Education Programs

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Nazirah and Hifz

A comprehensive after school Islamic education for all ages, keeping your children in touch with the masjid on a daily basis

At Al-Qur’an Classes your child will learn how to read the Holy Qur’aan with proper tajweed.

Based on the child’s and parents’ interest, the student can also memorize the Qur’aan in our regular evening program or advanced Hifz program. In addition, we also teach Fiqh, Seerah, Duaas, and Hadith, translation of the Qur’aan, Arabic, Aadaab and Akhlaq (daily social etiquette). Classes are for all ages andskill levels for girls and boys.

Our Mission:

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “The best amongst you are those who learn the Quraan and teach it to others.” (Bukhari)

Our mission is to help students of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds learn how to read and write the Quran, gain a deeper understanding and respect for Islam, and learn how to implement principles of Islam in their daily lives.

ABOUT US:

Al-Quran Classes began as a small project in 1999 with the help of Allah (swt) and a few dedicated community members. Over the past 18 years, Alhamdulillah, this program has helped more than 1000 students learn how to read and memorize the Holy Quran with Tajweed. Our sessions are held in the evening allowing students daily interaction at the masjid while continuing with their secular education in the morning.

Our curriculum begins with recognition and correct pronunciation of the Arabic letters. As students progress, they learn how to construct words by utilizing vowels. This ultimately enables them to read the verses of the Holy Quran and with continuous practice they become capable of reading the Holy Quran independently. To further enhance their skills, interested students proceed to memorizing the Quran; almost all students memorize at least half of the 30th Juz, which they incorporate in their five daily Salahs.

In addition to making our students fluent in reading the Quran, Quran Classes provide a well-rounded Islamic education tailored to each child’s level of understanding and age.

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Saturday / Sunday School

Teaching Our Islamic Identity

Over three decades ago, it all began with a simple vision and a commitment; to provide children of our community a well rounded knowledge of our wonderful religion, Islam.

The religious education of children is a central activity at ICLI. The Sunday School now has 325 registered students. The faculty members comprise of 30 individuals who come from teaching backgrounds many at the Masters level. ICLI Sunday School has classes ranging from four years old to 12th grade at high school.

Generally, the teaching at Sunday School is both on religious and social matters. The younger grades are acquainted with simple Islamic principles such as “Kindness in Islam” and are taught the Arabic alphabet alongside stories of Prophets. In addition, to this basic foundation the School strives to make the learning of such concepts easy and fun. In order to do this Nasheeds are added to the curriculum as well as many creative crafts that help our younger students learn in a way to which they are used to at their secular school.

At the middle level of the school for students from 2nd Grade to 7th Grade Islamic history, surah, sirah as well as social awareness become more carved and predominant. All the teachers are encouraged to invite discussions and help students clarify in their minds what it means to be a Muslim.

Grades 8 through 12 concentrate heavily on how Islamic behavior translates into every day life here in the United States. Controversial subjects such as the place of financial interest in everyday banking, gender roles, dietary issues are discussed in depth. The aim of the Sunday School is to prepare these youngsters to be well informed individuals about such topics so that they may put these teachings into practice in their personal lives as well as teach others.

In addition to the core classes there is a Salah Program which emphasizes the importance of performing the Salah. The Sunday School strives to ensure that all graduating students at a minimum know the recitation of the Salah and the technical differences between types of Salah. Each student is tested in written form as well as practical to ensure that this vital part of our faith is embedded in the hearts and minds of our current generation and generations yet to come.

Overall, the Sunday School Administration has a vision to build a school where Islam thrives alongside American principles. The Sunday School wishes to teach Islam in its purist form following the Qur’an and the Sunnah disregarding any infusions of culture that may taint the beauty and simplicity of a religion that teaches love, patience and above all tolerance.

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IC Kids

Bringing learning to life is our objective at IC Kids.
A learning experience for 3 – 5 year olds

Bringing Learning to Life is our objective at “IC” KIDS.
A learning experience for 3 to 5 year ols who have not attended kindergarten.
(Must be 3 before December and be fully potty trained)

“IC” KIDS was established in September 2005. The curriculum has been created and established for your toddler, both Arabic and English. The curriculum is meant to help your child get ready for kindergarten at an advanced level. Our goal is for each child to leave the class not only recognizing the letters but able to read and write as well. For those who are able to write, recognize, and understand the phonic sounds of each letter, they will begin to put letters together to make new words. They will begin to start reading and writing three letter words such as cat, bat, fat, hat, and mat (introduction to word families). An art project for each English and Arabic letter as well as writing each letter making learning more exciting. Hands on activities teach basic math, social studies, and science concepts. We focus on monthly themes and seasonal changes. For example, we made little kabas and Eid cards. The children pretended to walk around the Kabah, understand mount Safa and Marwa. Learning about Prophet Ibrahim and Ismaeel, celebration of Eid-ul-adha. It is an enjoyment to see the children come in dressed up with enthusiasm to celebrate our Muslim holiday together with there fellow classmates.

Children have a half an hour of movement time: “parachute play”, “shake, shake, shake the bean bag”, “musical chairs”, “animal action”, “freeze”, hoola hoops, catching and throwing ball with a partner, much more….

“Moving Up Day Ceremony” is held in June inside the masjid. Children memorize and recite Surah’s Fatiha, Ikhlas, Nas, Falaq, and Kawthar. Sing Nausheeds followed by diploma distribution.

Registration for the upcoming September 2018-June 2019 will close soon.

Please visit our classroom currently located next to the main office.
There is a $110 nonrefundable deposit ($75 annual fee, $35 supply fee).

The monthly fee is $450 nonmembers, $400 for ICLI members.

Our hours of operation are: Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm. For any further information and concerns, call ICLI Office or email to [email protected]

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Camp ICLI

ICLI is happy to introduce the start of the 2018 Summer Camp at ICLI. The camp was from July 9th through August 16th for children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The children were given a healthy balance of Quranic instruction and recitation, academic instruction and support, arts and crafts and structured sports activities.

ICLI is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and exciting summer classes for all of our campers. Our campers were heard chanting and cheering throughout camp each day. With the success of Camp ICLI 2018, We are now looking forward for our next camp in 2019. We will again feature lots of fun and learning in the safest environment.