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									Khalifah Method
    When Allah breathed His Spirit
into Adam…
He gave Adam the responsibility
and the ability as His Khalifah…
to help bring into being a world right in
every way, all of it according to the Will
of Allah.

    This future that Allah wanted for
Adam and his descendents…
    has not yet come to be…
The Khalifah Program and methods we are using
at ADNI Islamic school provide a means for us as
Muslims to get back on the right path and begin
making the sinful world of today in a virtual
paradise on earth, pleasing to Allah.
While some of the language and concepts of the
Khalifah Program and method way sound new to
those used to traditional Muslim ways of speech
and thinking, everything in the Khalifah Program
and its methods had their origins in the Qur’an,
Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad
(Peace be upon him) and the interpretations of
Islamic scholars both from the early days of Islam
and from the present.
There is good reason to believe that traditional
Islamic belief and practice, with the addition of
the Khalifah ‘tool’ for helping to bring about
positive changes in the hearts and minds of
today’s Muslim youth can stop the long
downward slide of Muslim society and return us
to the highest position in all fields of human
We want to send out from our Islamic schools
students whose brilliant minds, kind manner,
hard work, social rightness, and spiritual practice
will enable them to succeed, even in today’s
secular materialistic society, that they will be as
beacons of human rightness respected and admired
by all who meet them.
No Islamic education program or method can
succeed without dedicated Muslim teachers,
motivated and willing, to put those programs or
methods into practice as part of their service to
Allah and in fulfillment of their own role as
Khalifah of Allah.

You are the teachers who can effect the future of
our students and help determine the future of the
Muslim Ummah.
   Last     year   at   ADNI   Islamic
School we only put a very small
part of the khalifah Program into

   We are so very thankful that
even in that somewhat difficult
beginning year you as good and
dedicated Muslim teachers were
able   to   achieve     a   remarkable
degree of success using the tool of
the Khalifah method.
     Here are some of the survey
results     from students,       parents,
and from yourselves as teachers
in the ADNI school!

Student survey results:

1) Do you like the Khalifah Program?

YES = 96%         NO = 4%

2) Are you happy we have the Khalifah
Program at ADNI School?

YES = 91%         NO = 9%

3) Do you think the Khalifah Program has
helped you to be nicer?

YES = 89%         NO = 11%

1) Do you like the Khalifah Program?

YES = 95%        NO = 5%

2) Do you think the students like the
Khalifah Program?

YES = 91%        NO = 9%

3) Do you think you have made any positive
changes in yourself due to the Khalifah

YES = 85%        NO = 15%

4) Do you like the values taught in the
Khalifah Program?
YES = 97%          NO = 3%

5) Do you think the Khalifah staff have been
pleasant to work with?

YES = 100%
Parent survey results:
 1. Do you think your children like the
    Khalifah Program?

                  YES = 100%

 2. Do you like the Khalifah Program?

                   YES = 100%

 3. Do you think the Khalifah Program is
    good for ADNI School?

                    YES = 100%

 4. Do you think there has been a more
    positive atmosphere in your home due to
    the Khalifah Program?

             YES = 91%           NO = 9%
Teacher survey results.
1) Do you think the Khalifah Program is
good for ADNI School?

YES = 100%

2) Do you think your students like the
Khalifah Program?

YES = 91%             NO = 9%

3) Do you think there have been any positive
changes in your students due to the
Khalifah Program?

YES = 84%             NO = 16%

4) Do you think there has been a more
positive atmosphere at ADNI School due to
the Khalifah Program?

YES = 84%            NO = 16%
“This year, due to circumstances of my
failing health and realizing this is likely
our last chance to see how much can be
achieved when using the Khalifah
Method     at   its   full   potential,   the
directors of ADNI Islamic School have
committed to carry out the Khalifah
Program in its fullest practice and to
the best of our ability”
                Bro. (Prof.) Muhammad Al’Mahdi
This year the Khalifah method is to be
the educational philosophy of ADNI
Islamic School. All teachers will be
asked to do several simple things
during every class period to help
support and magnify the effects of the
Khalifah program. What is being asked
of you to support the Khalifah Program
has been unanimously approved by the
ADNI School Directors, the Principal,
and the Headmistresses.
These are the three simple things you as a
teacher at ADNI Islamic School are being asked
to do this year:

  1. Each   class        period     find       at     least     two

     ways to remind               the students that             we
     are Khalifah of Allah.

