The Islamic Foundation
of North America
Group Identity: All those students who passed level 4
only. Boys and girls will be in separate classes taught preferably by
teachers of their own gender.
Clothing Requirement: Boys will wear a light blue kufi or topi.
girls will wear a similar colored hijab.
Mastery Focus: Advanced knowledge of Arabic grammar, fiqh, Shari'ah, the principles of Tafseer
and ahadith. A holistic presentation of Islamic Philosophy. The history of science and achievement in Islam. Famous
Muslim reformers and renewers will be highlighted. Islamic history from
the Ummayids to the Ottomans will be explored.
Methodology: This level will be divided into four classes as in
previous levels. The fourth class to be physical fitness and/or martial
Discussion: At this age level, questions that are probing and honest
will come up. They must be answered in a straightforward manner with no
Textbooks: The Following Textbooks will be Used. (Others to be
|Segment 1: "What Islam is All About."
By Yahiya Emerick. (www.noorart.com)
A Journey Through the
Holy Qur'an by
|Segment 2: "A Study of Hadith" By Khalid
(From Islamicbookstore.com) "Access to Qur'anic Arabic". (From
|Segment 3: "The Illustrated History of Islam"
By Dr. Abdur Rauf. (Halalco) Girls will also have the added
textbook, "Muslim Woman's Handbook" by Huda Khattab.|
Specific Skills to Teach in Each Segment: The textbooks above contain
all the required knowledge for this grade.
The Final Word: After this level has been mastered, deeper knowledge
of Islam and the Muslim experience can be explored. A comprehensive
written exam will determine if the student is able to pass to the next
level. It is critical that behavior also be graded throughout the school