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Quran Academy

Dear Parents and Students,
Assalaamu ‘Alaikum,

We would like to welcome all the students and the parents. Our goal is to provide Islamic Education for young Muslims ages 5 and up and to build Muslim identity. We focus on three main subjects: Quran, Arabic and Islamic Studies. Our class is held every week Monday- Thursday from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm. We hope you all will have an exciting and educational school year. Here is some information you will find useful for you and your child. The academic year is all year round starting in the month of September and concluding in the month of August . Quran Academy is designed to help students ages 5 and up to learn the basic knowledge that will help them practice Islam in their daily lives. Parents are asked to facilitate their students’ practice of Islamic behavior. This includes being a partner with your child’s Islamic education such as reviewing homework, practice of salaah and recitation of Quran.

  • Quran Academy aims to develop, for its students, self-assurance as American Muslims with a commitment to honoring family, community involvement, and respecting others.
  • The program strives to instill ethical values in the students towards becoming productive and responsible members of our society.

We hope to achieve this by:

  • Building an American Muslim identity
  • Providing a strong foundation in Islamic beliefs, practices, history, and traditions
  • Inspiring in them a desire to gain knowledge of Islam through the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

For Students

Tardiness

Any student who arrives 10 minutes after the assembly begins will be counted as tardy. Every 3 times a student is late to school, they will be required to stay after class and clean the classroom.

Attendance

Absences will affect your child’s education and grade. Please attend class everyday. If your child is absent, please let us know in advance with a letter or email. If prior notice is not given then students are required to bring in a letter from parents the next stating their reason for absence. Students will be responsible for making up any assignments during his/her absence.

Tuition

The tuition for one student is $1,200 per school year, $1,020 for second child, $780 for third child, and $480 for fourth child. There is a separate registration fee for all students, $150 for new students and $100 for returning students.

Dress Code

All students must wear modest clothing. Girls must wear outfits that have long sleeves and covers to the ankles. They also must cover their hair. Boys can wear short sleeves, but must wear long pants. Clothes for boys and girls must be loose and not see-through.

Behavior in Class

  • Must bring your required textbook, notebooks and a pen/pencil.
  • Obey and have respect for teachers, authority, and other students. Raise your hand before speaking. Otherwise, sit quietly during class time, and not talk, shout, yell, whisper, laugh or disturb their fellow students.
  • Don’t touch anything that’s not yours in the classroom or anywhere else.
  • Do not hit, punch, slap, otherwise fight, or injure their fellow students.
  • After school, wait inside the masjid while waiting for your parents.
  • Student cell phones MUST be TURNED OFF during school hours. Students found talking or ‘messaging’ on their phones will have the devices confiscated, and will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Toys, Cards, Magazines, Headphones, Beepers, Cellular Phones, Radios and Electronic Games are not allowed. If such a radio/game is accidentally brought to school, it should either be left in the student’s backpack or submitted to the office until the end of the school day.

Behavior in Masjid

While in the prayer hall, no running, playing or raising your voice While praying, concentrate and do not talk to others. No violence or swearing (in or outside the masjid). For Parents

  • Parents are required to park their car and accompany their child to their class.
  • Parents will be notified of the school’s curriculum, and will be expected to help their children with learning and homework.
  • Parents are encouraged to volunteer. Please contact your child’s principal to be a volunteer in any of the activities run by the masjid.
  • Parents are not allowed in the class while the class is in session.
  • Parents are requested to check their child’s backpack or folder every week for homework assignments, handouts, announcements, etc.
  • Make sure your child brings all the necessary supplies to each class, including a pencil, notebook, backpack and textbooks.
  • Any complaints about kids, school or school related issues must be submitted to Quran Academy administrators immediately so it can be investigated as quickly as possible.
  • Parents are expected to pick up their children promptly at dismissal.
 

Disciplinary Action Policy

Students who violate the above code of conduct inside class or masjid will be spoken to by their teacher, and asked to refrain from their bad conduct failing that, a note shall be sent home to the parent failing that, the student will be suspended.

Academics and Grading Policy

Teachers will submit progress reports daily and exams will be given throughout the year. After each exam there will be parent teacher meetings where you will sit one on one with your child’s teacher and discuss his/her progress and ways to help your child improve. Any questions regarding your child’s progress in class and his/her performance should be directed to their respective teacher(s).

