Madrasah Syllabus

The purpose of these Madrasah classes is to teach our children the basics of our Deen, Islam. The emphasis will be on recitation of the Qur’aan through proper pronunciation and fluency. Attending classes in person strengthens the child’s Tarbiyat (manners, etiquettes, and personal development). 

Parents must be active in their child’s learning and development progress. It is necessary that parents spend 30-60 minutes a day with their child’s lessons and regularly check and revise the learning done in class. 

An outline of the syllabus for both boys and girls’ classes is as follows:

Qur’aan60-minute session



  • Qaidah
  • Juz Amma
  • Qur’aan
  • Hifz from Juz Amma
  • Tajweed rules
  • Duas
Islamiyaat30-minute session



  • Safar Islamic Studies series:
    • Aqidah (Islamic Creed)
    • Fiqh (Jurisprudence)
    • History
    • Sīrah (Biography)
    • Personal/ Language Development
  • Tasheel Ahaadith (Hadith made easy)



Students will: 

  1. Learn to accurately recognise letters and symbols in Arabic. 
  2. Be able to spell and pronounce words fully and correctly in Arabic.
  3. Be able to recite phrases and sentences in Arabic with confidence and fluency. 

How the students progress: Students will receive a lesson according to their ability (e.g, initially one line of the page to learn and recite per day) as well as a revision/back lesson (consisting of a half page to one page). 

We will use the Abridged Qaaidah from the Safar series ONLY as our main Qaaidah.


Upon completion of the Qaidah, students will begin their lesson of recitation of Qur’aan from Juz 30 (beginning with Surah Naas). 

They will receive a lesson to recite by looking at the text (Naazirah) which will be given according to their ability (e.g. 1-2 verses/ayaat or the entire surah). 

The student must learn their lesson properly with correct pronunciation and fluency with minimal/no errors in order to receive a new lesson. It is expected that a student practises and receives a new lesson each day, yet it is at the discretion of the Ustad/a who is under no obligation to give a new lesson if the student makes multiple errors in pronunciation or fluency. 

Students will also receive a revision/back lesson to recite in addition to their new lesson. 

Upon completion of Juz Amma, the students will begin their Naazirah of the Qur’aan from Surah Fatihah and Surah Baqarah. They will initially receive 1-2 verses/ayat per lesson per day which will increase by half a page by Juz 10 and 1-2 pages by Juz 20. 

NOTE: this is given according to the students ability and teacher discretion.

To obtain a passing certificate from the Madrasah, the student must be able to confidently recite the text of Qur’aan from any part with minimal/no errors.


A student will begin their Hifz lesson while they are learning their Naazirah of Qur’aan. After reaching Surah Duha in Juz Amma, they will begin memorisation of Surah Fatiha, then from Surah Naas onwards to Surah Naba’a. 

Memorisation will be done by the student learning from the first ayat of the surah and will recite their lesson to the Ustaad/a from the first ayat till the surah is completed. NOTE: this lesson is given according to the students ability and teacher discretion (e.g one ayat a day).

Once memorisation of Juz Amma is completed, students will learn the following Masnoon surahs in this order- Surah Mulk, Waqia, Dukkan, Ya Seen, Sajda & Kahf. After this the student will learn the 29th Para. From here they will start Surah Baqarah.

Full-time Hifz

A child studying full-time Hifz will receive three lessons in a day: 

  • Sabak (new lesson) 
  • Sabak Dohr (most recent 10 pages working back from the new lesson) 
  • Dohr (1 Juz a day after two Juz have been memorised. 2 Juz a day after 5 Juz have been memorised. 3 Juz a day after 15 Juz have been memorised. 5 Juz a day after 25 Juz have been memorised.)

On completion of a Juz, the student will have to read the entire Juz in one sitting making a MAXIMUM of 5 mistakes. Once the primary Ustaad/a is satisfied they will get checked by another Ustaad/a. Once the student has passed both tests will they be able to move on to the next Juz. This is compulsory, there is no bending of this rule. NO EXCEPTION.

For daily Dohr lessons- a student cannot make more than 3 mistakes. If they do, the Ustaad/a will hand them their Qur’aan and send them to practise it again. If an entire week passes with the student making consistent mistakes, it is the Ustaad/a responsibility to stop all lessons IMMEDIATELY until a state where the student is fluent in their Dohr.

NOTE: Dohr is the most important lesson. 

To obtain a passing certificate from the Madrasah, the student must be able to recite the entire Qur’aan from memory. This can be done in two ways.

  1. In one sitting. This will be done starting from after Fajr Salaah of the particular day they are tested with breaks in between for breakfast etc.
  2. 6 Juz a day for five consecutive days


The students will use the ‘Duas in the life of a Muslim’ book to learn Duas. 

Students will begin learning their Duas once they have completed half of the Qaaidah. 

Students must learn the name, Arabic and English translation of each Dua.

Note: If a student joins Madrasah in the middle of the curriculum year or age, then the Ustaad/a will test them of their ability and place them accordingly in their learning progress. This may mean that the Ustaad/a may need to make adjustments in their teaching (e.g, teaching the Masnoon Duas even though a student is still learning to recognise letters in the Qaaidah).


The Safar Islamic Studies series is used to teach Islamiyat. Based on the student’s age and ability they will be placed in their respective grade by the Ustaad/a. The books begin from grade 1 to grade 8. Grade 1 is targeted at five-year old level. 

Each topic within a grade is designed to be taught in approximately one week. Students use the textbook to read and learn about the topic. This can be done by the Ustaad/a reading the text out aloud to the student. Or, by individual reading. 

Thereafter, the student will use this knowledge to complete the corresponding activity in their workbook. 

The workbook will be checked weekly by the Ustaad/a. 

As each topic is completed, the Ustaad/a will verbally asses the students knowledge by asking them questions which can be found in the Safar workbook. The exception to this process is once a child reaches Grade 7. There is too much content per lesson. The Ustaad/a must instead use a combination of the textbook, workbook, and teacher guide to ask questions of the student. Some lessons take more than one day to complete. Break the lessons up where required to test the students’ knowledge.

The Ustaad/a will sign and date students completed work ONLY after the verbal test has been completed.

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