Douaa Nejmah

Head of Department   :   Mrs D.Nejmah

Islamic Teacher             :   Mrs. Majeed

The Islamic Curriculum at The English College, Dubai follows the 12 Years Ministry of Education Curriculum with the department’s application of new methodology will be able to assist pupils to:

  • Develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences.
    • Develop knowledge and understanding of Islam and other major world religions.
    • Develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition.
    • Be able to reflect on their own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions
    of life.
    • Develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in the UAE
    today.
    • Develop investigative and research skills and to enable them to make reasoned judgments about religious issues.
    • Have respect for other peoples’ views and to celebrate the diversity in society.

The Islamic studies course is offered in both English and Arabic.

The Islamic Studies course covers five areas of study:

  • ‘Aqeedah (Islamic Doctrine): Students learn about the six articles of faith.(To believe in Allah, to believe in his Angels, to believe in his Messengers, to believe in his Books, to believe in the Last Day, to believe in Divine Destiny). Students are introduced to their Islamic doctrine; a comprehensive knowledge about their Creator and things he has created mainly dealing with the unseen pillars of faith and is presented with a clear and authentic picture of how they are viewed in Islam. An introductory unit about comparative religions is taught when students reach Level 6.
  • Al Qur’an wa Oloomih (The Noble Qur’an and its sciences): Students learn to recite the Qur’an along with the rules of Tajweed in depth as they move on to higher levels so that they can recite and understand the Qur’an independently. They also learn the meanings of a few important chapters/passages of the Qur’an to practice them in their daily lives.
  • Fiqh-ul-Ibaadaat Wal-Muamalaat (Worship and Dealings Jurisprudence): Students learn about the five pillars of Islam. They get the chance to practice Islam at school by offering Dhuhr Salaah at the school Prayer Room and undertake workshops on different pillars of Islam during different periods of the academic year.
  • Seerah Wa Taareekh (The Islamic History): Students learn stories of the prophets as well as other stories mentioned in the Quran. Students study in detail, the life of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) as well as the thirty years that followed his death, known as the Rightly Guided Caliphate. Students are then introduced to stories of the different companions of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), as well as other important figures throughout Islamic history.  Specifically, students will learn about the four great Caliphs of Islam; Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali (RA).
  • Akhlaaq (Manners and morals): Students learn about the Islamic code of morals, manners and ethics. For example, they are guided towards the right actions to be taken in the following cases;
    • respect to parents, elders and teachers
    • kindness, cleanliness, eating habits and etiquettes
    • Islamic greetings
    • dressing code
    • manners in the mosque
    • good relations with people of other religions
    • forbidden food and drinks and many others.

Students are also instructed about such actions to be avoided, such as backbiting, boasting, jealousy and miserliness.

Reading and studying stories are an important component of this part of Islamic studies. Dua’as (supplications) are also part of the curriculum, whereby students memorize daily Dua’as and recite them at the appropriate times

Students study Islamic Studies A / B for two lessons a week.

Islamic A: Students who hold an ‘Arabic’ passport are required to follow the Islamic A curriculum which is compulsory and set by the Ministry of Education in Dubai. Students study content such as The Types of Tawheed , The Belief in Al-Qadr, Some specific Sunnah Prayers ,The Rules of Zakah, the steps of Hajj, Al-Ghusul,  some Islamic Characters , Battles and  Our Prophet’sSeerah…etc

Islamic B: Non- Arab Students are required to follow the MOE Islamic A curriculum in English Language which is compulsory and set by the Ministry of Education in Dubai. Students study content such as The Types of Tawheed , The Belief in Al-Qadr, Some specific Sunnah Prayers ,The Rules of Zakah, the steps of Hajj, Al-Ghusul,  some Islamic Characters , Battles and  Our Prophet’s Seerah…etc

Students study Islamic Studies A / B for two lessons a week.
Islamic A: Students who hold an ‘Arabic’ passport are required to follow the Islamic A curriculum which is compulsory and set by the Ministry of Education in Dubai. Students study content such as: The collection of Sunnah , The Islamic Laws, Schoold of Fiqh, Islamic History and the Miracles of Quran and Sunnah

Islamic B: Non- Arab Students are required to follow the MOE Islamic A curriculum in English Language which is compulsory and set by the Ministry of Education in Dubai. Students study content such as: The collection of Sunnah , The Islamic Laws, Schoold of Fiqh, Islamic History and the Miracles of Quran and Sunnah

Students study Islamic Studies IGCSE – 3 lessons per week.

 Y10 IGCSE: Mrs. M. Majeed

At The English College we follow the IGCSE specification in Islamic Studies where students will be examined at the end of the two year course.  Students will be examined in …….

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
1-       Section A :

Beliefs and values

Section C:

1-       Relationships, families and children

Section D:

Rights equality and responsibility

2-       Section B:

Ultimate reality and meaning of life

Year 11 Islamic Studies GCSE – 3 lessons per week

GCSE: Mrs. M. Majeed

At The English College we follow the GCSE specification in Islamic Studies where students will be examined over the course of the two years.  Students will be examined in ……

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Section 1:

beliefs and values

Section 3:

Worship and celebration

Section 4:

Living the Muslim Life

Section 2:

Community and tradition

Students study Islamic Studies A / B for two lessons a week.

Islamic A: Students who hold an ‘Arabic’ passport are required to follow the Islamic A curriculum which is compulsory and set by the Ministry of Education in Dubai up until the age of 17.  Students study content such as The Islamic Laws of Adultery, Divorce , the Extremism , the Prohibited trades , Hadeeth and Qur’an Kareem

Islamic B: Non- Arab Students are required to follow the MOE Islamic A curriculum in English Language which is compulsory and set by the Ministry of Education in Dubai up until age of 17. Students study content such as The Islamic Laws of Adultery, Divorce, the Extremism, the Prohibited trades, Hadeeth,  Qur’an Kareem and the science of Al-Quran.

Key Stage 3 – Homework such as learning some verses from Al-Quran, Hadeeth Shareef , worksheet and research tasks can be expected once a week.

Key Stage 4 – Year 11 A/B: One piece of challenging written or oral work to improve their knowledge in the Islamic Rules and their abilities in Reading Al-Quran and to extend their explanation of the meaning of Al-Quran and Hadeeth.

Year 10 / 11 GCSE: One piece of challenging homework such as examination questions, extended writing or speaking presentations every two weeks.

Key Stage 5 – Year 12:  One piece of challenging written or oral work to improve their knowledge in the Islamic Rules and their abilities in Reading Al-Quran and to extend their explanation of the meaning of Al-Quran and Hadeeth plus research tasks weekly.

Islamic department believe that Islamic Studies learning does not end when you leave the classroom.  Therefore the department aims to run different activities:

Trips:  The department aims to run trips to different Islamic places in UAE.

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Lectures: Islamic Department aims to run useful lecture for different aspect of Islamic studies

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 Iftar Ramadan :The departments aims to celebrate Iftar and to volunteer in different islamic flields like Drive Food, collecting chairty and be active person in the society.

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