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18-05-2004 @ 3:20 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ib (Rochester,NY, USA)
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As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh;

Al-Hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen was salatu was salaamu 'ala Ashrafil anbiyaa'e wal Mursaleen, wa ba'd;

"I would like to seek naseehah and assistance from some of the students of knowledge and/or those who are close to the People of Knowledge on this forum. A few months ago our dear brother Moosa Richardson posted a naseehah from Shaikh Rabee ibn Hadee [hafidhahullah]. In it it the Shaikh said " They must establish the correct school curriculums derived from the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of His Messenger [sallallahu alaihi wa sallam] and what the righteous Salaf were upon so as to educate the [forthcoming] generations with it. This must be done in the masajid, and in the schools at all levels... keeping in mind the statement of the noble Messenger [sallallahu alaihi wa sallam] "All of you are shepherds and you are all accountable for your flocks."

In sticking to the naseehah of Shaikh Rabee [hafidhahullah] the Muslims of Masjid-An-Nur in Rochester, NY have begun a weekend school teaching children the Qur'an [i.e. memorization & recitation]. AlHamdulillah there has been an overwhelming response. But we are in need of a Salafi curriculum. Is there anyone who knows of or have a such a curriculum that they can share with us? Jazakallahu khairin. Brother Abu Nafi Abdul Wali Hamidullah ibn Booker T. Brown."

I was asked to assist in this matter and we're looking such information, insha'allah.

Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ibn Harold Simmons, Aiken, SC, USA

This message was edited by abu.naimah.shamsuddi on 5-18-04 @ 3:38 PM

19-05-2004 @ 5:25 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Muawiyah Safdar Mohammed Khan (Birmingham )
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Assalamu Alaikum

You should contact the brothers at SalafiPublications as there is a Salafi School in Birmingham, United Kingdom and InshaAllaah they can help you.

Wasalamu Alaikum

Abu Muawiyah Safdar Khan

19-05-2004 @ 10:19 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ib (Rochester,NY, USA)
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Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh;

Jazakallahu khairun, will do insha'allah.

Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ibn Harold Simmons, Aiken, SC, USA

This message was edited by abu.naimah.shamsuddi on 5-19-04 @ 10:21 PM

24-05-2004 @ 11:09 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Ammaar Abdul-Hameed Alam (Birmingham, UK)
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Asalaamu allaikum wa rahmatullah

Jazakalaahu khairan for your query regarding the curriculum at the Salafi Independent School. My apologies for not responding earlier.

At present, we have several different curriculums for the Islamic side. These are Aqeedah, Fiqh, Hadeeth, Seerah, Islamic History and Personal and Social Development (which include memorisation of Du'as as well as teaching aspects of manners/etiquettes etc).

We cannot release the printed curriculum at the moment as we are in the process of revamping them. Please do keep an eye out on . They will be available on the site as they are released for public use, insha'allaah.

I will let you know that for our Aqeedah curriculum, we have utilised Shaykh Uthaymeen's Usool al-Imaan (Fundamentals of Faith - in the English translation) as the base text. The early years pupils (Foundation and Key Stage 1 in England) cover the basics such as - What is Allaah's religion called (and why), creation of Adam, Why did Allaah create us, How do we please Allaah - leading up to the most basic aspects of Tawheed and Shirk, a basic introduction to Jannah and Jahanam, Angels, Books, Messengers, the Pillars of Islam, the Qur'aan, etc. It is important not to overburden the young children with too many proofs from the Qur?an and Hadeeth. Many times, we may not even tell them the proofs from the texts so as to encourage them to understand the topic well without making it too long-winded for them!

We start with a small amount of knowledge in each of the different topics and then build upon each of the topic areas in subsequent years. In this way, we can re-visit topic areas year after year, with each subsequent year having much greater detail and knowledge. Our pupils tend to remember the Aqeedah subject area with ease, masha'allaah.

You will get a better picture once we publish the curriculum, insha?allaah.

For Fiqh ? (to be continued, insha?allaah)

This message was edited by AbdulHameed on 5-24-04 @ 5:08 PM

24-05-2004 @ 3:16 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ib (Rochester,NY, USA)
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wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh;

Jazakallahu khairun. What we were greatly interested in were "text book" that the children would be taught from. The one book you mentioned we are in possession of, al-Hamdulillah, can you mention other books?

May Allah Ta'Ala, bless all of you there for this great effort, Ameen.

Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ibn Harold Simmons, Aiken, SC, USA

26-05-2004 @ 10:55 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Ammaar Abdul-Hameed Alam (Birmingham, UK)
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Asalaamu allaykum wa Rahmatullah

To continue ?

In the UK, there is a general trend away from pupils having set textbooks at primary level. Where textbooks are used in other subject areas such as English and Numeracy, we tend to use them as a quick ?starter? to individual units and as a method of assessing progress. In this way, we have a lot more flexibility in how we deal with topic areas.

Unfortunately, there isn?t, to the best of my knowledge, a textbook (or workbook) system available for primary school children in any of the Islamic subject areas that we teach, that is suitable.

The problem is that, in order to design and write, for example ? an Aqeedah workbook requires that the appropriate word and sentence levels are used for each of the year groups that the books are being designed for. That isn?t as easy as it sounds! Children have a limited range of vocabulary, particularly so in the younger age range. Making sense of sentences is also an issue. We have to also understand developmental issues in order to know what children are capable of reading and understanding.

It is unfortunate to see that many Islamic books aimed at children, generally do not have the right text and sentence levels for the particular age groups. For this reason, we do not use them. Al-Hamdullilah, we have a group of dedicated teachers who spend a lot of time designing and writing resources in Aqeedah, Fiqh, Hadeeth, Seerah, etc for our children. We teach from our curriculum, taking the essential information from the known books, such as Usool al-Imaan, Usool ath-thalaatha, Kitaab at-Tawheed, etc. We then take the text down to a level that is appropriate for each year group. As you can imagine, this process is very difficult and time consuming. Of course, we would appreciate help from Salafis who have an in depth knowledge of the primary curriculum to help us with writing resources for the curriculum.

In short, we do not have a textbook for the children to use. We teach using a variety of teaching methods from worksheets to group discussions, board work, quizzes as well as material illustrations, etc. Our children thoroughly enjoy the Islamic curriculum and generally tend to learn very well, masha?allaah.

In the Hadeeth subject, we have taken mostly from Riyaadh as-Saaliheen. There are a wide variety of narrations that are used on all topics. Hadeeth relate to practical examples and what they, as children can implement. Examples are hadeeth on eating with the write hand, entering the Masjid, etc. We have chosen shorter hadeeth that are easily memorised and understood. The ahadeeth are printed in large print (in Arabic and English) and made into small booklets. Again, we hope to place the whole Hadeeth curriculum onto the school site, insha?allaah.

Some details on Fiqh, Seerah and Islamic History will follow soon, insha?allaah.

Wa sallamu allaykum wa rahmatullah
Abu Ammaar Abdul-Hameed

29-05-2004 @ 1:10 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ib (Rochester,NY, USA)
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Al-Hamdulillahi Ta'Ala wa salatu wa sallamu 'ala Rasulullah wa 'ala Alihi wa Sahbihi ajma'een

Amma ba'd;

Salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh;

Jazakallahu khairun and on behalf the Muslims here, and those others who have read this Post, we thank you for sharing this information. May Allah Ta'Ala allow you all to continue your work in this area, Ameen.

Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ibn Harold Simmons, Aiken, SC, USA

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29-05-2004 @ 11:30 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Aboo Abdillaah Umar Bryant (Dammam, Saudi Arabia)
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Salaamu Alaikum

Perhaps it would be a good project to translate some of the Saudi curriculum into English.

أذا اشتد صيف الحزبيين , وشتاء القطبيين , وخريف السروريين , فاعلم أن الأمة بحاجة إلى ربيع السنة و الدين

30-05-2004 @ 4:39 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ib (Rochester,NY, USA)
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wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullah;

Sounds like a great idea to me!

Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ibn Harold Simmons, Aiken, SC, USA

10-06-2004 @ 10:51 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Ammaar Abdul-Hameed Alam (Birmingham, UK)
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Asalaamu allaykum wa Rahmatullah

To continue ...

The Islamic Studies curriculum also includes a study of Fiqh. It is important to stress that the methodology employed in our teaching does not necessarily draw a sharp distinction between subject areas such as Hadeeth, Aqeedah and Fiqh. Consequently there will be much overlap between subjects.

We have taken the subject headings from Bulugh al-Maraam as the basis for the Fiqh curriculum. As with other subject areas, the syllabus is progressive in that the same subject area, such as wudu, will be built upon from year to year. If you are building your own curriculum, start with the absolute basics of each area in your Fiqh syllabus. For wudu, this may be explaining why we need wudu and going through actions of wudu where the teacher leads and children follow. The subsequent year may now include the actions of wudu again, but with more preciseness. You may also wish to tell them about those things that nullify the Wudu. In the following year, you may wish to have a revision lesson to ensure children remember some of the previous work and then progress onto issues of always starting with the right side first (where appropriate), wiping over the socks, etc, as well as Tayamum. In the upper years of primary, you may also wish to include Ghusl, as children are getting older and will need to know.

