“Allah will raise the ranks of the believers among you, particularly those who have knowledge”
One of the key aspects of Karimia Institute’s work is around education. Islam places a high value on education, therefore we have a variety of classes that run throughout the year at our sites, which help individuals learn and develop themselves.
We have organised classes across all of our sites where children come daily to learn how to read the Majestic Quran and learn the basics of Islam. In these classes, children are taught the reading of Arabic, Islamic morals and manners as well as basic theology, fiqh rulings regarding cleanliness and praying as well as the rights of parents and neighbours. Children are also encouraged to memorise short surahs with translation, duas and tajweed rules.
Memorising the entire Quran is a dream many Muslim parents have for their children. After children are enrolled in a Hifz class, our teachers encourage and teach them with great love and care. Whoever memorises the Quran and acts upon it, Allah will reward them and honour them greatly, they will rise in status in Paradise to a level equal with what they memorised of the Book of Allah.
Hifz classes have been set up for those children who wish to memorise the entire Quran. These classes are held across all of our sites, making a total of around 100 students altogether. Only the best children are selected from our Quran classes and are encouraged to do Hifz because of the commitment and seriousness required. Every year we have around 10 children completing the memorisation of the entire Quran.
We run classes specifically for teenagers on the weekend, we teach them what they need to know about their deen. This year we introduced the iSyllabus course. This course is taught using a workbook that students fill in throughout the lesson. Each lesson is packed with activities, discussion topics and questions to engage learners. We use modern teaching methods to ensure students make the most of each session, each lesson has an accompanying lesson plan, worksheets, handouts and presentation.
We have arranged tutorial classes and revision classes for 11-16 year olds with professional and experienced teachers teaching children English, Maths and Science up to GCSE level as well as a personal development programme, which runs throughout the year. The aim of the tutorial classes is to help pupils to learn effectively, enhance pupil’s attainment, develop pupil’s confidence, raise pupil’s expectations and develop pupil’s morality and spirituality.
These classes are run on the weekend to teach children to read and write Urdu, advanced pupils are encouraged to take Urdu as a GCSE. We believe it is important for children to learn their mother tongue as this will help them to understand their culture and learn about their heritage. These classes are taught by teachers who have a deep understanding of the language. Emphasis is not only given to reading and writing but speaking too.
Our Adult classes give mature learners the chance to increase their knowledge and learn about their deen in a relaxed environment. We believe education is for everyone. We arrange various classes for adults in Arabic and Islamic Studies across all of our sites. These classes are attended by both men and women. Classes are taught to a recognised level and some are even accredited. Students are awarded certificates upon completion.
Established in 2002 and Ofsted registered, Zaytuna nursery is for 2-5 year olds. Starting with a small number of children, the nursery has expanded vastly and now has around 80 children attending in two sessions daily throughout the week. Our nursery aims to deliver the foundation stage of the National Curriculum as well as providing the first steps towards Islamic education.
A key aspect of the nursery is the environment in which children learn, we have developed a warm caring Islamic environment for children to learn and develop their skills. This is achieved through well planned activities both indoor and outdoor, which are the basis for helping children enjoy learning.
Islam is a way of life that provides guidance for our flourishing, it teaches character development furthermore there is a dire need of Imams and teachers who can work in the community. Our Alim course is a multi-disciplinary study of traditional Islamic subjects: Quranic studies, Hadith, Fiqh, Arabic language and grammar, Theology, History of Islam along with contemporary issues, which relate to religious sciences like Fiqh of minority, leadership, Islam in Britain, Interfaith Dialogue and Tassawuf. This course covers all essentials areas of Islamic sciences and is based on the traditional Dars-e-Nizami. The course is open to all young adults (16+) who want to gain a deeper understanding of Islam, want to serve their faith and community.
This new service is aimed at those children who are unable to attend our local Quran schools. All the teaching is done online, we cater for children aged 5 to 12 years old. We follow our own ‘Let’s Learn Islam’ syllabus. The classes take children step-by-step through learning the Quran with Tajweed. Our resources have been carefully designed by keeping in mind the age and abilities of learners.
Quran School Development
Quran School Curriculum
The key to success of any Quran school is experienced and dedicated teachers and managers. We provide our teachers training and support to deliver the best, so children can learn in a caring environment. Along with our books and curriculum, there is a strong focus on tutors to use a teacher’s handbook that encourages tutors to:
- Use a variety of teaching styles that focus on rewarding children
- Have high expectations of pupils so they are always motivated to learn
- Good classroom management
“The best among you is the one who learns and teaches the Majestic Quran”
Quality teaching of Quran and Islamic Studies will make children happy and satisfy parents. We often hear that children are not learning enough at the Masjid/Quran school, and their parents aren’t satisfied, teachers often complain:
- Behaviour isn’t quite good enough
- Achievement isn’t quite high enough
- Staff aren’t motivated enough
What are the reasons behind this?
Some key elements of teaching and learning are missing. We can help you to refresh and re-energise your staff! We have over 20 years experience in this field.
We will share the latest, outstanding teaching practices which lead to rapid school improvement. Our training seminars including ‘Features of an effective Quran school’ will support the teaches and help them to become the best in their roles, they will bring about an amazing change in culture and with our ‘Let’s learn Islam’ series of books and resources you will see a rapid improvement in Teaching and Learning.
We offer training tailored specifically to your school. This is part of Continuous Professional Development, at its best. We will support your staff to teach effectively and manage their classes better, become more professional and develop their understanding of safeguarding. Our sessions will leave staff motivated, refreshed and re-energised to run the Quran school.
Moreover, it develops team spirit of school staff, working together to provide the very best learning environment, a focus on well-being and support of their pupils.
Let’s Learn Islam series
The Quran School Curriculum consists of a comprehensive syllabus for Islamic studies, a set of four beautiful textbooks and workbooks, a child-centred attractive Qaida in three parts, a Tajweed book, a book and posters for moral, social and spiritual development, a Salah diary to get children in the habit of praying regularly, and an array of educational posters for the classroom. In order to monitor the progress of the pupil we have a simple personal learning record for each child that tracks his/her progress, and that can be sent to parents.
Through our twenty years of teaching experience we have put together a robust administration package, child protection policy, classroom rules, attendance register and fees collection.
To provide children with the best resources, teachers and environment where they can learn to read the glorious Quran and learn the Fardh Ain of Islam. We want to inspire children so they will learn their religion enthusiastically and fall in love with Islam.
Aims of the Quran School Curriculum
- Teach children to obey Allah and follow the Sunnah of the Blessed Messenger
- Develop children’s ability to recite the Quran with Tajweed
- Nurture moral and spiritual values of Taqwa, kindness, respect and patience
- Provide consultancy, advice and teacher training
We provide the following services:
- Evaluating your Quran school to improve standards of teaching and learning; we have designed a framework for inspections
- Offer tailor made lesson plans
- Run teacher training courses
- Determine the school’s effectiveness as a transmitter of Islamic teachings and values
- Evaluate the standard of teaching and the quality of education offered
- Provide a sound Islamic base upon which to build teachers’ self-confidence and enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom
- Encourage professional development of Quran school teachers
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