Ages 11 to 16  

Happy Stage 3

The Islamic curriculum for Happy Stage 3 (ages 11-16 years)

  • Arabic
  • Mafaheem Al Islaamiyyah
  • Fiqh & Usul
  • Geography
  • History
  • Arabic Literature Ilm ul-Bayaan
  • Discussion of subjects/topics & Comprehension in Arabic
  • Advanced Arabic Grammar Ilm ul-Nahw
  • Reading & Writing in Arabic
  • History of The Arabic Language
    1. Al-Rasem (drawing without dots, vowels or rules of recitation)                    
    2. At-Tashkeel (Vowels)
    3. Al-Tanqeet (Dotting)
    4. Al-Tarteel (Signs for aiding recitation)
  • The Islamic Personality
  • The Development of Man from Era to Era
  • How Man was Created
  • The Physique of Man at the time of Adam (AS)
  • The Present Physique of Man
  • Relations Between Nations and Cultures


  • Ilm ul-Tawheed (Science of Belief) [This topic is introduced here with the names and attributes of Allah, and it is continued (with differences of opinion among the Ulema explained) from the ages of 16-20]
  • Fiqh of Ibaadaat (the ritual acts shown above), Miraath (inheritance) & Mu'amalaat (Transactions) including:

    A- The Economic System Al-Nizam Al-Iqtisaad

  • Wealth and its Ownership Al-Maal Wa Al-Tamallak:
  • 1. Wealth Al-Maal
    2. Ownership Al-Milkiyyah
    (a) Individual Ownership Al-Milkiyyah Al-Fardiyyah
    (b) Public Ownership Al-Milkiyyah Al-Amma
    (c) State Ownership Al-Milkiyyah Al-Dowlah
    3. The Divine way to own Wealth Asbaab Al-Tamalluk
    4. The Work and Effort of Man Al-Amal Wa Juhdul-Insaan
    5. The Basic Needs Al-Hajaat Al-Assassiyyah
    6. The Collection Al-Ata'
    7. The Gifts, Donations, The Find : Al-Hibba , Al-Hanyya , Al-Luqata
    8. The Divine Rights Al-Huquq Al-Shariyyah

  • Managing and Investment of the wealth Al-Tassarruf Wa Al-Tanmiyyah:
  • 1. Man as Trustee Al-Istikhlaaf
    2. Trading Al-Tijarah ( Ahkaam Al-Boyou' )
    3. Cultivation Al-Ziraa'ah
    Rules of The Lands Ahkaam Al-Iradi
    Irrigation Al-Musaqaat
    4. Manufacturing Al-Sena'ah
    5. Partnership/Companies Al-Sharaqat
    6. The Prohibited Transactions Al-Sharikaat Al-Muharrama

  • Collection and Distribution Al-Tadawal Wa Al-Tawzeei'

  • 1. The Distribution of Wealth Tawzee' Al-Tharawaat
    2. Al-Zakat
    3. Inheritence Al-Irth
    4. The International Relations Al-'Alaqaat Al-Dowliyyah

    B. The Foreign Policy of The State Dowlat Al-Khilafah Wa Ala Qa’tiha

  • Al-Khilafah Al-Alaqaat Ul-Kharijiyyah - The Khilafah and its External Relationships:

  • A. Al-Alaqaat Al-Dowlah Al-Islamiyyah - Islamic International Relationship
    a. International relationship during war:

    1. JIHAD

    (i) The Meaning of Jihad
    (ii) The Definition of Jihad
    (iii) The Rules of Jihad
    (iv) The Causes of Jihad
    (v) The Conditions of Jihad
    (vi) Women and Jihad


    (a) Calling to Islam
    (b) Defining the Enemy

    1. Relationship with Women and Children
    2. Relationship with Old People
    3. Priests and Monks
    4. Farmers and Villagers
    5. Ambassadors

    (c) The Conditions of Battle
    (d) The Rules of Weapons
    (e) Principles of Deception and Cheating
    (f) The Rules of Spying

    1. On The Enemy
    2. Counter Intelligence

    (g) Discipline of The Mujahideen

    1. Obedience and Discipline
    2. Steadfastness
    3. Prohibited Actions
    4. Prohibited Booties
    5. Relationship during Battle

