“Love of Allah (SWT) in every soul”
The motivation behind an Islamic Weekend School is to inculcate and foster Islamic teachings according to the Quran & Sunnah, for the children and youth of the community.
SUMMARY OF THE ISLAMIC WEEKEND SCHOOL
“O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy.” (Al-Quran 10:57)
With the purpose of fostering and nurturing the love of Allah in the hearts of the young children in our care; in order to build the foundation of spiritually enlightened individuals we plan to offer classes over the weekend. However, these classes shall not be limited to the children only, the idea is to cater to the spiritual needs of an entire family. This will inshaAllah become a platform for the whole family to learn together.
Both the individuals who are starting this program have been in the teaching field for a number of years and hence bring in rich experience to cater the program according to the child’s needs and age. It is a reality that all parents cannot afford to send their children to a private Islamic school, due to the high cost of tuition fee. Hence, our goal is to offer easy access to parents to seek Islamic education in a safe and nurturing environment over the weekend.
It has been our dream for the last several years to offer religious education in a fun and creative way to the children in our community. Our goal as educators is to instil the seeds of imaan with the will of Allah (SWT) in the hearts of all in our institution. As Muslims, this is the responsibility that Allah (SWT) has placed on each one of us.
Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock.” (Source: Sahih Bukhari 6719, Sahih Muslim 1829)
Alhumdulillah every aspect of our Deen, from the teachings of the Quran to the Seerah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is undoubtedly most challenging and most enriching, and we would see it as a measure of our success in this Duniya and in the Aakhira if we are able to instill these teachings into our students, in sha Allah. May Allah reward our efforts and make our children a source of comfort and sadaqah jariah for us and the Muslim Ummah, Ameen.
In addition to catering to the needs of young children, “Taleem” is also offering an educational program for adults and teens (over 15 yrs of age) for learning Quranic Arabic. Taleem’s Arabic program is based on the curriculum followed by Madinah University for Non-Native Speakers. Popularly known as “Madinah Books”, the program was created by world renowned scholar Dr. V Abdur Rahim, a Ph.D in Arabic language. He taught at Madinah University for 26 years and is now serving as Director of Translation at King Fahad Printing Complex in Madinah. Additionally this course is used all over the world for its effectiveness and utility; students are expected to increase their understanding of the Quran.
The program comprises three books, covering grammatical concepts and referring directly to the Quranic text (Surahs and Aayaats).
The instructor is Br. Salman Rizwan, who is a graduate of this program himself and is mentored by Dr. V Abdur Rahim personally.