Qur’an, Arabic, Deen & Hifdh
Students will be learning the basic principle of our deen through authentic and state of the art educational and Islamic tarbiyah methodologies. Insha Allah we will cover the five areas of Islamic education:
Elementary Expected Outcome:
- Memorize at least 1 juz of the Quran with tajweed
- Memorize at least 20 ahadeeth of Arbain An Nawawi
- Memorize the 99 Names of Allah
- Ready for salah without reminder and on their best behavior
- Memorize daily du’as:
-When wake up and go to bed
-When entering and leaving the bathroom
-When done with wudoo’
-When done with athan
-When leaving and entering the house
-When entering and leaving the masjid
-Before and after meal
-Riding the car/ for travel
- Know and memorize the Ma`tsurat (morning and evening du`as)
- Hajj Simulation
- Seerah: Detail from his (SAW) birth – life in Makkah, and learn briefly about his life in Madinah until passed away
Middle School Expected Outcome
Memorize by heart at least 2 ajza` of the Quran with tajweed
- Memorize the 99 Names of Allah
- Memorize the Hadeeth Arba`in of An Nawawi
- Seerah: Detail and depth about his (SAW) life
- Memorize and apply the daily du’as
- Memorize Al Ma`tsuraat (morning and evening du’as)
- Hajj Simulation
- Completes one project done according to student’s interest
The Arabic program focuses on five main areas:
- Arabic reading mechanics to develop the student’s reading ability, with focus on reading the Qur’an.
- Ability to write in Arabic.
- Enriching students’ Arabic vocabulary.
- Developing the ability to understand the Qur’an and the spoken and written forms of Arabic.
- Ta’beer: developing students’ abilities to self-express.
- Learning the basic grammar rules that will contribute to understanding the Qur’an.
Goals of the Arabic Program
- Students will learn how to read words by first grade and progress to reading sentences and develop reading accuracy and fluency by fourth grade and applying their knowledge of reading to Qur’anic recitation.
- Students will learn to write and distinguish individual sounds in Arabic words by third grade.
- Develop the ability to write sentences and answer questions by fifth grade.
- Students will learn basic vocabulary words by first grade (colors, days of the week, weather, etc.) students will acquire a larger vocabulary as they progress through the curriculum through eighth grade.
- Students will be able to understand basic commands by first grade and develop understanding of simple written texts by fourth grade.
- Students will develop the ability to self-express starting by expressing simple needs to communicating opinions and ideas.
- Students will learn simple grammatical rules in first grade (masculine/feminine, pronouns, etc.) and will progress to learn more grammatical rules to assist in the general understanding of the Qur’an.
To ensure the achievement of the previously stated goals, ADS uses the following books:
- Pre-K 1: Arabic for Beginners Pre-K 1 Volumes 1 and 2
- Pre-K 2: Arabic for Beginners Pre-K 2 Volumes 1 and 2
- Kindergarten: Afaq 1 Part 1
- First-Eighth Grade: Afaq 1-Afaq 6
The Qur’an program focuses on proper recitation,memorizing certain surahs, understanding the Qur’anic lessons, and establishing love of the holy qur’an and islam as a way of life, the Quran program focuses on developing the following key areas:
● Arabic reading mechanics
● Memorization/hifdh and review
Standards of the Qur’anic Program
● Mastery of arabic phonetic rules and reading fluency by fourth grade.
● Recitation of the qur’anic surahs with the proper tajweed by eighth grade.
● Memorization of designated sets of surahs.
● The understanding of the meaning (tafseer) of the surahs.
● Understanding the importance and application of the Qur’an in our daily lives as muslims.
Goals of the Qur’anic Program
● Reading/Tajweed – students will be reading fluently by fourth grade and understand the basic rules of correct Qur’anic recitation by sixth grade and learning the rules of Tajweed by eighth grade.
● Qur’anic Memorization – students will memorize grade specific surahs from the Qur’an; they will complete Juz Amma by third grade and Juz Tabarak by fifth grade.
● Qur’anic Tafseer – Age appropriate Tafseer will be utilized to help students understand the meanings behind the Surahs they memorized as well as how they can apply these in their daily life.
● Qur’anic Studies – Students at the high school level will have a more in-depth understanding of Qur’anic meanings and themes as well as the linguistic and scientific miracles of the Qur’an.
ADS has established new goals for developing a more cohesive, meaningful approach to teaching the core Islamic studies classes. Though an integrated Qur’an and Arabic programmatic approach for ADS instruction, Arabic will be taught with the primary purpose of developing reading, writing, comprehension and oral communication skills that will develop young Muslims with the ability to successfully understand the Qur’an and hadith.
Realizing that ADS families have diverse memorization goals for their children, ADS is creating two Qur’an programs:
Qur’an Intensive Programs
- Jannah InstitituteThe Jannah Institute (JI) is a selective program open to female students in grades 4-10 who qualify. For part of the day, students attend Qur’anic memorization, Tajweed, and Tafseer courses. Students are then required to attend classes covering their core subjects (Math, Science, English-Language Arts) with Al-Salam Day School classmates. Students attend ADS and Jannah Institute Monday-Friday from 8 am-4:30 pm.
- Ridwan Program Our male students are offered the Ridwan Qur’an Program, an intensive program of Hifdh with Tajweed and Tafsir taught by Hafidh Amin Salama & Ustath Musa Jitmoud, Mondays-Fridays (8 am– 12 pm). These courses are followed by full grade-level academic instruction with ADS classmates from 12:30 – 4:30, Mondays-Fridays. To attend the program, students must be enrolled in 4th-10th grade and must meet the requirements as set forth by the program selection guidelines.