Teaching a lesson on other religions

Question ID: 31762

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If a Muslim works as a cover teacher. A cover teacher goes into schools and classes in a school where the temporary/permanent class teachers get released to do other stuff such as planning, marking, meetings etc. So the cover teacher teaches the class.

Sometimes the cover teacher has to plan and create resources/worksheets for the class and sometimes the cover teacher is given planning, resources and worksheets by the permanent class teacher.

If the Muslim teacher is asked/directed to talk about the Christian Nativity story and to get the class/Children to colour in a picture that consists of Mary, baby Jesus, stable, shepards, angels and other people in a stable. So the Muslim cover teacher explains the task and shows what colours should be used and also the cover teacher colours in the picture to demonstrate to the class/children.

And also asks/gets the class/children to colour in this picture of Mary, baby Jesus, angels, stable, shepards and other people in a stable.

The Muslim cover teacher also marks the work by ticking and writing comments such as: ‘well done’, ‘good work’, ‘learning objective achieved’, ‘a good try’, ‘one point/star for achieving the objective or working hard’, ‘well done for explaining, taking part and role playing in the Nativity story’, etc.

The Muslim teacher had no intention to respect Christmas, applaud Christmas and had no intention of lauding Christmas and the Christian belief.

Does the Muslim cover teacher lose his imaan by getting the class to do the above task and colouring the picture of Jesus, Mary, angels etc as explained above, AND also the cover teacher colouring the picture as explained above to demonstrate to the class/children, as well as the marking and comments as explained above or anything explained above?


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Asked on December 20, 2016 3:20 pm
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السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

This is definitely treading on thin ice.
There are too many things wrong in this teaching method.
Does he tell the children this is the mother of Jesus, or Jesus son of God?
If he makes them believe in a false belief.
He gets out of the fold of Islaam,
If he makes Muslim children believe in Christianity that is worse.
He rather stay at home and protect his Imaan.

وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ وَمَغْفِرَتُهُ
Mufti Elias

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Answered on January 11, 2017 5:23 pm