In order to encourage students to review the surahs they memorized this year and to help them establish a continued connection with the Quran, MECCA Sunday School seeks to enhance its Quran curriculum and to encourage its students to eventually memorize a whole Juz’ (chapter) of the Quran.
The following is the list of surahs that each class will study the meanings of and memorize Insha’Allah:
PRESCHOOL: Al-Fatiha, Al-Nas, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, Al-Kawthar, Al-Masad, Al-Asr, Al-Quraish, Ayatul Kursi
KINDERGARTEN: Review, Al-Nasr, Al-Kafiroon, Al-Ma’aoon, Al-Fil, Al-Humaza Al-Takathur, Al-Qariya’a
1st GRADE: Review, Al-A’adiyat, Al-Zalzalah, Al-Bayyinah, Al-Qadr, Al-Teen, Al-Alaq, AlSharah,
2nd GRADE: Review, AlDuha, Al-Layl, Al-Shams, Al-Balad, Al-Fajr
3rd GRADE: Review, Al-Ghashiyah, Al-A’ala, Al-Tariq, Al-Buruj, Al-Inshiqaq
4th GRADE: Review, Al-Mutaffifeen, Al-Infitar, Al-Takwir, Abasa, Al-Naziat, Al-Naba’
5th GRADE and up: Students are introduced to the science of tajweed and will study longer surahs decided upon with their teachers such as YaSin, Luqman, Mulk, Sajdeh, Insan, and others.
ISLAMIC STUDIES CURRICULUM
The Weekend School Islamic Studies series will be distributed and used by the students this year. Teachers also use supporting curriculum such as I Love Islam series with progressive teaching methods to enhance learning.
The Afaq Arabic series is the main focus of the Arabic curriculum. The Iqra’ series as well as the Yassarn AlQuran text is supplemented in several classes for those students that are beginner Arabic learners. Teachers also use various Arabic resources and teaching strategies to enhance learning.