QAIS department offers a comprehensive program in Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies from Pre-School to grade 12 that prepares students to be good and knowledgeable Muslims.
The memorization of prescribed Surahs begins in Pre-K and continues until grade 12. The Qaida Nurania is taught intensively in grades 1 and 2 to prepare students for Darul-Huda Institute, which follows a curriculum for the memorization of the whole Quran in grades 3 to 7. Students are also taught how to recite the Quran with application of Tajweed rules and learn the meanings of Ayat, the causes of revelation (Asbabu An-Nozul), and the stories in the Surahs.
In the Early Childhood Center, children learn and apply letters and words in familiar expressions. At the beginners’ levels, students acquire vocabulary and use it in conversational Arabic with proper application of grammar rules. As students’ skills develop, they are able to read paragraphs and answer comprehension questions. At advanced levels, students read extended texts with understanding and can analyze sentences grammatically. They are also able to write paragraphs and use spoken language in familiar contexts.
Students are introduced to the six articles of Iman at early age and develop their understanding of each article in more detail as they progress towards upper grades. Focus is on instilling Tawheed and building Taqwa in the hearts of students.
In hadith lessons, students learn the overall meaning and main vocabulary of the prescribed hadiths, and are encouraged to memorize their Arabic texts, especially the Du’as for different occasions.
Learning Fiqh and Sunnah begins with simple understanding of the five pillars in early grades and culminates in high school with the study of marriage in Islam and the examination of modern issues of Fiqh.
To instill the love of the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alayhi Wasallam) in the students’ hearts, his beloved Seerah is taught in every grade level and students are educated about his Sahabah. The study of Islamic history, important Muslim figures, and contemporary issues facing American Muslims are introduced in upper grades.
The knowledge of Akhlaq and Adaab and their application in daily life are important components of Islamic Studies. In addition, students benefit from a comprehensive Islamic Values program in which they learn and apply weekly values that strengthen their Iman and build their character.