Have you ever considered how to nurture your student's or child's faith in Islam through a health education curriculum? This series delves into the wisdom underlying Islamic practices and beliefs, showcasing how they are precisely formulated by the One, all-wise and all-knowing Creator. Since this book falls within the category of health education, it addresses important health topics while adopting an Islamic perspective. These topics are presented with a focus on their relevance, engaging pedagogy, and age-appropriateness.
The series offers insights and answers to numerous questions confronting Muslim youth residing in Western contexts, such as the United States. Moreover, it endeavors to provide solutions for the challenges that Muslim communities encounter in multicultural and multi-religious environments. Additionally, it serves to reaffirm fundamental Islamic concepts and their authentic purpose.
Level 2 presents topics suitable for the age group of 11 and above. The unit, Reproductive and Sexual Health, centers around the topic of puberty for both male and female students for this stage, recognizing that they are approaching or have already entered it based on their age. This level also discusses matters of hygiene common at the puberty stage including acne and body odor, as well as the Islamic rulings of taharah (spiritual purification) and body hair.
The discussed topics: UNIT A – REPRODUCTIVE & SEXUAL HEALTH Chapter 1: PUBERTY Section 1: Onset of Puberty Section 2: Physical Changes Section 3: Mental Changes Section 4: Spiritual Changes
Chapter 2: REPRODUCTION & MENSTRUATION Section 1: Reproductive Anatomy Section 2: The Process of Reproduction Section 3: Menstrual Cycle Section 4: Fiqh of Menstruation
Chapter 3: HYGIENE Section 1: Puberty & Hygiene Section 2: Fiqh of Hygiene Section 3: Common Contagious Illnesses
Please note that the topics are presented in an age-appropriate manner. Teachers are also advised to review the rest of the levels in the series, as these topics are discussed in depth so that teachers have a comprehensive picture of the topic presented. For example, Levels 5 and 6 have a more detailed view of reproductive and sexual health topics.