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Integrated Qur'an Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

MALI Qur'anic Arabic Instructor: Haneef Abdullah

M.A.L.I. [Muslim American Logic Institute] will be working along with the New African Ummah Online School with the Qur’anic Arabic portion of the curriculum. M.A.L.I.’s Qur’anic Arabic system of learning has been proven as a successful method. Our objective is for the student to learn to read the Qur’an with comprehension. We do not teach speech or writing, in essence we do not teach to use the language but how to read and understand what is being read. For the Middle School student through High School the Arabic Curriculum consists of Pronunciation of the Arabic Script, Verb Conjugation, Recognizing the Forms of Verbs and Nouns, and Grammar. The students will be tested orally to administer their progress as they read and analyze Qur’anic verses throughout the course. The student will be able to analyze every word in the Qur’an grammatically that will allow him/her to comprehend the reading on the first level of reading. There is no purchasing of books. M.A.L.I. will provide material to be used online. All classes will be recorded for the use of the students. And lessons will also come pre-recorded.  Tajweed and memorization can be learned on the student’s’ own time. interpretation of metaphors and ellipsis’ is taught on a higher level of reading and comprehension.

Qur’anic Studies Instructor: Sis Qur’an Shakir

Middle grades students in the Quranic Studies class will learn skills as to how to read the Quran, including structural and literary analysis of Quranic suras (chapters). They will be able to appreciate the tafsir (exegesis) of Imam W.D. Mohammed (RA) regarding using the Qur'an as a basis for one's success in all aspects of their lives. As scholars, the students will analyze how to use the Qur’an in the contemporary Muslim’s life. They will read varied text (sura and ayat) of the Quran and write brief reflections on the reading. The students will explore, discover, and share lessons on the history, purpose, content, and use of the Qur'an. This course has a learning environment that requires students to be prepared and involved, having read and completed assignments before attending the class. The class includes lectures, presentations, small group studies and discussion.

English Language Arts Instructor: Najwa Abdul-Tawwab

The Middle School English Language Arts curriculum is designed to review, build and expand the students’ skills by strengthening their verbal and written communication. As students’ knowledge and skills develop, instruction focuses on grammar, writing, literature and vocabulary to continue students’ development of their G-d given ability to communicate and think creatively and critically. Using the 5 Elements of Effective Writing Program, students refine their written expression through creative and expository pieces, with an emphasis on ideas, word choice, voice, organization, argument, sentence fluency, conventions, presentation and supporting evidence. Students also begin to discover their writer’s voice as they write stories from their own lives. Study of vocabulary, parts of speech, and sentence patterns further equips students with important tools of communication and thinking. Some of this course’s literature study will integrate historically or thematically with the study of Scripture, history and mathematics. Students will analyze different stories, (including their own story) while asking what the narratives tell about individuals and society as a whole. Class dialogue and debate, scene enactments, recitations, and personal inquiry through journaling lead students to a deeper level of thought and a sincere engagement with the world of literature and language. They leave the course with a vision of their role as an important member of humanity designed and prepared to contribute and lead in society,

Applied Mathematics Instructor(s): Shahida Ahmad & Alif Muhammad 

This course explores mathematics, pre-algebra, geometry, and their application and analysis. Its objective is to give students a better understanding and knowledge base and connections to Qur’anic sciences processes. In this course we will work in ways that connect us so that our efforts are mutually supportive rather than competitive, and we will work to build basic algebraic and geometrical skills and application that help in our human service and work in life.Specifically, using the tools in this course, students will learn more about how to solve problems using expressions and equations. Statistics and probability are closely related subjects. In statistics, youth will practice collecting and analyzing numerical data to make decisions. Probability is the study of the likelihood that an event will occur. Knowing more about these three disciplines will help youth solve problems they encounter every day. Class further discusses:

1) Discusses variety in nature inspired by Qur'anic ayats

2) Discusses math history in Africa, Ancient Egypt, and the Enlightened age of Islam

Physical Science Instructor: Mikal Shabazz

Physical science, the systematic study of the inorganic world,

as distinct from the study of the organic world, which is the

province of biological science. Physical science is ordinarily

thought of as consisting of four broad areas: astronomy,

physics, chemistry, and the Earth sciences.

Science Based Quranic Verses

  • About the origin of life on earth

  • "God created every animal from water." (24:45)

  • And We get every living thing out of water. Will they then not believe?" (21:30)

Modern scientific data indicate that life is of aquatic origin and water is the major

component of the living cell. Mankind did not know this in Muhammad's time. About the

Vegetable kingdom. About the balance in the vegetable kingdom:

  • "The earth...We caused all kinds of things to grow therein in due balance." (15:19)

  • Reproduction in the vegetable kingdom..."God is the One who sent water down from the sky and thereby, We brought forth pairs of plants each separate from the other." (20:53)

  • "Glory be to Him who created components of couples of every kind: of what the

ground caused to grow, of themselves (human beings) and of what you do not know".(26:36)

World History & Geography I Instructor: Michelle Saka El

Quarter 1

Unit 1: The Rise of Civilization (Prehistory-450 BC)  “Seeing that it is He who has created you in many different stages?...And Allah has produced you from the earth, growing (you gradually) (HQ 71:14 and 17)  

Quarter 2 

Unit 2: “Classical” Civilizations and Religions  1000 BC- 500 AD  “Is it not a warning to those men (to remember) how many peoples We destroyed before them, in whose shadows they (now) move?  Surely, in this are Signs for men blessed with understanding.” (HQ 20:128)

Quarter 3

Unit 3:  Post “Classical” Civilizations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas (400-1700)  By the Promise of time infinite Surely man is in loss, Except such as those who have faith and do righteous deeds and advise each other to truth and to patience. (H.Q. 103.1)

Quarter 4

Medieval World (500-1500) and Regional Interactions, 1000 to 1500 a.d. (c.e.)ncludes the Spread of Islam and Science via the Moors in Europe  “…Knowledge gives life to the heart in the midst of ignorance, and illumines vision in the darkness. With knowledge, God’s servants become the elite and reach the highest degrees in in this life and in the hereafter. Contemplation with knowledge is equivalent to fasting (sawm); spending time to study it is equivalent to standing at night in prayer (qiyam) duties to relatives are fulfilled by it; and through it the halal and haram are known. Knowledge precedes action (‘amal) and action always follows it…”  (Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) [From Selected Speeches [Khutab Mukhtaarah] Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: General Administration for Research, Ifta’, Da’wa, and guidance, 1987, p 27, 31 ] Reproduced here from “Speaking for Change” by Wael Alkairo. Amana Publications, Beltsville, Maryland, 1998 

Performing Arts Instructor: William Kareem

 Students learn the definitions and history of music and the performing arts. It teaches the foundation of sound and site patterns. Shows how the 'Creator' is the foundation of all art and like the Holy Qur'an that all things begin with Allah.