Grade 2 Qur'an & Islamic studies
Newsletter #2: Sharing the planets UOI 6
What We Learned This Unit?
Environment protection is an important aspect of Islam. Being stewards of the Earth, it is the responsibility of Muslims to care for the environment in a proactive manner. There is a definite purpose behind the creation of different species, be it plants or animals. Muslims are encouraged to reflect on the relationship between living organisms and their environment and to maintain the ecological balance created by Allah. Protection of the environment is essential to Islamic beliefs and mankind has the responsibility to ensure safe custody of the environment.
A huge number of verses in Qur'an and several sayings of the Prophet Muhammad indicate the great importance that has been given to environmental concerns and the responsibility of man to the environment.
In this UOI we looked through this verses and Hadiths which are talking about the environment and how we conserve it. And everything around us just takes us to the very important point "how we appreciate Allah".
- Memorize Surat Al-Mulk.
- The general meaning of Surat Al-Mulk.
- Students learned about the animals in the Qur'an, how many animals Allah mentioned in the Qur'an and what is the benefits of animals.
Here is the link of the Surah that we memorized, it will be helpful if they listen it to review:
Akhlaq:Study some Hadith's about responsibility toward animals and plants. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) exhorted Muslims to show kindness and compassion towards animals and birds and repeatedly forbade cruelty towards animals.
- Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said: "If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a charitable gift (Sadaqah) for him." – Imam Bukhari.
- Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said: “If the Hour (the day of Resurrection) is about to be established and one of you was holding a palm shoot, let him take advantage of even one second before the Hour is established to plant it." – Al-Albani.
- Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said: "A man felt very thirsty while he was on the way, there he came across a well. He went down the well, quenched his thirst and came out. Meanwhile, he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. He said to himself, "This dog is suffering from thirst as I did." So, he went down the well again, filled his shoe with water, held it with his mouth and watered the dog. Allah appreciated him for that deed and forgave him." The Companions said, "O Allah's Messenger! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?" He replied: "There is a reward for serving any living being." – Imam Bukhari.