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.
Muntakhab Ahadith (selected Ahadith - includes Arabic text and references)
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)
Gift for New Muslims (Basics of Islam)
Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam)
A Gift for the Daughters of the Ummah – (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know).
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
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
Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
Status of Woman in Islam by Shaykh Ahmed Abdul Mujeeb Qasmi (translated by Muhammad Owais Jafrey)
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
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
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.