AFTER SCHOOL

Syllabus

After School Program is a school program that is held outside of education hours and is open to the public (anyone can register). After School programs that have been established are Arabic Language Class and Al-Qur’an Tajweed and Memorization Class. We used some popular reference books as learning materials. Learning points for each class include:

  1. Alphabet and Pronunciation: Start by learning the Arabic alphabet, including the different sounds and pronunciations. Practice writing and pronouncing each letter individually and in combination with others.

  2. Basic Vocabulary and Phrases: Learn essential Arabic vocabulary and common phrases used in everyday conversations. Focus on greetings, introducing yourself, asking for directions, and other basic expressions.

  3. Grammar: Arabic grammar can be complex, so it’s important to dedicate time to understanding its structure. Study topics such as verb conjugation, noun-adjective agreement, sentence structure, and word order.

  4. Listening and Speaking: Practice listening to native Arabic speakers through audio resources, podcasts, or language exchange partners. Start speaking from the beginning, even if it’s just simple sentences. Regularly engage in conversations with native Arabic speakers to improve your pronunciation and fluency.

  5. Reading and Writing: Begin reading simple texts in Arabic, such as children’s books, news articles, or beginner-level textbooks. Pay attention to the script and work on building your reading comprehension skills. Practice writing by copying Arabic texts and gradually progress to writing your own sentences and paragraphs.

     

Some key points of the Tajweed Al-Qur’an include:

  1. Makharij al-Huroof (Points of Articulation): Tajweed begins with understanding the correct points of articulation for each Arabic letter. These points include the mouth, throat, tongue, and lips. Proper pronunciation is crucial to ensure the accurate recitation of the Quran.

  2. Sifaat al-Huroof (Characteristics of Letters): Tajweed also involves understanding the characteristics of Arabic letters. For example, some letters are heavy (have more emphasis) while others are light (have less emphasis). These characteristics affect the pronunciation and recitation of the Quran.

  3. Noon and Meem Mushaddadah (Doubled Noon and Meem): When a noon or meem letter is followed by another noon or meem with a shaddah (a double accent mark), it requires a prolonged pronunciation. This rule is important to observe when reciting the Quran.

  4. Qalqalah (Echo or Rebound): Qalqalah is the principle of creating a slight echoing or rebound effect when pronouncing certain letters. There are five letters in Arabic that have qalqalah: ق (Qaf), ط (Ta), ب (Ba), ج (Jim), and د (Dal).

  5. Ghunna (Nasalization): Ghunna is the nasal sound produced when certain letters are followed by a noon or meem with a sukoon (a diacritical mark indicating the absence of a vowel sound). The nasal sound is a quick and light nasalization of the preceding letter.

  6. Lengthening (Madd): Madd refers to lengthening the duration of pronunciation of a vowel sound. There are three types of Madd: Madd Munfasil (separated lengthening), Madd Mutassil (connected lengthening), and Madd Al-Waajib Al-Mutaharrik (obligatory moved lengthening).

  7. After knowing the rules of Tajweed in the Qur’an, students apply them and memorize the letters in the Qur’an.

Arabic Language Class

Alphabet and Pronunciation
Daily time usage 30%
Basic Vocabulary and Phrases
Daily time usage 30%
Grammar
Daily time usage 10%
Listening and Speaking
Daily time usage 10%
Reading and Writing
Daily time usage 20%

Al-Qur'an Tajweed and Memorization Class

Tajweed
Daily time usage 50%
Memorization
Daily time usage 50%

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After Class Program Documentations

Arabic Language Class

Muslims are encouraged to learn Arabic for several reasons:

  1. Understanding the Quran: Arabic is the language in which the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Learning Arabic enables Muslims to read and understand the Quran directly in its original language, which is considered the most authentic and accurate way to comprehend its meaning. It allows Muslims to have a deeper connection with the scripture and a more profound understanding of their faith.
  2. Performing Prayers: Arabic is the language used in the Islamic prayer ritual known as Salah. Muslims are required to recite specific verses and supplications in Arabic during their daily prayers. Learning Arabic helps in understanding the prayers’ meanings, enhancing the worship experience, and fostering a stronger connection with Allah.
  3. Enhancing Islamic Knowledge: Arabic is the language of many classical Islamic texts, including hadith (sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad) and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). Accessing these valuable resources in their original language allows Muslims to delve into Islamic scholarship, gain a deeper understanding of religious principles, and participate in scholarly discussions.
  4. Communication in Pilgrimage: Arabic is the lingua franca of the Islamic world. It is widely spoken and understood by Muslims from various countries. When performing the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca or the Umrah pilgrimage, knowledge of Arabic facilitates communication with fellow pilgrims, local residents, and religious authorities, making the journey more comfortable and rewarding.
  5. Preserving Cultural Heritage: Arabic is not only the language of Islam but also a significant part of the cultural heritage of Muslims. By learning Arabic, individuals can connect with their rich linguistic and cultural legacy, appreciate Arabic literature, poetry, and history, and foster a sense of pride in their heritage.

 

As a Muslim, it is highly encouraged as a means to deepen their religious understanding, strengthen their connection with the Quran, and engage with the broader Muslim community and Islamic scholar. However, it is important to note that Muslims who do not speak Arabic as their first language can still be devout and practice their faith without knowing the language. Islam emphasizes the importance of sincerity in worship and the ability to understand and reflect upon the teachings of Islam, regardless of the language used.

If you are interested in Arabic classes, please contact us via the following phone number: +819028716440 

Al-Qur'an Tajweed and Memorization Class

Muslims are encouraged to learn Tajweed and memorize the Quran for several reasons. Here are a few important ones:

  1. Preservation of the Quran: Tajweed refers to the correct pronunciation and recitation of the Quran. By learning Tajweed, Muslims ensure the accurate preservation of the Quran’s words, sounds, and meanings. This helps maintain the integrity of the divine text and prevents any misinterpretation or distortion of its teachings.
  2. Spiritual connection: Memorizing the Quran is considered a deeply spiritual act in Islam. It allows Muslims to establish a personal and intimate connection with the words of Allah. The Quran is considered the direct revelation from God, and by memorizing it, Muslims can engage in regular recitation, reflection, and meditation upon its verses, deepening their faith and strengthening their spiritual connection.
  3. Rewards and blessings: Islam places great emphasis on the rewards and blessings associated with learning and reciting the Quran. Muslims believe that each letter recited correctly carries immense reward, and memorizing the Quran is considered a highly virtuous act. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “The best among you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.”
  4. Guidance and understanding: The Quran is a comprehensive guide for Muslims, providing guidance in matters of faith, spirituality, ethics, and practical life. By memorizing and understanding its verses, Muslims can implement its teachings in their daily lives, seeking wisdom, moral guidance, and solutions to life’s challenges.
  5. Spreading knowledge: Learning Tajweed and memorizing the Quran equips Muslims with the ability to teach others, benefiting the community and spreading knowledge. When Muslims share their knowledge of the Quran, they help others understand its message, promote unity, and contribute to the growth of the Muslim ummah (community).

 

It’s important to note that while Tajweed and Quran memorization are highly regarded in Islam, they are not obligatory for every Muslim. However, they are highly encouraged, and many Muslims undertake these endeavors as acts of devotion and personal growth.

If you are interested in Al-Qur’an Tajweed and Memorization Class, please contact us via the following phone number: +819028716440 

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