Our students are actively involved in annual events such as the Quran competitions,Fairs, Hadith competitions, Food drives and Arabic language performances. Every Friday, our students have the opportunity to participate in Jumma prayer and listen to the Khutbah attentively. Rochdale Islamic Academy for Boys offers students both the Hifz and Islamic Studies Courses.
Islamic Studies Course (includes advance Sanatain Course)
The cornerstone of the education for students at RIAB is the formation of their Islamic faith. The focus of the Islamic Studies curriculum is to familiarize the students with the Islamic beliefs and practices, and to enhance their understanding of the practical dimension of their faith. The approach we use is designed to instil a love for Allah (SWT) and an appreciation of the Prophetic example.
This course is designed to give students a good grasp of the correct teachings of Islam and how to include this is our day to day lives living in modern Britain. This will include a study of many texts such as the Quran as well as Hadith. The objective of the course is for students to develop a firm understanding and application of Islam in the light of fundamental British values.
To accomplish this, students get daily instruction in three basic areas:
- Islamic Studies
- Qur’anic Studies
- Arabic Language
The curriculum is built around a series of value-based themes and incorporates age-appropriate learning materials and activities. As students’ progress they learn how to practice the basic rituals of worship, Ibadat, and the Articles of Faith.
They learn important parts of the life of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) and recognize his significance to Muslims and the world.
They learn about the lives of other prophets and analyse their stories for important lessons. Students in the higher grades are also introduced to Islamic History and Civilization and learn about Muslims in the contemporary world. The Qur’anic studies program consists of the study, memorization, recitation and reading of the Qur’an, and emphasises the understanding of the Qur’an which will serve as guidance in the lives of students.
The syllabus covers the study of Tafsir, Seerah, Tajweed, Urdu, Fiqh, Islamic History and Islamic beliefs.
By the end of year 11, pupils will be able to give Adhaan, lead prayers, lead Jumuah with khutbah, lead Janazah and much more. Pupils are not required to have any prior knowledge of the Urdu or Arabic language before they embark on this course. However, pupils should be able to read Arabic text from the Quran as this will help them progress at a higher rate when they cover Tajweed.
Institutes across the United Kingdom and the world offer similar courses due to its effectiveness and we at RIAB believe we are at the forefront of the institutes offering such a program in the UK.