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Guranteed A*in Islamiat - Inshallah

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  1. ariba96

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    For all those who need help for islamiat i have a few tips which helped me get an A*

    1. Read alot of material. Don't stick to Farkhanda Noor or any common book which everyone uses.
    2. The CIE examiners know that most of the people giving islamiat are muslims and know that we know basic stuff and general stuff. Try to search up things which are hardly known by the average student. For example you could mention the time of the revelation and date, you could mention that Warqah bin Naufil was blind and vulnerable and had left paganism for Christianity when a question on the first revaltion comes up.
    3. Use reference verses along with the surah and ayat number or Hadis Book in every part of a question. this gives a good impression to the examiner which shows that you know how to prove your knowledge with a AUTHORITATIVE Quote.
    4. Dont forget to mention the ayat and surah number or Hadis Book cause it gives u an edge.
    5. Practice past papers extensively and make sure you do every question. Atleast make sure you have all the points in the ms in ur answer. Additional points will give you an advantage.
    6. Practice your writing speed. The more elaboration, the better.
    7. Dont miss out on any topic, last year and in 2004-5 new questions/ topics never part of the syllabus came up
    8. If possible buy a book named when the moon split. This is a complete biography of the Prophet SAW. It is in detail and written beautifully.
    9. Believe in yourself. I was told that i would get a C. but i believed in myself and got an A*
    10. Recite duas like and pray to Allah for success
    Best of Luck ^_____^
    if you have any other questions you can ask :)
     
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    Muhammad Bilal Shaikh

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    NYC!!!! MAde ME ConFIDent!!!!!!
     
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    hey!
    only three weeks are left and i haven't done any thing according to the syllabus and i m having difficulty studying islamiat especially khilafat's because every battles name is similar to the other one and i usually forget them.
    could u tell me some more effective strategies at a time like this i m in serious need of help!!!!!!!!!
    in general how many hours a day should i allocate to my studies and my mocks didn't go pretty well hoping to get b and c.
     
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    thanku so much for all this.. it's reallt helpful.. but the number of ayar\t or surah doesn't even matter.. our sir just attended the workshop and said the examiner said that don't waste ur time on it as they don't even count a bit..... rest u know better.. plz guide me if i am wrong :)
     
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    redd, i dont know. My teachers told me about this. Anyways this only works out if you have alot of time. I started of early and so i didnt waste any time.
     
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    Umm, its quite simple. All you need to do is grab a peice of paper, some couloured pens and markers and it'll be easy.
    Make a heading with each Caliph's name (on seperate sheets) and write down all the enemies the wars were fought against. Under that write the name of the battle, the year and who won.

    Basically when there is a month left i suggest studying whenever you can. Download some islamic leactures relating to the syllabus or record yourself reading and explaining your notes and transfer it into you ipod, mp3 or phone. Listen to it when you dont feel like writing or reading.

    Since youve got pak studies and islamiat only it'll be easy to divide your time. Half for islamiat and half for Pak studies. But do take regular breaks in between :D

    Good luck peeps ^____^
     
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    yeh.. magar we don't have time now... ab i guess kuch nhi ho sakta ... but seriously it leaves an impression on the mind of examiner.. thanks :)
     
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    Yea thats why i did my best to learn them . But dont worry, you'll do great :D
     
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    MAY ALLAH BLESS U AND GIVE U IT'S REWARD.. JAZAKALLAH KHAIR :)
     
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    Is the book u told, "The Moon Spilt" available in Ebook form???
     
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    thanks !
    one more favour can you people give me pointers for writing AHADITH !
     
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    umm, okay. so you got two things to write for in hadis.
    a) Beliefs
    B) actions.

    ^ im not sure of the new names but the concept is the same.
    in beliefs you mention what are the facts behind the ahadis. Why it was said and when. Secondly support it with Ahadis and Quranic passages.
    Remember 1 mark is approximate 40 revelevant words. A CIE examiner said this. But this doesnt mean you write irrevelent stuff.

    in actions write about what a muslim should do to follow the Hadis. DO NOT USE THE WORD 'I' , 'US' or 'WE'!
     
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    hey guys i wanted to know that if i don't add some lines from the qur'an or hadis for reference in an answer.. what difference does it make?
     
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    you will not get much marks !!! because Some marks are sealed for these reference of Quran and Hadiths!!!!!!! Other point is that examiner will not be impressed if your answer does not contain any quranic verse or hadith related to the topic!!!!!!
     
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    NO ! its not like that!
     
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    It is necessary to quote quranic verses as well as hadith in an answer!!!!!!!!!!! make your answer more relevant and detailed!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Bro ! In some questions not in all
     
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    Ms. Ariba has written an excellent advise, I would completely agree with nothing to add, other than this very cheap book (Rs.90 from old bookshops) called Mastering O level Islamiyat. In bullet points, it offers all those specific, A* material points that give you the exuberance of achieving more than an A.

    I used to get E and U and D grades for all two years i studied Isl (Sir Muzamil teaches us at LGS Johar Town), and I got an A*. Believing in yourself counts more than you may think. I had memorized upto six quotes per question, but I suggest everyone to NOT study 'Question by question' but topic by topic. The examiner may ask you about Prophets leadership qualities in battles and NOT major events of two battles. the perspective variation can only be addressed if you have concise knowledge about the whole event rather than specifications extracted from a past paper question. Past papers should only be done to test time and material management.

    Spend a good 2 minutes writing with a pencil keywords that are required by every question you decide to solve, in chronological order. Such as dates, names, para divisions etc. Otherwise you will lose track of time (biggest issue for me), or write unnecessary stuff. No question is supposed to take you more than 18 mins if you write reasonably fast. If it is, you are doing something wrong. I took two complete booklets for my exam and still managed to get it done with 20 minutes to leave, and practice made it all possible. Aim for a distinction. I memorized atleast 3 but preferably 6-7 quotes for each topic. Use ones that could be applied in several topics.

    A is easy in islamiyat. An A* is based on the impression you leave upon them. It's (for me) the toughest subject in O levels, take it VERY seriously, there are not short cuts and Universities in Muslim Nations will seldom prefer you if you do badly. Just ACE it, good luck guys!
     
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    You wrote amazing things :') I have the Mastering O levels Islamiyat book in PDF form.
     

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