Arabic & Islam


Arabic Studies is taught in the Modern Standard Arabic in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The syllabus is very much an interactive one and allows for maximum pupil participation through workshops and role play. As a minimum, the goal of the Arabic department is that by the end of Year 11, our pupils have a very strong command of the language to not only increase their understanding but to also encourage them to continue studying Arabic when they enter further education.

The aim in Arabic Studies is for student to:

  • Love the language of the Quran
  • Able to read and write a range of simple – advanced Arabic texts, using Modern Standard Arabic (MSA):
    • Develop basic competences in both written and oral grammatical patterns, both orally and in writing a range of simple Arabic texts, using Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and learn to interact in limited aspects of everyday life situations. Emphasis in the IQRA College R-12 Arabic Studies curriculum is on mastering the Arabic sound system and pronunciation.

Quranic Studies

Quranic Studies in IQRA College focus on reading, memorisation and understanding of the Holy Quran. Throughout the year, the goal for the primary students is to memorize Juzu’ Amma, Juzu’ Tabarak for middle school and the Holy Quran in High School. At the same time, the progression is also based on the student’s individual learning abilities and commitment to complete the memorisation ladder. The aim in Quranic Studies is for students to develop proficiency in:

  • Vocabulary Understanding
  • Reading with Tajweed
  • Memorisation skills and ability.

Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies is taught in English to ensure that the school is suitable for any child in the community. The normal school day is extended to accommodate the extensive Islamic Studies programme. The Islamic Studies subjects include Islamic Akhlaq (Manners), Tawheed, Tazkiyah, Fiqh (Essentials and Practices), Islamic History, Quran (meaning and practise) and Hadith. Islamic studies are also integrated with other subjects such as Science, History and Mathematics. Everything we teach in the classroom can be linked to Islam.

The aim in Islamic Studies is for students to:

  • build a sense of identity and purpose.
  • take Islam as their foundational guide and moral compass while steering their daily life as a Muslim.
  • Be competent, confident and upright Muslims to serve their Creator and serve the rights of others and responsibilities.