Study of the Holy Quran begins in Kindergarten and continues through completion of High School. The youngest students learn to memorize and recite small surahs of the Quran in Kindergarten. In grades 1-3, students receive instruction in the subject of Qira’a (reading and recitation) and are formally introduced to the subject of Hifz (memorization). Upon achieving reading fluency, students are directed towards intense efforts at memorization with concomitant instruction in Qira’a in grades 4-7. Students then finish and polish their learning of memorization and recitation in grades 8-12. Many IQA students achieve certificates of Hifz (memorization) throughout the grade levels and all students receive Ijazah instruction in their Junior and Senior years of high school.
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