Friday, December 10, 2010

Intensive Noorani Study Session - Winter Break

This course will be held at ICNVT and is presented by the Noorani Learning Center as a winter break course specially requested by GMU students.

Intensive Noorani Study Session starts Monday Dec. 20 and ends Friday Dec. 31. It will be held Monday-Friday for two weeks from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

Open to sisters only, ages 15 and over. 

Course fee is $100 + $25 for the book and CD, or $7 for the book only.

To register and make payment, please print out the registration form HERE, fill it in (leave course selection area blank), and bring it to the registration office hours at ICNVT:

Sundays 3pm – 6pm
Mondays 5pm – 9pm
Wednesdays 5pm – 9pm

ICNVT masjid address: 4420 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 (close to GMU!)

Please email with any questions!

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Registration Office Hours

For in person registration and payment for winter 2011 courses the new registration office hours are:

Sundays 3pm - 6pm
Mondays 5pm - 9pm
Wednesdays 5pm - 9pm

4420 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030 ( ICNVT Masjid)

NEW Printable Registration Form *Click Here*

Now those interested in the Winter 2011 courses may register by:
  • filling out the online registration form (listed under pages on the right)
  • or printing the registration form and bringing it in during registration office hours (click the title to open the PDF form)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

In-Person Registration and Payment for Winter 2011 Sessions

Noorani Learning Center office hours for in-person registration and payment are:
Sundays 3:00pm - 6:00pm
at ICNVT masjid (4420 Shirley Gate Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030)

Those interested can also register online to save their spot in class and complete payment during Sunday office hours.
Payment is by cash or check (checks will be postdated and won't be cashed until after classes start).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Adult Courses ~ Winter 2011

Adult Courses Taught by Sheikh ar Ra’ee

Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah Teacher Training: Intensive Two Weeks 
(30 hrs + 10 extra hrs for testing - dates TBD)
Mondays – Fridays
Feb 14 – 25
6pm -9pm
$100 + $25 materials
(Open to Brothers & Sisters)

Tajweed Level 1: Two Intensive Weekends in February
Feb 19 (Sat), Feb 20 (Sun), Feb 26 (Sat), Feb 27 (Sun)
4pm - 9pm
(Open to Brothers & Sisters)

Tajweed Level 2: Intensive Two Weeks
Mondays - Thursdays
Week 1: Feb 28 - March 3rd, 6pm - 9pm
Week 2: March 7 - March 10. 6pm - 9pm
(Open to either Brothers OR Sisters only)

Children’s Courses ~ Winter 2011

Level 1:  Al Qawa’id An Nooraniyah – Learn to Read Qur’anic Arabic with Proper Pronunciation
Level 2: Recitation from the Qur’an, Spell-Reading, and Memorization of Short Surahs

Mondays & Wednesdays Session: 
Jan 3 – March 9 
6pm – 8:30pm 
($250 for 50 hours + $25 materials)

Saturdays Session: 
Jan 1 – March 5
3pm – 5:30pm
($125 for 25 hours + $25 materials)

Sundays Session: 
Jan 2 – March 6
3pm – 5:30pm
($125 for 25 hours + $25 materials)

Winter 2011 Courses Information - CLICK on image to enlarge

Winter 2011 Registration Now Open - CLICK on image to enlarge

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NO Children's Classes this Sunday (11/14), Monday (11/15), Wednesday (11/17)

Dear Parents,

Please be advised that there will be NO Sunday, (11/14) Monday (11/15), or Wednesday (11/17) Classes This Coming Week.
For the Sunday session, classes resume Sunday 11/21
For the Monday & Wednesday session, classes resume Monday 11/22
Happy Eid!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather (storms, snow, flooding, etc), please take all 3 steps:        

1) Follow the Fairfax County Public Schools schedule changes (for closing or delays)

2) Contact ICNVT Masjid at 703-591-0999 

3) Check out this blog for notices and updates.

Thank you!

Salah Workshop update

A reminder about the Salah Workshop scheduled before classes on Mondays, from 5pm - 6pm. Your child is welcome to join! 

