Enumerate and discuss stages of learning in Islamic education.

Islamic education typically consists of several stages:

1. Nursery or early childhood stage (makarantar yara): At this stage, children aged around three to five learn basic Islamic practices and shorter Quranic chapters through oral instruction. They recite and memorize these verses, focusing on rituals like purification, ablution, prayer, and ethics. Teachers recite verses, and students repeat until correct pronunciation is achieved. This stage forms the foundation for their Islamic education.

2. Elementary stage (tittibiri): After mastering the basics, students progress to the elementary stage. Here, they delve deeper into Islamic knowledge, including the Quran, Hadith, and Islamic jurisprudence. They continue memorizing longer Quranic chapters and engage in more structured learning, building on the foundation laid in the nursery stage.

3. Adult Education stage: Beyond the elementary stage, individuals may choose to pursue further Islamic education as adults. This stage allows for in-depth study of Islamic theology, philosophy, and jurisprudence, leading to a deeper understanding of Islam. Adult education in Islam is often tailored to individual interests and goals, allowing for specialization in specific areas of Islamic knowledge.

These stages provide a structured framework for Islamic education, catering to learners at various ages and levels of expertise.



1. The nursery or early childhood stage of Islamic education is also known as _______________.
a) Primary stage
b) Makarantar yara
c) Adult Education stage

2. Children in the nursery stage typically start learning Islamic basics at what age?
a) Around 10 years old
b) Between three to five years old
c) After completing high school

3. In the nursery stage, children are taught to recite and memorize shorter chapters (surahs) of the _______________.
a) Bible
b) Quran
c) Encyclopedia

4. What are some of the Islamic rituals taught in the nursery stage, including purification, ablution, prayer, and _______________?
a) Cooking
b) Storytelling
c) Ethics

5. According to the text, what is the main source of enjoyment for children in the nursery stage?
a) Playing with toys
b) Reciting verses in a sing-song pattern
c) Watching cartoons

6. During the nursery stage, teachers use which instructional technique to teach shorter surahs to the pupils?
a) Reading silently
b) Reciting and having pupils repeat
c) Showing videos

7. The routine of reciting and repeating shorter surahs is repeated _______________ times in the nursery stage.
a) Only once
b) Until the teacher is convinced of correct pronunciation
c) Ten times

8. Pupils in the nursery stage continue to recite and memorize ayats (verses) on their own until they are thoroughly _______________.
a) Exhausted
b) Inspired
c) Memorized

9. Which stage of Islamic education follows the nursery stage?
a) Adult Education stage
b) High school stage
c) Elementary stage

10. In the elementary stage, students delve deeper into Islamic knowledge, including the Quran, Hadith, and _______________.
a) Chemistry
b) Islamic jurisprudence
c) Mathematics

11. What is the main focus of the elementary stage in Islamic education?
a) Learning to dance
b) Memorizing the entire Quran
c) Building on the foundation laid in the nursery stage

12. The adult education stage in Islamic education allows individuals to pursue _______________ in specific areas of Islamic knowledge.
a) A bachelor’s degree
b) Specialization
c) Sports

13. Adult education in Islam is often tailored to individual _______________ and goals.
a) Interests
b) Fears
c) Friends

14. What is the purpose of the 15) adult education stage in Islamic education?
a) To provide basic education
b) To prepare students for a career in medicine
c) To deepen understanding and specialization in Islam