Madrasah Classes

The Importance of the Madrasah

It is an indisputable fact that the Ummah is currently passing through a phase of Jaahiliyyah (ignorance). The global onslaught upon the Ummah is on many fronts. However, the most dangerous and unfortunately the most effective is the silent battle that is waged on the hearts and minds of our innocent children. The battle is waged with smiling faces, alluring fashions, deceptive articles and even “exciting” toys which leave subtle messages in the hearts of children. Eventually, Muslim children with Muslim names but western hearts and minds grow up without any spirit of Islam in their lives. Apart from a few practices which they perform in a ritualistic manner, their lives centre on materialism and chasing “fun.” The true purpose of our existence in this earth is then completely lost. Thus it is imperative that we recognise the harm of this battle that is being waged on the hearts and minds of the Ummah. Having recognised it, steps must be taken to safeguard ourselves and our children from the onslaught.

One of the most vital efforts in this regard is the effort of the Madaaris. It has become the means of stemming the tide of kufr (disbelief) in many parts of the world. Indeed, it is only by inculcating the awareness of Allah Ta’ala together with a sound knowledge of at least the fundamentals of Deen that will serve as a protection for our children.

In the current conditions of fitnah and fasaad (mischief and corruption), lack of Deeni knowledge, Taqwa and a general mindset of materialism, the role of the primary Madarasah, The Madrasah has become more important and vital than ever before. In numerous countries of the world, and indeed in our own country, the Madaaris have become a means of saving the Imaan of thousands and reversing the tide of Irtidaad (reneging from Islam). It is not possible to fully appreciate the fundamental function that these Madaaris fulfill in watering the seeds of Imaan which will later flourish, Insha Allah.

Every parent should regard it as his/her incumbent duty to find a suitable Madrasah for their child to attend daily. Parents should be firm on sending their children to learn the Quran as well as other basic tenets of Deen.

May Allah Ta’ala accept us, guide us, protect us and always be pleased with us. Aameen. Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid provides Islamic education for both boys and girls, from the ages of four and half for girls and from the age of five for the boys. We provide teachings according to the syllabus summarised below. Boys are taught by male teachers and girls by female teachers only, both boys and girls are segregated and also have separate entrance and exits. All students participate in mid and annual examinations.

Timings

Our Madrasah operates during the following times:

– Weekdays: 17:00 – 19:10

– Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 – 12:00

– Madrasah is closed during Islamic Festivals and certain Public Holidays.

Admissions

New admissions take place after the Holy month of Ramadhan, subject to availability. Admission forms must be completed for all new enrolments.

Child’s birth certificate, proof of address, admission fee and current applicable term fees MUST be accompanied with the admission form.

Fees

Fees are payable at the beginning of each term. Parents may pay in two instalments if they so desire. Please enquire at the Madrasah office for details of current term fees.


