We teach 3 subjects at 4 different levels.

Subjects:

Quran

Allah revealed in the Qur’an:

“Allah has favored the believers by sending them a messenger from among themselves, to recite His verses to them, and to teach them the book.”

The Prophet (saws) stated:

“The best of you is he who has learnt the Qur’an and then taught it.” (Bukhari).

Our major focus is to teach our students to recite and to memorize the Quran with proper pronunciation (Tajweed) rules.

Arabic

We emphasize Arabic language skills including writing and grammar. Students learn how to read (and later write) Arabic to enhance the ability to read the Quran. As students progress in each level, Arabic vocabulary is gradually introduced to increase understanding of the Quran.

Islamic Studies

We teach our kids basic Islamic history and stories from the lives of the prophets (Ambiah). We also teach our kids Islamic values, e.g. the rights of parents and our responsibilities towards them.

We invite you to visit Sunday School and see for yourself the diverse and supportive community that is ready to welcome your child.


Levels:

Level 1
Quran:
  • Noorani Qa’idah
  • Memorization of short Surahs
  • Alphabet board puzzles
Arabic:
  • Alphabet tracing
  • Projects
  • Reading Arabic alphabet
  • Numbers, counting and colors in Arabic
  • Coloring
Islamic Studies:
  • Stories of the prophets
  • Etiquette/Adab
  • Five pillars of Islam
Level 2
Quran:
  • Review of all Surahs learned previously
  • Recitation with Tajweed/Rules
  • Memorization
  • Explanation of the meaning, relevance and significance of the Surahs.
Arabic:
  • Revision of Arabic Letters
  • Small Arabic words with vowels and haroof. Revision of Shadda, Tanween, Sukoon, and Madd rules and being able to read words with all rules.
  • Objectives and exercises
  • Coloring
Islamic Studies:
  • Wudu
  • Salat
  • Stories of the prophets
  • Etiquette/Adab

Level 3

Quran:
  • Apply the rules of Shadda, Tanween, Sukoon, and Madd
  • Recitation of 4 to 5 Ayahs with Tajweed rules
  • Improve fluency
Arabic:
  • Make sentences in Arabic
  • Try to speak some arabic sentences
  • Arabic grammar
  • Fill in the blanks and True/false
Islamic Studies:
  • We will be working on perfecting our prayer every session until we are confident that our prayer is close to the prayer of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).
  • Conditions for prayer:

    A condition that must exist before the prayer is performed in order for it to be considered.

    1. Islam
    2. Sanity
    3. Reaching maturity
    4. Purity of self, clothes and place of prayer
    5. Ablution
    6. Proper dress for men and women
    7. Entrance of prayer’s time
    8. Facing Qiblah
    9. Intention

Pillars of the prayer:

A pillar is what must be performed during the prayer, and if left out, whether intentionally or unintentionally, makes the prayer invalid.

  1. The Opening Takbeer
  2. Standing, if one has the ability to stand (In Faraid)
  3. Reciting (الفاتحه ) Surat AlFatihah
  4. Bowing
  5. Rising from bowing, and standing upright
  6. Prostrating on seven limps
  7. Rising from prostrating
  8. Setting between two prostration
  9. Setting for last Tashahuud, and last Tashahuud
  10. Reciting (التحيات )Altahiat, in last Tashahuud*
  11. Tasleem
  12. Tranquility
  13. Sequential order
Level 4
Quran:
  • Apply rules of Noon Sakin, Tanween(merging ofNoon Sakin and Tanween) Izhar, Idgham(with and without Ghunna), Iqlab, Ikhfa,
  • Find examples from Quran
Arabic:
  • understanding, connecting, and learning the Arabic vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Short Questions and Answers
Islamic Studies:
  • Sujood Al-Saho (سجود السهو)

    There is three groups of reasons for sujood al-saho
    Prayer like every other worship should be done by the sunnah of Rasool Allah (Peace be upon him). Any intentional increase or decrease of a pillar or wajeb nullify the prayer.

    1. unintentionally Pillar or Wajeb been omitted
    2. Unintentionally increased Pillar or Wajeb
    3. Doubt if a Pillar or Wajeb was performed
    Increase Omission Doubt
    Increase a pillar/Wajeb/Raka’a Omission wajeb, like forgetting tasbeeh of ruko’o Doubt if been prayed three or four raka’a
    Sujood alsaho after tasleem Sujood alsaho before tasleem If lean tward opinion, take it, and sujood alsaho after taslem.
    If equali inclined then should take what is sure(less), complete prayer and sujood alsaho before tasleem

Requirements of the prayer:

A requirement is what must be performed in prayer. If left out intentionally, the prayer is invalid. If left out unintentionally, out of forgetfulness, one must make the two prostrations of forgetfulness (sujood as-sahw) at the end of the prayer.

  1. All the (تكبير ) “takbeers” except the opening takbeer
  2. Saying once  (سبحان ربيَ العظيم)“Subhaana Rabby al-‘Atheem” when bowing
  3. Saying سمع الله لمن حمده “Sami’a Allahu Liman Hamidah” – This applies to the one leading the prayer and the one praying alone
  4. Saying ربنا و لك الحمد “Rabbanaa wa Lakal-Hamd” – this applies to everyone praying
  5. Saying سبحان ربي الاعلى “Subhaana Rabby al-A’alaa” when prostrate
  6. Saying  رب اغفر لي “Rabbi igfer lee” between two sujoods
  7. The first (تشهد) “Tashahhud”
  8. Sitting for the first (تشهد ) “Tashahhud”

Sunnans of prayer:

  1. Saying after opening takbeer (سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك ، وتبارك اسمك ، وتعالى جدك ، ولا إله غيرك), this been called Dua’a Alesteftah (دعاء الاستفتاح)
  2. Saying (اعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم) “autho be Allah mena alshaytan alrajeem”
  3. Saying (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم) “Besm Allah Alrahman alraheem”
  4. Saying (آمين) ameen
  5. Reciting Quran after (الفاتحه) “Alfatihah”
  6. Reciting Quran with loud voice (for Imam)
  7. Making dua after (ربنا ولك الحمد)”Tahmeed”
  8. Saying in rukou(سبحان ربيَ العظيم) “Subhaana Rabby al-‘Atheem” other than the first time
  9. Saying in Sujood (سبحان ربي الاعلى) “Subhaana Rabby al-A’alaa” other than the first time
  10. Adding  supplication after (رب اغفر لي)”Rabbe igfer lee”
  11. After last Tashahud, the part of dua to the Messengers family, and barakah upon him and them, and the dua after that.
  12. Raising hands with first takbeer
  13. Raising hands before bowing
  14. Raising hands when standing upright from bowing
  15. Place right hand on the left hand and place them on the chest before bowing and after
  16. Looking to the place of sujood (Prostration)
  17. Spacing between feet while standing
  18. Holding Knees with hands while spacing between fingers while in bowing position, head and back horizontal to the ground
  19. Prostration with all seven limps touching the ground
  20. All forms of prostrating, and sittings(Needs farther explanation)
  21. Turning head right and left while making Tasleem

Invalidators of prayer:

  1. Willingly negligence of any essential posture of Salah like Rukoo’, Sujood, etc.
  2. Willingly adding act of the material of prayer, like making two bowing, or three prostrations
  3. Talking
  4. Laughing
  5. Eating or drinking
  6. Uncovering parts of the body that should be covered
  7. Diverging from Qiblah direction
  8. Excessive movements, that is not part of prayer
  9. Losing Wudu