The curriculum is based on Imam Ghazali’s 11th century 40 series book of Ihya Ulum al-Din translated as ‘The revival of the Religious Sciences’. The purpose of the book is to show Muslims how the outer aspects of Islam and their inner spiritual meanings can change every situation into one that strengthens the innate human nobility of character. It has a strong focus on the Purification of the Heart.
The book has been re-crafted for families and schools by Fons Vitae and the curriculum is supervised and supported by a team of scholars including Hamza Yusuf and Abdul Hakim Murad.
The overall learning outcome of the curriculum is to help raise spiritual beings who are self-observant and self-correcting, who live life with humility and in service to the Creator.
Each book in the curriculum is complemented with a parent and teacher manual which contains:
• Guidelines on teaching methods
• Rules on written work
• Required teacher and student supplies
• Guidance for introducing Ghazali Children’s Series
• Note for Children with Special Needs
• Chapter by chapter review and explanation
• Instructions and suggestions for carrying out and preparing for chapter activities
1- A complete translation of the Book of Knowledge, in readable English, of Ghazali’s original text for parents and teachers, available in print or e-form
2- The Book of Knowledge for children
3- DVD showing how to stories can be adapted for younger children
4- The Book of Knowledge workbook for children
5- The Book of knowledge Curriculum and Activities Manual for parents and teachers.
6- A complete translation of the Book of Belief, in readable English, of Ghazali’s original text for parents and teachers, available in print or e-form
7- The Book of Belief for children
8- The Book of Belief workbook for children
9- The Book of knowledge Curriculum and Activities Manual for parents and teachers.
10- On website venue for children to participate in story-time contests and share videos on lessons from Ghazali.
11- On website venue for parents and teachers to benefit from resources, discussions, curriculum updates and feedback
For more information on the Curriculum and how you can access those resources, please visit: http://www.ghazalichildren.org/