The aim of IOK’s Islamic Studies program is to build a strong Muslim identity and a practical understanding of Islam based on the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah. The Islamic Studies curriculum takes a gradual approach in creating a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
Beliefs: Students learn about the six articles of faith and the five pillars of Islam. Students are introduced to the concepts of belief at a level that is appropriate for their age.
Hadith: Students will explore sayings of the Prophet (saw) related to good morals, behavior and virtues.
Fiqh: Students will learn the rules and regulations related to acts of worship. Each year they will be introduced to the subject matter at a level that is appropriate for their age.
Manners and Morals: Students will learn about the Islamic code of behavior related to manners and morals. They are taught about respect for parents, teachers, elders and neighbors. They will learn manners such as politeness, kindness and cleanliness. The objective of this subject is to build the character of the student keeping in mind the hadith of the Prophet (saw), “I have been sent to perfect good character.”
History: Students will cover stories of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran. They will also cover a detailed study of the life of the Prophet (saw) and his companions.
Quranic Program: High School
Quran is taught through individualized instruction that incorporates correct memorization, review of new lessons (sabaq) and ongoing cumulative review (manzil) in accordance with individually assigned daily and monthly goals. Goals are determined in accordance with the student’s demonstrated ability to memorize. The generalized Hifdh program is a standard plan by which the average student may memorize a moderate portion of the Quran each year working towards completion in high school.
All students will use a curriculum that focusses on reading, reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary.