WHAT IS TASHEEL?
The TASHEEL SERIES is an Islamic curriculum for children and teenagers aging from 4 till 19 years old.
It is Named Tasheel because it draws its inspiration from its Arabic root letters which means ease.
After years of living in the secular society, scholars realised whilst developing an authentic, invigorating and stimulating Islamic educational material, ease of use for the child learner is integral to this process.
After some 70 years of experience, the combined efforts of authentic traditional Islamic scholarship, educational theorists, and psychologists The Tasheel Series was born under the auspices of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa [Council of Islamic Theologians].
The curriculum that has been developed by the Taalimi Board of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa prepares young Muslims for present and future challenges.
This philosophy of Islamic education is premised on the following verse of the Noble Qur’aan:
“Surely Allah Ta’ala enjoins the doing of justice and the doing of good (to others) and the giving to the kindred, and He forbids indecency and evil and rebellion; He admonishes you that you may be mindful”. (Surah An-Nahl, Verse 90)
The aim upon which this curriculum rests is to engender:
- The recognition of Allah Ta’ala in the manner shown by Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam
- To practice upon whatever is learnt
- To engage in the propagation of Islam
HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THIS?
By giving the spirit (the heart) its supreme positions in the educational system.
Islamic education insists that piety and faith must be clearly recognised in the curriculum and this has to be systematically personal.
This curriculum has been developed on the understanding that Islam is a religion that enjoins goodness to humanity and that Muslims are active contributors to the development and upliftment of human civilization.
THE TASHEEL SERIES
With the above vision in mind, the Tasheel Series has specific outcomes for the different age groups within the community:
Primary Education Phase
This programme is designed for children from the age of 5 to 11 years old. It aims at teaching Islam in a practical manner so as to build their understanding, extend their appreciation and help them to start discovering Islam.
Secondary Education Phase
This programme is designed for teenagers from the age of 12 to 19 years old. It aims at providing an opportunity for teenagers to find their identity, self-esteem and purpose in life. This is achieved through inspiring, exciting and interesting Islamic educational lessons that work at building up skills on decision making, communication, relationships, etc. that are crucial for them to sail through this stage of their lives.
It aims at providing them with a platform to discuss religious issues at a broader and more intensive level. The focus is to prepare the youth for the challenges ahead as future leaders with the objective to deepen and broaden their understanding of the contemporary contexts in which they live.