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Charlie and Blue Do Some Soul Searching – Zippity-zip, let’s go on a trip! Charlie takes her favourite soft toy (and best friend) Blue back to school to see the display her class has made to show different beliefs about the soul. Does believing in a soul make someone behave differently?

Charlie and Blue Do Some Soul Searching

Video length - 7.36
Published date - Nov 2016
Keystage(s) - 1 and 2
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Charlie and Blue Ask about Allah and Creation – Zippity-zip, let’s go on a trip! Charlie and her favourite soft toy (and best friend) Blue visit their neighbour Seyed in his garden to find out why Muslims believe they should look after the world.

Charlie and Blue Ask about Allah and Creation

Video length - 7.06
Published date - Sep 2016
Keystage(s) - 1
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Alien Abduction: Islam – Orbiting Earth at this very moment, the alien survey ship “Pantheon” is abducting people to collect data about their belief systems. Ajmal is beamed into the interrogation chamber to answer questions about Islam.

TrueTube films are designed for use in a number of ways. Some ideas of where this film could link to your curriculum are below:



Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teaching and practices – Beliefs and teachings - Key Beliefs - Islam -

Tawhid - (the Oneness of God), Qur’an Surah 112.

Akhirah (life after death), human responsibility and accountability, resurrection, heaven and hell.
Risalah (Prophethood) including the role and importance of Adam, Ibrahim and Muhammad

Angels, their nature and role, including Jibril and Mika’il.

Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices- Islam -Practices and Duties - Five Pillars of Sunni Islam

Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices- Islam - Practices, Duties and Festivals. -Festivals and commemorations and their importance for Muslims in Great Britain today, including the origins and meanings of Id-ul-Adha, Id-ul-Fitr.



Area of Study 1 - Section 1: Muslim Beliefs -The nature of Allah: how the characteristics of Allah are shown in the Qur’an and why they are important. Tawhid (oneness), including Surah 16: 35–36, immanence, transcendence, omnipotence, beneficence, mercy, fairness and justice, Adalat in Shi’a Islam.

Akhirah: Muslim teachings about life after death; the nature of judgement, paradise and hell; how they are shown in the Qur’an, including Surah 17: 49–72; divergent ways in which Muslims teachings about life after death affect the life of a Muslim today.

RiSalah: the nature and importance of prophethood for Muslims, including Surah 2: 136; what the roles of prophets teach Muslims, exemplified in the lives Adam, Ibrahim, Isma’il, Musa, Dawud, Isa, Muhammad.

"Malaikah: the nature and importance of angels for Muslims; how angels Jibril,
Izra’il and Mika’il are shown in the Quran, including Surah 19, 32: 11 and 2: 97–
98, and their significance for Muslims today."
Section 3: Living the Muslim Life - The nature, origins, activities, meaning and significance of the celebration/ commemoration of Id-ul-Adha, with reference to Surah 37: 77–111, and Id-ul-Fitr
in Sunni Islam.



Componet Group 2–Religion, philosophy and ethics in the modern world from a religious perspective - the existence of God, gods and ultimate reality, and ways in which God, gods or ultimate reality might be understood; through revelation, visions, miracles or enlightenment. Component Group 1–Practices - Islam - Public acts of worship - Salah as direct communication with Allah. The importance of practices - Islam as a way of life, lived in total submission to Allah • The importance of the Five Pillars of Islam to Sunni Muslims • The meaning of the Five Pillars: •• Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith •• Salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day •• Zakat/Zakah: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy •• Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan •• Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca • The analogy of the house and pillars



2.1 Unit 1 PART A - Part A Islam - Core beliefs, teachings and practices - Practices - The Five Pillars of Sunni Islam -Prayer/ Salat  Adhan call to prayer, praying at mosque and Friday Jummah prayer (Qur'an 15:9899, 29:45)  Praying at home, private prayer (Du'ah)  The preparations and intention for prayer: wudu and niyyah  The significance and symbolism of the different prayer positions that make a rakat (sequence of prayer) Obligatory Acts  Shahadah: the Muslim profession of faith in Allah and the prophet Muhammad; occasions when the Shahadah is recited, e.g. aqiqah ceremony, conversion to Islam  Zakat: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit others, what zakat tax may be used for, and additional charity (saddaqah)  Sawm: Fasting during the month of Ramadan. How and why Muslims fast during Ramadan and rules about halal and haram diet (Qur'an 2:183)



Component 3 (Route A): Study of a World Faith: Option 3: Islam:Beliefs and teachings: The Nature of Allah ➢ The teaching about the nature of Allah: the belief in the oneness of Allah (Tawhid): Qur'an 3:18 ➢ Nature of Allah: immanence, transcendence, omnipotence, beneficence, mercy, fairness and justice: Qur'an 46:33 ➢ Adalat in Shi'a Islam Prophet hood (Risalah) ➢ The nature of prophet hood; why are prophets important? Qur'an 2:136 ➢ The importance of Adam as the first prophet ➢ Ibrahim as father of Isaac and Ishma'il and his significance for the Muslim religion ➢ Isa as a prophet for Muslims: Qur'an 2:87 ➢ Muhammad as the seal of the Prophets Angels (Malaikah) ➢ The significance of angels in Islam: Qur’an 2:97-98,Qur’an 2:285 ➢ Diversity in belief between Shi’a and Sunni Muslims regarding angels and free will ➢ The significance of Jibril's revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammad: Qur’an 2:97-98 ➢ The significance of Mika'il placed in charge of plants and rain ➢ The significance of Israfil to announce the Day of Resurrection Akhirah (Afterlife) ➢ Al-Qadr (Predestination):Implications for human freedom ➢ Akhirah: Human responsibility and accountability; Muslim beliefs and teachings about the afterlife ➢ Human Freedom and its relationship to Day of Judgement ➢ Heaven; Muslim beliefs about the nature, stages and purpose of heaven ➢ Hell; Muslim beliefs about the nature and purpose of hell