  2. Each   class        period    find        at   least       five

     positive comments                   you    can      make    to
     students      praising any      good behaviour
     they   might         have      shown           or     good
     characteristics        they have.

  3. Each      class         period            consistently
     enforce       the    list    (to     be    provided)         of

     school rules,          but     do    so    with ‘kind
1. Examples of ways to remind the

students they are Khalifah of Allah:

“I love to think myself being a Khalifah of Allah,
given the ‘Aql (mind) to remember Allah all the
time at all place… I’m sure you love to think that

“… don’t forget, we are the Khalifah of Allah, so
we should try harder in our studies because we
want to make the world a better place to live!”

“… come on boys! I want to be a good Khalifah
by teaching you this… so, don’t you think you
should try the same by paying more attention to
the class?”
2. Examples of ways to praise

students for good behaviour of

positive characteristics:

“Thank you for being so attentive today, I really
appreciate it”

“Hey…that is amazing! I left the class for ten
minutes and everybody was behaving so well!”

“I really like every time you pass up your
homework on time… and because of that I’m sure
Allah will reward you for being good Khalifah!”

“Do you think you can always line up and walk
properly to the canteen like today? Because I
just love to see you all walking in an orderly
3. Examples of how to enforce

school rules with ‘kind’ discipline:

                 Keep reminding the
          students to follow the rules1

      “Dear girls… I know you like to look good all the time,
      but don’t you think we should learn to be punctual all
      the time?”

      “Boys… you might think that hitting your friends is just
      for fun, but unfortunately the little brother Khalifah
      don’t know that. That gives them bad messages…”

      “Class, we had agreed last week that we want to keep
      the classroom clean and nice, hadn’t we? So, let’s
      keep our promise…”

    Try focus on certain rules at certain time to achieve certain goals…
  If you do only that much
it will virtually guarantee
a major success in helping
our students to develop
excellent Islamic character
this year.

  If you would like to do
more than follow those
three simple guidelines, we
will be providing monthly
Khalifah training session
for all teachers, and we
would encourage you to
become regular visitors to
the Khalifah Lodge where
more personal opportunities
to learn more will be
*We are shaping the children
   - to WANT to be good
   - to LOVE what Allah loves
   - to DISLIKE what is wrong

we are not making them do


we are instilling the desire to
be good.
Let’s go back to the main objectives of the

          Islamic
      Instill Correct

         Make Them
      Not Just To

      To Want To Be
      Good, But To Love Being Good..
     Excel In The World And In The

     The Most Important Aim Is   To Love

Lesson 1       : Introduction to Khalifah
Lesson 2       : Roles of Khalifah
Lesson 3       : Influence on Personality
Lesson 4       : Reward and Punishment
Lesson 5       : Shaping
Lesson 6       : Self Control
Lesson 7       : Origin of the Universe
Lesson 8       : Listing Good and Bad
Lesson 9       : Jihad
Lesson10       : Adab
Lesson 11-13   : Kindness
Lesson 14-16   : Sincerity
Lesson 17-19   : Patience
Lesson 20-22   : Faith
Lesson 23-25   : Obedience
Lesson 26-28   : Responsibility
Lesson 29-31   : Cleanliness
Lesson 32-34   : Humility
Lesson 35-37   : Respect
Lesson 1           : Introduction to Khalifah
Tell the children these few things:

   Allah created us to be His

    Khalifah on this earth. (Al Baqarah 30).
 We are created     to make the physical
    world to be a better place (‘immaarah).
 Unfortunately     the world now is not
    the best place to live in.
 But    we are going to change it, so
    that the world will become the best place human
    can imagine.

 Just simply   follow the little steps, and
    the world will become better.
Lesson 2           : Roles Of Khalifah
The 3 Important Roles of Khalifah

    1.      Make self good
By making ourselves good Muslim- do what Allah wants us
to do and leave what Allah forbids. (Al Hasyr 7).

   2.       Help others become
By commanding the right and forbidding the wrong-
using beautiful words and wisdom. (Luqman 17).

