Thursday, December 22, 2011

Register For Winter 2012
This Friday Dec 23rd our office will be open from 11am-2pm for Winter Registration
Noorani Learning Center
of Virginia
4420 Shirley Gate Rd | Fairfax, VA 22030

Classes in Virginia
Teachers Training Level 1:
$100 for the course + $25 materials fee
Saturdays, Jan 21st 4pm-9pm

Teachers Training Level 2:
Level 2 is Free
Saturdays, Jan 21st 1pm-4pm

Children’s Classes:
1 day $140 + $25 materials
2 days $210 + $25 materials
Sundays, Jan 8th 3pm-6pm
Mondays, Jan 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturdays, Jan 21st 2pm-5pm

Teen and Adults Level 1 & 2:
Learn to Read from Scratch
$140 + $25 materials
Saturdays, Jan 21st 1pm-4pm

Classes in Maryland
 Teachers Training level 1:
$100 for the course + $25 materials fee
MCC: Fridays, Jan 13th 6pm-9pm,
Saturdays, 2pm-3pm (extra help session)
 Teachers Training Level 2:
Level 2 is Free! 
ISWA: Sundays, Jan 22nd 4pm-6pm
 Children’s Classes:
$140 + $25 materials
ISWA: Sundays, Jan 22nd 4pm-6pm
 Tajweed Level 1: 
ISWA:  Sundays,  Jan 22nd 6pm-9pm

Classes will meeting in Maryland at:
MCC: 15200 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905
ISWA: 2701 Briggs Chaney Road. Silver Spring, MD 20905

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Classes in Virginia Winter 2012

 Classes will meet at:

 The Noorani Learning Center
4420 Shirley Gate Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Teachers Training Level 1:
$100 for the course + $25 materials fee
Saturdays, Jan 21st 4pm-9pm

Teachers Training Level 2:
Level 2 is Free
Saturdays, Jan 21st 1pm-4pm

Children’s Classes:
1 day $140 + $25 materials
2 days $210 + $25 materials
Sundays, Jan 8th 3pm-6pm
Mondays, Jan 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturdays, Jan 21st 2pm-5pm

Teen and Adults Level 1 & 2: Learn to Read from Scratch
$140 + $25 materials
Saturdays, Jan 21st 1pm-4pm

Monday, October 24, 2011

Eid Mubarak

Everyone at Noorani Learning Center wishes you and your family Eid Mubarak.

There will be NO CLASSES on November 5, 6, and 7

Friday, September 30, 2011

VA Teacher Training Resumes 10/16

Teacher Training students have received their assignment to prepare up to Lesson 4 in the Noorani book. Class resumes October 16, 4pm - 9:30pm

Registration for Teacher Training still accepted

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

About Spell-Reading

Spell-reading is an effective tool for teaching non-readers how to read. It is an essential part of the Noorani Qa'idah program, from beginning to end.

The Noorani Qai'dah program features a balance of both spell-reading and reading-without-spell-reading. 

Sometimes it might be tempting to drop the spell-reading part, especially as the student gains facility in reading without spell-reading.

However, spell-reading should not be dropped along the way before the program has been completed.

Spell-reading not only teaches how to read, it provides a tool for integrating the tajweed rules into the same process -- i.e. how to read with tajweed altogether.

So, there is no need to first learn how to read Arabic, and then go back again and learn how to read Arabic with proper tajweed.

Further, using the spell-reading tool eliminates the problem of "guessing" when reading from the Mushaf (Qur'an).

Even after the Noorani Qai'dah program has been completed and the student is reading from the Mushaf, he or she will come across a difficult or unfamiliar word or phrase, especially in the beginning.

At that point, if the spell-reading tool has been mastered, it can still be used with confidence to figure out how to accurately read - with tajweed - any word or phrase in the Mushaf.

On the other hand, students who have not learned how to spell-read the entire Noorani Qai'dah book will often resort to guessing - and unfortunately often guessing wrong - in such a situation.