Alien Abduction: Islam

Robot      Survey ship Pantheon. Orbiting planet: Earth. Dominant life form: Human. Belief system: various. More information required. Scanning for samples.

Robot      Welcome to survey ship pantheon. Our mission is to investigate the culture of your planet, and you have been selected to represent your belief system. Please state your name.

Ajmal       Ajmal Masroor.

Robot      Religion.

Ajmal       Islam, and therefore I'm a Muslim.

Robot      Holy book.

Ajmal       the Qur'an.

Robot      Holy building.

Ajmal       The Ka'bah that is in Makkah, mosques as well as masjids.

Robot      Symbol.

Ajmal       People associate Crescent and the star with Islam.

Robot      You will now be asked a series of questions from the categories on screen. You have 30 of your Earth seconds to provide a satisfactory answer to each one. Failure to comply will result in matter dispersal. Are you ready?

Ajmal       Yes.

Robot      Standby. Choose the first category.

Ajmal       God.

Robot      What do you believe about God?

Ajmal       God in Islam is known as Allah. He is one and the only, he has no partners, in other words, there is nobody else like him. He does not have a father or a mother. He is absolute, he is most powerful, his most kind, most merciful, most loving. He is present everywhere. He is in control of the whole universe. He decides on our future and he, out of his love and mercy, has created everything for us. We must have a good relationship with him and that relationship must be direct without anyone else.

Ajmal       Okay, life after death.

Robot      What do you believe will happen to humans after death?

Ajmal       We will all die, but will be raised again in our flesh and blood with a soul and all our actions, good and bad, to be present in front of God. We'll be asked questions about what we did on this Earth with our time, with our good looks, with our youth, with our money, with our family and everything that we had. If we were good, we would be given heaven as a return, and if we were wicked and bad, we would be sent to hell. Hell is a place where people will be punished and tormented. Whereas heaven is a place where people will live forever in happiness and bliss.

Ajmal       Beginnings.

Robot      How did your religion begin?

Ajmal       It began a long time ago, in fact, with Adam, but Muhammad, specifically, the prophet of God being the final messenger, who was born in Makkah. In the year 610, when he was around 40 years old, he was meditating in a cave near his home, wondering, what should I do with life? Suddenly, God sent his archangel Gabriel, Jibra'il, with message, message of reading, writing and enlightening people, becoming better, being good to God and being good to human being. Having the right to live on this earth freely and without any fear.

Ajmal       Everyday life.

Robot      How does your religion affect everyday life?

Ajmal       It's about being aware of good and bad. It's being aware of God's presence in your life. It's being about, leading a good life, eating halal food, eating organic food is probably most close to halal food, actually. Being good to your fellow human beings, being kind, sharing, caring with your neighbours, praying five times a day, giving charity, fasting in the month of Ramadan, going to Hajj once in your lifetime, but most importantly, being decent with your fellow human beings and being good and loyal to God.

Ajmal       Festival.

Robot      What is the most important festival in your religion?

Ajmal       Most important festival in Islam is Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr, those two. Eid ul-Fitr follows Ramadan 30 days of fasting. You have not eaten, you have not drunk whole day for 30 days, and that's an achievement that you celebrate by joining your friends and families eating, celebrating, and that's called Eid-ul-fitr. Eid-ul-adha follows Hajj people who have gone to Hajj once in a lifetime opportunity for them. That achievement is marked by you and I in our own home by celebrating, enjoying and doing the same thing.

Ajmal       Rites of passage.

Robot      How does a Muslim family celebrate the birth of a baby?

Ajmal       As soon as the baby is born, we do call to prayer into the ear of the baby, it's called the adhan. We believe every child is born a Muslim in their natural state, we would like to reconnect them with God. We celebrate also by shaving their hair, weighing their hair against gold or silver, and giving that money to the poor and the needy, the first act of charity for this baby. Some babies, boys especially, would have circumcision done in the earlier days or later. We also do aqiqah, where we slaughter an animal and eat the meat and celebrate with friends and family.

Ajmal       Random.

Robot      Why do Muslim women cover themselves up?

Ajmal       In the Quran, God says men and women must dress up modestly. Part of modesty for a woman is to cover her entire body except her face and her hands. Some don't, but that's their choice. Most do, to keep themselves within the lines and teachings of Islam, of modesty. Shyness and bashfulness is a good trait Islam celebrates.

Robot      Thank you. Your answers are satisfactory. Matter dispersal beams powering down. You will now be returned to Earth, human. Goodbye.


Alien Abduction: Islam

Video length - 5.48
Published date - Jun 2013
Keystage(s) - 3
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