Islamic Education

Islamic Education

ASD has commissioned the writing of a purpose-built Islamic Education curriculum based on the UAE Ministry of Education Standards. According to the MOE and KHDA, Emirati students must be enrolled in Islamic Studies courses, however, from the 2022-2023 school year, Islamic Education is offered at ASD as an elective for any interested high school student as a semester elective course. Individual course entries in the online course guide provide course information, and to access the UAE Ministry of Education Islamic Education Standards that are used to shape the content of the course, please click on the relevant grade level below.

Graduation Requirements: 

It is our understanding that the UAE high school equivalency is required for students who graduate from a school in the UAE and who might pursue a job opportunity in the future at a government or government-related organization in the UAE. It is possible that there may be similar requirements for other GCC nationals. Additionally, some universities in Gulf and Middle Eastern countries have required in the past the UAE equivalency certificate to admit new students. Part of this process may involve taking exams in Arabic and in Islamic Studies. 

As part of our social studies framework, teachers use the C3 Inquiry Arc as the basis of instruction and assessment in Islamic Education. The table below describes the phases of the C3 Inquiry Arc: 

Dimension 1: Developing Questions & Planning Inquiries

Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary Tools and Concepts# Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources & Using Evidence Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions & Taking Informed Action
  • Constructing Compelling Questions
  • Determining Helpful Sources
  • Divine revelation
  • Islamic Creed
  • Values and Morals of Islam
  • Islam Rulings and Purposes
  • Syrah and Characters
  • Identity and Issues of the Age
  • Gathering and Evaluating Sources
  • Developing Claims and Using Evidence
  • Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
  • Taking Informed Action

#Further grade level specific details around Dimension 2 Content covered at each grade level are explained further by clicking the respective standards below. 

Field Aspect Standard Learning Outcomes

1. Divine revelation

1.1 Holy Quran and its sciences

1.1.1 The student shows accurate memorization of the Holy Quran and knowledge of its meanings and sciences, and applies its rules.

1.4.1.1.G9 Recites the Surahs of Al Hujrat and Al Waqea.
2.4.1.1.G9 Interprets the total meaning of the Surahs of Al Hujrat and Al Waqea..
3.4.1.1.G9 Applies the rules of Al Raa and Waqf rules.
4.4.1.1.G9 Reads verses from the following surahs: Lukman, Al Sajda and Al Ahqaf as per the Tajweed rules.

1.2 Hadith and its sciences

1.2.1 The student shows memorization of hadiths and proper understanding of their meanings and applies their rules.

1.2.2.1.G9 Recites 8 hadiths:
- Avoid the seven destructive things.
- The lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear.
- Religion is sincerity.
- Allah cursed the men who imitate women.
- Every one of my followers will be forgiven except those who expose (openly) their wrongdoings.
- Whoever purposely throws himself from a mountain and kills himself.
- There is no injury nor return of injury.
- A Muslim has six duties towards other Muslims.
2.2.2.1.G9 Concludes the most important Prophetic guidance included in the hadiths.

2. Islamic Creed

2.1 Faith doctrine

2.1.2 The student shows awareness and belief of the basics of faith in Allah and his qualities, angels, books and prophets.

1.2.1.2.G9 Explains two of Allah names (The Forgiver – The Just) applying them in his/her life.
2.2.1.2.G9 Saying a speech on following the requirements of Allah's quality, The Forgiver.
3.2.1.2.G9 Prepares a survey research paper on the examples of the divine justice in the historical experiment.

2.2 Faith mentality

2.2.1 The student shows an awareness of the value of mind and the importance of thinking and practices its tools to reach the right.

1.3.2.2.G9 Explains the social divine traditional practices in the human societies.
2.3.2.2.G9 Applies the value of taking lessons from the previous nations in overcoming the errors in assumed situations.

3. Values and morals of Islam

3.1 Islam values

3.1.1 The student shows understanding of the Islamic individual and group values and applies them to his/her behavior.

1.1.1.3.G9 Prepares report on the positive impacts of the value taking advices on the individual and society.
2.1.1.3.G9 Connects the value of justice and the society power and cohesion.
3.1.1.3.G9 Concludes the positive impacts of the intellectual tolerance with the violators.

