The Tales & Trials of the Children of Israel






Skill Level

6 h





These set of verses ‘The Tales & Trails of the children of Israel’ are yet another reminder from Allah to the Israelites of His grace and generosity towards them, and a general admonition to them about the resurrection that is certain to come: 

“Guard yourself against the Day on which no soul will be of help to another…” 2:49 

The preferred position granted to the Israelities was limited to the time of their mandate as custodians of God’s message on earth. As soon as they betray their trust, disobeyed their prophets, denied Allah’s favours and abandoned their commitment to Allah, they incurred His wrath, and were condemned to a life of humiliation, misery and exile. 


The following topics will be covered within this course: 

  • The status of the Israelites in the past and the present. 
  • The various blessings that Allah gave this people: 
    • Sending of Prophets. 
    • Sending of Books 
    • Numerous miracles 
    • Constant forgiveness 
  • Gratitude and it being a source of further blessings. 
  • Every soul will stand alone, so remove arrogance from your hearts. 
  • The universality of the teachings of the Qur’an. 


Farhan Mahmood is one of the lecturers at Islamic Courses Online. He completed his LLB in Law in 2009 and attained a distinction in an MSc in Management Consultancy in 2011. After gaining experience in Law, he took the route to becoming a student of knowledge in 2012. He graduated in 2018, and since then he has been teaching Arabic Language, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Tafsir.

Who is the course for?

This programme is suitable for those who would like to learn about The Tales & Trails of the children of Israel, in a lively and interactive course, engaging all levels of students, at the convenience of their timetable. 

  • For those wanting to understand the historical significance of the Israelites. 
  • For students who want to visualise the numerous blessings Allah favoured this nation with. 
  • The Islamic perspective on the story of the Sabbath. 
  • Who seek to learn and reflect on the complete story of the cow. The story tis chapter is named after. 
  • For those who want to pace their learning according to their needs. 
  • For those who want to gain a true and deep understanding of the Qur’an. 
  • It is a course for those who want to engage in contemporary discussions based on traditional teachings of the Qur’an. By looking at the past traits of a nation one can make judgements on their future endeavours.   

Programme Overview:

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this module, the successful student will:

  • Be able to link passages, and appreciate their connections.
  • Be able to correct their understanding of Tawhed.
  • Understand the history of the Israelites and how they earned the anger of Allah.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the events of the Day of Judgment.
  • A look into Pharaoh and how he enslaved the Israelites.
  • Understand the story of the Golden calf.
  • Crimes against Allah.
  • Repentance through death.
  • Learn about the demand of the Israelites to see Allah with their own eyes.
  • The generosity and forgiving nature of Allah towards all people, especially the Israelites.

Learning Path

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood discusses the constituents of sentences with examples of nouns, verbs and prepositions.

Video 57 Min  

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood instructs how to create basic nominal sentences, and discusses definite & in-definite nouns.

Video 82 Min  

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood teaches the concept of gendered nouns, and the relationship between a subject and predicate based on gender.

Video 89 Min  

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood introduces dual and plural nouns, and the relationship between a subject and predicate based on number then
 continues the lesson on plural nouns with examples of dual endings, and
 concludes the lesson on singular, dual & plural nouns with detailed examples.

Total of 3 Videos 180 Min

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood discusses the types of verbs and patterns that emerge then continues the lesson on verbal sentences, also looking at the effect of gender on the verb, and summaries the lesson and discusses the components of basic verbal sentences.

Video 48 Min  + 2 Min read to complete

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood introduces different perspectives of verbs – positive & negative, transitive & intransitive, and active & passive, focuses on transitive & intransitive verbs and moves onto active & passive verb patterns.

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood ties the previous lessons together by looking at singular, dual and plural subjects & objects, discussing the imperfect verb, the imperative verb and discusses the object as a pronoun, with worked examples.
Ustadh Farhan Mahmood recaps and summarises the previous lessons, teaches the grammatical cases associated with nouns as well as verbs and
completes the first module in Arabic language with a discussion on verbal cases for the imperfect verb.

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