-Muslim could understand it and any Muslim could be satisfied with the accuracy of content.

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