The Islamic World Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity. According to a 2010 study, Islam has 1.62 billion adherents, making up over 23% of the world population. Muslims around the world have made major contributions to culture and society through innovations in science, art, and academics. However, it is important to note that all the intellectual work done by Muslims was driven by their unwavering faith. These words “unwavering faith” must be well understood by all Muslims both in the context of Islamic principles and its practice. The Sunday Madrassa endeavors to do just that.
The Madrassa aims to help children understand their Muslim identity and help them learn the message of Islam to serve them select the Right Path. Our Goal Every child has potential to be a good Muslim, and a good human being in the light of Islamic teachings. Our goal is to nourish and develop this potential through Islamic education, explanation, illustration and addition. Our Vision Build a strong youth community through character building on the principles of Islam and helping Muslim children feel proud to be Muslims both as individuals, and as contributing members of the society.
The Sunday Madrassa offers a robust program that starts at the Pre-K level and goes all the way to the 10th grade. Our mandate is to teach the children to learn, understand, respect and obey the teachings of Islam as presented in the Qur’an and adopted and exhibited by our Prophet (pbuh) and his companions. Our curriculum is designed to help your children understand the Islamic way of life, to embrace it and to be proud of it. It includes:
- Reading the Qur’an: The Qur’an portion of the curriculum focuses on teaching children how to read the Qur’an.
- Understanding the Qur’an: Here we help the students gain better understanding of the Qur’anic Surahs through reading of the translation and transliteration text. They also learn verbatim translation of Qur’anic words to help them become self reliant in understanding the Qur’an as they read it.
- Learning Salah: The students are educated in the gender based etiquette of saying the Salah. This includes memorization of sections of Salah and Surahs and their translation to help students know what they read during Salah. They are also taught daily and special occasion Salah like Eid and Janaza and encouraged in leadership traits through leading the prayers.
- Sunnah and Hadith: This portion of the curriculum focuses on linking the Islamic Way of Life as presented in the Qur’an with examples from the life of The Prophet (pbuh) and his companions (raa).The objective here is to show how the lessons from the Qur’an can be adopted as human character by all Muslims, and Muslims of all times.
- Islamic History: This delivers a historical perspective of the inception of Islam and its progress over time to the modern age. This course also discusses Muslim contributions to society and culture over the last 1,500 years and show the children how they can contribute to the community and society through intellectual and social endeavors.