- Dars-e-Nizami (Alim Course)
- Dar-ul-Quran Hifz (Moral & Spiritual Training)
- English Language & Metric/O-Level System
Department of Dars-e-Nizami (Alim Course):
The course of Islamic teaching is conducted in this sector, the total duration of which is 8 years. In this course of Dars-e-Nizami Quranic interpretation & commentary, Principles of Quranic interpretation & commentary, the Hadith, The Principles of Hadith, Jurisprudence/ Law, Principles of Jurisprudence/Law, Arabic grammar, logic and Arabic literature, etc. are taught, after which the students get a great aptitude, so much so that they have the capacity of self-understanding of the Quran and the Hadith so that they can use the divine knowledge in various circumstances in the real world.
This department in the university currently has early grades (Fourth, Third, Second, First) which are being taught, the total of which is almost 285 students .God willing, there are plans to take this to the highest grade. Thereafter, students will be sent for further education to their seniors so that the highest proportion of students unfold in front of them and along with education, they receive intensive training and character building training as well.
University students (especially higher grade students) must speak in the Arabic language as it forms a part of their educational requirements. In addition, to inculcate a sense of love for the Arabic language, Arab scholars are invited from time to time, who provide valuable insights for the benefit of the students.
It is the wish of the University Administration that the educational levels remain less significant and greater focus is given to the quality of education. This is the reason that along with quarterly, half yearly and annual written examinations of every book there is also a speaking examination (e.g. only, grammar, jurisprudence, etc.) on important topics for every level. To carry out the speaking examination, the city’s experienced teachers are invited who, after conducting the exam, present their experiences and valuable suggestions and feedback to the University’s teachers so that they may benefit.
Dar-ul-Quran Hifz (Department of Moral and Spiritual training):
The Quran is the Book revealed by Allah and Allah has Himself taken charge of its care. It is in Allah’s hands, without any man-made help, to protect each and every letter of the book. However, thankfully to Allah, He has also enabled His creation to contribute to this great cause, and we are fortunate to have been presented with an opportunity for our child to be a part of the army that protects the Quran.
In this sector of the University, by the grace of Allah, there are 8 classes with 185 students who are illuminating their hearts with the light of the Quran. 11 teachers are responsible for the teaching of the Quran day and night to these students.
It is the top priority of the University to hire Ulema and Muftis in this sector for the purpose of education as far as it can be possible so that not only do students learn to pronounce words, hold the Quran and teach the knowledge but also benefit from to concept building, attitude training, basic problems and Sunnah prayers.
Up until now, by the grace of Allah, 52 children have memorized the Quran.
The University’s Dar-ul-Quran Hifz Department is responsible for teaching students the Arabic dialect and the pronunciation of words in order to achieve excellence. Along with training the teacher, the recitations of renowned Arabic reciters “Qari Sidduique Manshawari, Shaikh Ayub, and Shaikh Mashari Bin Rashid-ul-Fasi” is also done everyday for 20-25 minutes. After this, under the guidance of the teacher, every student reads in the Arabic dialect resulting in an immense improvement in their accents, Praise to Allah.
To encourage the children to learn the Quran by heart and to build enthusiasm within them, every Thursday a competition is held, which is compulsory to participate in by every student. Any teacher from the Dar-ul-Quran Hifz Department prepares three questions for each student, while two other teachers serve as a judge. This is a test of the student’s journey in Quranic education and the building of their self-esteem.
The Dar-ul-Quran Hifz Department has two major tests; mid-yearly and yearly, for which examiners and teachers are invited from outside to conduct. Apart from this there are also monthly exams which the Dar-ul-Quran Hifz teachers themselves conduct within the schools. This gives them a good idea of where the students stand in their academic year which becomes a source of great help and assistance for the students.
Because the level of consciousness of a student memorizing the Quran is not strong and a sense of carelessness prevails due to their young age, their habits, clothing, communication, relationships etc. are monitored closely. Within the school the students are in close contact with the teachers. Further, it is compulsory for every student to have an early morning run and an evening play session in which teachers too are quite actively involved. In the same way, teachers eat three times a day with their students as well which gives them an opportunity to tell them about the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) and draw attention to the etiquette of life.
In the Dar-ul-Quran Hifz training, there is a subsidiary called “Quranic Computer ”. In this, intelligent and talented children are made to memorize the Quran in a way that just the verse and chapter number is communicated to them and the student not only recites the ayah that it contains but also provides the description of the following three things: (1) Manzil numbers and letters, words, signs, rukus, number of pages and chapters (2) Name of Surah, Reference number and mercury characters, words , communications, rukus, number of pages and chapters (3) Name of Surah, words, verses, rukus and number of pages, the first and last verse, ayah already recited, and the ayah before that is identified by the student.
While the foundation of the student gets stronger, it also becomes evident as daylight that the Quran is that true book of Allah which will remain forever.
Up until now, praise be to Allah, 2 students have enlightened their hearts with the Quranic Computer.
English Language & Metric/O-Level System:
In this day and age, to become a successful religious leader it is essential to be well versed in modern theology; Arabic, the national language and Urdu and English as an international language remains a compulsory acquisition. In the context of language, speech comprehension and writing ability it is important to widen the linguistic and literary foundations. Hence, minimal command over the three languages would not be enough and it will be essential to have a strong grip over them.
Along with memorizing the Quran, the students are taught Urdu, English and Maths everyday for 45 minutes taking into consideration the student’s mental capacity. For this, higher education is divided into three sections and the students are taught English, Urdu and Maths from different classes.
Keeping this in mind, the University “Bait-us-Salam” has proposed a four-year curriculum before Dars-e-Nizami which tries to ensure that in the duration of 4 years the students, together with gaining complete command over the three languages, also pass their Metric/O-Level Examinations (General Group) so that they are well versed in and familiar with contemporary education as well.
It should be noted that to teach these languages traditional methods of teaching have not been employed rather modern and innovative teaching methods have been adopted after thorough research, which is why many students learn exceptional skills in a short period of time. Auditory and visual devices also help in this regard. In this way the great results that would have otherwise taken years, are achieved just in a few months. Students are required to speak in the language which they are learning i.e.: Arabic and not Urdu). In the same way those who are learning English should not speak in their mother tongue. So much so that these students speak in their respective languages round the clock, even whilst eating and playing and they are closely monitored to see if the rules are being followed.
For the language courses of Arabic and English, emphasis is given on the acquisition of the following skills:
Year 1: In the first year a child who has passed primary (or any education in equal capacity) is admitted. The child should be under the age of 13. For a complete year the child is taught English and initial Maths. In this year focus is given to English speaking and Grammar and English books are read by them and analyzed.
Year II: In the second year the student is taught Advanced English and English literature and is exposed to different genres. On the other hand the math, science and social science subjects are taught in English and the complete eighth grade curriculum is completed.
Year lll: In the third year, the course textbooks of the ninth and tenth grade are taught and the Urdu-language literary study is conducted. The same year the student takes the ninth-grade exam and completes the tenth grade curriculum.
Year lV: In this year only the Arabic language is taught. The focus is firmly on Arabic accents and pronunciation and in the beginning along with Arabic grammar Arabic essays are also written. In this way, before the students enter Dars-e-Nizami, they become greatly familiar with the English and Arabic language which helps them in their entire tenure at Dars-e-Nizami. This year the students also take their tenth grade exams.