In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Most Merciful
The material presented in this document is a result of an effort made by the personnel of the school of Ahlul’Bait of the Shia-Muslim Association of Bay Area Islamic Center at San Jose, California in cooperation with several schools of Ahlul’Bait at London-Stanmore, London-Hujjat, Vancouver, Minnesota and Toronto.
We, at San Jose, looked at material from London-Stanmore, London-Hujjat, Vancouver, Minnesota, Toronto and Irvine's Islamic institutions, as well as that available at various web-sites to compile age appropriate textbooks for use by our students. We thank the institutions that were kind enough to provide us with the electronic files of their curriculum. We used some of what they had and added to it what we felt was appropriate. We included more worksheets and pictures where deemed necessary. We also added some new topics that, we felt are important to the students.
We had two important goals in mind while working on this document. First, introduce the students to the important Islamic concepts and beliefs that are crucial for him/her to know. Second, expose the students to as many Quranic verses and sayings from Prophet Muhammad (p) and his Ahlul’Bait (a) as possible.
We thank Hujjatul Islam Maulana Nabi Raza Abidi for his spiritual guidance. We hope future efforts will continue taking place until reaching our goal of having a strong, rich and unified curriculum for the schools of Ahlul’Bait for all ages.
In this book, Furoo-e-Deen are introduced to the students along with the concepts of submission to Allah (swt), sin, shareeah and Hijaab. A chapter is also dedicated to the basic Islamic terminology and its meanings. In Furoo-e-Deen the topics of Salaat, Zakat, Khums and Amar bil Ma’roof are studied in detail and the students are also introduced to Fasting and Hajj.
A chapter on the awareness of how we benefit from our living Imam (a) is also included.