3. Illuminated Quran: House of Imran

This sample is the third chapter of our new book The Illuminated Quran: Curriculum for Children available now on Amazon.  Please add to the discussion by sharing your lesson experiences and artwork the children make for each lesson.



The third surah of the Quran concerns the House of Imran – the family of Zachariah (a) and Sayyidina Mariam.

The surah mentions the dedication of Sayyidina Mariam to the temple and a miracle she experienced there.  If you would like to read about Zachariah (a) to the children there is a chapter concerning his story in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil.


  • When Zachariah (a) saw that Sayyidina Mariam had fruits from Allah (s) in her prayer niche why did he decide to ask Allah (s) for a child?

Another miracle mentioned in this surah is where Prophet Isa (a) made a bird of clay and brought it to life which we now know as the bat.

  • Why do you think Prophet Isa (a) created a bat?
  • What do you know about bats?



The illustration for this chapter is a painting of the prayer niche of Sayyidina Mariam.



Please share your ideas for sharing the tafseer of Quran with children.

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