Ramadan Study Evaluation (25marks)
Ramadan Study Projects (25 marks)

Theme:

 

  • Stories of the Prophets
  • Books of Allah
  • The lesson from a surah of your choice

 

Make poster(s), draw picture(s) (8.5” X 11”) and write article in your own words on one of the above topics.

Written test (100 marks)

You have to study the notes for Grades 3 & 4 and the following for a written test

Basics of Islam (25 marks)
What is the meaning of Islam?
Islam means obedience.  Obedience means to accept, to submit and to follow.  Islam therefore, means to submit to Allah and to follow His commands.  We can have peace in our lives if we follow the commands of our Creator.  So another meaning of Islam is peace.  True peace lies only in following Allah’s commands. Those who follow Islam are called Muslims.
Iman means belief or faith. To be a good Muslim, we must believe in:
Allah

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)

Belief in Allah:
One, who believes in Allah, believes that:
There is no god but Allah.
Allah is ONE and ALMIGHTY.
There is no one like Allah.
Allah has no children and no partner.
Allah has been there from the beginning, and will always be existing.

Allah will never die.
He knows everything.

He sees everything.
He is the creator of the Universe.

He is our Lord.
Allah is the Greatest and Most-Merciful.  He is the Most-Kind and Most-Loving.
Allah has provided us with everything.
He created us as the best. He sent prophets to guide us and to tell us how to obey him; how to live like good human beings and be happy and successful.
Belief in Angels of Allah:
Angels are created by Allah. They are Allah’s servants; they obey Allah’s commands and carry out his orders. We cannot see them; they do not have a body like us. If Allah wills they can take any shape.

We know the name of some angels through the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (S). They are: Jibrail (Gabriel), Azrail (Azrael), Israfil, Mikhail (Michael), Ridwan, Munkar and Nakir.

Angel Jibrail brought the message of Allah to Prophet Muhammad (S).

Belief in Books of Allah:
Allah has taught us how to live, to obey and worship Him. This guidance was given through Prophets in the form of revelations. The revelations given to the Prophets have always guided mankind.

The revelation given to prophet Muhammad (S) is called the Quran.

A Muslim believes in all revealed Books. Those are the Tawrat (Torah) to Musa (Moses); Jabur (Psalms) to Dawud (David); the Injil (Gospel) to Isa (Jesus) and the Quran to Muhammad (S). The Quran also mentions Suhuf-i-Ibrahim (Scrolls of Abraham).

But the Books given to the Prophets before Muhammad (S) were not fully preserved, some were lost or they were changed by the people. Allah’s words were mixed with man’s ideas.

Belief in the Messengers of Allah:
Allah sent His guidance through the Prophets. They were men of great virtue and character. Their lives were truly pure and honourable. They are role models for mankind. They taught us how to obey Allah- our Creator. None of the Prophets claimed to be God. They themselves obeyed Allah and invited others to obey Him. Allah sent prophets to all people at different times.

All of the Prophets preached the same message of God. They preached peace and justice. While preaching the message of God, the Prophets were tortured, betrayed and ignored by the disbelievers. However, the good people of their time followed the Prophets with heart and soul. The Prophets gathered the good people and taught them how to obey and worship God.

The Quran mentioned the name of 25 prominent Prophets. (See study note for SK and JK)
Prophets mentioned in the Quran are also believed to be Prophets by Christians and Jews. Following are the Quranic names and English names (in bracket) of Prophets mentioned in the Quran.
Adam; Idris (Enoch); Nuh (Noah);Hud (Heber); Saleh (Shelah); Ibrahim (Abraham); Lut (Lot); Ismail (Ishmael); Ishaq (Isaac); Yaqub (Jacob); Yusuf (Joseph); Ayub (Job); Shoaib (Jethro); Musa (Moses); Harun (Aaron); Dhul-Kifl (possibly Ezekiel or Gautama Buddha); Daud (David); Sulayman (Solomon); Ilyas (Elijah); Al-Yasa (Elisha); Yunus (Jonah); Zakariya (Zacharias); Yahya (John the Baptist); Isa (Jesus) and Muhammad.
Belief in Life after death:
Our life in this world is temporary. Everyone has to die. Death is a natural event. Muslims believe that Allah will bring an end to this world and extinction of all the creatures of this world. After that all human beings will be given back life to judge the deeds they have done in this present world. This great day is commonly known as Yawm al-Qiyamah (Day of the Raising of the Dead). The Quran has other names of this day. Those are given below:
Yawm al-Din (Day of Judgment)
Yawm al-Taghabun (Day of Loss and Gain)