Year 1 AHSANUL QAWAID to 1 to Lesson 10 complete (AGE 5-6)
HIFZ Al-Fatiha, Al-Iklas, Al-Kawthar & Five Kalimas
DUAAS 1st six Duaas from the Duaa Book
AQAAID Main Aqaid (Imaane Mujmal & Imane Mufassal)
AKHLAAQ Main issues concerning Taharaah, Respect, and Showing Kindness
Stories of Hazrat Aadam AS and Hazrat Nooh AS and other suitable stories.
Year 2 AHSANUL QAWAID From Lesson 11 to Surah Al-Feel (Age 6-7)
HIFZ Al-Naas, Al-Falaq, Al-Lahab, An-Nasr and the remainder 6th & 7th Kalimas
DUAAS 14 duaas including the six taught in group one, plus all Namaaz Duaas
AQAAID Main Aqaid (use Tasheelul-Aqaid 1 for reference)
ADAAB Istinja, Wudu/Gusal, Sleeping, Eating, Respecting Parents & Teachers
Stories of Hazrat Ibraheem AS & Hazrat Ismail AS and other suitable stories
Year 3 SURAH AL-TAKATHUR to QURAN Para 1 Complete (Age 6-7)
HIFZ 10 Surahs, The translation of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Kalimas, Practical Salaah
DUAAS Total 20 duaas including last year’s 14 plus 6 new) plus all Namaaz Duaas
KITAABS Aqaaid 1, Akhlaq & Adaab 1 & Fiqh 1, Taareekh 1, Practical Salaah
ADAAB Again repeat Istinja, Wudu/Gusal, Sleeping, Eating, Respecting Parents & Teachers, Masjid & the Home Environment
TAJWEED Makharij ul Huroof, Mushadad, Gunnah, Huroof e Maddah, MaddStory of Hazrat Musa AS and other suitable stories
Year 4 QURAN SHAREEF from Para 2 to Para 6 complete (Age 8-9)
HIFZ 15 Surahs, The translation of the 4 & 5th Kalimah with translation including 1st, 2nd & 3rd
DUAAS Total 25 duaas (including last year’s 20 plus 5 new) first 5 with translation
KITAABS Aqaaid 2, Akhlaq & Adaab 2, Fiqh 2, Hadeeth 1 Hifz and Tareekh 2
TAJWEED Idghaam, Izhar, Ikhafa, Rules of Raa Sakin and revision of the previous rules
Year 5 QURAN SHAREEF from Para 7 to Para 12 complete (Age 9-10)
HIFZ 20 Surahs, The translation of the 6th & 7th Kalimah with translation including 5 from last year
DUAAS Total 30 duaas (including last year’s 25 plus 5 new) first 10 with translation
KITAABS Aqaaid 3, Akhlaq & Adaab 3, Fiqh 3, Hadeeth 2 & 3 (Hifz) Tareekh 3
TAJWEED Complete Tajweed and Implementation
Year 6 QURAN SHAREEF from Para 13 to Para 18 complete (Age 10-11)
HIFZ Al-Fatiha to Al-Duhaa, The translation of all 7 Kalimah
DUAAS Total 35 duaas (including last year’s 30 plus 5 new) first 15 with translation
KITAABS Aqaaid 4, Akhlaq & Adaab 4, Fiqh 4, Hadeeth 4 (Hifz), Tareekh 4
TAJWEED Revision of Tajweed Book and Implementation
Year 7 QURAN SHAREEF from Para 19 to Para 24 Complete (Age 11-12)
HIFZ Half of Yaseen, Revision of all Al-Fatiha to Al-Duhaa &, 7 Kalimahs
DUAAS Total 40 duaas (including last year’s 35 plus 5 new) first 20 with translation
KITAABS Aqaaid 5, Akhlaq & Adaab 5, Fiqh 5, Hadeeth 5, Tareekh 5, Tuhfatun Al Nisaa(Girls only)
TAJWEED Revision of Tajweed Book and Implementation
Year 8 QURAN SHAREEF revision from Para 25 to Para 30 (Age 12-13)
HIFZ Complete Yaseen, Revision of all Al-Fatiha to Al-Duhaa & 7 Kalimahs
DUAAS Total 45 duaas (including last year’s 40 plus 5 new) first 30 with translation
KITAABS Aqaaid 6, Akhlaq & Adaab 6, Fiqh 6, Hadeeth 6, Tareekh 6, Arabic Book 1
TAJWEED Revision of Tajweed Book and Implementation
Year 9 QURAN SHAREEF revision from Para 1 to Para 15 (Age 13-14)
HIFZ Ayatul Kursi and 1st 10 Ayah and last 10 Ayah of Surah Kahaf – Revision of Al-Fatiha to Al-Duhaa & 7 Kalimahs, Revision of Complete Yaseen
DUAAS Total 45 duaas with translation
KITAABS Aqaaid 7, Akhlaq & Adaab 7, Fiqh 7, Tareekh 7, Arabic Book 2 Revision Tuhfatun Al Nisaa (Girls only)
TAJWEED Revision of Tajweed Book and Implementation
Project Differences between Religions Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Mother Nature etc
Year 10 QURAN SHAREEF revision from Para 15 to Para 30 (Age 14-15)
HIFZ Complete Sura Mulk, Revision of Al-Fatiha to Al-Duhaa & all 7 Kalimahs Revision of Complete Yaseen
DUAAS Revision of 45 duaas with translation
KITAABS Aqaaid 8, Akhlaq & Adaab 8, Fiqh 8, Tareekh 8, Tasheel Quraan (Fatiha to Al-Feel), Arabic Book 3
MAZAHIB Mazahib e Arba’a, Firaq Batilah; Qadyanism, Shi’izm, etc
Project 2000 word essay on a chosen Islamic topic.(Specific topics for Girls & Boys)
Year 11 QURAN SHAREEF revision from Para 1 to Para 30 (Age 15-16)
HIFZ Complete Sura Sajda, Revision of Al-Fatiha to Al-Duhaa & all 7 Kalimahs
DUAAS Revision of 45 duaas with translation
KITAABS Aqaaid 9, Akhlaq & Adaab 9, Fiqh 9 & 10, Tareekh 9/10, Tasheel Quran (Al-Feel to AL-Duha), Arabic Book 4.(Muntakhab – Behesti Zewar Girls)
Project 2000 word essay on a chosen Islamic topic.(Specific topics for Girls & Boys)
SEERAH Introduction to Moulana Ali Nadwi’s Saviours of Islamic Spirit

