Supplemental Teaching Materials

In this page, you will find materials that will help educators understand the contents better and guide them to effectively deliver the contents to their students.

The First Campaign:


First Publication: - Malik Prays Juma’a at School

In this story, we use the last part of the Hadith Mu’ath ibn Jabal reported about his interaction with Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) during the expedition of Tabuk to prove to middle and junior high school students that Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) was a true messenger of Allah.

In that hadith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) simply told Mu’ath that one day the area of Tabuk will flourish with vegetation. [Sahih Muslim Book 30, Hadith 5662]

  1. Start with the following video:
  2. Discuss with your students the concept of prediction such as weather forecast.
    • Probability vs Certainty.
    • Allah’s absolute power and knowing the past, the present, and the future.
    • Allah teaches future events to Prophets and Messengers. These teachings are part of the revelations.
  3. Book Study
    • When you get to the part of the hadith, please bring the students’ attention to another hadith of Abu Huraira where the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that the Last Hour will not come, among another things, until the land of Arabia reverts to meadows and rivers. [Sahih Muslim Book 12, Hadith 76]
    • Please share the summary of the following article with them.
    • Link to article
    • Emphasise the following point at the end of the story:
      • The Prophet (peace be upon him) stood to gain nothing by making such a shocking prediction over 1,400 years ago, as it may had given some of his enemies a reason to mock and undermine him as a Prophet. But he (peace be upon him) made the statement with certainty and publicly because it was a knowledge that came to him from Allah (the most-Powerful), and as such he knew it was going to happen for sure.
  4. After the reading activity is concluded
    • Watch the following video as a summary of the book.

The Second Publication: - The Solar Eclipse and the Death of Ibrahim

In this story, we use Prophet Mohmmad’s (peace be upon him) amazing reaction upon hearing what the people of Medina were saying about the reason the sun eclipsed the same day his son, Ibrahim, died to prove to middle and junior high school students that Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) was a true messenger of Allah.

  1. Start with the following video:
  2. At the end of the video, please bring students’ attention to the following verses of the Quran:

    • تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجًا وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا سِرَٰجًا وَقَمَرًا مُّنِيرًا
      Blessed is the One Who has placed constellations in the sky, as well as a [radiant] lamp and a luminous moon. [Sura Al-Furqan: 61]

    • • وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلَّيْلَ وَٱلنَّهَارَ وَٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ ۖ كُلٌّ فِى فَلَكٍ يَسْبَحُونَ
      And He is the One Who created the day and the night, the sun and the moon—each travelling in an orbit. [Sura Al-Anbya: 33]

    These two verses and many other similar to them show some of the natures of the earth, the moon, and the sun. They also explain the movements of these celestial bodies as observed by scientists in the last two centuries using expensive telescopes and satellites.

  3. As these bodies travel in their orbits, periodically the moon gets in between the earth and the sun. Since the moon does not have its own light, as the first verse indicates, it blocks the light coming from sun, resulting in solar eclipse.

  4. Watch the following video
  5. Book Study

      When you get to the part where the sun eclipse was observed in Medina and people started to attribute it to the death of Ibrahim:

    • have students in small groups (3-4 students per group) for about 5 minutes brainstorm what the reaction of Prophet Mohammad would be
    • have a representative from each group report back to the class at the end of the 5 minutes
    • record some of the students’ responses on the board
    • continue the reading of the story
  6. At the end of the reading of the story, bring students’ attention back to the videos they watched and the discussion they had in their small groups
    • Emphasise the following point:
      • People in those days associated eclipses with myth and superstitions. Some kings and leaders used such events to solidify their positions in their nations. If Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) was a fake prophet, he would have used this event to claim divinity and proclaimed himself to be, amongst other things, eternal leader of mankind.
      • Since he was a genuine messenger of Allah, he had to tell people the truth about all events that Allah (the most-High) taught him. He was never in the business of using his position for self- gratification or worldly gains. Rather, his entire focus was pleasing Allah (the Lord of the Worlds) by propagating the message He sent him with in the right manner.
  7. After the reading activity is concluded
    • Watch the following video as a summary of the book.
Verses About our Prophet

لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِين

Certainly did Allah confer [great] favor upon the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom, although they had been before in manifest error.
سورة آل عمران الآية (١٦٤)
Surah Al-Imran, verse 164
Verses About our Prophet

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ جَمِيعًا الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ ۖ فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ النَّبِيِّ الْأُمِّيِّ الَّذِي يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَكَلِمَاتِهِ وَاتَّبِعُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ

Say, [O Mohammad], "O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death." So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him that you may be guided.
سورة الاعراف الآية (١٥٨)
Surah A’araf, verse 158
Verses About our Prophet

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ

And indeed, you are of a great moral character.
سورة القلم الآية (٤)
Surah al-Qalam, verse 4
Verses About our Prophet

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.
سورة الاحزاب الآية (٢١)
Surah al-Azhab, verse 21
Verses About our Prophet

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ ﴿2﴾ وَمَا يَنْطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ ﴿3﴾ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَىٰ (4)

Your companion [Mohammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred, (2) Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. (3) It is not but a revelation revealed (4)
سورة النجم الآية (٢-٤)