Under the guidance of Imam Mendes the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton is proud to offer the Garden of Knowledge Academy.  We will be offering structured courses for various age groups.  Individuals can continue on a track and move from beginner to intermediate and advanced.  We will provide more details as we look to develop and grow the Academy.  

Fall 2019 Courses

Thursdays 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

This courses take students on an amazing journey through the lives of some of the most notable companions and provides lessons on how we can learn from their blessed conduct.

Instructor:

Ustatha Rukayat Yakub

Stars in the Prophet's (ﷺ) Orbit: Exploring the Lives of the Most Noble Companions

Sundays 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM 

from 09/29 - 12/22

This course is for students who can comfortably read Arabic but have no formal experience studying Qur'anic Arabic Grammar.   The class will operate at a comfortable pace in order to facilitate students' absorption of the material.   Students with previous exposure might want to wait for ARB101 which will be offered in the Spring.

Instructor:

Ustadh Lavon Brown

ARB100:  A Gentle Introduction to Qur'anic Arabic Grammar

Mondays 1 hour before Isha

Continuing the Hanafi Fiqh series, this class aims to provide students with knowledge of obligatory, necessary, Sunnah (highly emphasized), Mustahabb (recommened) aspects/actions of the ritual prayer.   The course will cover the pre-requisites of the prayer, prayer times, disliked/prohibited times of prayer, rulings on the various actions of prayer, praying in congregation, making up prayers, praying as a latecomer and much more.

Instructor:

Ustadh Yusuf Hussain

HFQH101:  Communing With The Divine - The Rules (Fiqh) and Principles of Prayer According To The Hanafi School

Sundays 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM 

from 09/29 - 12/22

Building off of ARB001 and ARB002, this course aims improve students' ability to read Qur'anic text and prepare them for the Qur'anic Arabic Grammar series of classes.

Instructor:

Shaykh Mendes

ARB003:  Keys to Reciting the Qur'an in Arabic

Sundays 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 

from 09/29 - 12/22

This course provided a broad overview of various aspects of the Qur'an which are collectively termed the Sciences of the Qur'an or Ulum ul Qur'an.   It will cover subjects such as the history of revelation, the types of wahy or revelation, the preservation of the Qur'an, the different modes of recitation,  abrogating and abrogated verses,  responding to attacks against the authenticity of the Qur'an, exegesis and more. 

Instructor:

Ustadh Yusuf Hussain

USL101:  The Qur'an, The Greatest Miracle - An Analysis of its Revelation, Compilation, Preservation and Related Sciences 

Sundays 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM 

from 09/29 - 12/22

This course is for students who are comfortable with the basic rules of Qu'ranic Arabic Grammar and are ready to take a dive into the 10 Verb forms and deepen their understanding of morphology.

Instructor:

Ustadh Zeeshan Anwar

ARB102:  Qur'anic Arabic Grammar and Morphology Part 2 - Particles and the 10 Verb Forms

Sundays 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM 

from 09/29 - 12/22

This course covers all of the rules, principles and spiritual dimensions of ritual purification according to the school of Imam Malik ibn Anas (rh).   Topics covered include Wudu (minor ritual purification), Ghusl (major ritual purification), Tayammum (dry purification), wiping over footgear, types of filth, critieria of using water for purification and more. 

Instructor:

Imam Adeyinke Mendes

MFQH101:  Preparing For Divine Communion - The Rules (Fiqh) of Ritual Cleansing According To The Maliki School

 

Fall 2019 Academic Calendar

The Garden Of Knowledge Academy will be in session every Sunday from 9/29 until and including 12/22, with the exception of the following weekends:

  • Sunday 10/13 - No classes due to Columbus day weekend

  • Sunday 11/17 - No classes

  • Sunday 12/1 - No classes due to Thanksgiving weekend

  • Sunday 12/29 - No classes due to winter break

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