Learning Approach

PROGRAMMES

The aLIVE programmes are made relevant to the development of kids, tweens, teens and youth. Designed to appeal to young people, the programmes aim to inspire students to continue Learning Islamic Values Every day.

 

AN EARLY START TO ISLAM

This programme provides an introduction to Islam. Students are exposed to the basics of Islam, especially in Aqidah, to anchor their beliefs from a young age.

DESIRED OUTCOME

  • Develop the love for Allah and Prophet Muhammad s.a.w

  • Refer to the Sahabahs and Prophets as examples.

  • Know what is right (Ma'ruf) and what is wrong (Mungkar)

  • Developed the habits to perform solat and good deeds appropriate to their age.

  • Articulate what they have learnt.

  • Love thier famillies, friends, teachers and school.

  • Be able to express and appreciate the beauty of Allah's creaions.

  • Be able to recongnize Arabic letters and read and write basic Arabic.

TEACHING APROACHES

  • PLAY as the central approach to learning.

  • Thematic learning of islamic values and practices.

  • Developmentally and age-appropriate lessons on islam.

  • Role modelling as an important element of value based learning.

  • A multi sensory approach to inquire, try, see, do, share and reflect.

  • A learning environment that is safe, fun, attractive and motivating.

  • Teacher's and parent's observation of children's learning and development.

  • Smaller teacher to children ratio.

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KIDS Year 1 (5 years olds) - Belief in Allah

- Belief in the prophets, angels, Holy Books

- The 2 Kalimah Syahadah

- Know the steps and recitation in solat

- 5 Solat times

- Ramadan and Fasting

- Halal & Haram foods
- Respect their elders

- Help others

- Learn values like respect, responsible, love and ihsan

- Love for Allah, Rasul, self and others

- Being Responsible as a Muslim at home, in school, in the commmunity

- Respect for self and others at Home, in school, in the community
- Learn the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. appropriate to their age

- Prophet Muhammad's s.a.w. life
- Introduction to hija'iyah letters

- Recitation of Iqra

- Recitation and understanding of short; Surah Al-Fatihah, Al-Asr, Al-Ikhlas and Al-Nas
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 KIDS Year 2 (6 years olds) - Wudu' (steps, methods & types of water for wudu')

- Solat (more details - names, times, direction, readings)

- Azan

- Solat with 2 raka'at (actions & reading)

- Du'a for Parents, Du'a for Forgiveness

- Fasting and Zakat

- Introduction to Hajj
 - Peace, respect, responsibility and love

- Responsibility is doing what Allah wants us to do

- Story of Prophet Duad and Jallut

- The story of Dzulqarnain

- "Allah is the Most Powerful. Because Allah is with us, I am not afraid"

- Honesty to self, to others and to Allah

- Prophet Muhammad's qualities - Al-Ameen & Al-Siddiq
 - Prophet Nuh

- Prophet Muhammad, Abu Bakr and the Spider

- Prophet Musaa traveled to save his people
 - Reading and understanding of Surah Al-Kauthar, Al-Falaq & Al-Nasr

- Iqra reading
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 Kids Year 3 (7 Years olds)  - Pillars of Iman:
  • Name 6 of Allah's angels and their responsibilities
  • Al-Qur'an as the final Revelation from Allah
  • Qiyamah and Akhirah
- Pillars of Islam:
Solat
  • Etiquettes related to Solat
  • Azan and Iqamah, Wudu'
  • Sadaqah and Zakat
  • Jamaah prayers
 Fasting
  • Blessings of Ramadhan, Value of obligatory fast, Sahur, Iftar, Taraweeh & Eid prayers
- Hajj, Korban rites & its benefits

- Identifying the importance of the Sunnah and the Hadith

- Daily Du'as and etiquette
 - Covering our bodies well (Aurah)

- Etiquette/ Behaviour during Ramadan, Sahur, Zakat & Sadaqah

- Simplicity & Moderation

- Prophet Muhammad's Daily Routine, the difference & similarities

- concept of feeling contented (Qana'ah)
 - Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and His Family

- Story of Prophet Zulkifli & Prophet Syuaib

- Story of Prophet Muhammad way of eating food while sahur and iftar

- Concept of using money

Wisely: Story of Sahabah giving zakat to prophet Muhammad

- Story of Siti Hajar and Ismael

- Living the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad - The concept of "Bestt Example" (Uswatun Hasanah)

- Ways to emulate Prophet Muhammad's teachings, habits and daily practices
 - Revision of Surahs learnt in K1 & K2

- Reading and understanding of Surah Al-Alaq(1-5) Surah Al-Qadr Surah Al-An'am 162 Surah Al-Ma'um Surah Al-Quraisy

- Iqra reading

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 Kids Year 4 (8 years olds) - The compulsory acts of solat

- Taharah - Types of water for Wudu' (revisit)

- Tayammum

- Sunnah acts of solat

- Cleanliness and Personal Hygiene
  • During solat (wudu')
  • Istinkjak
  • Clothing
  • Living conditions
  • Food & drinks
- Being patient and responsible Muslims

- I can cooperate and work with others in unity

- "by being tolerant towards one another, i can make this world a happier place to live in"
- Stories of the prophets- Adam a.s, Idris a.s, Nuh a.s, Hud a.s, Salih a.s, Ibrahim a.s, Luth a.s, Ismail a.s, and Ishak a.a, Ya'kub a.s, Yusuf a.s, Ayub a.s, Zulkfli a.s, Musa a.s, Harun a.s, Daud a.s, Sulaiman a.s, Ilyas a.s, Ilyasa' a.s Yunus a.s, Zakaria a.s, Yahya a.s. & Isa a.s.

