Formerly Gateway Virtual Academy

Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies classes are offered to students on a first come first serve basis. Once 15 seats are filled in each course, the courses will no longer be available.

Parents can choose up to one Islamic studies course upon registration at no charge. Additional Islamic studies courses are offered for an additional $100/mon per course. 

We are proud to announce that we will offer additional Islamic studies for the upcoming school year. 

The following courses are offered for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Quran

Iqra  (CLASS FULL for the 23/24 Academic Year) – This course is for students who have very minimal or no knowledge of how to read. Students will learn from the Noor Albayan Since students at this level are at the beginning stages of reading, this course will be taught at a slow pace for the duration of the academic year, to ensure proficiency. Students are expected to complete the course by the end of the school year.

Tajweed Students who have completed the beginners reading course will read from the Quran applying the rules of tajweed. The teacher will correct students and review the rules learned in the previous Qaaidah course. Students will complete portions from Juz Amma (30) and Juz Tabarak (29) during this course in preparation for their advancement to the Hifz class in the next school year upon successful completion.

Hifz Al Quran Students who are proficient in reading will memorize portions of the Qur’an according to their entry-level capabilities. Students may be required to take a proficiency test for entry into this course.

*Students are required to obtain a copy of Tafsir Ibn Katheer 

Arabic

Level 2

Course Material:  Madinah Arabic Book 1

This book covers:

  • Demonstrative pronouns (This-that)
  • The definite article (al)
  • Question tools (what -where-Does-who-whose) 
  • Prepositions 
  • Adjectives 
  • Singular detached Pronouns
  • Possession
  • Definite and indefinite nouns
  • Gender 
  • Possessive pronouns

Prerequisites:

  • Students enrolling in this class must have already completed Arabic 1 (Qa’idah) at least, therefore they should be able to read Arabic proficiently.
  • Students must be in Grade 4 or higher. Credits are only offered in middle school and higher. 

Level 3:

Course Material: Madinah Arabic Book 2

This book covers:

  • Relative pronouns 
  • Sound and broken plural
  • Plural detached pronouns 
  • Intro to verbs conjunction 
  • Rational and Irrational nouns
  • Numbers(1 to 99)
  • Dipototes 
  • Language functions

Prerequisites:

  • Arabic Level 1 OR successfully pass our placement test (70% or higher)
  • Students must be in Grade 4 or higher. Credits are only offered in middle school and higher. 

Level 4: 

Course Material: Madinah Arabic Book 3

This book covers: 

  • Nominal and Verbal sentence 
  • Sisters of Inna
  • Numbers (Tens and Thousands)
  • Comparative and superlative adjectives
  • Simple Present and past tense verbs
  • Negation 
  • Subject and Object 
  • Cases of Eraab 
  • Verb of Wonder 
  • Imperatives 
  • Language functions

Prerequisites:

  • Arabic Level 2 OR successfully pass our placement test (70% or higher)
  • Students must be in Grade 4 or higher. Credits are only offered in middle school and higher. 

 

Imam Nawawi 40 Hadith 

These 40 Hadith convey the foundational principles of our religion. Students will learn the explanation of this famous work and will memorize a selected portion. 

Islamic Basics - Elementary - 

Elementary students will learn the following sciences at a beginner's level. 

  • Who is Allah/Tawheed 
  • Basic Aqeedah Principals 
  • Basic Fiqh (salat, wudu, fasting)
  • Pillars of Islam 
  • Manners 

 

After - School Program 

These classes are only offered after-school to service students outside of GVA as well. Please check the class schedule for exact times. The fees for these courses are $60 per course. 

Aqeedah 

This course will cover the fundamentals of the Islamic Creed by Imam Tahawiyy from his famous text Aqeedah Tahawiyyah.

Fiqh - Imam Abu Hanifah 

Students in middle and high school will learn from the Hanafi text Mukhtasar Quduri. This course will cover the following:

  • Purification 
  • Salat 
  • Fasting 
  • Zakat 

Fiqh - Imam Shaf'i

Students in middle and high school will learn from the Shaf'i text Safinat-Al-Naja. This course will cover the following:

  • Purification 
  • Salat 
  • Fasting 
  • Zakat

Islamic Basics - Elementary 

Elementary students will learn the following sciences at a beginner's level. 

  • Who is Allah/Tawheed 
  • Basic Aqeedah Principals 
  • Basic Fiqh (salat, wudu, fasting)
  • Pillars of Islam 
  • Manners