Using this methodology ensures some level of reinforcement of the curriculum from year to year. Ensure that the word, text and sentence levels are appropriate for the year group you are teaching.

Seerah and Islamic History follow the same methodology. The following is an excerpt from the Reception curriculum in Islamic History for the first term:


(1 week)
Introduce ?Rasool? (Messenger)
(without differentiating between Nabee and Rasool).
They came to call the people to Worship Allaah alone. [Qur?aan 16:12]

(2 weeks)
Aadam was the first man. Created from clay. From his rib, Allaah created his wife. He lived 960 years. He was 60 arm-spans tall (approx. 40 m). A brief outline of how Iblees caused him to disobey Allaah but then Aadam asked Allaah for forgiveness and Allaah forgave him, in line with the vocabulary and sentence level for Reception.

(3 weeks)
Nooh was a Messenger.
[Qur?aan 26:105]
He called to worship Allaah alone. [Qur?aan 7:59]
A brief sketch of the story of Nooh ? People did not listen to him ? they worshipped idols ? Allaah told him to build a ship ? it rained ? Allaah drowned the disbelievers ? Nooh and the believers were saved, in line with the vocabulary and sentence level for Reception.
(Proofs from the Qur?aan and/or Hadeeth not required to be given to the children)

(5-6 weeks)
Ibraheem was a Messenger.
Called to the worship of Allaah. [Qur?aan 29:16-18]
The story of the fire. [Qur?aan 37:97-98, 21:68-70]
The Story of Hajar and Ismail and the Zamzam, [Qur?aan 14:37, 2:37] in line with the vocabulary and sentence level for Reception
(Proofs from Qur?aan and/or Hadeeth not required to be given to the children)

The following year (Year 1) can then build upon what has already been taught in Reception, expanding upon the stories of each of the Messengers and introducing other ones. Follow the same guidelines for Seerah. You will have to be selective as to what you teach remembering that they are primary age children! We find it easy to select milestones in the lives of the anbiyah as well as easily understood stories, such as the flood at the time of Nooh. It keeps them interested and motivated to learn more.

We would be interested to see if any of the brothers or sisters are developing a syllabus in this way. It would certainly help us to reassess our curricula and maybe we could advise others on the development of their curriculum.

To continue, insha?Allaah ?

Wa salaamu allaykum wa Rahmatullah
Abu-Ammaar Abdul-Hameed

11-06-2004 @ 9:28 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Abul-'Abbaas Moosaa ibn John Richardson (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
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Jazaakum Allaahu khayran...

This is very important for us to share ideas about raising children to love this Deen.  May Allaah reward all of you generously.  In shaa' Allaah, I will review some of the materials I have for teaching children and post them in shaa' Allaah.  My stuff is for 6 year olds and younger though.

Perhaps the admin can make a forum for people to post and discuss school materials...

ATTAHED: Here is an aqeedah course (in English) design for 4-5 year olds.  It is designed so that you present a very simple set of sentences about a topic and then review with all the students, by asking them questions.  The questions are two types, one that requires them to know and remember the material, and the other requires them to draw conclusions, even if they are simple ones.  I would love to hear feedback from people who teach professionally at this level about this material.  

Moosaa ibn John Richardson

سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك
أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت
أستغفرك وأتوب إليك

Attached Fileaqeedah_1.doc (117 Kbytes)

12-06-2004 @ 1:58 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ib (Rochester,NY, USA)
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amma ba'd;

" As-salaamu alaykum,

Alhamdulillahi Rabbil alameen,

Jazakum allahu khayrin to all the brothers who have responded, especially Abdul-Hameed and Moosa, the information has been helpful And just an encouragement to the brothers & sisters of salafipublications and our sister bint Mahmoud, last week I started using some of the material posted on "Islam for kids" and it was very well received by the children jazakum allahu khayrin.

