Seerah -Life of The Prophet ﷺ
Loving The Noble Prophet ﷺ is obligatory upon every Muslim as is to know Him ﷺ. Dar al Zahra speaks about The Noble Prophet ﷺ to all students on a regular basis. Seerah of The Noble Prophet ﷺ is taught to students on Fridays (alternating between subjects). Knowing about The Noble Prophet ﷺ is paramount to us as Muslims for it is He ﷺ who gave us this beautiful religion and He ﷺ is the one who was given The Majestic Quran by Allah Ta’ala. The Prophet ﷺ is The One whom we try and follow and it is He ﷺ whos intercession we seek on the day of judgment. In order for us to succeed in both worlds we must learn about The Best of Creation ﷺ, therefore we ensure that every student knows some of His ﷺ Seerah in hope that they will increase in love for the Noble Messenger of Allah ﷺ.
Every student is taught basic Aqidah of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah. It is obligatory (Fard) for Muslims to know the basics of their belief. Students are taught about the six pillars of Imaan (Faith) as understood by the luminaries of the Ummah from amongst the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah.
Juz Amma- 30th Juz Memorisation
All students are required to memorise the last Juz (30th part) of the Quran with the correct tajweed. Weekly progress is monitored and targets are set for students.
After completion of Juz Ammah (30th Juz) Memorisation, students are then encouraged to memorise 40 Selected Hadith of The Noble Messenger of Allah ﷺ, these Hadith are memorised in Arabic together with their translation.
Tarbiyya- Correct etiquette and Manners
Tarbiyya is something which is of great importance for all, not only in Madrassa or Masjid but at home and generally in all walks of life. In this day and age, it is of even greater importance that children at taught the correct manners when speaking with elders, parents, teachers and even each other. Dar al Zahra Education regularly teaches children adab (respect) and reminders students that their attitude and behavior is something which must always be of the greatest standard. عَنْ مَالِك أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ بُعِثْتُ لِأُتَمِّمَ حُسْنَ الْأَخْلَاقِ Sayyidinah Malik r.a reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “I have been sent to perfect good character.” We pray Allah Ta’ala grants us the greatest of adab with all. Ameen.
Ramadan and Salat al Taraweeh
The blessed month of Ramadan is one of the best times of the year for Muslims. It is a time where Muslims strive and keep fast, increase in prayer and charity and recitation of the Quran al Kareem. It is for this reason that dar al Zahra teaches students throughout the month of Ramadan (minus last ten days). At times this blessed month is called Shahrul Quran (The Month of the Quran) and we should strive to complete at least one Quran in this blessed month. We also offer Salat al Taraweeh with congregation in which the entire Quran is completed in the month of Ramadan al Kareem and students are encouraged to take part in taraweeh. Please note: Salat al Taraweeh is open to the public and staff are always present.
Quran Hifdh (Hifz) Programme
We have an excellent Hifdh programme for both full and part-time students. Each student must have a good level of tajweed before starting the Hifdh programme. The Hifdh is carefully structured according to the ability of the student, typically a student completes the entire Quran by memory in three years, some may take longer depending on their ability. Some students have also completed the Quran in less than three years. Hifdh class is 4 hours long, Monday to Friday. The timings are 4:30pm – 8:30pm, however, we also have part-time students who require flexible timing, if you require any more information please contact us on 0121-213-1246. We also provide Quran ‘Manzil’, in which Hufaaz attend to go over their manzil (memorisation) in order to correct any mistakes and to strengthen their memorisation. During the month of Shaban (One month before Ramadan) we also provide taraweeh practice for students, this is so they get experience in leading the taraweeh salah.
It is extremely important for children to learn the Quran correctly, with the correct Makharij and articulation. Dar al Zahra provides all student with the basic knowledge of Arabic letters and teaches them to correctly pronounce each letter and harakaat whilst implementing the rules of tajweed. We teach from Qaidah al Baghdadiya which is extensive but superb to get a good grasp of tajweed. Not only is it important to focus on the tajweed but we try and ensure that the child is pronouncing the letter with the correct dialect too!
Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
We also have a fiqh programme in place, in which Hanafi and Shafi fiqh* is taught. Madrassa students are taught basic Hanafi fiqh which includes, wudu, ghusl, salah, zakat, hajj etc… The level of fiqh taught is in accordance to the students age and capabilities. However, basic Tahara (cleanliness), Salah and Arkaan al Islam is taught to all students on Fridays.
Dua and Kalimah Memorisation
Siz Kalimahs and Sunnah duas are taught and memorised with daily and weekly revision. Duas include Ayat al Kursi, Dua al Qanoot, Duas for entering the toilet, eating, sleeping, entering the masjid and many more. In total there are 19 duas to be memorised for the basic level.