Quranic Studies and Islamic Studies
During the morning sessions, we at Abu Bakr Boys School have a rich Islamic curriculum which includes:
Learning how to recite the Holy Quran with its correct etiquettes (Tajweed) and memorising the Holy Quran.
Studying the translation of the Holy Quran, Islamic Beliefs (Aqaid), Islamic Etiquettes (Akhlaq), Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh), how to pray Salah and memorising supplications which are read throughout our daily life.
Memorising the Holy Quran (Hifz-e-Quran)
There are two types of classes for memorising the Holy Quran:
To determine which class a student enrols, an initial assessment is taken in September.
A trial period of two months is given to students in order to help them settle into the class. A final decision is made after the trial period to determine if the student should continue in the enrolled class or be transferred to a different class.
- Full time Hifz-e-Quran class:
In this class, students spend most of the morning session in memorising the Holy Quran.
The majority of students in this class complete the memorisation of the Holy Quran within 3-5 years (Year 7 – Year 11), thus, earning the esteemed title of Hafiz. There is also a daily session in the timetable to study important aspects from the Islamic studies curriculum.
- Part time Hifz-e-Quran class:
In this class, students will have two sessions in the morning to study how to recite the Holy Quran looking inside* (Nazirah-e-Quran) and also memorising the Holy Quran. The majority of students in this class complete the recitation of the entire Quran by Year 11 and have a target to memorise the 30th Para (Amma Para), 29th Para, 28th Para, 27th Para, Surah Yaseen and Surah Kahf from Year 7 – Year 11 – in many cases, if a student excels and shows the desire to do Hifz-e-Quran they will be moved to a full time Hifz-e-Quran class.
The remaining sessions in the mornings are timetabled to study Islamic Studies. Students at the end of year 8 can also register their interest to study MA Islamic Studies (Aalim Course) which commences from year 9 onwards. The full course will continue at our institute even after Year 11 GCSEs.
* The beginners: Students who are not familiar with how to recite the Holy Quran with its correct etiquettes will always begin the morning sessions by studying the Qaidah which is the foundation for learning how to recite the Holy Quran. Once completed and assessed, they will be moved on to learning how to recite the Holy Quran looking inside (Nazirah-e-Quran) and memorisation of the Holy Quran.
More information on Quranic Studies and Islamic Studies can be obtained from the Head of Department Maulana M. Imran.