In this lesson, we will focus on the Abrahamic origins of Islam. We will look at the story of Ibrahim, Ishmael, Sarah and Hagar and consider the influence this has had on the origins of Islam.
Unit Overview: Islamic beliefs and teachings
In this lesson, we will focus on the story of Muhammad and revelation of the Qur'an and his place within the religion of Islam.
In this lesson, we will focus on the story of Islam after the death of Muhammad and the emergence of two main denominations. We will explore the key similarities and differences between the denominations, the emergence of different types of leaders (caliph/Imams). and the key beliefs of Sunni (six articles) and Shi'a (five roots).
In this lesson, we will focus on the most important belief in Islam which is Tawhid. We will look at the beliefs contained with Tawhid (first, whole, greatest) and the influence this will have on the life of a Muslim.
In this lesson, we will focus on Islamic beliefs about angels. We will explore the role of angels in creation, names and roles of particular angels (Jibril, Israfil, Azrael, Raqib & Atid, Mika'il, Maalik) and the differences in Sunni and Shi'a views of angels.
In this lesson, we will focus on reviewing the first five lessons of the Islamic beliefs and teachings unit. This lesson is an opportunity to recap learning, answer examination style questions and a return to the key concepts.
In this lesson, we will focus on the belief within Islam in prophets. We will explore the role of prophets (leaders of community, receive revelation, perfect examples for others), the role of particular prophets (Adam, Ibrahim, Musa, Dawud, Isa) and the importance of Muhammad as the final prophet.
In this lesson, we will focus on the role of the Imamate in Shi'a Islam. We will explore, the emergence of the Imamate, the attributes of the Imams and the difference between prophets and Imams.
In this lesson, we will focus on Islamic beliefs about holy books and we will consider why in Islam the Qur'an is a revelation prized above all others. We will explore the importance of holy books (Scrolls of Ibrahim, Tawrat, Zabur, Injil), the difference between those revelations and the revelation of the Qur'an and what the Qur'an is and what the Qur'an contains.
In this lesson, we will focus on Islamic beliefs about the afterlife (akhirah). We will learn about the different stages of afterlife (life, at death, barzakh, day of judgement, after the day of judgement) and beliefs about Jannah and Jahannam. Finally we will consider the importance of this life for the afterlife.
In this lesson, we will focus on Islamic beliefs about predestination. We will explore what is Predestination and how it impacts on the life of a Muslim. Any reference to verses from the Qur'an mentioned or included within this lesson are sourced from, 'The Qu'ran: A new translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem' published by Oxford University Press.
In this lesson, we will focus on reviewing the most important concepts within the Islamic beliefs and teachings unit. We will revise Tawhid, angels and the Imamate.
In this lesson, we will focus on applying the knowledge within the Islamic beliefs and teachings unit to examination questions. We will have a specific focus on answering examination questions from the unit, including different examination boards as much as possible.
In this lesson, we will focus on learning, understanding and memorising important key words and quotations from the Islamic beliefs and teachings unit.