Islamic Studies: Life of Rasulullah (S) : Makkah Period (Weekend Learning)
By: Ahmad, Mansur / Nuri, Husain A.
Ras'lullah's (S) life is explained to build the moral and spiritual character of students. This 176 page full-color book is for weekend and fulltime Islamic schools. Students who are in 6-10 grade will benefit most from this textbook.
Outstanding features of this book: - The book emphasizes that Rasulullah (S) was, by all means, a human being. Only a human being can be a role model for another human being. - The life and examples of Rasulullah (S) are explained in a manner that builds moral and spiritual character of students. - The book do not simply narrates stories, but promotes a personal reflection in order to internalize the morals of the events. - Each chapter helps understand the divine wisdom behind many of the events. - Extensive use of time-line, maps and side-notes aids in concept building. - Each chapter is divided in short segments with distinct sub-headers for easy reading. - From chapter to chapter sequential development of events and connections between them are maintained
Critical thinking encouraged: - The chapters in the book not only provide narrative details, but also encourage critical thinking. - If Allah willed, He could have made Abdullah, Aminah and ‘Abd al-Muttalib live longer and Muhammad (S) not become an orphan. What is the divine wisdom behind the tragedies in Rasulullah’s (S) life? - If Allah willed, He could have defeated Abrahah through the hands of the Quraish, but why it did not happen in that way? - Why did Abu Talib protect Muhammad (S) knowing fully well that he was working against pagan religious ideologies? - Rasulullah (S) prayed to Allah to make either Abu Jahl or ‘Umar al Khattab accept Islam. Why Abu Jahl did not accept Islam but ‘Umar al Khattab accepted? - Rasulullah (S) sent some Muslims to Abyssinia apparently to avoid oppression, but the team did not include any of those who were severely oppressed. What was the wisdom behind this act?