- Brief story of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w

- Revision on the stories of the prophets
- reading and understang of Surah Al-Masad Surah Al-Kafirun, Surah Al-Zalzalah Surah Al-Qari'ah, Surah Al-Humazah Surah Al-fil

- revison of all surahs

 

EXPLORING, DISCOVERING & LEARNING ISLAM

This programme builds on students' existing knowledge of Islam from the previous programme. Students are guided on understanding and carrying out responsibilities as a Muslim, so that they will be prepared to face the challenges of pre-teen life.

DESIRED OUTCOME

  • Distinguish right from wrong

  • Possess good akhlak

  • Understand, appreciate and practice the Pillars of Islam (Arkanul Islam)

  • Have a deeper understanding of Aqudah and Pilla of Iman (Arkanul Iman)

  • Read the Al-Qur'an well, memorise and appreciate the general meaning of selected surahss

TEACHING APPROACHES

  • Holistic development learning(age appropriate and thematic)

  • Integrated learning(religious and life skills)

  • Value Based Learning(moral and character building)

  • Active learning(hands on activity & project-based learning)

  • Supporting learning (home and family support)

  • Interactive Learning

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Tweens Year 1 (9 year olds) - Belief in Oneness of Allah

- Categories of Islamic regulation - Wajib, Sunnah, Prohibitions, etc

- Solat Sunnah - Tahiyatul Masjid, Rawatib, Terawih, Witr & Eid

- Classification of Syariah Law (Fardu Ain & Fardu Kifayah)

- Cleanliness & Hygiene - Sunnah Acts before Prayers for Juma'at & Eid Celebration
- Have a greater self-awareness & self-acceptance - Birth of prophet Muhammad s.a.w

- Prophet Muhammad s.a.w in his Youth

- Learn about the Early Spread of Islam and the first revelation
- Memorization, reading and understanding of
  • Surah Al-Alaq
  • Surah Al-Bayyinah
  • Surah Al-Takathur
  • Surah Al-Qadr
  • Surah Al-Alaq
  • SUrah Al-Tin
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Tweens Year 2 (10 year olds) - Introduction to Solat Jama' & Qasr

- Solat Sunnah 3 - Dhuha, Tahajjud, Hajat and Istikharah

- Sources of Authority in Islam (Quran, Hadith, Fatwa, Syura, etc)

- Sunnah acts- Umrah

- Sunnah acts during Ramadan & Eid Celebrations (revisit)

- Pillars og Hajj

- Cleanliness & Hygiene - Ghusl hor Haid, Nifas & Bulugh

- Sunnah acts - Aqiqah & Korban
- Learn and emulate Positive Attitude as a Muslim - optimism, accestance & relisilliency - Learn about the history of Hijrah, Musim's Life in Medina

- Review Significant events in Sirah
Memorization, reading and understanding of 
  • Surah Al-Duha
  • Surah Al-Sharh
  • Surah Al-Adiyat
  • Surah Al-Bayyinah
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Tweens Year 3 (11 Years Old) - Revisit Solat Jama' & Qasr

- Halal & haram in Islam

- Relationship with Humans eg:Mahram, BGR issues

- Slaughtering of anmals

- Revisit Islamic TAUHID & FIQH : Arkanul Iman

- Solat Sunnah - Istikharah, Janazah, Eclipse
- Love, Care and Share

- Understanding about BGR (Islamic Perspective)

- Learn how to Respect Yourself, Respect Others
- Learn about the The Four Rightly guided Calliphs

- Learn about Muslims Around the World
- Memorization, reading and understanding of
  • Surah Al-Ghasyiyah
  • Surah Al-Balad
  • Surah Al-Shams
  • Surah Al-Fajr

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Tween 4 (12 Years olds) - Aqidah Ahil Sunnah Waljamaah

- Revisit - Ghusl (Haid,Nifas,Bulugh) Supplementary Programmes

- Revisit - Solat Jama'ah, Solat Sunat

- Learn in depth about Hajj and umrah
- Learning about identity as a Muslim

- Learn about responsibility as an adult Muslim
- Celebration in Islam

- Islamic Art & Cultural diversities

- Important events in sirah (Revisit)

- Great Muslim Personalities and their Contribution

- Overview of Islamic History and Civilisation
- Memorization, reading and understanding of
  • Surah Al-A'la
  • Surah Al-Tariq
  • Surah Al-Buruj
  • Surah Al-Inshiqaq

 

 

EXPLORING, DISCOVERING & LEARNING ISLAM

This programme reinforces Islamic values and builds on students' existing knowledge of Islam. It also provides a platform for students to discuss Islamic perspectives on issues like identity, entertainment, relationships and other relevant areas concerning teens.

