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