5301 Edgewood Rd, College Park, MD 20740
Ph: 301-307-5720

 

quran@darussalaam.org
Fax: 240-985-8253

Monday – Friday | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Saturday – Sunday | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm



 

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Courses

All courses (except where specifically stated) are available in an in-person format as well as a virtual class via Zoom.

Bridge to Reading Quran (Levels 1-4)
Using the same Al-Huda School curriculum for reading the Qur’an, Bridge-to-Reading teaches young students how to be strong readers. 

Level 1 begins with alphabet recognition and vowel markings and by Level 4, students are able to read pages independently from the mushaf. Bridge-to-Reading utilizes Sr. Rola Odeh’s books which are based on the classical “Qa’idah Nurraniyah”  with added colorful activities and practice exercises on the concepts introduced. 

Book 1 is used for levels 1-2 and Book 2 is used for levels 3-4. 

Timings for weekend class: Sat & Sun (11 am – 1 pm)
Timings for weekday, after-school class (brothers & sisters): Mon and Wed (4 pm-6 pm)

Mus-haf Reading 
Memorization is much easier when the student can read fluently from the mushaf. 

This class helps to develop reading skills by working on accuracy and fluency of reading. It is divided into three levels – beginning, intermediate and advanced. By the end of the advanced level, a reader should be able to open any page of the mus-haf  and read it quickly and correctly.

The Beginning level is for readers who have just completed the Bridge to Reading Quran or Qaidah Nuraniyah course and are transitioning to mus-haf reading. At this level, the student may need frequent reminders on how to apply reading rules they have previously learned and they would be “slower” readers as they build confidence in their reading abilities. 

At the Intermediate level, the student has become much more confident in their reading ability and is able to read without much help from the teacher. They would be learning how to identify tajweed rules and apply them (even though they may not know the names of the tajweed rules). The emphasis at this level is on building fluency and speed of reading. 

At the Advanced level, the student is expected to be a fluent and accurate reader who is able to implement basic rules of tajweed as they read. Under the guidance of the teacher, they would complete at least one complete reading of the entire Quran during the academic year. The goal of this level is to expose the student to the whole Quran and help them develop a sense of familiarity with the surahs in it, in order to prepare them to start a memorization program.   

Timings for weekend class: Sat & Sun (11 am – 1 pm)
Timings for weekday class (brothers & sisters): Mon & Wed (4 pm – 6 pm)

Part-Time Hifzh (Weekends & After School)
For those who are not able to commit to a full-time hifzh program, the Qur’an Institute offers a part-time memorization option. These classes are individually paced and are conducted twice a week (with a weekend-only option or a twice weekly after-school option). They are open to boys and girls and adult brothers and sisters, who can read fluently from the mus-haf. 

Depending on the individual pacing, students have been able to memorize between one and five ajzaa in this class during the academic year. 

Timings for weekend class : Sat & Sun (11 am – 1 pm)
Timings for weekday, after-school class (brothers & sisters): Mon and Wed (4 pm-6 pm)

Daily Part-Time Hifzh (online only) 
For those who are able to commit to daily memorization and review and would like to speed up their memorization, part-time hifzh classes with a DAILY session are available for both girls and boys, and adult brothers and sisters.

This class is also individually paced with daily memorization and review assignments. 

Timings for brothers: Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur (4 pm – 6 pm) 
Timings for sisters: Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri (4 pm – 6 pm)

Hifzh Review (brothers)
Regular reviewing is the key to retention! 

The brothers’ review class takes place once a week. It helps the haafizh to maintain the strength of their hifzh and prepares them to lead the Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan.

Timing: Every Friday (3 pm – 5 pm)

Hifzh Review (sisters, online only)
Under the tutelage of Sr. Maha Rashed, the sisters’ review class will take place four times a week, with a two-hour session each time. Students will be divided into groups at different paces of review. Each group will have the goal of going over a set number of ajzaa during the academic year, according to the pacing choice of that group. 

Timings: Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur (8 pm – 10 pm)

Tajweed (sisters, online only)
Under the instruction of Sister Maha Rashed, sisters are taught the correct pronunciation of the letters with all their qualities and are also taught the application of rules of tajweed. 

Timings: Mon & Wed (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Arabic Immersion (online only)
Under the instruction of Sister Maha Rashed, students are immersed in an enriching Arabic language experience, as they build their vocabulary and develop their conversational skills. This course teaches modern, classical Arabic and grammar rules are also covered. Engaging games and activities are used to get students to speak and understand Arabic in a fun and exciting setting. The goal is to enable students to develop Arabic verbal communication skills and create an opportunity to apply these skills to real-life situations. The curriculum that will be used is the أحب العربية Uhibbul Arabiyyah series. Each lesson contains systematic instruction on vocabulary, sentence structure, and expressions. 

Classes are available for boys and girls in the age range of 8 -18 years and are in the form of 12-week modules. 

The levels being offered are:

Beginners Level 1: For students who have not previously taken any Arabic immersion course.
Beginners Level 2: For students who have previously completed the Level 1A or Level 1B modules with our program. New students may also test into this level. 
Intermediate Class: For students who have previously completed the Intermediate module in our program. This course will be a continuation of that module. 

The timings of the classes are as follows: 

Beginners Level 1: Mondays & Wednesdays (4:00 pm-5:00 pm EST)
Beginners Level 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays (4:00 pm-5:00 pm EST)
Intermediate Module: Saturdays & Sundays (4:00 pm-5:00 pm EST)

Hifzh Club
A fun-filled memorization club for kids aged 3 years to 7 years old that uses arts, crafts and hands-on activities to keep the child engaged. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet and Arabic numbers, short surahs, as well as stories from the Qur’an. 

Under the creative instruction of Sister Itrat Azad, this class helps to introduce and plant the seeds of love for Allah and the Qur’an, in shaa Allah, while covering the memorization of Juzz Amma (Juzz 30 of the Quran). 

Timings: TBD (please contact quran@darussalaam.org for further details

Jump Start
For students in the 7-9 years of age range, who would like to focus on memorizing and are not yet reading, jump start classes may be the best fit. The class format is based on repetition after the teacher and incorporates activities associated with the surahs being memorized. 

Timings for girls’ class: Tue & Thurs (4 pm – 5 pm)
Timings for boys’ class: Mon & Wed (4 pm – 5 pm)

Quran Mentoring Program (online only)
Under the mentorship of Sr. Amber, students will get an opportunity to discuss their Quran and Islamic self-development goals and devise a roadmap of how to achieve them. Attention will be given not just to the achievement of the external goals (eg. memorizing a certain portion of the Quran, learning how to pray, etc.) but also to the nurturing and development of inner motivation and drive to do what is pleasing to Allah. The student will have weekly one-on-one sessions with Sr. Amber for the duration of the academic year. 

This is a golden opportunity to address the tarbiyah needs of our youth under the guidance of a qualified and experienced mentor!

Timings: Sat & Sun (at predetermined times as arranged between the teacher and student).

 

Tuition & Fees

CLASS ANNUAL FEE  MONTHLY FEE*
Weekend Classes  $540 $60
Weekday Classes (twice weekly) $540 $60
Daily Part-Time Hifzh (four days a week) $1,800 $200
Hifzh Club  $315 $35
Jump Start  $540 $60
Arabic Immersion 
$150 (for 12-week module)
$50
Hifzh Review (Brothers, once a week) $315 $35
Hifzh Review                                                           (Sisters, four times a week) $1,800 $200
Youth and Adult Mentoring Program (three hours per week, customized one-on-one sessions addressing Quran and Islamic tarbiyah needs of the individual) $900 $100
* These are annual tuition fees by default and the monthly figures given above will be used to figure out the prorated tuition fees to charge in the event a child enrolls after the first day of school. A child attending any day in a month will owe the full “monthly” tuition for that month.
Book Fees 
Bridge to Reading Quran (physical book for onsite classes)  $30 non-refundable
Bridge to Reading Quran (digital book for online classes) $10 non-refundable 
Learn to Read Quran (physical book for onsite classes) $10 non-refundable 
Learn to Read Quran (digital book for online classes) $5 non-refundable 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you offer scholarships (financial aid)?
    • It is our policy to not let financial issues become an obstacle for any sincere seeker of Quranic and Islamic knowledge. We believe this knowledge is the inheritance of the Prophet (sallahu alaihi wasalam) and we are honored to be blessed with the ability to share it with others. We invite those seeking scholarships to contact us at quran@darussalaam.org and we will do our best to work with every individual to ease their journey of seeking knowledge. 
    • Please note that any scholarship student will be expected to be diligent in their studies, be punctual in their attendance, and demonstrate exemplary conduct. The administration reserves the right to deny or revoke a scholarship if a student does not meet any of these expectations. 
  • Do you offer sibling or family discounts?
    • We have tried our best to keep our tuition fees to a minimum while still covering our operating expenses. We are not able to offer sibling/family discounts at this time. Please contact us at quran@darussalaam.org if you wish to discuss scholarship options. 
  • What are your dress code requirements and other policies?
    • All students are expected to adhere to a modest, Islamic dress code for onsite as well as online classes. This includes a hijab for older girls. 
    • Students are not allowed to use cell phones during class time for onsite classes. 
    • Onsite students must be picked up in a timely manner once the class is over. Students who are consistently late in being picked up and with whom the administration has discussed the issue, will be fined for late pick-up at the following rate: $5 for the first fifteen minutes of delay, and $1/minute thereafter. 
    • All students are expected to be respectful and cooperative at all times, with their teachers and their classmates. 
    • Online students should be in a quiet and undistracted location for their classes. The use of a headset is recommended to help the student to focus on their class. We recommend that a dedicated workspace be allocated for each child. 
    • Online students must have a functioning camera and are expected to have it turned on for the duration of the class. 
    • All students are expected to attend their classes consistently. Frequent or extended absences will cause a student to fall behind in their work and not be able to derive full benefit from the program. If a student demonstrates a lack of commitment to regular attendance, their enrollment in the program may be terminated, especially for courses with other students on waiting lists. 
  • What is your policy on withdrawing from a class in the middle of the year?
    • A student who wants to withdraw from any Qur’an Institute class must officially notify the administration by submitting the withdrawal form (clickable link).
  • Can a student enroll in a course after it has started?
    • Yes, most of our courses can accommodate year-round enrollment. 
    • A student who joins later in the academic year will be assigned a tutor to help him/her catch up to the level of the rest of the class. Alternatively, if there are enough students interested in joining a class later in the year, a new section of that class may be started up.