Teacher Resources


Last Update:  18th Sept. 2019      Page Added on: 26th August 2013.

Note: Also, Visit LINKS Page, InshaaAllah Baarakallaah!

Dear Fellow Teachers,  السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

This Page is meant to provide beneficial resources to teachers to help improve their teaching-learning skill, InshaaAllah.  While I will be updating this Page from time to time, Inshaa’Allah, you are also welcome to share material which you deem useful for the teachers of Islamic Studies. Jazakumullaahu Khayra

  1. A Comprehensive Approach To Teaching Islam
  2. A Friend in Deen is a Friend Indeed!
  3. ADEC: Teachers’ Manual
  4. Aims of Islamic Studies
  5. Assessing Students’ Performance – A Necessary Tool
  6. Blessing Lies in Teaching & Giving Advice
  7. Bloom’s Verbs_Incorporation in Effective Lesson Plans
  8. Brain-compatible Teaching Strategies
  9. Building Empathy in the Classroom
  10. Character Education in Islamic Pedagogy: What it Means to be Muslim
  11. Cities of Light: Islamic Spain
  12. Collaborative Learning
  13. Conceptual Blockbusting – A Guide to Better Ideas by James Adams
  14. Critical Thinking: Islamic Critical Thinking
  16. Critical Thinking: Developing Critical Thinking for Authentic Learning
  17. Diffusion of Sunnah through Education 🙂 one page MUST READ 🙂
  18. Effective Listening Skill: Do’s & Don’ts
  19. Effective Questioning and Approaches to Questioning in a Classroom Situation
  20. Effective Tafseer Strategies
  21. Effective Teaching Practices
  22. Eleven Ways to Build Modesty in Young Muslims
  23. Feedback: Writing Positive Comment or Feedback
  24. Field Trips
  25. General Methods and Techniques of Teaching
  26. Hayyakom: UAE Government’s Unique Programme for Teachers
  27. How To Be A Productive Teacher: from the Story of Prophet Moosa and Khidr
  28. Important LINKS
  29. Implementing Inclusive Education: A GUIDE for Schools by KHDA
  30. Inclusion in Islamic Studies
  31. Integrating Maths with Islam. Islamize Math, YES! We Can!!
  32. Integrating Islam with Other Disciplines and Real Life Situations
  35. Integration of Islamic Studies in International Schools
  36. Interactions of the Greatest: Prophet Muhammad’s Dealings with Different People
  37. Islamic Education in Private Schools
  38. Islamic Superheroes: Setting the Standards
  39. KHDA Test: Tokens of Advice for Teachers by Teachers
  40. Learning by Choice and Discovery Interesting for creativity
  41. Lesson Plans
  42. Lesson Plans on Youth Issues
  43. Mind Maps
  44. Motivation: How to Motivate People For a Cause
  45. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE AT SCHOOL: Dr. Howard Gardner’s Seven Distinct Intelligences
  46. Multiple Intelligence in Islamic Perspective: Part 1   Part 2    Part 3  Part 4   Part 5    Part 6       Part 7      Part 8       Part 9      Part 10
  47. Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom
  48. Optimizing  the Learning outcomes in Qur’an Class:  PART 1: Qur’an Curriculum MappingPART 2: PlanningPART 3: Class Management 🙂
  49. Oral Communication: Importance & the Need To Express Properly
  50. Paradigm Shift in Teaching Islamic Studies: A Case Study
  51. Purpose of Islamic Education
  52. Presentations Page
  53. Problem Solving
  54. Problem Solving Template by Br. Ayman Abu Obaida
  56. Psycho-Education – Awesome Links
  57. Psychology from Islamic Perspective 
  59. Rubric Templates
  60. Seerah Blog: Mr. MuQeet’s Blog on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
  61. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Link 1 (Overview, Online) Foundational Principles (PDF) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  62. Self Evaluation – Nice Discussion as per Inspection Standards or Performance Indicators
  63. Self-Management, Not Time Management Amazing article that changes perception!
  64. Seven Pillars of Relationship Growth
  65. Sharjah Museums Authority: Education Resources and Tips – 🙂 Good place to visit and learn a lot about Islamic Civilization 🙂
  66. Sleep Thinking
  67. Special Educational Needs & Disability: SEND by Dr. Neda Shared by Tr. Sameera
  68. Tajweed Lessons and WORKSHEETS
  69. Teacher Licensing: Downloads
  70. Teaching Children the Value of Privacy
  71. Teaching the Arabic Language
  72. Teacher’s Questioning Effects on Students
  73. Teaching Techniques of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam
  74. Ten Qualities that make you an Outstanding Teacher
  75. The Forgotten Sunnah: Of Health and Fitness
  77. The Prophet as a Teacher
  78. The Prophet as a Teacher – A Presentation
  79. The Prophetic Standard: Instructional Methods of the Prophet
  80. Thinking Skill: Methodology in Islamic Thinking
  81. Thinking Skill: Islamic Perspective on Teaching Thinking Skill
  82. Thoughts on Thinking Maps – A New Way to Think
  84. What is the Purpose of Islamic Education?
  85. What Teachers Make
  86. WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? A Beautiful book on Change in Workplace
  87. Worksheets & Notes
  88. Personality Development Model:

