Subject Areas


  • Need and significance of Divine guidance
  • Finality of the Qur’an and the Prophethood of Muhammad
  • Revelation of the Qur’an, recording, compilation and codification
  • Authenticity of the Qur’an Significance of the Qur’an – impact on modern life and society
  • Read, recite and memorize verses of the Qur’an
  • Qur’anic subject matter
  • Tafsir (Exegesis)


  • Significance of Hadith in Islam
  • Hadith codification process
  • Major Hadith collections
  • Study and memorization of certain Ahadith

Arabic Language

  • Basic and Intermediate conversational Arabic
  • Reading and writing Arabic for reading and memorizing the Qur’an
  • Standard (Qur’anic) Arabic – vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening


  • Tauhid (Oneness and Unity of God)
  • Allah and His Attributes
  • Angels of Allah
  • Books of Allah
  • Messengers of Allah
  • Creations of Allah and the purpose of creation
  • Man’s Relationship with Allah
  • The Hereafter
  • Day of Judgment, Heaven and Hellfire
  • Comparative religion (multi-ethnic context of Singapore)
  • Islam and science – importance, significance and relevance

The History of Islam

  • Stories of the Prophets
  • History and Life of Prophet Muhammad (Seerah)
  • Political, economic and cultural system of Islam
  • The Prophet’s companions
  • The Caliphate (Khilafah)
  • Islamic civilisation – achievements and the contributions of Muslims in the development of human civilisation
  • Muslim scholars, scientists, thinkers and professionals

Essentials And Practices

  • Pillars of Islam – prayers, fasting, etc
  • Acts of worship (‘ibadat) – prayers, cleanliness, etc
  • Significance and implication of worship practices
  • Madhahib – Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali
  • The lawful and the prohibited
  • Islamic laws (Shari’ah) – laws of inheritance, business, etc
  • Business and Finance
  • Islamic Governance

Social Studies, Morals and Ethics

  • Social studies – values education, community studies and multicultural history
  • Morals and ethics, lessons from the Qur’an, Hadith and history
  • Personal qualities, conduct, behaviour, attitudes and manners
  • Relationship to family, community, society and country
  • Treatment of people, animals and Creation of Allah
  • Education and knowledge
  • Environment
  • Contemporary social and ethical problems
  • Deviant practices: extremism, terrorism, intolerance, etc
  • Geography, culture, music, art and architecture of the Muslim world