Course Descriptions 2016-2017 School Year

Qur'anic Arabic and Qur'anic Studies

Instructor: Imam Salim MuMun

    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. That 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 students’ own time. And interpretation of metaphors and ellipsis’ is taught on a higher level of reading and comprehension.

For futher questions you can email us at: m.a.l.i.institute@comcast.net or call Salim MuMin at: 248-506-0780

Thank you,

Salim MuMin, Director of Muslim American Logic Institute


Muslim Contributions to Civilization

Instructor: James H. Rasheed, Ph.D.

The rise of Islamic Civilization brought about a  new spirit of mind that enabled Muslims to develop the scientific method and various fields of knowledge.  It was the influence of these developments and areas of knowledge that spread to Europe and provided the basis  and impetus for the Renaissance; and hence, what is known as modern civilization ( "history" ). This course will provide correction and clarity of the continuing problems of omission and commission regarding Islamic Civilization.

Pre Algebra

Instructor: Qadir Abdus-Sabur, Ph.D.

    Mathematics is Allah's gift to humanity for understanding His creation. Consequently this course serves a dual role: 1) it introduces and strengthens basic mathematics skills in preparation for advanced studies and 2) it identifys connections between Qur'anic principles and mathematics concepts found throughout the Qur'an. Upon successfully completion of this course students should experience success in the further study of mathematics from Algebra through Geometry, Trigonometry to Calculus.

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 6+1 Traits Curriculum, 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,