On Saturdays from 6pm - 7pm, there is a continuation of the Salah Workshop, but we will only offer the Saturday session if there is enough interest. Please let the Administration know in person, or email

Children's Classes - Class As Usual Tomorrow Monday November 1st

Fairfax County Schools have a Teacher Work Day scheduled for Monday, November 1st. Please bear in mind that although public schools are off, we WILL have class as regularly scheduled tomorrow, in sha Allah.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Natural Healing (Ruqya) Session with Sheikh Ar Ra'ee this Saturday, October 30, in Maryland at 10:00 AM

“O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Quran), and a healing for that which is in your hearts.” (Quran 10:57)

“And We send down from the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe...” (Quran 17:82)

A natural healing (ruqya) session from the Qur'an and sunnah, conducted by Sheikh ar Ra'ee, is scheduled for this Saturday, October 30th, starting promptly at 10:00am. 

For the address in Maryland, please contact

The session usually lasts for 1 hour. Those who would like to participate in the healing session are welcome, and there is no cost. Please plan to be there in plenty of time.

What you would need to bring:

Zam Zam water
Container of regular water (minimum 1 gallon)
Lotus leaf powder ("Sidr" powder - available in most halal grocery stores like Halalco)
Black seed 
Olive oil

(No specific quantities of the above items are needed, but bring at least a standard container of each -- for example, a bottle of honey, bottle of olive oil, a few jugs of zam zam)

Adult Classes Updates for Weekend of October 30 & 31

Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah Teacher Training Class this Saturday, October 30, will start at 4pm and go to 9pm.

Please let us know if you will need child care for the extended class hours.

Tajweed Level 1 this Saturday, October 31, will be at its regular time from 6pm - 9pm.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Call for Volunteers!

If you can spare any time, please become a Noorani Learning Center volunteer!

We appreciate all the help we receive. Our team of dedicated volunteers keeps our programs running smoothly and supports the efforts of teachers and students of the holy Qur'an. 

Even if you think an effort is small, it can hold a big benefit!

Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to me, "Do not belittle any good deed, even your meeting your brother with a cheerful face."[Muslim].

وعن أبي ذرٍْ رضي الله عنه قال : قال لي رسول الله صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم «لاتَحقِرَنَّ مِنَ المعْرُوف شَيْئاً وَلَو أن تلقى أخاك بوجه طليق » رواه مسلم .

If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know your availability on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Right now, the busiest times for volunteers are before classes start and at the end of classes.  Please be aware that there may be quiet times with not much to do while classes are in session.

We need volunteers from about 4:30pm to 9pm -- but you do not have to stay for the whole time! Please let us know which times are better for you.

We need your help with:
-- Set-Up
-- Clean-Up
-- Tutoring and Supervision During Study Hall on Mondays
-- Photocopying
-- Advertising the Programs

We will also need help making Eid goody bags for the students and organizing the Graduation Party at the end of the semester.  

If you have any other suggestions for the program, please let us know. Your ideas are always welcome!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Interested in a Pre-Class Study Hall/Salah Workshop for Kids on Mondays?

Dear Parents of Students in the Monday & Wednesday Children's Classes:

We have received some requests to teach the children salah and have an earlier drop off time. 

So parents, please let us know: Are you are interested in having your child attend a pre-class session on Mondays?

What: Study Hall & Salah Workshop -- Kids would do homework, get some light tutoring help, and receive training on how to make salah. 

When: Mondays only before class, starting at 5:00pm. Class would still start at 6pm and end at 8:30pm

Cost: $5 per child each Monday. 

(Students would have to pack a light dinner)

Thank you so much for providing your feedback by this Friday evening. Email your response to:

IMPORTANT: We will not have this pre-class session unless enough students sign up! So if you are interested, please email us. We will let you know the status before Monday, October 18.

Class Updates for Noorani Qa'ida Teacher Training & Tajweed Level 1

Updates for this Weekend's Adult Classes:

A reminder for students that there will be no Noorani Qa'ida Teacher Training class this Saturday, October 16th. 

Please select one of these make-up classes:

1) This Friday (October 15) 6pm - 9pm

Or, for those who cannot attend the make-up class this Friday,

2) Saturday (October 23) -- make-up class starts at 4pm and then extends into the normal 6pm - 9pm class.

This Sunday's (October 17) Tajweed Level 1 class will still be held. It is important for students to attend.

Please review and practice the Tajweed rules covered by the sheikh on 10/10/10 in groups with the team leaders. 

Surat al Mulk will be used as the examination surah. 

Jazakum Allahu khairan!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Registration Extended - Late Fee Waived!

Sisters and brothers can still sign up for these fall courses. We have extended registration and waived the late fee. Please spread the word!

