Islamic Foundation School has a mission to provide the children of its community with not only a strong academic curriculum, but also one that is strong in promoting Islamic principles, values, and knowledge. To achieve this, IFS has built in instructional time and meaningful planned activities that help strengthen our students’ Islamic knowledge and ways of applying Islam into their everyday lives. While the provided Islamic related instructional time fits the needs of many of our students, there is still a group of students for whom the allotted time is inadequate. In order to reach the needs of all of our students, IFS has created a Hifz program that will enable those students to not only progress academically at their developmentally appropriate age, but to also have an opportunity to have time to memorize the Qur’an.
The focus of this program is the proper recitation and memorization of the Qur’an. We believe that the act of recitation, review, and memorization is a transformative process that strengthens one’s core belief and practice of this sacred religion. We also hold that this is a step towards learning the sciences of the Quran, which are very expansive and comprehensive. We hope that our students continue to learn and study the other sciences of the Quran. Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-As (May Allah Be Pleased with Him) stated that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) stated: “To the person with the Quran, it is said, ‘Recite and ascend! Recite just as you used to recite in the world! Your station will be at the last verse you recite.’” (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Nasai)
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