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Hifz Program

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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Alhamdulilah, all praise be to Allah,  Sundas Hilal from 10th grade completed her hifz earlier this year. Sundas is the 100th student to complete her hifz at IANT Quranic Academy.
During our annual banquet in February 2015, we mentioned there being a hifz competition between two twelfth graders: Halima Khan and Mouadh Ayachi. MashaAllah, Sundas went in and took the place for the 100th hafiza.
Our contest triggered good competition. As the Quran mentions: {ُ ٌ وَفِي ذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَتَنَافَسِ الْمُتَنَافِسُونَ} [المطففين : 26] – “… Whose sealing is musk; for this then let the competitors compete.”
Please keep all of our students and their teachers in your duas as they strive to become the next generation of American Muslim Scholars.

Click here to view our ‘Huffaz Hall of Fame’!