    (a) Al-Qatel - Killing and Fighting

    1. The Rules
    2. The Conditions
    3. The Preventions

    (b) Al-Tadmeer - Destroying Houses
    (c) Al-Takhreeb - Polluting Water, cutting Trees, destroying Roads etc…
    (d) Al-Ihlaak - Destroying Animals, Crops, Resources etc…
    (e) Al-Saby - Taking Women and Children into the care of Muslims and their rights
    (f) Al-Aseer - Taking Prisoners of War and their rights
    (g) Al-Ghana'im - Booty
    (h) Maseer Al-Asra - The Destiny of Prisoners During War
    (i) Al-Ighitiyal Al-Siyasie - Political Assassination
    (j) Al-Tamtheel - Mutilation


    (a) Rules if The Battle is Won by Muslims
    (b) Rules if The Muslims are Defeated
    (b) International relationship during peace:
    This relationship has the following topics:


    (a) The Basis of Peace
    (b) Is Peace or War the Original Status


    (a) Economic
    (b) Diplomatic
    (c) Cultural


    (a) Their history, causes and purposes
    (b) The Islamic Opinion concerning them
    (c) International relationship after war:
    This relationship has the following topics:


    B. Al-Alaqaat Al-Dowlah Al-Wadiyyah - Man made International Relationship:
    a) Relationships After The United Nations:
    This relationship has the following topics:

    1. International Organisations
    2. International Situation
    3. Foreign Politics today
    4. International Committees
    5. International Law and Order
    6. International Arena
    7. Relationships between States today
    8. Political Concepts
    9. Political Thinking
    10. Political Awareness
    11. Political Vacuum
    12. The Statesman
    13. Political Parties
    14. Realities of Nations/Peoples
    15. Political Activities

    b) Relationships Before The United Nations:
    The International Relationship at the Time of

    1. The Greeks
    2. The Romans
    3. The Christian Empire i.e. The Dark Ages and The Christian League
    4. The Arabs Before Islam
    5. The Islamic State and The Othmani Khilafah

    C The Ruling System Nizaam Ul-Hukm

    1.  Waqi ul Hukm - The reality of ruling: this involves the study of
    a)  Al Hukm - The Supremacy
    b)  Al Qadha - The Judiciary
    c)  Al Raa'ie - The Ruler
    d)  Al Raa'iyyah - The Subjects            

    2.  Qawaa'ied Nizaam Al Hukm - The basis of the ruling system:  This involves the study of
    a)  Al Haakimiyyah - The Legislator
    b)  Al Siyadi - The Sovereignty
    c)  Al Sultaan - The Authority
    d)  Al Wihdah - The Unity
    e)  Al Qaraar - The Decision
    f)  Al Anthimah - The Ruling Systems
    g)  Al Maqaasid - The Functions of the Ruling System

    3.  Haykel Nizam Al Hukm - The structure of the ruling system:  This involves the study of
    a)  Al Khilaafah
    b)  Al Khalifah
    c)  Al Mu'awenoon - Assistants
    d)  Al Walaat - Governors
    e)  Al Qudhaat - Judges
    f)  Al Jesh- Army
    g) Al Dawaa'er ul Sultaniyyah - Government Departments
    h)  Majlis ul Ra'ieyyah - Citizens Council
    i)  Al Azaab ul Siyasiyyah - The Political Parties
    j)   Majlis Al Shura - Consultative Department

    D The Judicial System Nizaam Ul-Qadhaa

    1. The judiciary- Al-Qadhaa
    2. The judge     - Al-Qadhie
    3. The source of judiciary- Al-Muqdha bihi
    4. The proceedings of the trial- Kiefiyyat Al-Qadhaa
    5. The defendant/accused - Al-Muqdha alay
    6. The applicant/plaintive- Al-Muqdha lahu

    E The Social System Nizaam Al-Ijtimaa’

    Iltiqaa' - Meeting
    Al Khalq - The creation [i.e. man, life, universe]
    Al-Bashr - Human being
    Al-Insaan - Mankind
    Al-'Alameen - Any living being that is responsible i.e. man or jinn.
    Al Shu'oub - People.
    Al-Qabaa'el - Tribes.
    Ar-Rajul - Man.
    Ar-Rijaal - Men.
    Al-Mar'ah - Woman.
    An-Nisaa' - Women.
    Al-Dhakar - Male.
    Al-Unthaa - Female.

