Teaching about Health, Puberty, Sex, Modesty, Emotional Well-being and More!
On September 27th, ISLA hosted a book talk with Dr. Amber Khan, author of the new textbook Islamic Health. Her book is a comprehensive textbook that includes chapters about reproductive health, sexual health, physical health, social health, and mental health all in relation to Islam. Because the textbook was specifically written for Muslims ages 9 and up, it provides Muslim youth with a resource to explore common health questions in the context of Islam.
Dr. Khan discussed the importance of these topics including how and why our youth need to stay informed. She answered questions like “Why do we need Islamic health education?”, “What is included in Islamic Health?” and “How do you teach Islamic Health?”. She also compared different types of health education in relation to her curriculum and explained the benefits of the Islamic Health textbook. Lastly, she briefly mentioned the release of a second book. Islamic Health II for ages 14 and up will delve into more mature content and details that weren’t included in the first book.
Are you interested in the Islamic Health textbook, but still not sure if it’s the right textbook for you? Here’s a preface of Dr. Khan’s textbook, which goes into detail about the contents of her book.
If you missed out on the book talk, below is a recording of the talk as well as Dr. Khan’s powerpoint presentation.
View Dr. Khan’s Powerpoint Presentation: