Religious Studies KS2: The Qur'an

Kaisan and Naeem are 12-year-old Muslim boys from London.

They are studying their holy book the Qur'an, which they know parts of by heart in Arabic.

We hear how Muslims believe the prophet Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel (or Jibril) in the desert near Mecca over 1400 years ago.

The angel gave him messages from God that formed the basis of the Qur'an.

The book teaches Muslims how to live good lives and follow God.

The book is kept on a high shelf above other books, and the boys wash before handling it, to show their respect for the word of God, or Allah.

This is from the series: My Life, My Religion: Islam.

Teacher Notes

Scriptures or holy books in different religions often have a lot in common.

Arrange a comparison between the Qur'an and the scriptures of another religion (good examples include the Jewish Torah, the Sikh Guru Granth Sahib, the Christian Bible).

Do the different scriptures: tell stories / give laws / explain what God is like / give advice / inspire people to be the best they can be? Do they teach the same or different ideas?.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Religious Education at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and First and Second Level in Scotland.

Being a young Muslim
The Mosque
The washing ritual, 'Wudu'
Prayer in Islam
The Muslim pilgrimage, Hajj
Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr
The Hijab
What is Islam?