Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies
Daily instruction in Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies is an integral part of As-Sabeel Academy’s curriculum.
After memorizing Al-Fatiha, the curriculum works backwards through the Quran, with the youngest students committing the short surahs to memory. Most students graduate from middle school with the last four Juzz of the Quran memorized. In addition to memorization, our teachers help students gain an understanding of the surah’s content and meaning in a manner that is appropriate for the student’s grade level.
Arabic instruction includes a focus on reading, writing, and conversation. Our youngest students begin with the Arabic alphabet, mastering its sounds and common words that begin with each letter. As students get older, they perform skits, have conversations, and read and write stories all in Arabic. By the fourth grade, teachers begin emphasizing students’ reading skills, and reading the Quran becomes an important aspect of instruction. Students learn the rules of Tajweed and apply them as they read Quran. They also learn the meaning of Quranic words. By learning Arabic, the students will develop a framework for understanding the Quran, and will be able to use Arabic as a second/third language.
In Islamic Studies, students learn Islamic manners and etiquette, Fiqh, Aqeedah, the Seerah, Quranic studies, Islamic history, and more. We teach the “I Love Islam” series, which is the most widely used and most successful Islamic studies curriculum used in full-time Islamic schools throughout the nation.