All the praise belongs to Allah for giving us the scholars as the "Inheritors of the Prophets", and may He, Subhanahuwa Ta'Ala, continue to guide them all in directing us to teach our cildren to follow His deen. {signed Abu Nafi Abdul-Wali Hamidullah ibn Booker T. Brown}"

Posted on behalf of brother Abu Nafi, Hamdulillah, this has indeed been a noble endeavour and may bless all those involved, the teachers , the supporters, and those giving the proper direction. Ameen

Abu Na'imah Shamsuddin Abdul-Hakim ibn Harold Simmons, Aiken, SC, USA

This message was edited by abu.naimah.shamsuddi on 6-12-04 @ 2:16 AM

17-05-2005 @ 7:38 PM    Notify Admin about this post
UmmIdris Kareema bint Falih (USA)
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All praise is for Allaah, Lord of the Worlds,prayers and peace be upon Muhammad sal-allahu' alayhe wa sallam, his family, his Companions and all those who follow in his sal-allaahu 'alayhe wa salaam footsteps until the Last Day.

As salaamu alaikum wa rahamtulah

Insha'allah I was wondering if there was any update regarding the printed curriculum being made available to the general public?

If anyone has made progess in developing islamic lessons plans,if you can share them,I and I'm sure many others would be most appreciative.

I hope this thread insha'allah will become an more active one, as their are many struggling to educating our children properly, but may need something more structured to aid them in this task.

And all success is from Allaah.

barakallahu feekum for any replies.


'Uthmaan Ibn Haadir said, ?I said to ?Abdullaah Ibn ?Abbaas, ?Advise me.? He said, ?It is upon you to be upright, and follow the first affair (the way of the Prophet and his Companions), and do not innovate.

19-05-2005 @ 12:26 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Umm Yusuf Khadijah bint Carolyn (Mankato,Minnesota, USA)
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Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

as salaamu 'alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

I too agree. This would be very beneficial for those of us who homeschool our children. This is much needed.

Barakallahu feekum!

"And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out(from every difficulty). And He will provide for you from sources he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him."

07-06-2010 @ 12:39 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Dar Al-Iman (North-West London, UK)
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As salaam alaikum wa rahmahtullah,

Akhee Moosa, is possible if you have any more levels of the Aqeedah lessons that you attached, as we are also setting a salafi school insha'Allah in Pakistan and are gathering as much materials as possible.

Also if anybody else has any material or links/suggestions please advise.

barak Allahu feekum,

Abu Sarah Monis

Dar Al-Iman (UK)
Registered Charity No 1114883


12-06-2010 @ 7:39 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu abdir Razzaaq Amjad ibn Ayub (United Kingdom)
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AsSalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuhu

please see the following link, Alhamdulilaah there is a full Islamic curriculum available, covering Aqeedah (Belief), Ibaadah (Worship), Qur'aan, Adaab (Manners) & Islamic History.

for further details see link or alternatively or contact Salafi Bookstore Bradford for further details on 01274 395007.

Abdullah b.Umar May Allah be pleased with them both said:
'Every bidah(religious innovation) is misguidance, even if people think it is good.'
Al-Lalikaii in Sharh Us‎l I‎tiq‎d Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama'ah Vol 1. P134, no.111

29-08-2010 @ 11:39 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Ilyas unspecified (unspecified)
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Here is a link to the entire Saudi curriculum in Arabic from Gr. 1-12:

All the books they teach from are provided in PDF format.

May Allah bless the land of the Haramayn and preserve the King and aid the Muslims through him, aameen.  In my home country, despite it being a Muslim country, Islamic studies rarely talk about Tawheed besides a Rububiyyah perspective, whereas in this curriculum, al-Usul al-Thalathah are taught to elementary grade students!  Alhamdulillah for this ni'mah!
The best part is, all of those books are available for free on this website.

How disgusting is poverty after sufficiency, and even more disgusting is misguidance after guidance - Qisasul Anbiya by ibnKathir

01-09-2010 @ 3:34 PM    Notify Admin about this post
abu abdullahi sulaimon Ilyas (nigeria)
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please i want to know if the second level of aqeedah prepared by br. moosa Richardson (hafidhohullaah)for children is out.

baarakallahu feekum

the sunnah, the sunnah, the sunnah and beware of innovation and its people

14-09-2010 @ 1:10 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Maslamah Muhammad Rifdhi ibn Jiffry (Kalubowila, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka)
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Alhamdulillah-the site is a beneficial site. But, unfortunately, 1st grade books are not available for download.

(I mean As Safful Awwal al Ibthi daa'ee) except the book for reading.
Having this class book is of great importance-insha Allah since these are the books for starters.

Has anyone of our brothers got any idea of obtaining these books from any other sources?

Barakallahu lakum,

Abu Maslamah As Sayalaani

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