Abu Darda (RA) narrated that Rasool Allah (SAW) said, “Should I not tell you of such a thinga which are the best and purest deeds in the court of your Lord, high in ranks (darajat), better for you then spending gold and silver (in Allah’s path), and better than slaying the neck of the enemy during war? The Sahaba said, “Yes, Oh Rasool Allah! (SAW) .” He (SAW) said, “It is Zikr of Allah.” (Tirmizi)
Children are taken on to the Qur’anic and Islamic classes from the ages of 4 years onwards.
Children are taught the following:
To perform the Wudu (washing)
To read the Qur’an, initially being taught to read Arabic using the the Qaida (an introduction for the rules of reading the Qur’an in Arabic)
To recite the Qur’an with Tajweed (an Arabic word for elocution, meaning proper pronunciation during recitation, as well as recitation at a moderate speed.)
The five pillars of Islam
Prayer in the form of salah
The basic history of Islam
Children are separated into classes based on age and ability, as each child reads the Qur’an at their own pace. The rest of the subjects are taught as a class.
Children from the Qur’anic and Islamic classes will normally progress on to either the Hifz (memorising the Qur’an) class or to one of the other classes being run by the Madrassa.
The classes are run Monday to Thursday, from 5:00 pm to 7:15 pm and on Fridays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
We the Usmani Mosque committee are requesting to all parents to pay their childrens madrassa fees in the first 10 days of the month, this will be easier for the management committee for record keeping and also helps keep running of the Masjid smoothly.