   3. Make the physical
    world good (clean and
By being keeping our place clean and orderly. (Al Baqarah
How can we carry out the 3

We carry out the responsibilities by struggling for good

against evil – that is what we call in Islam as   Jihad.
And this is where   Taqwa (Love and Fear of Allah) is
required.. In fact, commanding the right and forbidding the

wrong   (‘Ammar Ma’ruf Nahi
Mungkar) is not definitely not an easy task.. and
the best way to do so is by using   Beautiful
Words and Wisdom . (AnNahl : 125).
Lesson 3        : Influence On Personality
Whatever the children see..
     Whatever the children hear..
Will be written into their minds..

That is how influences work..
 we can build their perception as the filter.. and
strengthen the inner speech (soul) to face the
challenging modern world.

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                           P e r c e p t i o n

Physical Environment

Social Environment

                                                 Inner Speech
   MonkEy See..
MoNkeY Do..
Can you believe this?

Students watch their teachers everyday and
most of the time try so hard to imitate them.
Just like how prefects and class monitor act as
if they have authority while the teachers are
not around!
Lesson 4   : Reward And Punishment

This is what learning is all about..


            If a student did an
              action2, and he is
rewarded3 for doing it, he
    will, in the future repeat4

          when used to shape positive traits?

2   The action can be either good or bad, e.g. be quite or making noise.
So please be sure that you are rewarding them for the bad actions!
3   Reward can be in other forms than just materials. Children just want
you recognition, attention and your love!
4   This is how we shape them, e.g. every time the children keep quite in
class, reward them by telling them how happy and how much you like
them to behave in that manner!
  1. Only effective when        children feel
     threatened by it.
  2. Causes anger and hatred
       towards those who punish.
  3.   Children                 hide their
                        will try to

       negative           actions to avoid
       getting punished.
  4. Punishment    satisfies the anger
       of the one doing the punishing, but
       unfortunately, the      children don’t
                               the way
  5. Children learn that punishment is

             to get what they want.
Lesson 5          : Shaping

 The Shaping Process Takes Time..
 There will be many Little Steps Toward
  The Goal which some Are Not Going
  to be Easy..
 Reward each steps for however small
  the progress is..
 Never stop trying or never quit to
  achieve your goal.
 Just Start From Where You Are..
 Start Shaping Today!
Lesson 6           : Self Control

Everybody should learn to

practise self-control.

It is very              important.
Try this:

Set a stopwatch, sit properly - try hard not to make any

movements. Apart from blinking and breathing, test how

long you can control yourself. Adults might have better

self-control compared to children, but it is a fact that they

can be trained.. Repeat several times, each time engthening

the period you can control your movements. TRY IT!
Lesson 7           : Origin Of The Universe
1st stage
(single light energy)
      2nd stage
      Sub-atomic particles
      (proton, electrons and neutrons)
             3rd stage
             (hydrogen, helium etc.)
                   4th stage
                   (water, lead, carbon etc.)
                          5th stage
                          Biological life
             (simple e.g. amoeba to complex e.g. animals)
                                 6th stage
Lesson 8           : Listing Good And Bad

                         What Allah likes :     RIGHT
WRONG : What Shaitan likes

  There is nothing in between that Allah and
   shaitan like – in big or small matters.
  Any right step/action big or small will lead us
   to closer to Allah
  Any wrong step/action big or small will lead
   us to closer to Shaitan.
  No moment is the same as the one before; it’s
   either you’re moving toward Allah or away
   from Allah!
      Lesson 9          : Jihad

What is  J–I–H–A–D                    ?
Jihad is not
         - Only fighting the enemies using
         - Holy war
         - suicide

      struggle of good
It is actually

against evil..
To listen to talk is   jihad.
To not sleep while the teachers teaching is   jihad.
To not watch television is

To make da’wah is jihad.

To not call friends with bad names is   jihad
Lesson10       : Adab

   Adab means to put things and
    actions in the right place.
 Adab is not manners but manners are part of

 Examples?
      o Paying attention in class
      o Call people with their names and
       o Observe table manners
 How?
      o Practice self-control
      o Use inner speech
      o Override bad influence with good

 When?
      o All the time…
Lesson 11-13      : Kindness

It    is   important     that    every   child   learn
kindness and good habits early in life.

