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Islamic Studies

Tenth Grade

Age group: 15-16

Main Focus:  To round out the students knowledge of the Sahaba and all that they stood for and to explore the fruits of Iman in greater detail.  To get to the heart of the Sahaba's nobility of thought and character.  Qur'anic reading should be an integral part of classroom discussions.

Learning Abilities: Nearly rational. The need to show off will be strong in boys still. Girls will be susceptible to greater peer pressure as they seek to develop their self-image.  This is one of the reasons why each gender should be separated during class time.  

Formats to Avoid: Don't over-intellectualize to the point of abstraction. Discussions must be relevant to issues which the youth can identify with.

Preferred Format: Workshop-style, free discussion, question/answer, reflective essay writing, etc...

Primary Textbook

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Islam, 3rd Edition

Enrichment

Let Us Be Muslims
(A.A. Maududi)

Primary Textbook

The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an in Today's English: Volume 2

The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an in Today's English Vol 2
by Yahiya Emerick

Enrichment

 

 

Sisters Enrichment

Bent Rib: Journey Through Women's Issues in Islam

Bent Rib
(By Huda Khattab)

Islamicbookstore.com

Qirah Practice Audio

Abdel Basit Abdus Samad, Ghamdi,  Abdul Rahman Al Sudais  or Shakir Qasmi, etc

 

 

Enrichment Activities

A Study of Hadith

(IQRA) 

Additional Resources:

1.  Mecca the Blessed, Madina the Radiant  (Islamicbookstore.com)
2.  The Beauty of the Righteous and the Ranks of the Elite  (Halalco)
3.  God-Oriented Life by W. Khan  (
Islamicbookstore.com)

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

Qur'anic Knowledge

1. Surahs An Nazi'at, Surah 56, Specific Ayat: 63:9-11, 60:1-9, 61:10-14, 13:27-29, 36:51-67, 57:20-24, 27:1-6. (English/Arabic)

'Aqeedah

1.  A Muslim strives to attain wisdom (Hikmah).  Approaches to direct students to thoughtful reflection will be explored.

'Ibadah

1.  The boys should be taught the entire procedure for how to give khutbas.

Du'as, Phrases & Ahadith

1.  "Edha maata ibnu 'Adama 'inqata'a 'amaluhu illa min thalatha: Sadaqatin Jaariyatin, wa 'ilmi yuntafa'u bihi wa waladin sawlihin yad'u lahu."  "When a descendant of Adam dies, all his deeds come to an end except for three: an act of charity that keeps on going, knowledge which keeps on giving benefit, and the prayers of a righteous child which are said for (the his parent)."   (Muslim)

2.  "Allahumma ja'alni sagheran fe 'ayni wa kabiran fee 'aynun nasi."  "O Allah, make me small in my own eyes and great in the eyes of others."

3.  "Rabbana la tuzigh quloobuna ba'id idh hadaytana wa hablana min ladunka rahmatin, inaka antal wahhab."  "O Allah, don't let our hearts swerve after You've guided us, grant us mercy for you the one who gives."

Classical Poetry to Memorize

1.  Abdel Rahman Jaami. From: Silsilat al Dhahab.

What is poetry? The song of the bird of the intellect.

What is poetry? The likeness of the world of eternity.

The value of the bird becomes clear through it,

And one discovers whether it comes from the oven of a bath house or a rose garden.

It composes poetry from the Divine rose garden.

It draws its power and sustenance from that sacred place.

Akhlaq & Adab

1.  Finer points of Islamic Akhlaq and Adab can be explored, such as how to honor parents, how to prepare dhabiha meat, how to treat those who bother us, etc...

Sirah

1.  A complete overview, as provided by the main textbook, will be sufficient.

History

1.  The stories of the following Prophets/People should be taught in an interesting way. The students can take turns reading from selections which the teacher will hand out or provide.

A.  Students should be encouraged to read the entire Hadith collection of Bukhari or some other large collection so they can gain a greater appreciation of who the blessed Prophet was.

Misc.

1.  Students will learn more about the compassion that the Prophet displayed.

 

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