Admissions for September Are Now Open
The Weekend Madrassa is a 2 year Islamic studies course for boys & girls aged 11 to 14 which aims to provide young adults with the knowledge required to live according to the way of Islam.
We hope to instil respect and devotion to Allah & His Messenger ﷺ. Through teaching the etiquettes and morals of Islam, as well as some of the fundamental sciences that are transmitted in our Deen , we hope our children can develop a deep understanding of Islam, to allow them to face up to the challenges that lie ahead with conviction and integrity.
We pray Allah allows our children to become steadfast and devoted muslims & muslimahs and furthermore, become a source of hope and guidance for the whole community.
This course is for both boys and girls between the ages of 11 – 14. There are no pre requisites for joining the madrassa.
Classes take place once a week, for 3 hours on a Sunday. This is to allow students to also focus on and excel in their academic studies at school. Most students will have completed this course before their final GCSE year at secondary school.
The syllabus covers a range of sciences, many of which students may not have studied before. Hence, a good level of commitment and dedication is required from students. The class timings are as follows:
Year 1 : 9am – 12pm
Year 2 : 11am – 2pm
Traditional Islamic Sciences
The students will study a range of subjects over the 2 years including Qur’anic studies & Tajweed, Arabic Language and a range of Traditional Islamic sciences including Fiqh, Aqidah, Tafsir, Seerah, Hadith, Shama’il, Stories of Prophets and Aadaab. For more information please see the Course Overview section.
All course notes can be found in the Year 1 Student Handbook which is provided to each student upon enrolment, alongside the yearly calendar, timetable and other important information.
Examinations are held in January and July.
The Online Portal
All students have access to the Weekend Madrassa Online Portal. Classes are recorded and uploaded online which can be accessed by students throughout the week as revision. Students can also check and complete their homework and can also access extra resources such as videos, audio clips and articles to assist them with their studies.
*The Online Portal and the homework page is shown in the video.
Aadaab [Ethics & Morals] – A study of the most important Islamic etiquettes including respecting parents, controlling anger, the aadaab of eating, sleeping, giving salam, looking after guests, choosing friends, reciting salawat etc. This subject is based on a collection of 60 ahadith.
Aqidah [Theology] – A study of the beliefs and creed of Ahl Sunnah Wal Jama’ah. In this subject students learn about Allah, the angels, the prophets, what happens after we die and study descriptions of Paradise & Hell.
Fiqh [Islamic Law] – A study of the rules of wudu, ghusl and tayammum as well as details around the prayer (method, invalidators, traveller’s prayer, qada prayer etc) A separate module on fasting is taught in Ramadan.
Seerah [Prophetic Biography] – An in depth study of the live and times of our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Shama’il [Prophetic Description] – A study of the physical description of our Prophet ﷺ including his eye colour, height, clothing, favourite foods as well as a detailed description of His blessed character ﷺ.
Qur’anic Studies & Tajweed – Studying the rules of reciting the Qur’an correctly, as well as learning how to recite fluently. In this subject, students will also memorise certain surahs, du’as and other important passages.
Tafsir [Qur’anic Explanation] – A linguistic breakdown, translation, and explanation of the last 10 Surahs of the Qur’an and Surah Fatiha
Hadith Theory – A short module on the science of hadith (narrators, books, terminology)
End of Times – A study of the main events before the Day of Judgement.
Stories of Prophets – A historical account of some of the great Prophets of Islam
*Life as a Muslimah – A short module discussing female related fiqh issues as well as topics such as modesty and dignity.
Testimonials from parents & Students
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fees & other information
The Weekend Madrassa tuition fees are £240 per student per year. This sum is payable in 3 instalments.
*A 10% discount is applied for students who have a sibling that studies at Afrah Al Batul. A 15% discount is applied for students who have 2 or more siblings.
The Weekend Madrassa runs in line with the school calendar, with a total of 39 teaching weeks.
Whilst there is no set uniform for the Weekend Madrassa, students are expected to wear appropriate clothing.
Students are provided with snacks and refreshments at break times between classes.
Classes take place at the new venue at 74 Willows Lane, BB5 0RT. Male and female students are segregated via dividers and enter via separate entrances. Girls are taught Tajweed by a female teacher.
Should you have any enquires, please do not hesitate to get in touch.