Islamic Studies  Ms. Ali

This year, second graders will learn about how science and Islam , and how they are related.

Date Main Topic Science Additional Topic

August 30 The Qur'an Pathogens - Infectious Disease 2.P.1 Manners

September 6 Kab'ah Vibrating Objects - 2.P.1 The nearness of Allah

September 13 Creation Wind & Precipitation - 2.E.1 Allah's Names - AL Fatir

September 27 Life Cycle Life Cycle - 2.L.1 Allah's Names - Al Muhi, Al Mumit

October  11 Creation and Shape Inherited and Learned Traits Allah's Names - Al Musawwir, Al Khaliq

Pathogens

Virus: colds, flu, COVID

Bacteria: from improperly stored foods

Fungi: athlete's feet and ringworm

If you are sick...

The Prophet (sala Allahu alayhi wa salam) says: "Wealth is appropriate to a God-fearing person, but good health is better for the God-fearing than wealth". He further says: "He of you who finds himself enjoying good health, secure in his community and has his daily sustenance, is as if he had the whole world at his finger tips". 

What does Allah say about hearing, speaking, and walking?

Do not listen to bad speech.

Speak good or keep silent.

Every step toward good deeds.

Allah (mighty and sublime be He) said: Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him. It was related by al-Bukhari. 

The Kab'ah

The "cube."

Its foundation was raised by prophets Ibrahim (alayhi salam) and Ismai'il (alayhi salam).

The direction in which all Muslims turn to pray.

The masjid to which Muslims perform rites during hajj.

Located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

From Greensboro, United States, the direction of the Qibla is 97° E directly to Mecca.

The distance of 11,011.7537 kilometers separates the two places. 

Earliest

1900s

21st century

As warm air rises, it mixes with cool air and condenses in the clouds.  When the clouds are saturated with water droplets, they fall from the atmosphere as precipitation.

Al Fattah - The Orginator of Creation

Surah Al Fatir

AND [remember:] it is God who sends forth the winds, so that they raise a cloud, whereupon We drive it towards dead land and thereby give life to the earth after it had been lifeless: even thus shall resurrection be.

Al Muhyi - The Giver of Life

He it is Who has created you from dust, then from a nutfah, then from a clot, then brings you forth as a child, then lets you (grow and) reach the age of full strength and afterwards to be old.  Surah 40:67

Al Mumit - The Creator of Death

Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion. Surah 3:185

Frog Life Cycle

amphibian - lives on land and water; looks different as an adult

Chicken Life Cycle

bird - feathers and lays eggs

Life Cycle Song

Journey of Death

Creation of Life

EVOLUTION & GENETICS

Al Musawwir - The Fashioner

Surah 64:3

He created the heavens and the earth with Truth and shaped you, giving you excellent shapes. And to Him is your ultimate return. 

Al Khaliq - The Creator

Surah 25:54

And He is the One Who creates human beings from a ˹humble˺ liquid,1 then establishes for them bonds of kinship and marriage. For your Lord is Most Capable. 

Surah 32:9 -- ...then He fashioned them and had a spirit of His Own ˹creation˺ breathed into them. And He gave you hearing, sight, and intellect. ˹Yet˺ you hardly give any thanks. 

From both parents

Surah 30:22

And one of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your languages and colors. Surely in this are signs for those of ˹sound˺ knowledge. 

Learned Behaviors

And be pious to Allah, and Allah teaches you; and Allah is Ever-Knowing of everything. Surah 2:282