The Level 1 Islamic Studies book from Weekend Learning is for 5–7-year-old children who can read short sentences and write short phrases. Ideally, the book is for 1st-grade students who are in their first year in a formal Islamic class.
All lessons in this book are thematically presented in distinct units. There are total of 6 units and 28 chapters in the book. The Level 1 book introduces students to the fundamentals of Islam. These students have very little or no knowledge about Allah, Islam, the Qur’an, and the Messenger. The lessons in this book attempt to walk students through the basics of Islam. Assuming students have no prior knowledge, the book takes the first step toward formal curriculum-based learning. The goal here is to keep it simple and enjoyable, yet informative. Each chapter provides the Islamic foundation appropriate for this age group. The concepts taught in this book will be covered in greater detail in future grade levels.
The book has 28 lessons on Allah, the Qur’an, Islam, Prophet Muahammad ﷺ, the hadith and sunnah and 5-pillars of Islam, Messengers of Allah, Akhlaq (character) and Adab (manners) in Islam and so forth. The idea is to cover the basics of Islam. For example, 6 lessons cover the concepts of 5-pillars, 5 lessons cover a short introduction to 5 messengers and prophets, 9 lessons cover Islamic values and morals.
Each lesson begins with a coloring page. The coloring time helps students ease into the lesson with an engaging activity in the class before the lesson begins. The attention span of children is short; therefore, short paragraphs introduce two or three concepts. This is followed by in-class review section to allow for a short break and reinforce learning. Some homework is included in the book, however, schools and parents are encouraged to buy a separate workbook that has many more test questions and chapter-based activities.