Again, the Noorani Qai'dah program features a balance of both spell-reading and reading-without-spell-reading. We urge teachers and students using this program to keep up the spell-reading part until the very end of the program.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Teacher Training in Maryland

What: Teacher Training - How to Teach the Noorani Qai'dah
Instructor: Sheikh Muhammad ar Raee
Start Day: Sunday Oct 16 
Time: 4-9pm 
Location: ISWA, 2701 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring , MD 20905
Cost: $100 for the course + $25 materials fee

The training will run once a week on Sundays for minimum of 35 hours. Certificate issued by GQMA upon successful completion of the course and testing.


To register, 



Call: 703-598-3236

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Registration Day ~ This Upcoming Saturday (9/17)

From 11am - 6pm

Register and Complete Payment for our Fall Classes (Kids & Adults)

- Kids classes start Sept. 18 for Sunday session
- Kids classes start Sept. 19 for Monday session
- Teen & Adult Learn to Read Quran from Scratch starts Sept. 24
- Teacher Training starts Sept. 24
- Tahfeez class for Self-Motivated Teens & Adults Starts Sept. 24

Come this Saturday and Beat the Rush! 
Our office is downstairs at the Shirley Gate Rd. masjid

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Start Date Moved for Teen & Adult Learn to Read Quran & Teacher Training

New start date for Teacher Training and Teen & Adults Learn to Read Quran from Scratch classes 

Both classes are now scheduled to begin Saturday, September 24

Learn to Read Quran is from 1pm - 4pm
Teacher Training is from 4pm - 10pm

Register for class during school office hours this Saturday, September 3 from 11am - 1pm

Or, contact us by phone at 703-598-3236 or by email at

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eid Mubarak!

May Allah accept all our efforts this Ramadan. 
Have a blessed and joyous Eid!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fundraiser for the Noorani school

We hope you and your families are safe and with firm iman after Tuesday's earthquake. Let us use this reminder in the last 10 nights of Ramadan to thank Allah Almighty, seek His forgiveness, give sadaqah, and be good to our families, Muslims and all humanity.

There will be a fundraiser for the Noorani school tomorrow, Thursday, after 'Isha prayer (9:30pm) at the Shirley Gate road masjid, inshaAllah. 

We hope you and your families will come to show support for Sheikh ar Raee's school. One of Sheikh's young students will recite, and after the fundraiser sheikh will lead the taraweh prayers.

Please contact us if you would like to make a pledge, or if you would like to offer matching donations or auction items.

Let us join our hands and hearts together in this effort to spread the beauty and light of the Arabic Quran to this generation and future generations.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Noorani Center at Zoyasani!

Check out our booth at the Zoyasani Eid Shopping / Iftar Event this Sunday, August 21st from 11am to 9:30pm

Get info about our programs, buy Noorani books & CDs, and register for classes

The event will be held at:

Ernst Community Cultural Center
NOVA Community College (Annandale Campus)
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

For more info about the Zoyasani event click here

Monday, August 15, 2011

Iftar & Registration Night

  • Please join us

    Friday, August 19 
    from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Shirley Gate Rd Masjid
    Come early to register for fall classes, then stay for iftar!
    RSVP to 703-598-3236 or

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fall Kids Classes Schedule - Choose Your Child's Session!

Classes for Ages 5 - 12

For 10 weeks:
Saturdays only 3pm - 6pm ($150)
Sundays only 3pm - 6pm ($150)
Saturdays and Sundays 3pm - 6pm ($299)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm ($199)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm ($199)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30pm – 7:30pm ($375 – best deal)

There is a 10% discount off total for 2 siblings.
20% discount off total for 3 + siblings

3 & 4 Year Olds Class

For 10 weeks:
Saturdays only 3pm - 6pm ($210)
Sundays only 3pm - 6pm ($210)
Saturdays and Sundays 3pm - 6pm ($420)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm ($280)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm ($280)

There is a 10% discount off total for 2 siblings.
20% discount off total for 3 + siblings

