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Road to Scholarship

Class Times:

Wednesdays 6.45pm - 8.45pm
Sundays 10.30am - 1.30pm

Age Group:
- Years 7 to 11

Venue:

Abu Zahra Foundation

Devonshire Street, Keighley, BD21 2BL

Four-year Islamic Studies Programme

For boys and girls aged 11- 12yrs [Years 7 & 8]

The Road to Scholarship programme is designed for young students as an introduction to the traditional Islamic Sciences on a part-time basis. It will equip the students with the necessary tools to progress to intermediate and advanced level studies by the time they reach the age of 16.  Taught by our experienced and well qualified teachers Ustadh Hamzah Rasul and Ustadh Sulayman Shahnawaz, learning will be rigorous and intensive while delivered in a relaxed and engaging environment.

The Arabic Language will be a key component of the course throughout the four-years of the programme preparing students towards comprehension of classical Arabic texts in the various sciences. In the final year, students will be expected to read some of the beginner-level texts in the original Arabic.

In the first two years, students will also study Fiqh, Aqida, Hadith, Tafsir, Sira, Shamail, and Tajwid with the aid of study books specifically written for the particular age group– complete with explanatory notes, exercises, discussion points, problem solving with real life scenarios etc. ensuring the students are engaging and analysing the texts, making them relevant to their lives.

In the third and fourth years, students will move onto the study of the classical texts in the various Islamic Sciences: Fiqh of Worship: Ascent to Felicity; Aqida: Tahawiyya; Hadith: Nawawi’s Forty Hadith; Hadith Methodology: Taysir al-Mustalah al-Hadith; Fiqh of Halal & Haram: Hadiya al-Alaiyya; Islamic History: Rightly Guided Caliphs to Ottoman Period.

Studies will not be limited to learning information and rules of Arabic grammar and morphology but there will be a ‘practice element’ with a focus on hadith, showing the virtue of acts of worship, akhlaq, birr al-walidayn, truthfulness, tawba – the reason why theses virtues ought to be acquired and thus making it a means of becoming better people.

A strong emphasis on ‘knowing the exemplar’–the Prophet Muhammad– through a study of Sira and Shamail will run throughout the programme. This will allow students to know and hence emulate in detail the life and conduct of the Best of Creation, (Allah bless him and give him peace).

On completion of the course, students will have attained a solid foundation in all of the traditional Islamic Sciences, as well as the Arabic Language; this will be sufficient religious knowledge for them to live their lives as committed Muslims and also teach others. It will also enable those that have the desire, to pursue intermediate and advanced studies in the various Shariah disciplines.

Places are limited on the course so register your child as early as possible.

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Arabic Language

Arabic language will be a key component of the course geared towards comprehension of classical texts – in the final year, students will be expected...

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Arabic language will be a key component of the course geared towards comprehension of classical texts – in the final year, students will be expected to read some of the beginner-level texts of a traditional Islamic curriculum in the original Arabic.

Students will initially complete Books 1-5 of the Arabic Language course of Medina University and then progress to our own Arabic programme specifically written for this course.

Fiqh

Students will also study Fiqh (Tahra, Salah, Saum, Zakat & Hajj) with the aid of study books specifically written for the particular age group –...

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Students will also study at Fiqh (Tahra, Salah, Saum, Zakat & Hajj) with the aid of study books specifically written for the particular age group – complete with explanatory notes, exercises, discussion points, problem solving with real life scenarios etc. ensuring the students are engaging and analysing the texts, making them relevant to their lives.

Year 3 & 4: Ascent to Felicity

Aqida

Aqida will be taught with the aid of study books specifically written for the particular age group – complete with explanatory notes, exercises, dis...

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Year 1: Aqida will be taught with the aid of study books specifically written for the particular age group – complete with explanatory notes, exercises, discussion points, problem solving with real life scenarios etc. ensuring the students are engaging and analysing the texts, making them relevant to their lives.

Year 3: Aqida Tahawiyya

Tajwid

As well as practical reading of the Quran students will acquire a foundational knowledge in all the rules of Tajwid.

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As well as practical reading of the Quran students will acquire a foundational knowledge in all the rules of Tajwid based on Tajwid Untangled and complete a reading of Juzz Amma.

Tafsir

Tafsir of the oft-recited surahs with the aid of study books specifically written for the particular age group based on the most authentic commentarie...

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Year 1 & 2: Tafsir of the oft-recited surahs with the aid of study books specifically written for the particular age group based on the most authentic commentaries– complete with explanatory notes, exercises, discussion points, problem solving with real life scenarios etc. ensuring the students are engaging and analysing the texts, making them relevant to their lives.

Hadith

The Hadith study will focus on a ‘practice element’ and revolve around hadith, showing the virtue of acts of worship, akhlaq, birr al-walidayn, tr...

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Year 2: The Hadith study will focus on a ‘practice element’ and revolve around hadith, showing the virtue of acts of worship, akhlaq, birr al-walidayn, truthfulness, tawba – the reason why theses virtues ought to be acquired and thus making it a means of becoming better people.

Year 3 & 4: Nawawi’s Forty Hadith

Sira

A strong emphasis on ‘knowing the exemplar’ – the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) - through a study of sira and shamail wi...

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Year 1: A strong emphasis on ‘knowing the exemplar’ – the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) – through a study of sira based on The Life of Muhammad by Azzam & Gouverneur. This will allow students to know and hence emulate in detail the life and conduct of the Best of Creation, (Allah bless him and give him peace).

Shamail

A strong emphasis on ‘knowing the exemplar’ – the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) - through a study of sira and shamail wi...

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Year 2: A strong emphasis on ‘knowing the exemplar’ – the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) – through a study of shamail based on our own text written for teenagers. This will allow students to know and hence emulate in detail the life and conduct of the Best of Creation, (Allah bless him and give him peace).

Hadith Methodology

Students will be exposed to a primer in this important Science in the final year of the programme through the well known Arabic text, Taysir al-Mustal...

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Year 4: Students will be exposed to a primer in this important Science in the final year of the programme through the well known Arabic text, Taysir al-Mustalah al-Hadith.

Islamic History

To introduce the young student to our rich history is essential, and hence all students will study a specifically written module on Islamic History fr...

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Year 4: To introduce the young student to our rich history is essential, and hence all students will study a specifically written module on Islamic History from the Rightly Guided Caliphs to the Ottoman period.

Fiqh of Halal and Haram

One of the most important areas of Fiqh which is neglected somewhat in some curriculums. Studying the classical text Hadiya al-Alaiyya, we will explor...

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Year 4: One of the most important areas of Fiqh which is neglected somewhat in some curriculums. Studying the classical text Hadiya al-Alaiyya, we will explore the many contemporary issues such as dress, gender interaction, interest, etc.

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