Islamic Studies Curriculum Notes

Curriculum:

The Islamic Studies books from WeekendLearning are based on a comprehensive 12-year curriculum.  The curriculum contains broad aspect of Islam based on the Qur’ān and authentic Hadīth. The topics in the curriculum are laid out in a systematic manner to suit the teaching needs in a weekend Islamic school. Topics are selected based on age, grade and learning levels of each grade.

Having a curriculum is important because, in the long run, without one the school looses continuity in learning, teaching and becomes unfocused, teachers become disillusioned and parents become disinterested.  Operating a school without a good curriculum is like sailing without a compass or flying without a radar.

WeekendLearning has developed a comprehensive Islamic Studies curriculum which contains everything a school ideally would like to teach the youths growing up in the West.  The curriculum includes topics based on the Qur’ān, Hadīth, Aqidah, Fiqh, Seerah, Islamic history, ideology, ethics, prophets, application, concept, communities, companions, etc. It includes an exceptional array of topics, many of which are practical and relevant to the society the students are living today. Topics such as dating, male female relationship, Muslim identity, Islam at workplace, racism, jihād are covered.

All the 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.

The topics in the curriculum are laid out in a systematic manner to suit the teaching needs in a weekend Islamic school. Topics are selected based on age, grade and learning levels of each grade. Some topics are covered in multiple grades to add different perspective, details and additional emphasis.

The curriculum provides teachers, students and parents continuity in the curriculum as it unfolds year to year.  Teachers and parents will know how much each student will learn year to year, and how much they will have learned at the end when they graduate out of the school.