MIA Kids Play
(Boys & Girls, 6-12 Y)
“And say my Lord increase me in knowledge” -Holy Quran, Surah Taha, Verse 114.
A Walk through Islamic history, the MIA presents a creative work to introduce the true concepts and principles of Islamic belief and morals to our children based on true stories from Quran and authentic Islamic history. This is very important to provide Muslim children with strong pillars for their believes and correct understanding of Islamic religion that they need for the future.
These stories will be presented through a series of shows/plays using all theatre-tools such as costumes, lights, sound effects and decorations to be attractive to the children. The plays will be prepared and performed by Muslim youth who were born and/or raised in Canada as they are better suited to reach out to children through their experience with the Canadian society and schools. These performances will be under the direct supervision of experienced and qualified community members in the area of Islamic education. The roles of the supervisors include the selection of the stories from Quran and Islamic history to support certain ideas and review the scripts to ensure the accuracy and authentication of each and every word introduced to the children.
The vision of Islamic education program presented here makes a fundamental distinction between teaching about “Islam” and teaching about “being a Muslim.”
I. The Mission:
The mission of the Islamic Education Program is to understand the real message of “Islam” as a perfect way of life through a series of lectures provided by young university students, The Islamic Education program is working to achieve the following:
- Most important of all, effective Islamic teaching and learning must be value-based. By focusing on values and by considering the ethical dimensions of topics, Islamic education becomes a powerful vehicle for character and moral development, thus achieving its real purpose. (taking the straggle between Adam and shaytan story).
- The values of Islam and its goals: Beliefs, the values of charity and integrity.
- The rulings of Islam and etiquette: Sharia discipline, Qur’an, Hadith (What the prophet (pbuh) has said, done or instructed for public and private interest to Muslims in all times and places).
- Biography of the Prophets and figures: Good example and role model to find the true Muslim stories of Prophets.
- To promote intelligent debate on, and understanding of Islam and the role of Muslims in the contemporary world
- Prepare students to contribute to both Muslim and multi-cultural environments.
- Led to discover the larger connections between the knowledge and skills they are learning—rather than memorizing isolated bits of information. As Muslims, students must be trained to always keep their eye on the whole picture, or macro-view, when studying.
II. General program goals and objectives:
- To make students more aware of Allah and their responsibility to serve Him and propagate his message. (enhanced through elaborating stories in Quran focusing on Tawheed)
- To help establish in students the firm commitment and dedication to Islam as the eternal source of guidance. (enhanced by explaining stories of some prophets)
- To make students aware of their responsibilities as Muslims.
- To help students develop a moderate practice of Islam in all aspects of their lives based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
- To encourage students to acquire positive attitudes, develop balanced personalities and appreciate knowledge.
- To provide opportunities for an active Islamic involvement of children and their parents.
- To help students develop an awareness of the wisdom behind Allah’s creation.
- To develop students knowledge of the Prophet (pbuh) and appreciate and practice the teachings of his Sunnah.
- To help the students gain the realization that the Prophet, his companions, and the righteous people are the ultimate examples in our lives.
- To help students to define the Islamic way of worship and living.
- To develop students understanding if the types of Shirk. (introducing shaitan stories in Qur’an)
- To develop students understanding the concept of sin in Islam and its consequences.
- To develop student personal relationship to the Qur’an as the word of Allah.
- To develop students’ appreciation for the Sunnah as an explanatory source of the Qur’an.
- To emphasize to students the responsibility of Muslims toward self, family, the Muslim nation, and humanity at large.