the islamic studies program
Our Islamic Studies program enhances and reinforces learning skills needed to succeed in reading Qaaidah/Qur’an. The idea is not to be a replacement for Madrasah classes but instead to give the students a fair amount of learning that they could progress in an effective manner. Parents who prefer additional studies may consider the evening Madrasah program at Abu Bakr Masjid.
Our Islamic classes are conducted daily. In that time students will be learning, Surahs, Duaa’s and Qaaidah/Qur’an.
Similarly the goal in kindergarten is to introduce and reinforce letter acquisition and sound formation. We want to ensure that students understand the phonetics first before moving on. With time and proficiency, blending of sounds and reading of words will begin. Students in kindergarten will be using Qaaidah.
In addition the beginning Surahs will be taught, along with common practice duaa’s such as the duaa before and after eating, or using the bathroom. Furthermore, games, story time and haadith will engage your little one’s to understand the richness of Islam.
To better assist our students in the progression of their studies, we aim to foster the skills they need to excel in their ability to read proficiently. We want to adapt an error-less method of teaching which prevents students from repeating common errors. We aim to ensure students are mastering their lessons in Qaaidah/Qu’ran before moving on to the next. This will also allow teachers more time to listen to students pray and provide them with learning tools that are much needed. Please contact your child’s teacher to know more about the learning criteria.
ISLAMIC STUDIES BOOKS
For the Islamic Studies books we are currently using the An-Nasihah Islamic curriculum series. The Islamic Curriculum has been developed using authentic sources and verified by senior scholars. All of the important topics from the subjects of Fiqh, Ahadith, Sirah, Tarikh, Aqa’id, Akhlaq and Adab relevant to the age and need of the child, are covered in 1 book. Additionally, the corresponding workbooks with differentiated activities consolidate the student’s learning. They allow students to have Islamic discussions based on what students want to talk about, practical’s on wudu and salaat, playing games and/or watching Islamic videos. This series is designed to have student, teacher and parent involvement. Please ensure that you take the time to look over the lesson your child is on, and doing the part required.
Memorization and Tafsir
Students will be required to memorize and translate common Surahs and Duaa’s.
Salaat and Wudhu
A more extensive approach on Salaat and Wudhu will be taught. Students will be evaluated in a practical manner through the daily Zuhur Salaat they will perform everyday.