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Al-Iman School

3020 Ligon Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

Telephone: (919) 821-1699, Fax (919) 821-2988

http: alimanschool.org

As Salamu Alaikum Dear Al-Iman School Parents,

Muslim Heritage Project (1st Quarter 19 – 23 Oct 2015):

  • IS Meet, Greet and Eat (Social Event)
    • Friday Night Presentation
  • Public Library Presentation and Display

Integrated Subject Fair (14 – 18 March 2016)

All middle school students will prepare a research paper, power point presentation and oral presentation on subject-integrated topic.

Tarbiyah Debate (4 – 8 April 2016)

All middle school students will research controversial topic and prepare to debate their viewpoints.


Overview of Islamic Studies 2015 – 2016 Course

Islamic Studies (2014 – 2015) consists of a number of different components and activity. Below is a list and short description of the different learning activities we will be conducting this year.

FMR (Five Minute Review) 

FMR is a daily drill that we will conduct during the first five minutes of the class. Many of the daily supplications that a Muslim should perform throughout the day, starting from waking up in the morning until going to bed at night will be covered during FMR. In this portion of our IS course students will be required to read, memorize and recite the assigned supplications accurately, understanding the basic meaning.

IS Vocabulary

IS Vocab is a weekly review of Islamic words and terms that we will study throughout the year. Most of the words and terms will be extracted from the Islamic Studies textbook (International Curricula). IS vocab will help students understand the concepts and principles taught in each textbook unit and lesson. Students will be required to write, read and give a basic definition of all vocabulary words given.

Islamic Studies Textbook (International Curricula)

Al-Iman School will start this academic year with a new textbook entitled “Islamic Studies” by International Curricula, which was designed by a team of scholars and researchers based in Saudi Arabia. The new textbooks consists of two parts, textbook one and textbook two, activity book one and two, and a teachers guide manual. Each textbook consists of fourteen units. Each unit has three lessons, along with word banks, student exercises and instructional activities.  We are very excited about this curriculum and believe that it will have a positive impact on student understanding and outcomes.

Cooperative Learning

Cooperative Learning is one of the instructional strategies that we will be performing in Islamic studies this year. CL allows students to work together and share information with one another. We believe that CL helps develop social skills and student cooperation with each other. CL will be conducted in two types: (1) Group Co-Leadership (GCL) where two student will be assigned to research and develop information on a given project. (2) Small Group Cooperation (SGC) Three students will be given the task of researching, writing and presenting information. Class peers will grade the outcomes.

Service Learning

Islamic Studies will conduct a number of community outreach projects for students, teachers and parents. We will organize visits to the American Red Cross, Senior Citizens Home and Hospital. Insha Allah, students will develop a deep concern for others and understand the importance of helping humanity as a whole.

Muslim Heritage Project

This project will allow our students to become familiar with the many contributions that Muslims have made towards modern society and technology. 1001 Muslim Inventions is an aggressive effort to integrate Islamic Studies with science and social studies. This special project will help our students develop a holistic perspective about Islam and how it is incorporated into our daily life and behavior.

Tarbiyyah Debates

Tarbiyyah Debates are a series of debates that Al-Iman School students will participate in to help them develop a more rounded understanding of current events. The debates are designed to help students conduct sound research and present fact on a given issue. It also helps students learn how to differ with others without getting upset and developing animosity towards others. We believe that debating has many benefits and is a great way to learn.

Insha Allah, we pray that this year will be very fruitful and beneficial for all of us. If there are any questions concerning our Islamic Studies course please contact me at musa.muhammad@alimanschool .org or call 803 201-7534.

  • Teaching Goals & Objectives for all subjects/classes that you teach

Islamic Studies Goals and Objectives:

  1. To develop and cultivate a strong consciousness and love for Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad (sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam)
  2. Become knowledgeable of what is obligatory, unlawful and permissible in order to practice the basic teachings of Islam.
  3. To invite other towards Islam and promote general goodness for all people throughout the world.
  4. Engender a strong Islamic identity and sense of leadership within society.

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