Holidays Calendar


Columbus Day: Oct 8
Thanksgiving Day: Nov 22
Winter Break: Dec 25- Jan 1
MLK Day: Jan 21
Presidents’ Week Break: Feb 18-21
Spring Break: Apr 18-26
Eid-ul-Fitr Break: June 3-6
Classes Resume: June 10
Independence Day: July 4

Academic Calendar


Registration: Sept
Orientation: Sept
First Day: Sept 11
First Term Exam: Nov 19-21
Second Term Exam: Feb 12-14
Third Term Exam: May 28-30
Parent teacher meetings: Nov 29 and Feb 28
Annual Awards Day: June 27
Last Day of School Year: Aug 6
Registration for New Year: Aug 26-29
2019-2020 First Day: Sept 3

Principal – Br. Jamil Halim


I finished high school in 2012 and started the Alim course at Darul Uloom New York. I am currently entering my final year and will be graduating in 2019 inshallah. I enjoy being here at HIC because I enjoy dealing with students and helping them be proper role models for their peers at school and home. It is my pleasure to be managing this program as it is a great responsibility to nourish the youth of today as they will be our future tomorrow. jhalim at hicny.org

Quran Teachers


Sh. Mohammad Waliullah

I have been an Imam and khatib since 2008. I finished my hifz at an early age and then started my alim course in Bangladesh and graduated from Nadwatul Ulema in India. To further my studies I went to Egypt and finished my bachelors in Hadith theology from Al-Azhar University. I then completed my masters from Al Ehsan University. Currently I am doing my PhD at Graduate Theological Foundation located in Indiana. I formerly taught at Darul Uloom New York. mwaliullah at hicny.org

Sr. Aida Ramadan

I grew up learning and speaking Arabic so it brings me joy that I can pass on this knowledge about the language of the holy Quran. As the prophet (PBUH) said, “The best amongst you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it to others”. I love teaching the Quran and Duas because I receive good rewards for myself and my wonderful students. It is also to increase my own knowledge. May Allah (SWT) accept our deeds and duas and reward us in Al Jannah! aidaramadan65 at yahoo.com

Sr. Tahira Ahad

Assalamualaikum. I am continuing my education as a student at Business Technology Early College High School. It is great to have the opportunity to share my knowledge on Islam with the youth. I currently teach at Hillside Islamic Center, After School Quran Academy. It is in my best interest to help others learn to properly recite the Quran. I want them to learn and retain the knowledge of our deen and desire to project this passion onto our students. I enjoy teaching, and it’s an engaging experience working with children. I hope to make a positive impact on their early lives encouraging our faith within them.

Qaidah Teachers

Sh. Abdullah Al Kafi

Education and Qualifications

  • 2010: Graduated from University of Azaadville, Krugersdorp, South Africa. Subjects covered: History, Middle Eastern culture and civilizations, Ancient Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, Comparative religion, Exegesis of manuscripts, Arabic language (Grammar, literature, syntax, and morphology), also logic and Philosophy.
  • Darul Quran Was Sunnah: Concentration on the Takhassus OG Hadith under Mufti ما تمس الیه الحاجة لمن یطالع سنن ابن ماج :Commentary Majah Ibn Sunan. Amin Ruhul
  • Currently studying Political Science and Media studies with a focus in Journalism at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY).
  • Bachelor of Arts, Specializing in Journalism at Hunter College, City University of NewYork

Assalamu Alaiykum! My passion is to teach Quran and Islamic studies. It brings me joy to see myself working with the Quran and Deen. My goal is to properly educate students to read and recite the Quran with proper tajweed along with helping become better and practicing Muslims.

Hf. Mashfih Chowdhury

Student at Darul Uloom New York. Completed my memorization of the Quran there and am currently in the Alim Course program. HIC is a wonderful community to be a part of and I enjoy my time as a teacher here. I enjoy inspiring students to be the best version of themselves and at the same time help them cope with everyday issues they may face in school. Teaching Quran and Tajweed is something that I enjoy as I feel that all students should have level of reciting Quran in younger years rather than later on in life when they become busy and occupied in other affairs.

Hf. Khadija Taiyeba

Assalamualaikum! I teach the Afterschool Quran Academy and Sunday School at Hillside Islamic Center. I completed Hifdh in the year of 2015 and currently attend college. I have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. I enjoy helping others learn and grow. My passion is to teach Quran and Islamic studies. It brings me joy to see myself working with the Quran and Deen. My ultimate goal is to properly educate students to read and recite the Quran with proper tajweed along with helping them to see the light of Islam. ktaiyeba at hicny.org

Sr. Nayeema Hossain

Darul Uloom Zakariyya (2008-2017)

Nassau Community College (2017-Present)

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم (said, “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.” Sahih Bukhari 5027 The reason I joined HIC as a teacher for Quran Academy is so that I can teach others what I have learned. I wish to benefit the students so that they can acquire Islamic knowledge and to encourage them to implement it in their daily lives. May Allah accept my efforts and keep my intentions pure. Ameen.

The Quran Academy is always looking for volunteers to ensure that kids receive the best education in the best environment. Please contact one of the school administrators to find out the best volunteer opportunities waiting for you!