Personalised Quranic Studies learning in the Early Years; A focussed Islamic Studies program and engaging Arabic language learning.
Islamic Studies are conducted according to a structured curriculum that has been developed since the schools inception using sources that have been in development since the early 1980’s using English as the medium for instruction to ensure that the school is suitable for any child in the Muslim community.
The normal school day has been extended to accommodate the extensive Islamic Studies program. 20% of the extended school day is devoted to Islamic Studies.
At NIA, we firmly believes that by educating our children in a balanced way in both government curriculum and Islamic studies they will grow up to be good Muslims who will thereby automatically become good citizens and part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) stated that “No father can give his child anything better than good manners”.
The Islamic Studies subjects include: Islamic Akhlaq (Manners), Tawheed, Aqeedah, Fiqh (Essentials and Practices), Qur’an reading / recitation and Hifz (memorization), Islamic History, and basic Arabic.
Fiqh (/fiːk/; Arabic: فقه [fɪqh]) is Islamic jurisprudence. Fiqh is often described as the human understanding and practices of the sharia,that is human understanding of the divine Islamic law as revealed in the Quran and the Sunnah (the teachings and practices of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his companions). Fiqh expands and develops Shariah through interpretation (ijtihad) of the Quran and Sunnah by Islamic jurists (ulama) and is implemented by the rulings (fatwa) of jurists on questions presented to them. Thus, whereas sharia is considered immutable and infallible by Muslims, fiqh is considered fallible and changeable. Fiqh deals with the observance of rituals, morals and social legislation in Islam as well as political system.
In the context of the recitation of the Quran, tajwīd (Arabic: تجويد tajwīd, IPA: [tadʒˈwiːd], ‘elocution’) is a set of rules for the correct pronunciation of the letters with all their qualities and applying the various traditional methods of recitation (Qira’at). In Arabic, the term tajwīd is derived from the triliteral root ج-و-د (j-w-d), meaning enhancement or to make something excellent. Technically, it means giving every letter its right in reciting the Qur’an.
Adab (Arabic: أدب) in the context of behavior, refers to prescribed Islamic etiquette: “refinement, good manners, morals, decorum, decency, humaneness”.While interpretation of the scope and particulars of Adab may vary among different cultures, common among these interpretations is regard for personal standing through the observation of certain codes of behavior. To exhibit Adab would be to show “proper discrimination of correct order, behavior, and taste.”