The Every Hour Counts Mosque Syllabus
For the first time, a simple and straightforward syllabus based on hours of educational activity is presented to UK mosques
On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr 1436/2015, Jamia Al-Karam is pleased to announce the release of the ‘Every Hour Counts Mosque Syllabus’, prepared by its founder and principal, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. For the first time, an hourly breakdown of education and teaching time taking place within UK mosques has been analysed with a suggested curriculum presented for male and female pupils of secondary education age 11-16 years.
For the past forty years, there has been a continuous and general assertion that there is no formal and effective syllabus in place for mosque classes in the UK. As such there has been a growing need for a structure that takes into consideration the pupils, the teachers and the present realities within the mosques so that any proposed suggestion is both effective and practicable. Shaykh Pirzada is an established scholar and teacher who is gifted with the ability to simplify complex issues and provide easy remedies to difficulties, from which every type of audience can take benefit.
In this regard, the ‘Every Hour Counts Mosque Syllabus’ is a very simple and straightforward analysis of hours spent by pupils in the mosques, with the syllabus itself being broad and balanced, and adaptable and flexible to the circumstances of individual mosques. The syllabus is for secondary age pupils, which means that it begins from the age of 11 years whereby pupils would have already completed the phases of learning to read and recite the Qur’an, memorising the essentials for worship and knowing the very basics of Islam.
The period of wait is now over and UK mosques, and parents and their children, are presented with this unique syllabus as a gift on this blessed occasion of Eid al-Fitr. If this syllabus is followed thorough, the young Muslims who would have completed such a programme of study in the mosques will have acquired knowledge of the Qur’an and the Hadith in a proper manner, whilst also having grasped their identity as devout Muslims and proud British citizens.