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Understanding Islam
A Guide for Teachers



March 2020 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Misconceptions and misunderstandings about Islam and fear of causing offence can be barriers to being an effective teacher in a diverse school. This book aims to give non-Muslim teachers the confidence to engage meaningfully with important facets of Muslim pupils’ lives leading to a richer and more rewarding experience in the classroom.

Aspects of Islam explored include: the foundations and obligations of faith, ethical dimensions placed upon Muslims, the importance of education in Muslim communities and contemporary issues faced by communities in the UK. To deepen your understanding, each chapter is enriched by case studies linked to the classroom, expert voices that offer authenticity and reflective tasks that encourage you to consider key concepts in greater depth.

This is essential reading for new and experienced teachers in primary and secondary schools wishing to deepen their knowledge of Islam.

 

 
Part 1: Key concepts in Islam
 
Chapter 1: Allah
 
Chapter 2: The Word of God
 
Chapter 3: The Prophet of God
 
Chapter 4: The Stories of Prophets
 
Chapter 5: Foundations of Faith
 
Chapter 6: Obligations of Faith
 
Chapter 7: Expression of Practices
 
Part 2: Contemporary issues
 
Chapter 8: Ethical dimensions
 
Chapter 9: Education in Muslim Communities
 
Chapter 10: The Shia Traditions
 
Chapter 11: Muslim heritage and intellectual contributions
 
Chapter 12: Islam and contemporary Britain

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