Kindness       also   includes    being    generous,
compassionate and friendly.

For instance:
      Pleasant        nature       arising      from
       sympathetic and tolerance.

      Spending time with others

      cut off the mentality of “me first!”

      Being generous
Suggestions to show kindness:

   demonstrate of lenient character

   Be open-minded and flexible.

   Show mercy to those younger than us

   Be respectful and considerate to those

    older than us

   Sharing with those who less fortunate

   Volunteer time and talents

   Help people with practical needs
Praising Kindness Promotes Achievement

When a student studies hard and prepares

his schoolwork, higher achievement is a

natural result.

On the contrary, higher achievement can

also be obtained when some students cheat.

Thus, teachers must only praise to focus on

why they were praised.
For instance:

“I’m thrilled with your hard work which has

enabled you to earn an ‘A’ in your math

test,” rather than, “Great job! You got an ‘A’

on the Math Test.”

This kind of     praise promotes unfailing

consistence and encourages greater success.
Lesson 14-16   : Sincerity


People who are sincere and trustworthy can

succeed in building a successful life.

Sincerity includes being honest and truthful.

   Doing what is right when others are
     watching and even when there is no one
     else is around.

   Being committed

   Trying to be someone you are not
Suggestions to Become Sincere

   A teacher must establish the necessary

    trust   in     a   working   or   teaching


   Being consistent by not repeating the

    same wrong.

   Doing what is right all the time and in

    every place.
Genuine Praise

Do not praise achievements as it tends to

motivate insincerity but rather a teacher

should praise the good character in the


For instance:

   Relate      responsibilities   to   character

  “Hassan       is   responsible   to   tidy   the
  classroom everyday after school. He is
  very thorough and diligent in his work.
   Avoid comparing people

  Don’t say:
  “Dina is the smartest student I have.”

By making character a primary focus each

day, teachers can be far more effective in

shaping life-long character traits.
Lesson 17-19    : Patience


To accomplish patience is to see the

importance of overcoming difficulties and

hardships during the course of our life.

Patience includes forgiveness, tolerance and


When you have patience you stand strong,

holding your balance spiritually, emotionally

and    physically    without   surrendering   or

losing hope.
If one persists in patience:

   it will eventually become part of their

    nature and instinct

   one will easily forgive others of their

     wrong and try to overcome it with good

   it will protects one’s emotional state

     and encourages offenders to cease their

     offensive behaviour.
Suggestions to Show Patience:

   overrule feelings of anger and afflictions

   ability to tolerate and compromise

   not to find faults that put others down

   exercise forgiveness
Lesson 20-22      : Faith


Faith represents the total sum of all the

other character qualities demonstrated in

truthfulness, patience and obedience.         It

includes being virtuous and loyal.

Virtue is also:

   doing what is right as it not only
     protects society from the consequences
     of dishonesty and a lack of integrity.

   motivating a person to resist the
     impulse to do wrong and take the action
     to do what is right.
The Role of Virtuous Leadership

   It involves encouraging others to do

    what is right

   Not being a hypocrite

   Whatever goes in comes out. If a

    person’s actions and words are to be

    virtuous, the things he or she sees and

    hears must reflect virtue too.
Suggestions to Show Virtue:

   A virtuous person will carefully guard

    against influences that can damage or

    pollute the mind or body

   While it is not wise to isolate oneself

    from every part of the society, it is wise

    to be surrounded with people of food

Consistent Praise Builds Virtue

   Being   virtuous     can        involve    tough

    decisions.   Praising      is    one      way   to

    encourage and strengthen decisions.

   When      praising      one’s          character,

    remember it is something he or she has

    and can keep, no matter what the

Lesson 23-25    : Obedience


True     obedience    involves   willingness   to

sacrifice personal comfort in response to the

call of duty or to an authority. Obedience

includes enthusiasm, diligence, discernment

and self-control.