Yawm al-Bath (Day of Resurrection – to bring something to life)

Yawm al-Hisab (Day of Reckoning- accountability)
Yawm al-Haqqah (The day which is Inevitable)
In the Day of Judgment every person will be judged by Allah alone based on his or her acts in this world. Those who worship Allah and do good deeds in this world will be granted paradise. The Arabic word for paradise is Jannah. Those who disobey Allah willingly in this world and do not ask for forgiveness will be punished, the punishment will be hell. The Arabic word for hell is Jahannam.

This life after death is called Akhirah. Belief in Akhirah has a great impact in the life of a believer. He knows that Allah is watching all his actions and he will have to account for them on the Day of Judgment. His conduct and behaviour will therefore be responsible , controlled and careful.

To prepare for that day and to be rewarded by our Lord, we need to do all that Allah demands of us and give up all the bad habits and wrong actions. We can do this if we follow the guidance given to our Prophet Muhammad (S) by Allah. This is the safest course for our success in life, both in this world and in the life after death.

Al-Quran (25 marks)

Muslims follow the Quran. The words of the Quran are fully preserved in its original form. Not a single word of it has been changed or lost. It is found today exactly as it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (S). A Muslim believes in all the Books of Allah, but as the earlier Books are lost or have been changed; a Muslim follows the Quran only.
Allah has guaranteed the protection of the Quran.

The meaning of word ‘Quran’ is “the reading” or “that which is to be read”.

The other names of the Quran, mentioned in the Quran itself, are:
Al-Furqan (the Criterion between right and wrong)

Kitabullah (the Book of Allah)

Kalamullah (the words of Allah)

Al-Jibar (the Message of Allah)
The teachings of Al-Quran: The Quran teaches us how to serve and worship Allah. It tells us how to live a life of virtue. It tells us how to behave at home. It tells us how to treat our parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, neighbours and strangers.
The Quran tells us how to become good men and women.

The Quran tells us the story of previous nations. It tells us the stories of good people of the past that followed the path of Allah and His prophets. It also tells us stories of bad people and how Allah punished them in this world.

Practicing Islam: Salah (20 marks)

Why should we pray five times a day?
Learn the meaning of Dua Qunut.

The lessons and significance of Salah are:
Salah brings us closer to Allah.
It keeps us away from indecent, shameful and forbidden activities.
It teaches us to control evil desire and passions.
It purifies heart and comforts the soul.
It is a constant reminder of Allah and His greatness.
It develops discipline and willpower.
It is the source of patience, courage, hope and confidence.
It is a mean to purity, cleanliness and punctuality.

It demonstrates our obedience to our Creator.

It is a proof of equality, unity and brotherhood.

Study of the Quran & Hadith (25 marks)

Quran:
Memorize last 15 Surahs of the Quran
Memorize and study the meaning:
Verses 55-57, Surah Noor (Surah 24)
Hadith:
Love for Prophet (S)
Prophet (S) said: “None of you has faith unless I (Prophet) am dearer to him than his father, and his son and all mankind.” Mentioned in Bukhari
Helping the needy
Prophet (S) said: “One who tries to help the widow and the poor is like a warrior in the way of Allah.”  Mentioned in Bukhari
Duty and obligation to neighbours
Prophet (S) said: “By Allah, he has no faith (Prophet {S} repeated it three times) whose neighbours are not safe from his wickedness.”  Mentioned in Bukhari
Modesty
Prophet (S) said: “Modesty (Haya) is part of faith.” Mentioned in Bukhari & Muslim
What is the importance of following the Prophet (S)?
If you really love Prophet (S), what do you have to do?
What is the importance of helping the poor and needy in Islam?
What is modesty? Why is it so important?
How should we treat out neighbours?

General Knowledge, Morals and etiquettes (25 marks)

Islamic dress code
Basic knowledge about the Prophets of Allah
Islamic calendar
Ramadan & Sawm
Importance of brotherhood in Islam
Moderation in Walk and Talk
Forgiveness

Sadaqah and Charity