As they progress through each year, they steadily complete the recitation of the Holy Quran with basic Tajweed in addition to memorising the final Chapter (Juz) of the Holy Quran.

They receiving progressive lessons on fiqh and are taught about the importance/performance of Salah. They also memorise various dua’s which are required in the daily life of a Muslim.

All necessary books and kitabs are available for purchase at the Masjid.

Uniform

1) Boys must wear a white cap, white Jabba and white trousers

2) Girls must wear a black hijab and black scarf

3) All books must be kept in good condition and students must have the necessary stationary

4) The consumption of sweets or chewing gum and the use of mobile phones are STRICTLY not permitted during Madrasah time

Misconduct

All students must observe the discipline of Madrasah. Improper conduct, bad behaviour or misuse of mosque equipment will not be tolerated and will result in the following:

1) A verbal warning

2) A written warning

3) Suspension.

Any gross misconduct will lead to immediate suspension and can lead to expulsion.

Absenteeism

1) A note or phone call is required for any absence.

2) Written notification must be provided and approved in advance of any pre-arranged absence (e.g. holidays)

3) Written notification is required for any pupil wishing to be excused from lessons early

4) Written notification is required for any pupil that wishes to leave Madrasah

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Other Parental Responsibilities

1) Parents must ensure that their children are brought and collected on time. (Please park cars considerately)

2) Parents must ensure that cleanliness is maintained (i.e. uniform, nails, socks etc.)

3) Parents must check their children’s homework every night to ensure that they are keeping up

4) Parents are advised to attend all parents’ evenings.

All queries and complaints must be addressed to the Head teacher, available from Mondays to Fridays between 17:30 – 19:00. Please be advised, we will NOT tolerate abusive, threatening and violent conduct towards our staff by any parents. All policies including new enrolments and admissions are put in place by the management and should be adhered to.

The Importance of Educating Children

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Children are precious gifts from Allah (swt) and parents have been given the responsibility to make sure that they are educated according to Islam.

If the parents of a child bring him up in righteousness, he will live happily in this world and the next and the parents will be rewarded by Allah for their good deed. But, if the parents neglect the child’s upbringing and education, he will lead a life of unhappiness in both worlds and the parents will be punished by Allah (swt) for their neglect.

The Benefits of Madrasah

By attending Madrasah on a regular basis, children are taught how to read the Holy Quran at an early age so that they develop love for it when they are older.

Such children also receive the basic guidance to be a good Muslim. This includes the basics of cleanliness, good morals, good manners and basic knowledge relating to beliefs.

Parental Responsibilities

However, in addition to sending children to Madrasah, the most important element in a child’s education are the examples set by those around him, because a child does what he/she sees.

As such, parents must remember that if they themselves ignore the teachings imparted at Madrasah (e.g. the extreme importance of salah), children that attend Madrasah become confused and eventually discard such teachings.