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IQRA’ Denounces the Attack on Jewish Community – Press Release

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

For Immediate Release—
(Skokie, IL. 4-14-2014)—IQRA’ International Educational Foundation is deeply saddened by the tragic shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas on the 13th of April, 2014. Three innocent people were killed in this senseless hate killing.
Dr. Abidullah Ghazi, the President of IQRA’ said:
“Our prayers are for the victims, families and the community of this tragic shooting. We are dismayed for the loss of innocent lives. Our prayers and sympathy go to the family and community of the victims. We condemn this act of violence as well all acts of violence which involve the loss of life and infliction of injuries to the innocent people.”

IQRA’ Qur’an Adult Class / 8 Week Course

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

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In this Eight week course we will going to study Tafsir of Surah Al-Imran which will be taught by Prof. Omer Mozaffar of Loyola University. (twitter.com/Mozaffar)

Resource Material -> Access Surah Al-Imran at www.Quran.com

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This event will be hosted at IQRA’ International Educational Foundation Skokie HQ www.iqrafoundation.com

Free live video broadcast feed will be on-air during the class www.iqrafoundation.com

Class will start from April 18th 2014 to June 13th 2014
Class will be conducted on every Friday of the week from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

$40 is registration fee
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Video of all the class sessions will be archived on IQRA’ YouTube channel for future use.

If you have questions or concern then please feel free to call Shahrukh Hasan at 312-532-7226 or call IQRA’ Skokie HQ AT 847-673-4072

Teach Your Kids the Sunnah: Caring for the Earth

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

Earth DayDid you know April 22 is national Earth Day!  It is a special day that is set aside annually to create awareness about important environmental issues.  Children across America use this month to reflect on our planet and study the different ways to keep it healthy.

Earth Day is a good opportunity to tie in what your children are learning in school to Islam.  Explain to your children what it means to be Allah’s Kalifah – explain that Muslims have a serious responsibility to care for all of Allah’s creations.   Learn about the benefits of caring for our planet by reading environmental hadith.  And finally follow the Sunnah by taking action.  Here are some simple ways in which your family can work together and contribute to the well-being of plants, animals, and naturals resources.  (more…)

Muslims Now Using Standardized Tests – Creating Uniformity in Islamic Education

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Featured Article | 4 comments

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What is a Standardized Test? A form of  test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions in order to objectively measure a student’s or group of student’s mastery of core curricula concepts. 

 

 How Does this Apply to Islamic Education? Since the establishment of Islamic institutions in North America, administrators have all agonized over the same issue: What to teach? Over the years, Islamic schools across America ended up making individualized decisions on curriculum instead of collaborating to define national benchmarks.  What researchers are finding now is that learning outcomes very tremendously from child to child, school to school, and state to state. While some schools focus heavily on Quranic memorization, other schools prefer to concentrate on the principles of Aqidah, Fiqh, and Akhlaq, while others prefer not to teach Aqidah and Fiqh at all. 

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7th Week – Youth Class by Prof Omer Mozaffar

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

Following are the video recording of Youth Class which was conducted by Prof. Omer Mozaffar on March-07-2014 at 6-7:15PM Chicago time.

You can also tune-in to our live video broadcast of this same class during the class hours at http://iqrafoundation.com/live-stream/
And you can ask questions by joining the chat on this same page.


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Education News

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

Teaching Kids about the Nobel Women in Islam

Author Samana Khan

Did you know that all around the world March is annually recognized as Women’s History Month? During this time students spend several weeks learning about the contributions of women made in history and today. Don’t miss an opportunity to connect Islam to what is being learned in school!

It is important for both our daughters and sons to be knowledgeable about the essential role of women in Islam. By encouraging our children to study pious women throughout history we help establish respect for women, encourage success among young girls, and provide exemplary models of piety and devotion for all. The Qur’an and Hadith cite numerous examples of women that are highly praised by Allah (swt). Make time to study these distinguished women with your kids. Know their historical accounts, pious character, and contributions to Islam.

Study Guides: Printable worksheets and activities

Print (pdf): Fatima (R) Flab Book (for ages 2 – 5)
Print (pdf): Nobel Women Word Search (for elementary age)
Print (pdf): Biography Organizer (for elementary age)
Print (pdf): Internet Scavenger Hunt (for junior high / high school)

Quick Facts for Kids:

• Mariam (R) and Asiya (R) are excellent example of mothers. They gave their child the best care and always trusted in Allah (swt).

• Khadijah (R) is highly respected because of her devotion to her family and contributions to society. Khadijah (R) ran a successful business and provided support and encouragement that Rasulullah (s) needed to start spreading the message of Islam.

• Aisha (R) many remarkable traits. One of them is that she is known to be one of the most knowledgeable women in Islam. She had a great love for learning; in addition to the Qur’an she memorized over two thousand Hadith!

• Fatima (R) was one of the best examples for all human beings. She was the perfect daughter and the perfect example of patience, gratitude, generosity, kindness, and purity.

• Did you know a woman fought in the Battle of Uhud? Al-Ansariya Nusaiba, known for her courage, spirituality, and determination helped spread Rasulullah’s message.

• Question: What are ways or reasons why Muslim women are praised today?