There is tremendous demand for these books from all over the country. East is making its Islamiat books affordable for as many schools as possible. To make the Islamiat series affordable for as many schools as possible, EAST has printed it in a single color. The affordable price of these books has enabled many more children to benefit from these excellent books on Islam.
Islam is a beautiful way of life. We keep discovering its beauty all through our lives. Every day we find something more interesting about Islam. Knowing Isam is like going through a series of valleys and discovering a more pleasing view with every step.
Similarly, Islam is a journey of a lifetime. We discover the beauty of this way of life by living it.
Quran is the ultimate source of guidance. It is revealed to show the right path to human beings of every age and region. Quran helps humans learn about Islam directly from Allah. There is no need to use our own lectures or ideas to bring people closer to Allah. Teach children how to understand the message of Quran directly. That will be the best way to educate them about Islam, the natural way. It’s the way selected by Allah’s Prophet to tell people about Islam.
EAST syllabus is the explanation (tafseer) of selected Surah’s of Quran. Each book explains one Surah in detail at children’s level. For example, class 4 book is the explanation of surah Ala, and the class five book is the explanation of Sura Ala.
By understanding the message of a Surah, children learn to read and understand Quran independently. It makes them a lifelong student of Quran. That way they learn to understand Islam directly from its true source ‐ the Quran.
Almost two third of the Quran is in Story format. Why? Research shows that human beings learn from stories more effectively than the lecture method. That’s the reason why all the divine books are mostly in story format. Children learn from stories more effectively as well. They are not very comfortable with the lectures. Therefore, the EAST Islam ka Safar uses this Divine method to educate the young mind.
Following the pattern of Quran, these books use the story format to develop the in depth understanding of Islam.
Children love to associate with characters. You will notice that they love certain cartoon and movie characters. That’s a very important feature of children’s personality. This is the reason why Quran uses the stories of only few prophets to convey the divine message of Islam.
Similarly, Islam ka Safar uses only two characters, Khaizar as the guide and mentor, and Huzaifa as the learner, to educate children about Islam.
We all know that Allama Iqbal has explained the message of Quran through his poetry. EAST has taken help from the writings of Iqbal to elaborate the message of Quran to children.
Our research shows that Allama Iqbal has explained sura Ala in his famous book: The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Isam. And he has described Sura Asar in his famous poem Masjid Qurtuba. Class 4 Islam ka Safar is based on the explanation of Sura Ala which is done in the light of the understanding of Quran done by Allama Iqbal. Likewise, the class five Islam ka Safar is based on the explanation of Sura Asar, which is based on the explanation of this Sura presented to us by Allama Iqbal.
This book is interesting for children. It is complete in its message. Too much lecture type information does not create any more interest. It does not motivate children to learn more about Islam. Whereas, Islam ka Safar is concise and to the point. It is age appropriate and easy to understand. Its unique style motivates children to learn more on this topic. There is no burden on children. They enjoy the material of this book thoroughly.
This book is developed to create a deep understanding of Islam. This is done through activities. There is no compulsion. No fear. No forcing of knowledge. The activities given at the end are sufficient to give children additional practice. There is no need to memorize the answers. The activities are sufficient to help children understand the message of the lesson through activity based learning.
The Quran is the only divine message remaining in the world today. The most important purpose of Islamic education is to create the love of Quran in children. They should become lifelong reader of Quran. They should learn to reflect on the message of this beautiful book. Islam ka Safar helps children
understand the format of Quran. It introduces children to the basic message of Quran. It also helps them, learn selected Ahadith (the sayings of the Prophet). The selected vocabulary of Quran is also introduced in these books. This vocabulary helps them learn more than fifty percent of the Arabic words used in Holy Quran.
In short, all the primary school education targets are achieved in this book.
All the lesson plans of all the chapters of this series are available online on EAST website as well as in printed format. There are classroom visual aids to go with these books as well. Midterm and final assessments are also provided. Teachers are provided with yearly, weekly and daily breakups of this series.
English is not the first language in Pakistan. Saturday off schools just has 160 to 170 academic days in the whole year. One chapter needs at least 11 days to require Language competencies.
Alhamdulillah, as we are saying International standards and National content. We need guidance from Islam in every aspect of our lives, so we added Islamic literature along with Classic and Modern literature. So, it’s a balanced book.
Children take a lot of interest in listening and reading stories. Stories are the oldest and the latest teaching method of the world. If we want to make our children a good reader, so we must need to write interesting crafts in the books. Easy and short sentences give our children confidence and the technique attract them to books.
This is the age of media children, loves characters like Spider man, Ben ten and Dora, but we really don’t want to give them unreal cartoons approach instead of cartoons we mentioned real characters in the books.
No doubt, grammar is the backbone of language, but our child’s main weakness is vocabulary. We don’t want that children rote memorize the grammar, but they must understand the concept and use of that particular grammar topic, so we added various activities in the book. We don’t want that child to feel burdened, so age appropriate grammar concepts are the part of each chapter.
This is Butterfly English series’ main objective that children learn 12 basic writing, crafts at the end of class five. In every chapter, we included a creative writing class wise, so children can start writing independently. They use their own thoughts and also express it. We want them to write independently instead of a reproduction of previous knowledge.
Yes, two kinds of lesson plans for every chapter you can download from our website one is unsolved and one is solved. Solved planners are protected with the password so you can contact EAST offices.
Yes, all the books are with the complete yearly break up and assessment papers. Assessment papers are password protected.
Yes, we provide very effective and comprehensive teachers’ training.
We have recorded video training, so you can get the DVD from our offices. Even anyone can visit our website video sections to attain the training.