The Maktab system at Green Oak Academy operates Monday to Friday in the evening and provides elementary and necessary Islamic knowledge to children from the ages of 5 to 16 years.
Children begin from a young age (Usually 5 years), learning to recognise letters and words in the Arabic alphabet alongside the basic teachings of Islam.
As they progress through the Maktab system, they will move onto recitation of the Qur’an with Tajweed and further Islamic studies.
Key areas of Islamic studies include:
- Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
- Seerah (Life of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
- Islamic History
- Noble Characteristics (Akhlaaq/Aadaab)
- Hadeeth (Statements of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
- Sunnah practices and supplications
- Aqaa’id (Islamic Beliefs)
- Rules of Tajweed (Correct pronunciation of Qur’an)
Islamic studies subjects are taught in the Maktab system by utilising various syllabi and publications depending on the ages and abilities of students.
A young person who spends their time well in the Maktab system will become an asset for their family and society in general.
In the Maktab system, children are taught to respect the rights of all people and are discouraged from involvement in drugs, alcohol, theft, vandalism and all types of antisocial behaviour.
Alongside Islamic studies, students will make progress in fluent recitation of the Qur’an with practical implementation of Tajweed rules.
If a child displays the ability; they are encouraged to memorise the entire Qur’an; otherwise all students memorise certain portions of the Qur’an to a high standard to enable them to utilise this in performance of Salah.
Our Teachers are experienced and trained in providing the right blend of motivation and compassion to ensure students make good progress as well as remain motivated to attend the Madrasah until the age of 16 years.
The late evening Aalim Course for brothers and the Aalimah Course for sisters are natural progression avenues for students who leave the Maktab system and wish to progress their knowledge of Islam to a more advanced standard.