3.2 Islam Morals

3.2.1 The student shows understanding and application of the Islamic morals.

1.1.2.3.G9 Designs a cultivating bulletin explaining the morals of shopping and dealing with the public utilities.
2.1.2.3.G9 Criticizes the inappropriate practices during shopping and dealing with the public utilities.

4. Islam rulings and purposes

4.1 Rules of worships

4.1.1 The student shows proper knowledge of the jurisprudence of worships and performs them properly.

1.3.1.4.G9 Explains the rules and purposes of the Zakat.
2.3.1.4.G9 Provides a report on the role of the Zakat in treating the poverty problems in the Islamic world.
3.3.1.4.G9 Applies the rules of pilgrimage in assumed situations.
4.3.1.4.G9 Differentiates between the lawful and unlawful foods in Islam.
5.3.1.4.G9 Designs a presentation using the multimedia on the legislative purposes of worships.
4.2 Basics of rules 4.2.1 Student shows knowledge and understanding of the Sharia basics of rules. 1.1.3.4.G9 Differentiates between the types of the Sharia rulings.

5. Syrah and characters

5.1 Prophet Syrah

5.1.1 The student shows the knowledge and following of the personality of the prophet as he is the full and good ideal in all aspects of life.

1.4.1.5.G9 Speaks on the most important events occurred during the tenth and eleventh year of Hijra (the death of the prophet and farewell pilgrimage).
2.4.1.5.G9 Concludes lessons taken from the events occurred during the tenth and eleventh year of Hijra (the death of the prophet and farewell pilgrimage).
3.4.1.5.G9 Explains the prophet guidance in breeding and education.

5.2 Islamic Characters

5.2.1 The student shows proper knowledge and following of distinguished Islamic characters who have roles in serving Islam and Muslims.

1.1.2.5.G9 Speaks about the most important situations in the biography of Imam Muslim Ibn Al Hajaj and Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal.
2.1.2.5.G9 Concludes lessons from the biography of Imam Muslim Ibn Al Hajaj and Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal.

6. Identity and issues of the age

6.1 Identity and belonging

6.1.1 The student shows his/her pride with his/her personality, identity and nation, and his/her appreciation of his/her heritage, culture, and compliance with his/her principles, habits and traditions.

1.1.1.6.G9 Explains the social, dietary, mental and physical security factors.
2.1.1.6.G9 Designs a program for achieving a type of security in the society.

6.2 Recent issues

6.2.1 The student shows understanding of the recent issues and challenges, and ability to analyze them and to find solutions for it, depending on the Islamic principles and rules.

1.1.2.6.G9 Explains the types of imitation in behaviors and its reasons, features and results.
2.1.2.6.G9 Expresses in an appropriate language his/her position regarding imitation supporting his/her position with evidences from the established traditions of his/her society.

Field Aspect Standard Learning Outcomes

1. Divine revelation

1.1 Holy Quran and its sciences

1.1.1 The student shows accurate memorization of the Holy Quran and knowledge of its meanings and sciences, and applies its rules.

1.4.1.1.G10 Recites the Surah of Al Kahf.
2.4.1.1.G10 Interprets the total meaning of the Surah of Al Kahf.
3.4.1.1.G10 Reads verses from the surah of Yousef as per the Tajweed rules.
4.4.1.1.G10 Explains the phases of the Holy Quran assembly.
5.4.1.1.G10 Differentiates between the Quran revealed in Mecca and the Quran revealed in Medinah.

1.2 Hadith and its sciences

1.2.1 The student shows understanding with the position of the prophet Sunnah in legislation, understanding of its sciences, and appreciation to the scholars efforts in recording it.

1.3.2.1.G10 Concludes the position of the prophet Sunnah as a source of Islamic legislation and the efforts of the nation scholars in recording and keeping it.
2.3.2.1.G10 Explains the Sunnah divisions for the Holy Quran.

2. Islamic Creed

2.1 Faith doctrine 2.1.1 The student analyzes Sharia texts in the field of the Islamic Creed. 1.3.1.2.G10 Analyzes the concepts of belief in the unseen concluding the impacts of believing in the unseen on the individual and society.