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Taraweh Prayer Saturday August 13

Sheikh Ar Raee to start the taraweh tonight from 
verse 35 of Surat al Nahl 

Tajweed Level 1 Schedule Update

Please note the new Tajweed Level 1 schedule:

-- Saturday, August 13, 11am - 3pm
-- Saturday, August 20, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
-- Saturday, August 27, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
-- 1 extra session (optional) day/time to be decided between sheikh and the class

The added/changed hours have 2 purposes inshaAllah:

1) Giving more time for students to cover the material, and also to recite to the sheikh and receive correction
2) On Aug. 20 and 27, sheikh will be doing qiyam al layl as well as taraweh, so we are changing class time for him so he can get some rest.

Thank you!

Natural Healing (Ruqiya) Session in Ramadan

A natural healing (ruqiya) session with Sheikh ar Raee will be held during Ramadan on Friday, August 19, starting promptly at 6:30pm inshaAllah. The session will be at the Shirley Gate Rd. masjid in Fairfax, VA.Those who would like to participate in this free natural healing session are welcome. 

The ruqiya sessions are not connected with the learning center and its classes -- we are only providing this information as a community service for your interest and benefit. 

More info can be found at:

Thank you!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Taping at Taraweh Prayers for PBS Documentary

This THURSDAY InshaAllah

PBS we will be taping at the Shirley Gate masjid, interviewing Sheikh Ar Raee and filming the taraweh.  

They are working on preparing a detailed documentary 
explaining what we as Muslims do during Ramadan in the 

The documentary is due out next year inshaAllah.

Registration Table Fridays During Ramadan

To register for any of our fall classes -- for children, teens, and adults -- please visit our registration table at the Shirley Gate masjid in Fairfax on Fridays during Ramadan:

  • Jumuah prayers during Ramadan (starting at 11:30am)
  • Friday evenings after maghrib prayer

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tajweed Level 1

(Prerequisite for Level 2, reading to the Sheikh)

Saturdays during Ramadan

If you have not already registered, please come before class to sign up!

Sheikh ar Raee is leading taraweh prayers at Shirley Gate masjid. We have an excellent chance to study with him in our area. Please take this opportunity during Ramadan.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sheikh ar Raee Leading Taraweh Prayers at Shirley Gate Rd Masjid

Sheikh will continue reading tonight (Thursday, August 4) from Verse 151 in Juz 4 Surah Ale Imraan

The masjid is working on live streaming of the taraweh.They are requesting techie volunteers and sponsors to assist with this. See to contact and for updates.

Washington Post Article on Area Taraweh Reciters Including Sheikh Al Raee

Ramadan is the Month of Quran

Ramadan Kareem

May Allah ta'ala accept all your worship and grant you and your families every success during this blessed month. Ameen.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sheikh Ramadan and Fall Classes - Teens & Adults

Welcome Ramadan with a Commitment to Learn Quran!

1) Saturdays during Ramadan, learn the theory and application of tajweed rules with Sheikh ar Raee.

Tajweed Level 1 starting August 6, 11am - 1pm

(Sheikh will be leading Taraweh prayers at the Shirley Gate Road masjid)

This Fall

2) Teen & Adults Learn to Read Quran from Scratch

Saturdays in September starting September 3, 1pm - 4pm

3) Teacher Training  - don't miss it!

Saturdays in September starting September 3, 4pm - 10pm

Call now to register: 703-598-3236

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Still Open for Teens!

Teen Boys & Girls - Learn to Read Qur'an
(also open to adults)
Mondays, Wednesday, Saturdays 1pm - 4pm
goes to 2nd week in August
$175 for the course
$25 materials

Come this Monday July 11 at 1pm to Register & Start Class

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Registration Closing, But Still Some Time Left...

