Inspiring RE: Muslims

This book focuses on Muslims, looking at what being a Muslim really means to some of the approximately 2.8 million Muslims living in Britain today. ‘Ready Steady RE’ suggests some starters for teaching about Muslims. For our youngest children we look at prayer mats and the key celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr. The key concept of Ibadah – both worship and any action that is performed with the intention of obeying Allah – is the focus for 9–11s.

Our final units focus on different aspects of sacred text, including the amazing story of the ‘Birmingham Qur’an’. Discovered in 2013, it is a manuscript of four truly ancient pages of the Qur’an, dating from the earliest decades of the Muslim religion and now given pride of place in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

For 9–11s there is a focus on Hadith related to both women and education, and they can also find out about the lives of certain Muslim women. The unit provides a mystery strategy on the life of educational activist Malala Yousafzai.

From September 2017 you will be able to access Inspiring RE: Muslims e-resources via the buttons below, for member only resources you will need your membership number and password.

Ready Steady RE

What do Muslims use when they pray?

What do Muslims celebrate at Eid-ul-Fitr?

How do the Five Pillars help Muslims express their faith?

Why is the Qur’an treated with such respect?