2.2 Faith mentality

2.2.1 The student shows an awareness of the Islam methodology in building sound mind of Muslims, and its applications in the field of critical and innovative thinking.

1.4.2.2.G10 Explains the features of the systematic thinking in Islam.
2.4.2.2.G10 Writes a report on the methodology of thinking and inference in Islam.

3. Values and morals of Islam

3.1 Islam values

3.1.1 The student shows understanding of the Islamic individual and group values and applies them to his/her behavior.

1.1.1.3.G10 Explains the value of social participation in building the society and its welfare through the endowments.
2.1.1.3.G10 Concludes the preventive measures to protect the human from falling in sins.
3.1.1.3.G10 Summarizes the controls and limits of tolerance.
3.2 Islam Morals 3.2.1 The student shows understanding and application of the Islamic morals. 1.1.2.3.G10 Prepares a research on the clothing and ornament morals.

4. Islam rulings and purposes

4.1 Rules of worships 4.1.1 The student shows proper knowledge of the jurisprudence of worships and performs them properly. 1.3.1.4.G10 Explains the rules and purposes of marriage.

4.2 Basics of rules

4.2.1 Student shows knowledge and understanding of the Sharia basics of rules.

1.1.3.4.G10 Analyzes the reasons of the appearance of schools of jurisprudence.
2.1.3.4.G10 Concludes the reasons of the difference of jurisprudence among the four doctrines.
2.1.3.4.G10 Connects the rules of Jihad in Islam with Sharia controls and purposes.

5. Syrah and characters

5.1 Prophet Syrah

5.1.1 The student shows the knowledge and following of the personality of the prophet as he is the full and good ideal in all aspects of life.

1.4.1.5.G10 Concludes the factors of the prophet marital life.
2.4.1.5.G10 Summarizes the prophet approach in the call to Allah with wisdom, good advice and positive dialogue.

5.2 Islamic Characters

5.2.1 The student shows proper knowledge and following of distinguished Islamic characters who have roles in serving Islam and Muslims.

1.1.2.5.G10 Concludes the lessons taken from the biography of Sukainah bint Al Harth.
2.1.2.5.G10 Summarizes aspects from the biography of a number of the Sharia education in UAE (Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz bin Hamad Al Mubarak).

6. Identity and issues of the age

6.1 Identity and belonging

6.1.1 The student shows his/her pride with his/her personality, identity and nation, and his/her appreciation of his/her heritage, culture, and compliance with his/her principles, habits and traditions.

1.1.1.6.G10 Explains the meaning of the obedience of the custodian, providing evidences for its importance and that it is compulsory, identifying its dimensions.
2.1.1.6.G10 Designs a presentation on the blessing of the ruler existence and the risks of rebellion against him.

6.2 Recent issues

6.2.1 The student shows understanding of the recent issues and challenges, and ability to analyze them and to find solutions for it, depending on the Islamic principles and rules.

1.1.2.6.G10 Explains the importance of human development and its objectives as per the principles of Islam.
2.1.2.6.G10 Designs a presentation motivating other to involve in the development process.
3.1.2.6.G10 Connects the development and human building (the leadership character) to establish a flourish society.

Field Aspect Standard Learning Outcomes

1. Divine revelation

1.1 Holy Quran and its sciences

1.1.1 The student shows accurate memorization of the Holy Quran and knowledge of its meanings and sciences, and applies its rules.

1.4.1.1.G11 Recites the Surah of Al Ahzab.
2.4.1.1.G11 Interprets the total meaning of the Surah of Al Ahzab.
3.4.1.1.G11 Reads verses from the surah of Al Israa as per the Tajweed rules.
4.4.1.1.G11 Recognizes the scientific miracles in the Holy Quran.
1.2 Hadith and its sciences 1.2.1 The student shows understanding with the position of the prophet Sunnah in legislation, understanding of its sciences, and appreciation to the scholars efforts in recording it. 1.3.2.1.G11 Compares the types of Hadith in terms of acceptance, rejection, validity and weakness (Recurrent, Singly repeated, Correct, Good, Weak, Fabricated).