It also describes:

   fully complying with directions specified

       by authority

   he cheerful completion of tasks

   keeping actions consistent with your

Obedience and Authority

Authorities are those who are responsible for

us. For instance:

   parents     are   responsible   for   their


   teachers for their students

   employers for their employees
Obedience and Leadership

A person in leadership makes decisions that

affect many people under him or her:

   rather than enforcing obedience with an

    attitude   of    superiority,   instigate

    obedience as a matter of principle

   disregard frustrations as it will set a

    negative tone for everyone

Suggestions of Being Obedient:

   Obey first then you will be obeyed
    Never complain as it air                   spirit of


Praising for Obedience

    Trust is a significant form of praise that

      goes beyond words.

    Trust lets the children know you are

      confident of their character, even to the

      point of staking your own success on it.

* Word of Caution:

It is a commendation of character to trust someone with
responsibility but it can feel like a punishment to bind that
person to do the task over and over again.
Lesson 26-28   : Responsibility


Taking responsibility is when you choose

and be accountable for the choices you

make. Responsibility also includes values

availability, cooperation, dependability and

community spirit.

The two kinds of basic responsibilities are:

   the conscious choice

   the informed choice
What do conscious and informed choices


   the conscious choice you make and it

    has both positive and negative


   the informed choice you make is based

    on the information and facts that you

    gathered in advance
Responsibility and Leadership

Besides choosing and being accountable for

your actions, as a leader you must also be

accountable for your

   thoughts and feelings

   reactions

   attitudes
Suggestions to Make Better Choices:

   Weigh your choices and the possible


   Make sure that your choice will help


   Make a personal commitment when

    making choices

   Learn from your previous choices as it

    will help to make better choices in the

Praising Responsibility

   Praising responsible character leads to

    positive attitudes

   Motivate the person to continue doing

    what is right.

   Praising responsibility indirectly affirm

    alertness discernment
Lesson 29-31   : Cleanliness


Cleanliness    is   merely     not   just   keeping

physically free from dirt and filth and to be

tidy in appearance. Cleanliness includes

cleanliness in body, heart and mind.

   Physically practicing a healthy, clean

     and pure life

   The heart to be free from jealousy,

     hypocrisy and other bad desires

   The mind to maintain purity of thoughts

     and unlawful intentions
Suggestions to keep up with cleanliness:

   is to make tidying a habit

   maintaining and organizing things in an

    orderly manner

   Watching what we eat helps our body

    strengthen our body’s immune system

   Keeping our eyes, ears and tongue free

    from any bad and unlawful desires
Praising Character

   Praising     cleanliness     encourages

    students to do everything in a decent

    and orderly manner.

   It promotes the child to become more

    organized and disciplined.

   It also encourages students to spend

    more time on their assignments or

Lesson 32-34   : Humility


Humility is being modest and pure in

intentions in all actions. It includes the

values gratefulness and modesty.

Humility also includes:

   Being modest in various aspects of life
   Avoiding on being extravagance
   Showing gratitude demonstrating
   Describes the rule that urge us to be
     moderate and grateful.
For instance:

   Does not feel proud of being the child
     of an important person
   Does not feel proud of being beautiful
   Does not feel proud of being rich

Suggestions to Show Humility:

   Doing good deeds without trying to get


   Not to be better than others

   Try not to make others feel inferior

   Does not brag as it shows ingratitude to

    Allah s.w.t.
Praising Humility

   Praising humility will inspire others to

    become grateful in character.

   A wise teacher will praise a child’s

    modesty so that it will spread unity.
Lesson 35-37   : Respect


The    importance     of   gaining   respect   in

children, it must be first displayed in the

lives of their parents, teachers and others

around them which includes attentiveness

and conservation.

The Concept of Attentiveness

It describes the concentration we apply to

the five senses (sight, smell, taste, touch and

Attentiveness is also:

   responding to the statements of others

   be genuinely interested when


   showing consideration and worth of a

Nearly every activity involves attentiveness.

For instance:

   listening to instructions
   reading a book
   doing homework
   taking directions from an authority

Even while being attentive with their ears,

people can communicate in attentiveness by

their actions. If all human beings learn to

respect each other, our lives will be peaceful

and happy.
Suggestions to Show Respect:

   Lean forward and make eye contact

   Take notes

   Do not look at your watch

   Stifle yawns, sneezes and coughs

   Extend respect to get respect

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