Nur Ul Islam will offer a multitude of various Educational services and programs. Some will be seasonal while others will be offered all year round. The programs will be categorized under several subcategories.
After the Fajr and Isha Salaah a hadith is being recited in Arabic followed by an English translation. This serves as a daily advice to those attending while getting them familiar with the various sayings of our beloved Prophet (SA)
Qurán Recitation Classes
Nur Ul Islam offers an adult Qurán recitation class for both brothers and sisters. The age group for this course is usually from 18 to 90 years. For those below the age of 18 years, the weekend Madrassah is offers a similar class. Exceptions can be made for those who are between the ages of 16 to 18 years who cannot attend the Madrassah. This is a ten session course consisting of one hour of Quránic recitation lessons followed by half an hour of Islamic Studies. The course is offered at various times of the year. The course has a basic text which is offered free of charge with options for affording students to donate towards offsetting the cost of the book. The day and time of meeting are based on the convenience of the teacher and students and is agreed upon on the first day of class. Graduating students are given a certificate of accomplishment from Nur Ul Islam.
Qurán Tajweed Classes
Nur Ul Islam offers a Qurán tajweed course for adult brothers and sisters. This course teaches one hour of Tajweed rules along with half an hour of Islamic Studies. It runs for about ten weeks and it covers all the main areas of the rules of tajweed. The age group for this course is usually from 18 to 90 years. For those below the age of 18 years, the weekend Madrassah is offers a similar class. Exceptions can be made for those who are between the ages of 16 to 18 years who cannot attend the Madrassah. The course is offered at various times of the year. Students must purchase the recommended text as part of the course. The day and time of meeting are based on the convenience of the teacher and students and is agreed upon on the first day of class. Graduating students are given a certificate of accomplishment from Nur Ul Islam.
New Muslim Classes
The new Muslim classes are special classes held for new Muslims who desire to learn their religion more. It is offered even if there is only one person in the class. The class teaches the new Muslim the rules of how to pray, learning to recite the Qurán and also the various ritual practices required by Islam. The class is interactive and also teaches the student about the basic tenets of the religion. The class is also a forum for the new Muslims to feel comfortable and to get their concerns and queries addressed. It is also a social forum that facilities them becoming part of the Muslim Community.
Those who desire to learn how to pray and along with its basic tenets will be assigned a personal Salaah Coach who will assist them one on one to learn to pray. Supplementary textbooks will be provided to such individuals by Nur Ul Islam.
The weekend Madrassah is a very important project of Nur Ul Islam. Students from 5 years of age to 18 years of age can attend and learn their faith and its various practices. The Madrassh is held on Sundays from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm. It teaches the students to recite the Qurán, pray Salaah and learn the basics of the religion. It is done in an atmosphere of brotherhood and students are encouraged to make friends. Lunch is provided as part of the program. Textbooks should preferably be bought by parents but will be given free of charge to those in need. The Madrassh is intended to build the knowledge, manners and character of our young people.
Full Time Islamic School (NUIA)
Nur Ul Islam Academy provides a full time school from kindergarten to grade twelve (12). It is designed to teach both the academic requirements of the State of Florida along with Islamic knowledge and etiquette. Students study in a beautiful, safe environment and are connected to caring teachers and staff. Since this is a private school, fees are required but assistance is available to needy students. For more details one can visit their website at www.nuia.org
After Fajr on Sunday there is a lecture that lasts 10 minutes on a relevant Islamic topic. This is intended to provide useful knowledge to those who come for the weekend. Sometimes coffee and snacks are also provided and it is here that real interactions and discussions take place.
Nur Ul Islam holds special seminars from time to time based on the needs of the community and also on requests from members. These seminars can be as little as four hours long to as long as two full days. Members are encouraged to suggest topics for seminars that they consider necessary for the community. To see what seminar are being held one can visit the website of Nur Ul Islam and see the plans for the year that is posted with dates.
This is a new service that is being launched. It seeks to provide to the young people, a Life Coach who can assist them to navigate their career and other concerns. It is intended to provide guidance and direction, support and good advice to the youth in a confidential manner. It is done on a one to one basis.
Nur Ul Islam works with the Lifespan Holistic Health Network (LHHN) group to provide programs and opportunities for seniors. This LHHN holds a monthly seminar where attendees get free medical checkup, listen to lifestyle related topics both from an academic and Islamic point of view. Free breakfast and lunch are provided as part of the seminar. The venue is rotated and held at different masjids.