Quranic Studies

Goal for MCCSS Quranic Studies Program

  1. The students will be able to read Quran correctly by Level 3
  2. The students will be able to memorize Juz Amma by Level 8
  3. The students will be able to understand basic meanings of the Surahs including some Arabic Vocab.

Expectations of Parents:

  1. MCCSS provides about 50 minutes of Quranic Education per week. This is not enough for the students to learn Quran by Level 3. We do our best, however, we expect parents to supplement this time by extra help at home or by getting professional help. MCC, provides multiple Quranic Classes by expert teachers like Qari Amar and Sr. Muna. Please do make use of these resources. If your child is falling behind on the yearly milestones, we will let you know promptly. Please pay attention to all updates and feedback from your child’s Quranic Studies Teachers. It is important that you keep in close contact with the teacher.
  2. To keep up with the pace of the Quranic Curriculum, we expect students to do a daily recitation/memorization of about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Hadith Journal: Students were given journals for working on Weekly Hadith. Please work on this together. See how each hadith is relevant for our daily lives.

PreK and KG

Upon graduation from Kindergarten, students should:

  1. Be familiar with the concept of ALLAH and His uniqueness as The Creator.
  2. Know Prophet Muhammad, as the example to be followed.
  3. Know about God’s Prophets
    1. Adam,
    2. Nuh,
    3. Ibrahim,
    4. Sulaiman,
    5. Isa,
    6. Musa.
  4. Know about the books
    1. Quran
    2. Bible,
    3. Torah.
    4. Be familiar with the Qur’an as the main source of Islamic teachings.
  5. Be familiar with the basic pillars and worshiping acts
    1. Prayer
    2. Fasting,
    3. Zakat,
    4. Hajj
  6. Be familiar with the why and how of prayer.
  7. Practice some Islamic etiquette (greeting, cleanliness, and good speaking habits, (Bismillah and Alhamdulillah).
  8. Identify some essential Islamic values:
    1. Responsibility,
    2. Honesty,
    3. Justice,
    4. Courage,
    5. Commitment,
    6. Respect,
    7. Appreciation,
    8. Generosity,
    9. Kindness, and
    10. Self-Discipline
  9. Recognize and appreciate some practical Islamic values
    1. Hard work and doing one’s best,
    2. seeking knowledge,
    3. love for parents, caring for the world around us, and kindness to animals.
  10. Be familiar with the following Islamic events
    1. Eid,
    2. Ramadan,
    3. Hajj, and
    4. Lailat ul-Qadr

Grades 1 to 5

Islamic Studies

Upon graduation from elementary school, students should be able to:

  1. Recognize the basic beliefs of Islam:
    1. Shahadah and Tawheed,
    2. The Angels,
    3. The books,
    4. The Messengers,
    5. and the Day of Judgment.
  2. Explain and be able to practice the basic worshiping rituals
    1. Ibadat (Salat/Prayer),
    2. Zakat/Poor Due,
    3. Sawm/Fasting,
    4. Hajj/Pilgrimage,
    5. Practice cleanliness in general and be able to make Wudu,
    6. Be able to perform Salat in Arabic with understanding.
  3. Recognize the pivotal role of the Quran in the lives of Muslims and humanity at large.
  4. Know important parts of the sirah of Prophet Muhammad and recognize his significance to Muslims and the world.
  5. Know the early Muslims and the early history of Islam.
  6. Learn why and how to apply essential values (Responsibility, Honesty, Justice, Courage, Commitment, Respect, Appreciation, Generosity, Kindness, and Self-Discipline).
  7. Know about other prophets and analyze their stories for important lessons

Quranic Studies

  1. Be able to recite, understand, and analyze simple verses and/or suras of the Quran.
  2. Memorize some important chapters and selected verses from the Quran.
  3. Be familiar with the sayings of Prophet Muhammad and memorize about twenty essential hadith.

Grades 6 to 8

  1. Practice moral and spiritual submission to Allah and glorify His attributes.
  2. Analyze the significance of the Hijra and of the Madinah phase of the sirah.
  3. Evaluate the significance of the Qur’an and Sunnah in the life of every human being.
  4. Identify all principal aspects of the five pillars of Islam.
  5. Know the essential elements of the sciences of Qur’an and Hadith.
  6. Identify the sources, principles and key figures of Islamic Law (Shari’ah), recognize the different schools of thought and the significance of Ijtihad in Islam.
  7. Practice basic Islamic social skills and etiquette
    1. Ethics of disagreement,
    2. arts of discussion, taming voice, keeping appointment, and significance of body language, etc.
    3. Male/Female relations,
    4. family and marriage,
  8. Identify major events and key figures of Islamic History and civilization.
  9. Identify some contemporary Muslim countries, cultures, movements and figures and be able to differentiate between a Muslim country and an Islamically governed country.
  10. Analyze the differences and commonalities between Islam and other religions and belief systems, and identify Islamic principles that govern relationships with non-Muslims.
  11. Evaluate current issues using Islamic principles (Human and civil rights, democracy and Islam, Islam in America, the Ummah vs. international community, abortion, and medical ethics, etc.).
  12. Develop decision-making skills using the Qu’ran, Sunnah and basic values as guidelines.
  13. Differentiate between cultural and Islamic practices.

High School

MCCSS offers a 3-year program for High School students and includes grades 9, 10 and 11.

The new policy highly recommends the participation and attendance of 11th grade; however, the students have been given an option to volunteer in class.

Year 1

Study of Quran – the focus is to understand Quran in a comprehensive manner. The subject talks about Quran during the Mekkan period as well Medinan period. We cover Quranic theme and lessons.

In these lessons the students will learn the following topics”

· Based on the Quranic evidence, what is the lease expectation from me?

· What does believing in God mean?

· When does counseling with good apply?

· Allah talks about counseling with patience, what does that mean and how does it apply to me?

Year 2

Thematic Quran – We study of select topics in detail.

1. Shame – what is shame and shamelessness? What does Allah say about this topic? How does this topic apply to teens? Many Quranic examples are studied

2. What does Quran say about respect, especially to parents? In this day and age, respect has taken a back seat and sarcastic speech is the norm. We take this topic head-on and offer Quranic remedy to this social atrocity

3. Prayer beyond movements – in this class, we diagnose prayer step by step and give meaning to each step. It has been proven those who go through this class, to fall in love with prayer and not to take it for granted.

Year 3

We study Seerah and the honor of the prophet (S). At the end of this year, the students will have a solid understanding of why we study the Seerah, the manner by which the Prophet (S) has been honored by Allah in Quran.

We study these topics in detail

· How does Allah honor his Messenger (S)?

· Why is the Messenger (S) important to us?

· How are we supposed to show respect to the Messenger (S)?