Weekend Learning Islamic Studies Level 3
The Level 3 book is for 7-9 year old children, who have completed the Level 2 book from Weekend Learning or have similar Islamic knowledge. Ideally, third-grade students should use this book. This may be their second or third year in a formal Islamic class. The lessons in the book gradually begin to spark inquisitiveness of students. For example, what does Allah do, why we do salah, how Rasulullah (S) treated others and so forth. Students will learn different names of Allah, understand mercy of Allah, learn additional names of the Qur’an, and the types of salah. The concept of 5-pillars of Islam is reintroduced with additional emphasis. In addition to learning short history of some of the prophets, students will also learn an outline of the Makkah and Madinah periods of Rasulullah’s (S) life. Several lessons discuss importance of good deeds, forgiveness, cleanliness, perseverance and other Islamic values and morals. Attention span of children is small; therefore, short paragraphs introduce two or three concepts. This is followed by in-class review section to allow for short break and reinforce learning. Homework is included in the book, thus eliminating the necessity to buy another homework book.