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 this book is for 1st grade students who are in their first year in a formal Islamic class. The book uses easy to understand, simple and child-friendly languages and sentences. The book has 28 lessons on Allah, the Qur’an, Islam, the Prophet Muhammadﷺ, Hadith and Sunnah, the 5-pillars of 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 short introduction to 5 messengers and prophets, 9 lessons cover Islamic values and morals.
Each lesson begins with a coloring page. Coloring time helps students settle down and be comfortable in class before the lesson begins. The attention span of children is small; therefore, short paragraphs introduce two or three concepts at a time. This is followed by in-class review section to allow for a short break and reinforce what’s been learned. Some homework is included in the book, however schools and parents are encouraged to buy a separate workbook that has several more test questions and chapter-based activities.