1) Al Qawaid An Nooraniyah Teacher Training (don't have to be a teacher to take!). See the syllabus HERE Saturdays, 6pm - 9pm until Dec. 4. Open for Brothers and Sisters.

$100 + $25 materials  (by cash or check)

2) Tajweed Level 1 - understand, recognize, apply, and practice the Rules of Tajweed. Sundays, 6pm - 9pm until Dec. 5. Open for Brothers and Sisters.

$100 (by cash or check)

To finalize registration please come early before class. Located at 4420 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030 (Islamic Center of Northern Virginia)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Parent Orientation Saturday Oct 2nd 6pm - 7pm

This is a reminder there is an important Parent Orientation this Saturday from 6pm - 7pm.

Please join us!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Registration Open House this Wednesday, Sept. 29 - Don't Miss It!

Miss Saturday's registration open house?

Well, you have another chance to avoid the $25 late registration fee!

Our 2nd Registration Open House is this Wednesday, September 29 between 6pm - 8:30pm.

Please come see our location, register, and complete payment by cash or check.

We have classes for children, 12+ boys, teacher training, and tajweed level 1 for brothers.

We are located just 5 minutes from George Mason University, at the ICNVT masjid (Shirley Gate masjid).

Our address is: 4420 Shirley Gate Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22030

We hope to see you and your family for a semester dedicated to learning and improving our Arabic and Qur'an reading!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

NEW Children's Session Opening!

Noorani Learning Center has added a new children's session!

Children's Level 1, Session 3 will be on Sundays from 3pm-5:30pm.

The instruction hours will be 25 hours
Cost: $125 (total)

The other children's sessions are:

Children's Level 1, Session 1 -- Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm - 8:30pm (50 hours of instruction; $250 total)

Children's Level 1, Session 2 -- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm - 8:30pm (50 hours of instruction; $250 total)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Course Description - Teacher Training

Course QN 101
Teacher Training - Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah
Fall 2010

Class Days & Time:
Saturdays: 6pm - 9pm
Duration: 10 Weeks
October 2 - December 4
Additional days and hours may be required to complete oral examinations.

Break Times:
Breaks for prayer according to the Islamic Center of Northern Virginia prayer schedule.

Required Text:
Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah with 5 CDs. Supplemental materials provided.

This course is primarily designed to train students in the comprehensive Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah methodology of teaching 1) reading of the Arabic Qur'an with correct pronunciation, and 2) the Art of Recitation (Tajweed).

The secondary goal is to correct and improve the student's own pronunciation, reading, and tajweed of the Qur'an using the Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah methodology.

The course includes instruction in:

-- The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge
-- Merits of the Qur'an
-- Classroom Management
-- Goals and Method of Teaching Every Lesson of Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah (17 Lessons)
-- Intensive Practice in the Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah Methodology
-- Correction and Improvement of the Student's Own Pronunciation and Reading
-- Tajweed Theory

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Recommended for:
-- Arabic and Qur'an Teachers
-- Managers of Arabic and Qur'an Schools
-- Parents of Students Learning Arabic and Qur'an
-- Self-Motivated Learners

Methods of Instruction:
-- Lectures
-- Q&A / Discussion Format
-- Teamwork (Work in Pairs and Small Groups)
-- One-on-One with the Instructor
-- Self-Study
-- Handouts
-- Homework
-- Oral Quizzes
-- Study Guide Workbook
-- Optional Projects

Certificate of Completion:
Successful results of Student Evaluation will be rewarded with a Certificate of Completion.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Children's Classes - Complete Registration with Payment this Saturday, September 25!

Visit Noorani Learning Center this upcoming Saturday, September 25th between 6pm - 8:30pm to Complete Registration for Children's Classes with Payment in Full 
  • $100/Month (Payment in full of $250 Completes Registration)
  • $25 for Materials (Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah + CD set)
  • Cash or Check Accepted
  • 25% of Payment for Class is a Non-Refundable Donation to the Islamic Center of Northern Virginia.