2. Islamic Creed

2.1 Faith doctrine 2.1.1 The student analyzes Sharia texts in the field of the Islamic Creed. 1.3.1.2.G11 Analyzes examples of the divine speech to the human through his features (mind, knowledge, sight) and his fields (human, people, sons and daughters of Adam) concluding the universality of Islamic Creed.

2.2 Faith mentality

2.2.1 The student shows an awareness of the Islam methodology in building sound mind of Muslims, and its applications in the field of critical and innovative thinking.

1.4.2.2.G11 Explains the concept of the critical thinking in Islam.
2.4.2.2.G11 Numerates the hindrances that hinder the critical thinking process.
3.4.2.2.G11 Practices the constructive criticizing through a text that contains conflict facts.

3. Values and morals of Islam

3.1 Islam values

3.1.1 The student shows understanding of the Islamic individual and group values and applies them to his/her behavior.

1.1.1.3.G11 Explains the Islam approach of avoiding the unlawful acts.
2.1.1.3.G11 Summarizes the positive impacts of Shura on the individual and society.
3.1.1.3.G11 Provides evidences on the necessity to comply with the moral of fairness in sayings and actions.

3.2 Islam Morals

3.2.1 The student shows understanding and application of the Islamic morals.

1.1.2.3.G11 Designs a presentation using multimedia on the dialogue morals.
2.1.2.3.G11 Explains the morals of using the electronic communication means.

4. Islam rulings and purposes

4.1 Rules of dealings

4.1.1 The student shows proper knowledge of the jurisprudence of dealings and concludes their impact on the society.

1.1.2.4.G11 Evaluates the contemporary financial contracts as per the Islam controls and rules.
2.1.2.4.G11 Concludes the Islam approach in building the family.
3.1.2.4.G11 Differentiates the types the women unlawful to be married.

4.2 Basics of rules

4.2.1 Student shows knowledge and understanding of the Sharia basics of rules.

1.1.3.4.G11 Explains the major jurisprudence rules and their position in legislation.
2.1.3.4.G11 Compares the sources of Islamic Sharia.

5. Syrah and characters

5.1 Prophet Syrah 5.1.1 The student shows the knowledge and following of the personality of the prophet as he is the full and good ideal in all aspects of life. 1.4.1.5.G11 Concludes the features of mercy and planning in the prophet syrah.

5.2 Islamic Characters

5.2.1 The student shows proper knowledge and following of distinguished Islamic characters who have roles in serving Islam and Muslims.

1.1.2.5.G11 Concludes the lessons taken from the biography of Umm Salama, the wife of the prophet.
2.1.2.5.G11 Concludes the lessons taken from the biography of Imam Al Bukhari in serving the Hadith.

6. Identity and issues of the age

6.1 Identity and belonging 6.1.1 The student shows his/her pride with his/her personality, identity and nation, and his/her appreciation of his/her heritage, culture, and compliance with his/her principles, habits and traditions. 1.1.1.6.G11 Explains his role in protecting its culture and promoting it and raise its position.

6.2 Recent issues

6.2.1 The student shows understanding of the recent issues and challenges, and ability to analyze them and to find solutions for it, depending on the Islamic principles and rules.

1.1.2.6.G11 Provides evidences on the importance of sustainability for the earth reconstruction and life continuity.
2.1.2.6.G11 Connects the sustainability and knowledge management to reduce the unemployment and its risks.

Field Aspect Standard Learning Outcomes

1. Divine revelation

1.1 Holy Quran and its sciences

1.1.1 The student shows accurate memorization of the Holy Quran and knowledge of its meanings and sciences, and applies its rules.

1.4.1.1.G12 Recites the Surah of Al Noor.
2.4.1.1.G12 Interprets the total meaning of the Surah of Al Noor.
3.4.1.1.G12 Reads verses from the surah of Mariam as per the Tajweed rules.
4.4.1.1.G12 Compares the types of interpretation (Interpretation by adage, interpretation by opinion, analytical interpretation, subjective interpretation).

1.2 Hadith and its sciences

1.2.1 The student shows understanding with the position of the prophet Sunnah in legislation, understanding of its sciences, and appreciation to the scholars efforts in recording it.

