Short Course for teaching Basics of Islam to youth and elders

May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

InshaAllah, for the beginner’s class, you may devote some time for Taleem - reading a book of virtues like “Muntakhab Ahadith”, then make small Halaqas for learning Quran recitation. Then you may have a session on Basics of Islam, customized separately for groups of children, sisters or elders.  You may end the class by reciting Dua and give reading/writing/memorizing homework to students.  Once they learn a topic, you may have short question-answer session (Quiz) and give small prizes to encourage their learning competition.  Make special Dua for all your students after prayers.

The following articles and booklets will inshaAllah help you teach the basics of Islam.  If a book is not available in English, Urdu or desired language, you may contact your local bookstore for a printed book.

Part A.       Virtues of Good Deeds

Muntakhab Ahadith (selected Ahadith - includes Arabic text and references)

Emaan - Belief in Allah

Belief in the Unseen


Virtues of Prayers (Salah)

Virtues of Knowledge

Virtues of the noble Qur'an  

Part B.       Quran learning (Recitation and Tajweed)

Quran Lessons

Memorizing and listening to 10 short Surahs for prayers

Noorani Reader Quran Tajweed booklet

Tajweed for Beginners

Memorizing additional Surahs from Juz-30 (Amma Para)

Part C.     Belief, Purity (Taharah) and Salah

Gift for New Muslims (Basics of Islam) 

Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam)

Part -1  

Part -2

Part -3 

Part -4

A Gift for the Daughters of the Ummah – (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know).

Practical guide to Purity and Salah


Elementary Teachings of Islam by Shaykh Adul-Aleem Siddiqui

Taleem-ul Haque by scholars of South Africa

Heavenly Ornaments (translation of Urdu book ‘Behishti Zewar’) by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi

Part D.       Sunnah and Manners

The Ways of the Holy Prophet MUHAMMAD (Uswai Rasool-e-Akram) Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam by Dr. Abdul Hai Aarfi 

Beautiful Sunnats of the Beloved Nabi (Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam) by Shaykh Hakeem Akhtar

Alaikum Bisunnati by Mufti Abdul Hakeem 

Sunnah in daily life

Essential Duas in the life of a Muslim  

Part E.      Ideal Muslim Character (self-study)

Cure for depression 

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah) 

Why is Hijab necessary? 

Marriage life - living with peace and harmony at home

How should Every Muslim live through day and night? 

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah 

Status of Woman in Islam by Shaykh Ahmed Abdul Mujeeb Qasmi (translated by Muhammad Owais Jafrey)

Recommended Books for Advanced-study

Understanding the Quran

The Meanings of the Noble Quran with explanatory notes by Mufti Taqi Usmani

Ma'ariful Quran (a comprehensive commentary on the Holy Quran by Mufti Mohammad Shafi, revised by Mufti Taqi Usmani) 

Motivation from Hadith


Life and Message of the Prophet Sallallahu`alaihi wasallam

"MUHAMMAD (peace be upon him), The Last Messenger, The Last Message" by Syed Sulaiman Nadwi

Fiqh (Jurisprudence)

The Legal Status of Following a Madhab by Mufti Taqi Usmani

Contemporary Fatawaa by Mufti Taqi Usmani

The Differences of Imams by Shaykh Muhammad Zakariayya

Essential for Sisters

Hadyatun Nisa (Islamic Law regarding Purity for Women) by Shaykh Ibrahim Palanpuri

Hijab by Dr. Mohammad Ismail Memon Madani

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriag

Purification of Heart

Contentment of Heart by Shaykh Muhammad Hakeem Akhtar

Peace of Mind by Shaykh Muhammad Hakeem Akhtar

Supplications and Zikr

Easy Deeds with Enormous Rewards by Mufti Abdur Rauf Sakkharvi

Treasures from the Qur'aan and Hadith by Shaykh Muhammad Hakeem Akhtar

Radiant Prayers by Mufti Taqi Usmani

Additional booklets can be downloaded from our English books section

For advanced studies, refer to an Alim or Alimah course with Arabic grammar and intensive studies of Quran, Hadith and Fiqh.