Monthly Themes

Ensuring each student is educated about significant dates in the Islamic calendar and various key historic events is important.  Our monthly themes initiative connects the calendar month to the Islamic month and important events that happened in that month.  The teachers allocate some time each week in that month to focus on the theme's topics.  This may include sharing stories, creating posters/cards, preparing a role play for assembly and other activities.  Assemblies will also be organised for some months focusing on the themes.

September

Muharram

Islamic New Year

Day of Ashura and its significance

Imam Hussain (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu)

Awliya - Story of Hazrat Baba Farid (Rahmatullah Alaih)

Awliya - Sultan Syed Makhdoom Ashraf (Rahmatullah Alaih)

October

Safar

Rabbi ul Awwal

The Prophet's migration to Madinah Sharif

Awliya - Life & stories of Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (Rahmatullah Alaih)

Story of the birth of the Prophet (Peace be upon him)

Virtues of Mawlid

November

Rabbi ul Akhir

Awliya - Life and stories of Hazrat Ghawth al A'zam (Rahmatullah Alaih) & Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (Rahmatullah Alaih)

Focus on namaz as it was made compulsory in Rabbi Ul Akhir

Birth & life of Prophet Esa [Jesus] (Alaihisalam)

December

Jamadal Ula

Personalities - Birth of Hazrat Ali (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu) - Life & stories

Personalities - Hazrat Khalid Ibn Waleed (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu) and other famous warriors

January

Jamadal Akhir

Life & stories of Hazrat Umar (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu) - became the Calipha this month

Life and stories of Hazrat Abu Bakr (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu) - Urs this month

Awliya - Imam Jallaluddin Rumi (Rahmatullah Alaih) and his peer Shaykh Shams Tabrez (Rahmatullah Alaih)

February

Rajab

Life & stories of Prophet Nooh (Alaihissalam) - He boarded the ark in Rajab

Awliya - Urs Hazrat Khawaja Gareeb Nawaz (Rahmatullah Alaih)

Significant events - Stories of Meraj un Nabi

March

Shaban

Virtues of Shab - e - Barat

Story of change of Qibla

Personalities - The 4 Imams

Prophet Esa (Alaihisalam) departing the world and return

April

Ramadan

Benefits of Ramadan

Fasting

Personalities - Hazrat Khadija (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu) - Urs on 10th of Ramadan

Personalities - Sayyidah Aisha Siddiqa (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anha) - Urs on 17th Ramadan

Stories of Battles -  Badr  - 17th of the month

Virtues of Laylatul Qadr - Night of Power

May

Shawwal

Eid ul Fitr

Creation of Paradise (Description of Paradise)

June

Dhul Qada

Personalities - Hazrat Musa (Alaihissalam)

Stories of Hazrat Ibrahim (Alaihissalam) and bulding of Kaabah

Story of Hazrat Yunus (Alaihissalam) and the whale

July

Dhul Hijjah

Personalities - Sayyidah Fatima (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anha)

Story of Hazrat Ibrahim (Alaihissalam) and the dream

Virtues and actions of Hajj

Life & virtues of Hazrat Usman Gani (RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu) - Urs in Dhul Hijjah