    Alaqat - Relationship
    Al-Awrah - What needs to be covered of the body between each other.
    Al-Ikhtilaat - Free mixing.
    Al-Ijtimaa' - Segregated mixing.
    Al-Khalwa-  Seclusion for male and female.
    Al-Nazar - Looking at each other.
    Al-Lamees - Touching each other
    Al-Ittisaal - Communicating with each other.
    Al-Kutubah - Engagement.
    Al-Talaq - Divorce.
    Al-Iddah - Waiting period.
    Al-A'zel - Contraception.
    Al-Nikah - Marriage contract.
    Al-Zawojiyya - Marriage life
    Adaab Al-Jeemaa' - Etiquette of intercourse.
    Al-Zawoj - Husband.
    Az-Zawojah - Wife.
    Ta'adud Az-Zawojaat - Polygamy.
    Al-Muharem -

    Nataa'ij  - Result
    The Result of these relationships:
    Al-Hamel - Pregnancy.
    Al-Welaadah - Delivery.
    Al-Umumah - Motherhood.
    Al-Ubou;ah - Fatherhood.
    Al-Ukhuwah - Brotherhood & Sisterhood.
    Al-Hadhaanah - Maternity.
    Al-Nisab - Lineage
    Al-Wilaayah - Guardianship.
    Haq ul Waalidein - Rights of the parents.
    Haq Ul-Awolaad - Rights of the children.
    Al-Irth - Inheritence.
    Silat Al-Rahem - Blood Relationships.

    By the age of 16 all of these areas of fiqh in Islam should be discussed and studied

  • More detail on all that was covered in Happy Stage 1 and 2 about Geography
  • Details about Land & its benefits:
  • Benefits of the Land:
    In the Quran land is mentioned as the following:
    1. Ittisa’aha – Abundance of the rizq and space of the land
    2. Ithaarataha – subject to be cultivated
    1. Ih’yaaouha – to be alive or dead
    2. Ikhdirar’ouhaa – the land to become green
    3. I’maaraha – land has the attribute to serve you
    4. Aqwaataha – the land has rivers, trees, food, humans, non-humans, can accept water from the heaven, has different parts etc..
    1. Al-Akhlo mina -
    2. Al-Anhaar – Rivers
    3. Al-Barakaat – to have continuous resources
    4. Al-Bisaat - firmness and flatness of the land
    5. Al-Tazleel – to be able to walk on the land
    6. Al-Tashkheer – its derivatives are also useful e.g. silicon
    7. Al-Tamheed – it is a place to rest in this life and the barzak
    8. Al-Jannaat – area of beauty
    9. Al-Huboub – its grains are dible
    10. Al-Khazaa-inn – storage for all natural resources
    11. Al-Dawaab – it keeps animals on four legs
    12. Al-Rayhaan – it has perfumes/scent
    13. Al-Zeenah – it has beauty
  • Detailed History of the Earth including incidents such as the flood of Nuh (as) etc…

The Conflicts of Mankind

Between the Sons of Adam (AS)
Between the Anbiyaa' and their People
Between Muhammad (SAW) and Quraish

The Domination of the Deen and How it Spread

During Muhammad (SAW) time
During Khilafah Rashidah
During the Ummayad caliphate
During the Abbasid caliphate
During the Ottoman caliphate

The History and Seerah Including the Khulafah-Raashideen

The seerah during the Makkan Period
The seerah during the Madinan Period
The history of Al Khulafaa' Al Raashidah

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Happy Stage 3 for ages 11-16In addition to the above home educators in the UK may find the national curriculum for the same age group useful, however we have not included it here as the size of the national curriculum at this stage would be inappropriate for these pages. However Happy Stage 3 coincides with Key stage 3 (12-14) and Key stage 4 (15-16) of the National Curriculum. You can view the national curriculum for these Key stages by following this link.

This stage is for the teenager approaching or even beginning adulthood. Adulthood for a Muslim begins from the age of puberty and is the start of all responsibility, duty and accountability for all our own actions. This is why it is more essential than ever that the Muslim child enters into adulthood with a mature mind and attitude with a good understanding of his/her role and responsibility in life.

As with all of these Happy stages, there is no harm in learning other subjects and skills alongside the Happy Stage Islamic Curriculum such as Mathematics, Medicine, Architecture and similar subject. Indeed these subjects are essential for the community and wider society however there is no way to stress enough the importance of worshipping Allah with full awareness and knowledge above all else. After all this is the purpose of our creation and our fundamental duty to our creator, failure to understand this will lead to our children growing easily distracted and preoccupied with the life of this world at the expense of the hereafter. May Allah save us all and our children from that.

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