Register Onsite

1) Teacher Training: Get certified by Sheikh Mohamed ar Raee in teaching how to read the Qur'an using the Noorani Qa'idah book. July 7, 4pm
2) Beginner's Teen & Adults Class: Saturday, July 9 at 1pm
3) Tajweed Level 1: Saturday, July 9 at 4pm
4) Ijazza program: Sheikh will supervise student review of memorized portion up to whole Quran and give certificate.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Teacher Training Contact Info

For information about Teacher Training and other classes taught by Sheikh ar Ra'ee

please call: 202-270-4379


No Classes July 4th

There will be no classes on July 4th because of the national holiday.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

UPDATE: Teen & Adult Summer Classes

For the Adult & Teen Class Taught by Shaykh Ar Ra'ee this Summer, Please Note these Updates:
  • The course is $175
  • There is an option to extend the course for 2 weeks from August 1 - 14, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1pm - 4pm at no additional cost

Teen & Adult Summer Classes

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

No Children's Class on Monday July 4th

In recognition of the July 4th national holiday, there will be no children's classes on Monday, July 4th.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Global Qur’an Memorization Academy is Offering Ijazza (certification) in Qur’an Memorization

With the connected chain of narration to Prophet Mohammad
 peace and prayers be upon him
 Under the direct supervision of Sheikh Mohammad Ar’raee

Program Introduction
This program is for students who already completed the Memorization of the Holy Quran and who wish to obtain an Ijazza (i.e. License), with Isnaad (i.e. chain of narration to Prophet Muhammad, peace and prayers be upon him).

An Ijazza is a certification given to an individual upon proving excellence and mastery in Qur’an memorization, recitation and pronunciation.
Ijazza type
The program is offering two types of Ijazza (certification):
1)      Ijazza for the narration of Hafs ‘An ‘Aasim from the method of Ash-Shaatibiyyah
2)      Ijazza for the narration of Hamami ‘An’ Alfeel from the method  of Tayebat Annashr with Qasr Al-Munfasil
Program Duration: one month
The program will meet four days per week for four hours per day starting July 2nd through July 30th.

• Memorization of the entire Qur’an
• It is preferred, although not required, to have passed tajweed courses, or to know the tajweed poem by Imaam Al-Jazari
• It is preferred, although not required, to know chapters two & three from Minhaj Al-Muslim book
• It is preferred, although not required, to know the merits of the Qur’an

Program Details
1)      Each student is expected to recite the Qur’an from cover to cover, during this month to the instructor.
2)      Each student’s Qur’an recitation will be evaluated accordingly by the Sheikh.  Based on the outcome of this evaluation, students will either be admitted directly into the Ijazza program, or they will be assigned additional studies to further improve their recitation, and to qualify for admission.  This might include studying Tajweed.
3)      The Sheikh will assign the time for each student to listen to his/her Qur’an recitation.
4)      The program is open to all students, males and females.

5)      Upon successful completion of the program, students will be issued the Ijazza reflecting that they met the requirements of the program, which permits them to teach.


• Students should commit to attendance according to their individual schedules.
• Students should commit to reciting the amount that is allocated for them.
• Students must take the time to review with partners in class before they recite to the sheikh, to ensure minimum number of mistakes.

Program Fees

$1,500.00 for the entire program paid in three installments ($500 x 3).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Adult & Teen courses Registeration Dates

Summer Adult & Teen courses
At Shirley Gate Masjid

Adult & Teen courses are taught under the supervision of Sheikh AR'raee

Register in Person

Mondays & Wednesdays May 16-June 1
As well as Sundays May 22 & 29

Teen and Adult Course Mon/Wed/Sat: July 2 – July 30
            1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ($225 + $25 materials)

Teen and Adult Course Tue/Thu/Sat: July 3 – July 30
            1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ($225 + $25 materials)

Adults Noorani Teacher Training: ($100 + $25 materials)
A:        July 4– 7 & July 11-14 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  B:      July 18– 21 & July 25-28 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tajweed level 1 Intensive Course: Saturdays July 2 – July 30
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm ($100)

Ijazza Program: Monday - Thursday July 2 – July 30
8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Price TBD)

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