Course of Study

 

At Darul Arqam, the main focus of our curriculum is the attainment of the Holy Qur’aan. This entails diligent memorization of Allaah’s Book, as well Arabic and introductory Tafseer studies. As the child’s ability to memorize strengthens and their minds develop, other texts are gradually introduced into the course. Additional lessons include short Adhkaar (Remembrances) used in our everyday lives, Ahaadeeth (Narrations) related to Faith, Character, Jurisprudence and so on. In addition to memorization, lessons are taught and explained, examples are given, visual aids are utilized, and feedback is sought, in order to ensure that the material covered is well absorbed and thoroughly understood. Math studies are added to the curriculum to aid critical thinking, as math is a foundation for all of our life’s transactions. Also Ourstory is taught, starting from the first man, Adam, may Allaah’s peace be upon him.

 

                Levels                                                                           Disciplines

 

• Arabic Letters (Reading, Writing, Pronunciation)

• Numbers( From 1-20)

• Colors

• Shapes

• Anaasheed (Letters, Islaamic Etiquette and Morals)

• Last Ten Surahs of Qur’aan

 

• Qur’aan Memorization, Tajweed and Tafseer

• Arabic Language

• Aqeedah

• Islaamic Morals and Etiquette (with proofs)

• Math and Science

• English

 

• Qur’aan Memorization, Tajweed and Tafseer

• Arabic Language

• Aqeedah

• Islaamic Morals, Etiquette, and Fiqh (with proofs)

• Math and Science

• English

 

• Qur’aan Memorization, Tajweed and Tafseer

• Arabic Language

• Aqeedah

• Ourstory

• Fiqh related Ahaadeeth

• Math and Science

• English and formal introduction to French*

 

• Qur’aan Memorization, Tajweed and Tafseer

• Arabic Language

• Aqeedah

• Ourstory

• Fiqh related Ahaadeeth

• Math and Science

• English and French*

 

• Qur’aan Memorization, Tajweed and Tafseer

• Arabic Language

• Aqeedah

• Ourstory

• Fiqh related Ahaadeeth

• Math and Science

• English and French*

 

     Material Covered

Aqeedah

Year 1 and 2: Lessons from the book “The Muslim Child” ( الطفل المسلم ) Levels 1 & 2 by Awd al-Jazaar  عوض الجزار and Usool-uth-Thalaathah**

Years 3 to 5: Sullam-ul-Wusool ilaa ‘Ilm-il-Usool fee at-Tawheed by Sheikh Haafidth ibn Ahmad al-Hakamee 

Arabic

Year 1 and 2: Mauritanian Arabic Reading book 1st and 2nd year (1973 edition)

Years 3 to 5: Nahu al-Waadi Books 1-3 and al Ajroomiya**

Fiqh related Ahaadeeth

Year 2: Lessons from the book “The Muslim Child” ( الطفل المسلم ) Levels 2 by Awd al-Jazaar عوض الجزار

Years 3 to 5: Umdat-ul-Ahkaam**

Islaamic Morals and Etiquette

Year 1 and 2: Lessons from the book “The Muslim Child” ( الطفل المسلم ) Levels 1 & 2 by Awd al-Jazaar  عوض الجزار

Years 3 to 5: Forty Hadeeth** by Imaam an-Nawawi and selected ahaadeeth

Math

Year 1 through 5: Senegalese primary school level Math books

English and French

Year 1 through 5: Senegalese primary school level English and French books

Ourstory

Years 3 to 5: Learn the lives of the prophets from Adam to Muhammad, may Allaah’s peace and blessing be upon them all. Also an abridged look at the Muslim community from the Righteous Caliphahs to present.

Science

Years 1 through 5: Senegalese primary school level Science books. With exercises and experiments to better understand the world around us.

Tafseer

Years 1 and 2: Short explanations of words and meanings given by the Qur’aan teacher.

Years 3 through 5: Aysir-ut-Tafaaseer Li-Kalaam-il-‘Aliyy-il-Kabeer by Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Jazaa-iry للشيخ أبو بكر الجزائري

Tajweed

Years 1 and 2: Detailed focus on the practical application of Tajweed

Years 3 to 5: A study of the theoretical application of Tajweed. Tuhfat-ul-Atffal** and al-Jazariyyah**

 

French is the second official language of the country. It also makes 40% of the junior high school entrance exam.

** These texts are studied and memorized