Question

a. I wanted guidance of what to teach, as inshallah I am opening an educational program for the ladies as none of them know how to recite the Quraan, also rulings and etiquettes concerning purity and other basics. I need a proper schedule I will be doing 2 hrs with them everyday. b. I want to teach little kids Urdu and Arabic on Saturdays, many people have said they will come. I do know both languages a little bit but not too fully have you got any books (like a curriculum) that I could teach of. Remember it's for beginners. c. i am not quite sure how to start a career into doing teaching of Islamic studies for younger children. What are the stages required to build up this?

Answer

May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

InshaAllah, for the beginner's class, you may devote some time for Taleem - reading a book of Fazail like 'Muntakhab Ahadith', then make small Halaqas for learning Quran recitation. Then you may have a session on Basics of Islam, customized separately for groups of children, sisters or elders. You may end the class by reciting Dua and give reading/writing/memorizing homework to students. Once they learn a topic, you may have short question-answer session (Quiz) and give small prizes to encourage their learning competition. Make special Dua for all your students after prayers.

The following articles and booklets will inshaAllah help you teach the basics of Islam. If a book is not available in English, Urdu or desired language, you may contact your local bookstore for a printed book.

Part A. Virtues of Good Deeds
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Muntakhab Ahadith (selected Ahadith - includes Arabic text and references)

Emaan - Belief in Allah http://islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf

Belief in the Unseen http://islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Unseen.pdf

Hereafter http://islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Virtues of Prayers (Salah) http://islameasy.org/pdf/Prayers_Salah.pdf

Virtues of Knowledge http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Ilm.pdf

Virtues of the noble Qur'an http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Quran.pdf


Part B. Quran learning (Recitation and Tajweed)
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http://islameasy.org/quran-learning.php

Memorizing and listening to 10 short Surahs for prayers

Noorani Reader Quran Tajweed booklet

Tajweed for Beginners

Memorizing additional Surahs from Juz-30 (Amma Para)

Part C. Belief, Purity (Taharah) and Salah
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Gift for New Muslims (Basics of Islam) http://islameasy.org/pdf/Gift_NewMuslims_Print.pdf

Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam)
Part -1 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem1c.pdf
Part -2 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem2c.pdf
Part -3 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem3c.pdf
Part -4 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem4c.pdf

A gift for the Daughters of the Ummah ' (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know). http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Tuhfatul_Banaat.pdf

Practical guide to Purity and Salah http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/PurityGuide.pdf

Salaah http://islameasy.org/pdf/salaah.pdf

Elementary Teachings of Islam by Shaykh Adul-Aleem Siddiqui

Taleem-ul Haque by scholars of South Africa http://www.markazulmaarif.org/Download/default.asp

Heavenly Ornaments (translation of Urdu book 'Behishti Zewar') by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi


Part D. Sunnah and Manners
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The Ways of the Holy Prophet MUHAMMAD (Uswai Rasool-e-Akram) Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam by Dr. Abdul Hai Aarfi

Beautiful Sunnats of the Beloved Nabi (Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam) by Shaykh Hakeem Akhtar
http://islameasy.org/pdf/BeautifulSunnats.pdf

Alaikum Bisunnati by Mufti Abdul Hakeem

Sunnah in daily life http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/100_Sunnats.pdf

Essential Duas in the life of a Muslim http://islameasy.org/pdf/Essential_Duas.pdf

Part E. Ideal Muslim Character
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Cure for depression http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah) http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Why is Hijab necessary? http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf

Marriage life - living with peace and harmony at home http://www.islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night? http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du'a - Strong connection with Allah http://islameasy.org/index.php

Status of Woman in Islam by Shaykh Ahmed Abdul Mujeeb Qasmi (translated by Muhammad Owais Jafrey) http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php

And Allah knows best.

Ask Alimah Team

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