Ramadan Study Evaluation (25marks)
Ramadan Study Projects (25 marks)
Theme: 7 Basic Beliefs and 5 Duties of Islam
Make poster(s), draw picture(s) (8.5” X 11”) and write article in your own words.
Written test (100 marks)
You have to study the notes for Grades 1 & 2 and the followings for a written test
Basics of Islam (30 marks)
Learn the meaning of following Arabic words:
Bismillah- In the name of Allah
Alhamdulillah – All praises are for Allah
Allahu Akbar – Allah is the Greatest
Yarhamuka-Allah- May Allah bless you
Walaikum Assalam – Peace be on you too
Insha’-Allah – If Allah wishes
Subhan-Allah – Glory be to Allah
Masha-Allah –Allah has willed it
Fi Amanillah – In the protection of Allah
Jazak-Allahu Khairan – May Allah give you the best reward
Allāh has created us to worship and obey Him.
Allāh says in the Qur’an: “Indeed, I created Jinns and mankind for no other purpose but to worship me.” (Surah 51, verse 56)
Islam means to obey Allah and follow his commands. If we obey Allah and do as He commands then we will have peace. That is why Islam also means peace.
Islam teaches us to live a good life on this earth. It tells us how to live as good people. Islam shows us the right way. If we follow Islam, we achieve peace.
We came to know about Islam from the messengers and Prophets of Allah.
A Muslim is a person who follows Islam. A Muslim will always try to do good works. He speaks the truth. He does not lie, he helps others, and he cares for the old and needy. He does not like bad things. He does as Allah commands him. We feel proud to be Muslims.
Iman means belief or faith. To be a good Muslim, we must believe in:
Angels of Allah (Malaikah)
Book of Allah (Kitabullah)
Messengers of Allah (Rasulullah)
The day of Judgement (Yawmuddin)
Predestination or Supremacy of divine will (Al-Qadr)
Life after Death (Akhirah)
One who has Iman is called a Mu’min.
Muslims have 5 basic duties:
Ash-Shahadah (The Declaration of faith)
As Salah (Five compulsory daily prayers)
Az Zakah (Welfare contribution)
As-Sawm (Fasting during Ramadan)
Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah)
A person becomes Muslim by reciting and believing in Ash-Shahadah. Ash-Shahadah is LA ILAHA ILLAL LAHU MUHAMMADUR RASULUL LAH . This means: There is no God But Allah, and Muhammad (s) is the messenger of Allah.
We offer Salah to remember Allah, to be close to Him and to gain His favour. Salah helps us to do the good and give up the bad.
Islam teaches that the poor and the needy have rights in the wealth of the rich. Islam therefore commands every Muslim to pay Welfare money (Zakah) to the needy and for good causes.
Every grown up Muslim is required to fast during the month of Ramadan. Fasting begins at day break and ends at sunset. During this time, eating and drinking etc are not allowed. Sawm is a mean for spiritual training and development. It helps one to resist temptations and to have self-discipline in life.
Hajj or the Pilgrimage, is visiting the Kabah at least once in a lifetime if one can afford it. Kabah is the house of Allah, located in the city of Makkah. Muslims gather in Makkah in the month of Zul-Hijjah and worship Allah. This special worship lasts for several days. The Hajj brings Muslims from all over the world of different colours and races to one place—The Kabah. This strengthens the spirit of unity, equality and brotherhood.
About Prophet Muhammad (S) (20 marks)
Muhammad (S) is our prophet.
Muhammad(S) was born into the noble tribe of Quraish in Makkah, Arabia in 570 CE (Christian era). His father, Abdullah, died before his birth. His mother, Aminah, died when he was only six.
The year when Prophet Muhammad (S) was born is known as the year of the Elephant because in that year a king from Habsha named Abraha came to demolish the holy place of worship, Kaba, in Makkah. He came with a big army and lots of elephants. But Allah saved the Kaba with only some small bird who threw thousands of stones from the sky on the army and elephants of Abraha, and they all died.
In remembrance of that, the year was called the “The Year of Elephant” by Arabs. This event is mentioned in Surah Al-Fil.
A few days after his birth he was given to the care of Halimah; his foster-mother. It was the custom of the tribe of Quraish to give their newborn babies to foster mothers for breast feeding; Muhammad (S) was with Halimah for two years.
After the death of his mother, his grandfather, Abdul Muttalib looked after him. His grandfather died when Muhammad (S) was only 8 years old. Muhammad (S) was then looked after by his uncle Abu Talib.
The name Muhammad (S) means praiseworthy.
At the age of 40 Muhammad (S) was given the first revelation from Allah through angel Jibrail. He became the prophet of Allah. For the next 23 years of his life he shared the teachings of Allah.
Important teachings of Prophet Muhammad (S)
Prophet Muhammad (S) asked people to worship Allah alone. He taught love and brotherhood. He asked his followers to be kind and polite towards both children and the elderly and to help one another. He stopped people from doing harm to one another. He asked us to always be truthful, and to practise what we preach. He established Truth, Justice and the Islamic Society.
Hadith’s are the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (S) recorded by his followers after his death
Practicing Islam (15 marks)
Learn how to perform Wudu and Salah (prayer).
What do we have to do as preparation for performing Salah?
What is the importance of Niyah (intention) for Salah?
What is the Qibla?
Why do we face the Qibla during prayers?
What is Qiyam? What do we have to utter in Qiyam? What is the meaning of that?
What is Ruku? What do we have to utter in Ruku? What is the meaning of that?
What is Sujud? What do we have to utter in Sujud? What is the meaning of that?
Study of the Quran & Hadith (20 marks)
Memorize the last 15 Surahs of the Quran.
Learn the meaning of the names of the last 15 surah of the Quran.
Learn the meaning of Surah Fatiha.
Study: Some important verses
Al-Baqarah, verse 2 – Dhalik al-kitabu la raiba fi-hi, hudal lil-muttaqin (This book, the Quran, has no doubts about it at all; it guides to right path those who are Muttaqin)
Al-Imran, verse 19 – Inn ad-dina ind Allah il-Islam (Surely the true religion with Allah is Islam)
Salah & Taharah
Prophet (S) said: “The key to Paradise is Salah (five daily prayers) and key to Salah is Taharah (purity- performing wudu).” Mentioned in Mishkat
Prophet (S) said: “Action shall be judged only by intention; a man shall get what he intends.” Mentioned in Bukhari
General Knowledge, Morals and etiquettes (15 marks)
Halal and Haram
Basic facts about the Quran
Etiquettes of eating and drinking
Obligation to parents
Friendship and Respect to others
Sample Example Questions:
What is the importance of showing respect to others?
How should we behave with our parents?
How should we treat our neighbors?
How should we be with our friends?