Model from Action Plan for Islamic Studies_Al Amana Private School Sharjah

41. Many Muslims do not have clear perception on Masjid al Aqsa and Dome of the Rock. This image will clear the doubt, InshaaAllah.

Masjid al Aqsa

On Psychological Well Being: DEMENTIA



Art of Teaching by Sir Ken Robinson


InshaaAllah…..more to come!

اللهم بارك لنا فيما أعطيت O Allah! Bless Us in what You’ve given us.

45 thoughts on “Teacher Resources

  1. Asslam o Alaikum Sir ,

    I hope you will be fine and best of health. sir please prepared a presentation on the best and effective teaching of islamiat for ssc and Hssc classes teachers and share it with teachers. how to teach islamiat . i will be thankful to you .


    Muhammad Toseef Raja

    • Wa alaikumus salam wa Rahmatullah.
      I humbly accept your suggestion and Inshaa’Allah will try to take time to write/make a post/presentation. It is huge work. I will try my best to do it Inshaa’Allah especially as you say that it will help other teachers, Inshaa’Allah

  2. assalamualeykum, i am a teacher and i want to appear in the islamiyat test the khda conducts.please can you give me some information as to what type of questions should i prepare for the exam.jazakallah

  3. Assalamu Alaikkum….sir, I gratefully thank you for your this great attempt to make we teachers resourceful in our most important subject…once again thank you sir and I pray very sincerely for your achievements in the two world..ameen.

    • Wa alaikmus salam wa rahmatullah.
      It is my pleasure, sir.
      I do it for my satisfaction and for gaining reward from Allah.
      Glad to note that you find this site resourceful, alhamdulillah.
      Thank you for your du’aa. May Allah bless you immensely both in this world and in the Hereafter.
      I hope we can keep in touch, InshaaAllah.
      Jazakallahu Khayra.

      • Dear Sir, Assalam o Alaikum
        I congratulate you on serving Islam in best possible ways n presenting its true picture.
        Sir I am B.A.Honors in comparative religions (Islamic Studies) from IIUI Islamabad Pakistan.I am Hafiz n Qari too Alhamdollilah.
        Sir I need your personnel email ID to share some info with your highness.
        I am lecturer in a well known institute in Pakistan.
        Muhammad Bilal

    • Wa alaikumus salam
      As I said in your previous comment, normally we receive the portion about two week before the final exam.

  4. Assalamualikum Sir
    I have been teaching islamic studies since 2009.
    i have a lot of stuff which i want to share with you.can you tell me how can i send you that all.
    sobia Ehsan

  5. Assalam o alikum
    sir i want to do bed and masters in islamic studies am from pakistan but i have done my bcom from india university please guide me from where and how can i do bed in islamic studies and masters in islamic studies .

    • Wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatullah.
      Whether B.Ed. or Islamic Studies, please do it as regular course.
      If you are in UAE and wish to work over here, then you must do regular course.
      The Ministry doesn’t accept any degree done through online or correspondence.
      If you are from Pakistan do the course through Islamic University Islamabad.
      And if you want to have degree done in UAE then Sharjah University is the best.

    • Wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatullah.
      Initially I had the intention to upload lesson plans but then I gave second thought and decided not to.
      I don’t think it is good to upload everything as providing ready made material somehow inculcates laziness among teachers. It also curtails their creativity.

  6. Assalamu ‘alaikum wrwb,
    Brother, IGNOU university B.Ed is not accepted in UAE is it? In India, even government schools accept it. Would just like to know.


    • Wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
      Here in UAE, degrees done through open universities, correspondence or distance education are not acceptable for any kind of approval.

      • السلام عليكم ورحمة الله
        From last three years am using and checking this site. Really useful and helpful. Thanks for the information.

  7. Assalam o Alaikum,

    Sir i have done B.A and my subjects were Islamic Studies and Homeconomics. I worked in Ajman for almost two years and went to ministry for interview, so it means I got approval from ministry?? because the school I was working didnt guide me and they didnt issue any letter also…. Please guide me.


    • Wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatullah

      Normally, when the Ministry gives approval to any teacher, it issues the official letter to the School.
      So if they have approved you, then they must have given the letter.
      Please check with them and ask what happened to the approval.

      If you have problem as you left that school, then you have to again appear for the interview through the school you are presently working at.
      This approval system is only through schools, not through personal levels.

      Hope this clears your doubt.

  8. Assalamualikum Sir
    Thankyou so much for creating this website.It is very helpful and I have gained much knowledge from it.
    Alhamdulillah. Please keep us posted all the time.

  9. I have done my B.A from Punjab university through Pakistan consulate in Dubai. which was private/distant learning. When I got my degree I got it attested from pk. Higher education commission,pk foreign affairs, Dubai consulate in pk and KHDA accepted that. The same goes for my M.A in Islamic studies which I did through Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi for two years. KHDA accepted that too. I am a teacher for 8 yrs.

    • It is the formal/official checking of one’s certificates right from school education down to the higher education.

      It is necessary to get approval for teaching in the UAE.

      • thanks. HEC is doing this work of equivalency. the documents are not attested if the documents and its mark sheet are not shown and approved by them. I have done it recently and all my documents went through formal checking. I think those brothers and sisters who want to do distant learning can easily do now.

  10. Equivalency is only required if you are working in Sharjah, Ajman..maybe some other cities too but not for Dubai.
    In Dubai, if you pass your KHDA Exam and Interview you are approved to teach in Dubai. If you have equivalency and you want to work in Dubai you will need to pass the exam and interview from KHDA. Vice Verse…if you have approval to teach in Dubai because you cleared the interview you will still need equivalency for working in Sharjah and Ajman.

    Please check the detailed list of approved universities accepted from MOHESR website.

    Hope it is helpful.

  11. Assalam o Alaikum,

    How to upload/share any presentation or PDF related to Islamic lessons on this site?
    Kindly guide me in this regard.

    JazakAllah Khaeeran Kaseerah for running such a nice, informative and an interesting site.


    • Wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuhu.
      I will send you an email, you can attach the files and mail back to me inshaaAllah, and then i will upload those on the relevant inshaaAllah, giving credit to your name, inshaaAllah. Thank you so much for the largeheartedness to help others. Jazakillaahu Khayra for your kind words, sister. Baarakallaah.

  12. Can you please guide for some resources that can be useful for TLS LIcense exam for islamic education project

    • We are not sure of the syllabus in the first place.
      If we need to prepare, then we can study in detail about the following topics:
      Quran Tafseer
      History of the Sahaba esp. of the 4 Caliphs
      Biography of Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim etc.
      Biography of the Imams: Abu Haneefa, Ash-Shafii, Malik, Ahmed bin Hanbal.
      Difference between Khilaaf and Iktilaaf
      (These are my assumptions……wallaahu ‘alam)

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