Chapter 1.1 (IRE 5)

Reading and Memorising Surah Al-Kauthar

Activity 1: Listening

Listen to your teacher or audio recitation of Surah Al-Kauthar.

Activity 2: Reading and memorising

In pairs, read and memorise Surah Al-Kauthar.

Activity 3: Matching verses from Surah Al-Kauthar in groups

Basic Meaning of Surah Al-Kauthar

Activity 4: Reading the basic meaning of the Surah

In the name of Allah, The most Gracious, The most Merciful.

Verily we have granted you (O Muhammad) Al-Kauthar (a river in paradise).

Therefore, turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him Only).

For he who hates you (O Muhammad) he will be cut off.

Activity 5: Working in pairs

  1. Explain the basic meaning of Surah Al-Kauthar to your deskmate.
  2. Write a summary of the meaning in your exercise book.

Read the notes on Surah Al-Kauthar below

Surah Al-Kauthar mentions River Kauthar. This river is found in Paradise. Its water is sweeter than honey and whiter than milk. Everybody who makes it to Paradise will drink from this river.

In Surah Al-Kauthar, Allah (S.W.T.) warned those who mocked the Prophet (S.A.W.) after the death of His sons. Such people will be cut off from all good things in this world and the Hereafter.

Activity 6: Writing the basic meaning of Surah Al-Kauthar



Teachings from Surah Al-Kauthar

Activity 7: Discussing in groups

  1. Discuss what Allah (S.W.T.) expects from a Muslim as per the teachings of Surah Al-Kauthar.
  2. List the favours Allah (S.W.T.) gave to the Prophet (S.A.W.).
  3. Discuss the teachings below and make a class presentation through your group leader.

Surah Al-Kauthar teaches us that:

  1. 1. Allah (S.W.T.) granted River Kauthar to the Prophet (S.A.W.).
  2. All prayers must be performed for Allah (S.W.T.) only.
  3. Anybody who hates the Prophet (S.A.W.) will be cut off by Allah (S.W.T.).
  4. Any sacrifice must be dedicated to Allah (S.W.T.) only.

Activity 8: Discussing in pairs

Discuss how you are going to apply the above teachings in your daily life.

Lessons from Surah Al-Kauthar

Activity 9: Working in pairs

  1. Identify some of the favours Allah (S.W.T.) has given us.
  2. Discuss the lessons we learn from Surah Al-Kauthar and make a class presentation.

Read the following lessons aloud;

Activity 10: Discussing in groups

Identify and discuss ways in which Muslims apply the above lessons in your neighbourhood.

Digital Moment

  1. Using a digital device, record yourself as you recite Surah Al-Kauthar.
  2. Let your friend listen to your audio recording of the recitation and help you correct where necessary.


  • Allah (S.W.T.) gave a lot of favours to the Prophet (S.A.W.) and mankind.
  • We must pray to Allah (S.W.T.) alone.
  • We must sacrifice for the sake of Allah (S.W.T.).
  • We should not mock others because of their weaknesses.

In sha Allah

  • I will always thank Allah (S.W.T.) for His favours.
  • I will recite Surah Al-Kauthar in swalah.

Home Activity

  1. Read and write Surah Al-Kauthar on a chart.
  2. Display the chart on the wall for the family members to read.

Community Service Learning Activity

Share the lessons from Surah Al-Kauthar with your peers.

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