On Sept. 29 You Will Have Another Chance to Complete Registration Without Paying a Late Fee!
After Sept. 29 there will be a Late Registration Fee of $25 to Complete Registration

The Fall 2010 schedule for kids' classes is as follows:

Children's Level 1, Session 1 meets Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm - 8:30pm


Children's Level 1, Session 2 meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm - 8:30pm

Still Deciding?
  • All Noorani Learning Center Teachers are Trained and Certified
  • Noorani Learning Center is Under the Supervision of Sheikh Mohammad Ar Ra'ee
  • Children's Level 1 is Open to Children from 5 yrs old
  • Students Enter Level 1 and Begin with Lesson 1 of Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah
  • Program is Designed to Teach and Fix Pronunciation (makharj), Reading, & Tajweed
  • Program Emphasis on Quality, Not Quantity
  • Materials: Al Qawai'd An Nooraniyah book & CD set ($25)
  • Fees: $100/ month (Total $250 due to complete registration - cash or check accepted)

To Register:
Fill in the Registration Form on this blog or send an email to
Complete Registration in Person with Payment in Full on Sept. 25 or Sept. 29, between 6pm - 8:30pm

UPCOMING: Parent Orientation: Saturday, OCT 2, 6pm - 7pm, at the Noorani Learning Center

Noorani Learning Center is located at 4420 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
(at Islamic Center of Northern Virginia, 5 minutes from George Mason University)

UPDATED FALL 2010 Schedule - Click HERE

Monday, September 6, 2010

Adults Classes -- Saturdays and Sundays This Fall

Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah Teacher Training

Starts Oct 2 and Continues Saturday Evenings this Fall

Are you a teacher of Qur’an? Arabic?
The Manager of a Qur’an School? Arabic?
A parent of children learning Qur’an? Arabic?

Learn How to Make Your Instruction Faster, Cheaper, Better.

• Learn the most effective teaching techniques
• Learn how to teach the application of tajweed rules
• Learn how to teach Al Qawa'id an Nooraniyah effectively
• Learn how to save time and increase quality at lower cost
• Receive your Certificate of Training

Teacher Training for Al Qawaid An Nooraniyah Level 1: Taught by Sheikh Muhammad Ar Ra'ee

Oct 2 – Dec 4, 6pm – 9pm ONLY $100


Fill out online Registration Form or email

Adult Tajweed Classes

Starts Oct 3 and Continues Sunday Evenings this Fall

How confident are you in your recitation? Do you really know the rules of tajweed? Can you identify all the rules of tajweed? Can you apply them properly?

In this course you will study the theory of tajweed intensively under the guidance of an expert reciter. You will learn what rules of tajweed apply when and where, and practice in small groups and one-on-one to build knowledge and confidence in your tajweed.

Tajweed Level 1, Oct 3 – Dec 5, 6pm – 9pm ONLY $100


Fill out online Registration Form or email

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Noorani Learning Center - Classes for Children

Register Your Child Today!

All classes conducted under the Supervision of Sh. Muhammad Ar Ra'ee*

Faster. Better. Cheaper.
Your child will learn to read the Arabic Qur’an with excellent tajweed in a shorter time, for less. All students begin at Lesson 1 of Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah.

What is Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah?
Instruction at the Noorani Learning Center is based on the world famous Al Qawa'id An Nooraniyah program, the ideal method of learning correct pronunciation and proper tajweed from the very start, making a solid foundation to last a lifetime. This program follows an easy, gradual system from beginner's through to advanced. It starts with the Arabic alphabet and how to connect the letters, short and long vowels, small words, vowel-less letters, doubled letters, short sentences from the Qur'an, application of tajweed rules, and special observations for reciting according to Hafs 'an 'Aasim by way of Shattabiyyah. Each of the eighteen lessons is designed for simplicity and ease of assimilation.

Children's Classes
This fall, choose between our two sessions.
Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 pm – 8:30 pm.

Each session is 11 weeks long (50 hours of instruction)

$100 per month + the book & CD set
Payment for the session IN FULL completes registration

Class Location:
Islamic Center of Northern Virginia, 4420 Shirley Gate Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22030

Don't Delay!
Children's Classes:
Session 1 Begins October 4, Ends December 15
Session 2 Begins October 5, Ends December 16

To Register:
Fill out the registration form today to save your child's place in the class. You will complete registration when you complete payment.

Fill out online registration form or email

* About Sh. Muhammad Ar Ra'ee:
  • Memorized the Qur'an at age 7
  • Continued to study with some of the most renowned scholars of Qur’an and obtained multiple Ijaazahs
  • Has taught Tajweed classes and recitation for over 20 years
  • Holds over 5 Ijaazahs from Qaris with a chain of authentication dating back to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
  • Many of his former students are highly respected qaris around the world, including Sh. Abdullah Awwaad al-Juhany, who is currently the Imam at the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah