Belief in the Revealed Books Islamic Religious Studies Primary 4 First Term Lesson Notes Week 6

Subject: Islamic Religious Studies

Topic: Belief in the Revealed Books

Term: First Term

Week: 6

Duration: 40 minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the concept of the Revealed Books in Islam.
  • To list the names of the Revealed Books in Islam.
  • To discuss the reasons why Muslims believe in these books.

Materials:

  • A chalkboard or whiteboard.
  • Chalk or markers.
  • The Quran.
  • Visual aids (pictures of the Quran and other revealed books).

Introduction (5 minutes):

  • Begin with a short prayer.
  • Ask the students if they know what the Quran is and why it’s important in Islam.

Main Content (25 minutes):

“The Revealed Books” in Islam are holy writings sent by Allah (God) to guide people. These books include the Quran, which is the most important, and other earlier divine books like the Torah and the Bible. Muslims believe that these books contain Allah’s teachings and guidance for living a good and righteous life.

In Islam, the Revealed Books are:

  1. The Quran: The most important and final revelation to the Prophet Muhammad. It is considered the literal word of God.
  2. The Torah: Revealed to the Prophet Moses (Musa in Islam). It contains guidance for the Children of Israel.
  3. The Psalms (Zabur): Revealed to the Prophet David (Dawud in Islam), containing songs and prayers.
  4. The Gospel (Injeel): Revealed to the Prophet Jesus (Isa in Islam), offering guidance to the followers of Jesus.

These are the primary Revealed Books in Islam, with the Quran being the most significant.

Muslims believe in the Revealed Books for several reasons:

  1. Faith: Belief in the Revealed Books is a fundamental aspect of Islamic faith.
  2. Guidance: These books provide guidance for leading a righteous and moral life.
  3. Prophets: Muslims trust in the integrity of the Prophets to whom these books were revealed.
  4. Confirmation: The Quran confirms the truth of previous revelations.
  5. Lessons: Muslims find valuable lessons in the stories and teachings of these books.
  6. Unity: Belief in all the revealed books promotes the unity of faith.
  7. Moral Values: These books emphasize moral values and ethical conduct.
  8. Worship: They contain instructions for worship and prayer.
  9. Historical Record: The books serve as a historical record of God’s messages to humanity.
  10. Salvation: Muslims believe that adherence to these books leads to salvation in the hereafter.

Fill-in-the-Blank Questions:

  1. Muslims believe in the ____________ as the most important revealed book. a) Prophet’s words b) Holy Quran c) history book d) religious leader
  2. The ____________ contains the teachings and guidance of Allah in Islam. a) Hadith b) Bible c) Tafsir d) Quran
  3. The Quran was revealed to the Prophet ____________. a) Ibrahim b) Musa c) Muhammad d) Isa
  4. Muslims also believe in the previous revealed books like the ____________. a) Bhagavad Gita b) Torah c) Book of Mormon d) Shakespearean plays
  5. The Torah was revealed to the Prophet ____________. a) Moses b) Abraham c) Noah d) David
  6. The Bible, which contains the Old and New Testaments, is also known as the ____________. a) Encyclopaedia b) Injeel c) Dictionary d) Library
  7. Muslims believe in these revealed books because of their ____________. a) favorite stories b) ancient origin c) guidance and teachings d) colorful illustrations
  8. The Revealed Books offer ____________ for leading a righteous life. a) recipes b) guidance c) entertainment d) puzzles
  9. The stories in these books provide ____________ for Muslims. a) fashion tips b) life lessons c) magic spells d) movie plots
  10. The belief in revealed books promotes ____________ among Muslims. a) unity b) competition c) rivalry d) division
  11. Muslims believe that the Prophets to whom these books were revealed were ____________. a) travelers b) fictional characters c) truthful and trustworthy d) magicians
  12. Adherence to the Revealed Books can lead to ____________ in the hereafter. a) endless debates b) salvation c) confusion d) frustration
  13. The Quran serves as a ____________ of God’s messages to humanity. a) shopping list b) historical record c) weather report d) secret code
  14. The Revealed Books emphasize ____________ values. a) scientific b) moral c) musical d) technical
  15. These books provide instructions for ____________ and prayer. a) cooking b) gardening c) worship d) cleaning

Step 1: Definition (5 minutes):

  • Explain that the Quran is the most important Revealed Book in Islam, and it contains Allah’s guidance for Muslims.
  • Discuss the concept of the Revealed Books and their significance.

Step 2: List of Revealed Books (10 minutes):

  • List the Revealed Books in Islam: the Quran, the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospel.
  • Show pictures of these books for visual aid.

Step 3: Reasons for Belief (10 minutes):

  • Discuss why Muslims believe in these books, such as faith, guidance, and moral values.
  • Explain that these books promote unity among Muslims and provide historical records.

Discussion and Questions (5 minutes):

  • Open the floor for students to ask questions and participate in the discussion.
  • Encourage them to share their thoughts on the topic.

Evaluation:

  1. Explain the significance of the Quran in Islam and its role as a revealed book.
  2. List two other revealed books mentioned in the Islamic faith apart from the Quran.
  3. Discuss one reason why Muslims believe in the revealed books and their teachings.
  4. How do these revealed books promote unity among Muslims in their faith?
  5. Describe the benefits of adhering to the teachings of the Revealed Books for Muslims in their daily lives.

Conclusion (5 minutes):

  • Summarize the key points of the lesson.
  • Reinforce the importance of believing in the Revealed Books in Islam.

Homework (5 minutes):

  • Assign students to write a short paragraph about why they believe in the Quran and how it guides them.

Assessment:

  • Review the homework in the next class and discuss students’ responses to the assignment.

By the end of this lesson, Primary 4 students should have a good understanding of the concept of Revealed Books in Islam, the list of these books, and the reasons for believing in them. 📚🙏