1.3.2.1.G12 Concludes the conditional traditional practices in the prophet sunnah.
2.3.2.1.G12 Explains the prophet guidance in the healthcare

2. Islamic Creed

2.1 Faith doctrine 2.1.1 The student analyzes Sharia texts in the field of the Islamic Creed. 1.3.1.2.G12 Discusses the ideas, arguments and doubtful matters alleged by the extremists in accusing the Muslims with different opinions as being disbelievers, and refuting and replying to them.

2.2 Faith mentality

2.2.1 The student shows an awareness of the Islam methodology in building sound mind of Muslims, and its applications in the field of critical and innovative thinking.

1.4.2.2.G12 Provides evidences on the skills of innovative thinking by Muslim scholars.
2.4.2.2.G12 Connects between the Islamic Creed and the formation of innovative mentality in Islam.

3. Values and morals of Islam

3.1 Islam values

3.1.1 The student shows understanding of the Islamic individual and group values and applies them to his/her behavior.

1.1.1.3.G12 Explains the aspects of individual and group responsibility in in Islam.
2.1.1.3.G12 Prepares a research on the importance of tolerance and peaceful cooperation with people with different doctrines.
3.2 Islam Morals 3.2.1 The student shows understanding and application of the Islamic morals. 1.1.2.3.G12 Designs a presentation on the Islam morals in visions and dreams.

4. Islam rulings and purposes

4.1 Rules of dealings

4.1.1 The student shows proper knowledge of the jurisprudence of dealings and concludes their impact on the society.

1.1.2.4.G12 Connects the provisions and purposes of the husband and wife separation.
2.1.2.4.G12 Provides evidences on the unlawfulness of some financial exchanges indicating their impacts on the society.
3.1.2.4.G12 Analyzes the basics and principles on which the economic system in Islam is established.

4.2 Basics of rules

4.2.1 Student shows knowledge and understanding of the Sharia basics of rules.

1.1.3.4.G12 Connects the five necessary things as per the priorities and budgets.
2.1.3.4.G12 Differentiates between the judgment and imitation in the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

5. Syrah and characters

5.1 Prophet Syrah 5.1.1 The student shows the knowledge and following of the personality of the prophet as he is the full and good ideal in all aspects of life. 1.4.1.5.G12 Prepares a survey research paper on the specifications of the administrative leader from the Prophet Syrah.

5.2 Islamic Characters

5.2.1 The student shows proper knowledge and following of distinguished Islamic characters who have roles in serving Islam and Muslims.

1.1.2.5.G12 Prepares a presentation using multimedia on the role of the Mother of Emirates, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak
2.1.2.5.G12 Analyzes the personality of Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, the founder of UAE and his role in serving Islam and Muslims.
3.1.2.5.G12 Concludes the lessons taken from the biography of the founder leader Sheikh Zayed and the Mother of Emirates, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

6. Identity and issues of the age

6.1 Identity and belonging 6.1.1 The student shows his/her pride with his/her personality, identity and nation, and his/her appreciation of his/her heritage, culture, and compliance with his/her principles, habits and traditions. 1.1.1.6.G12 Designs a comprehensive project on the national service motivating others to involve in it as per the Islam principles.

6.2 Recent issues

6.2.1 The student shows understanding of the recent issues and challenges, and ability to analyze them and to find solutions for it, depending on the Islamic principles and rules.

1.1.2.6.G12 Explains the pros and cons of civilization, explaining the ways of keeping the identity.
2.1.2.6.G12 Designs a project in which he/she employs the means of communication to keep his/her culture and heritage in light of civilization.
3.1.2.6.G12 Evaluates the economy of knowledge in terms of the tools and impacts on the individual and society as per the Islam rules and principles.

Courses Offered

Islamic Education

Islamic Education 09

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0.5
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Length:
1 Semester
Grade:
9
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Islamic Education

Islamic Education 10

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Length:
1 Semester
Grade:
10
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Islamic Education

Islamic Education 11

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1 Semester
Grade:
11
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Islamic Education

Islamic Education 12

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0.5
ELT
Length:
1 Semester
Grade:
12
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