DESIRED OUTCOME

  • Acquire a confident Muslim teen identity with strong islamic moral character

  • Learn, appreciate and manifest islamic values and teachings appropriate for Muslim teens

  • Develop passion for learning and Al-Qur'an-companionship

  • Emulate exemplary spirit of islam from great Muslim personalities and Islamic heritage

TEACHING APPROACHES

  • Active and collaborative learning as the central approach

  • Thematic learning of Islamic values, practices and life skills

  • Developmentally and age appropriate lessons on Islam

  • Multisensory approach to learning

  • A learning environment that is fun, friendly, exciting and motivating

  • Effective evaluation techniques on programme outcomes

  • Providing role models for teens to emulate

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Teens Year 1 (13-16 year olds) - Understand the purpose of life and the concept of creation

- Seeking help from Allah in dealling with challenging teenage years

- Appreciate the miracles of God's creation in nature ( sky, sea,geology)
- Being a good role model and grateful to parents

- Being responsible and accountable for one's own choices and decision

- Appreciate oneslef and care for the physical self as a trust from Allah
- Know the early progress of Islam

- Introduction to the Muslim and pluralistic society

- Learn the Challenges Muslims faced in the early days of Islam

- Understand the Ummah's responsiblity and among fellow Muslims
- Learn simple Arabic words and phrases

- Introduction to Tafsir Al-Qur'an

- Understand the meaning of Qur'anic verses

 

EMPOWERING TOMORROW'S LEADERS WITH ISLAM

This programme provides a vaerity of modules for youths with different backgrounds and interests.It also provides an opportunity fo ryouths with minimal or no formal Islamic education background to "catch up" via the "Revisit Series".

DESIRED OUTCOME

  • Acquire sufficient knowledge on the practices and creed of islam

  • Differntiate between correct and incorrect teachings

  • Do basic research on Islamic teachings and preactices

  • be enlightened about Islamic history and civilisation and be able to relate to the pearls of wisdom within

  • Internalise the values and moral teachings of Islam into every aspect of life

PROGRAMME FORMAT

  • Primer Series
    - Quran & Quranic Sciences
    - Hadith and Hadith Sciences
    - Fiqh & Fiqh Sciences

  • Revisit Series
    - Islamic Beliefs
    - Islamic Practices

  • Elective Series
    - Camp Prepare (NS Prep)
    - Muslim Thinkers & Islamic Thought
    - Quranic Arabic
    - Islamic Civilisation

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Youth (17-20 year olds) - Explore deeper into Pillars of Islam and Iman

- Clarify any issues or misconception regarding Tauhid

- ensure mastery of all the content in the Pillars of Islam
- Learn to communicate and listen effectively

- Acquire leadership skills

- Being a resilient, strong and confident youth
- Learn the history of Islamic Civilisation and the expansion of Islam beyond the Arab peninsula

- Understand the influence of culture and science in islam 

- Acquire the usage and misusage of natural resources

- Know the economic system in islam
- Recite and memorise Al-Qur'an

- Learn the Arabic language in Al-Qur'an and Hadith

- Internalise the meaning of each Quranic verses

CONTENT

The aLIVE programmes adopt a thematic approach to learning. Different themes appropriate for the different levels have been developed so that lessons can be delivered effectively. The subjects on Aqidah and Fiqh are presented as “Faith & Practices”, Akhlak as “Character & Life Skills”, Sirah and Tarikh as “Social & Civilisational Islam” and Iqra’ and Qur’an Reading as “Qur’anic Literacy”.

content circle

The four areas are given different emphasis depending on the programme, the module and the topic. For example, more emphasis is placed on Qur’anic Literacy in the Kids and Tweens aLIVE programmes.

CORE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES

The aLIVE programmes seek to inculcate values through modelling so that students can see them being exemplified by their teachers. Teachers will also facilitate the learning of these values by providing opportunities to the students to personally engage in the moral-building journey. This is the divine instruction given in the Qur’an and followed by the early generations of Muslim scholars.

CORE VALUES & PRINCIPLE

TEACHER

teachers

The aLIVE asatizah are qualified and specially trained to deliver content effectively. They do this by engaging in activities and relating classroom learning to the students' lives. Many of the asatizah are graduates of established Islamic learning institutions such as Al-Azhar University and the International Islamic University of Malaysia. They are also required to attend regular training sessions organised by Muis.

ASSESSMENT

To effectively assess students, multiple forms of assessment are used to cover the different types of learning that students go through, both in and out of classrooms.

 

Last updated on 16/1/2018