- October 15, 2017
- 10:00 am
- 280 Ashland Ave. Lawnside NJ 08045
The Sister Clara Muhammad Weekend School at Masjid Freehaven has been operating continuously since January of 2001. Our school opened with a class of 7 students and 2 teachers, a husband and wife team. Over the past 16 years our enrollment has reach a high of 110 students and 24 staff members. The student body and staff members represent diverse countries of origin, Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Pakistan,India as well as the United States. The school offers courses in the Study of the Qur’an, Qur’anic Arabic, and Islamic Studies.
The M.A.L.I. method of instruction is used to teach the Qur’anic Arabic course. Prior to implementing M.A.L.I. the method of instruction was whatever the teacher felt comfortable using. However 4 years ago we were blessed to have Imam Salim come to Lawnside to provide some staff development for our Qur’anic Arabic teachers and we have been using the M.A.L.I. method since then. The students have shown a marked improvement in reading the original Qur’anic Arabic text and have been engaged in grammatical analysis, the use of the dictionary and this year our highest level of students are learning to use the Detailed Dictionary of the Qur’an to use Arabic to define the Arabic. InshaAllah they will one day be able to write reflections.