Five-Year Secondary Programme and Intermediate Course in Islamic Studies
This programme is offered to students who have completed a primary school education. A comprehensive secular and Islamic syllabus is taught up to O' Level. Subjects include English Language, Mathematics, Computer Studies, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Arabic Language, Islamic Juris-prudence, Islamic Beliefs, Islamic History, Quraanic Studies, Hadith Studies, Translation of Quraan and Hadith and Intonation and Memorization of the Holy Quraan.
Eight-Year Aalim Programme (B.A. Degree in Islamic Studies)
Upon the successful completion of the five-year programme, students can continue for a further three years in order to complete a B.A. Degree Course (Aalim). This further three-year programme consists of extensive studies in Hadith, Tafseer, Fiqh, Balaagha, Miraath (Islamic Inheritance), Seerah, Islamic History, Islamic Beliefs, Usool of Hadith, Usool of Fiqh and Usool of Tafseer. A level subjects are also offered along with the programme.
Five-year Aalim Programme
This programme is offered to students who have a desire to study only Islamic studies after successfully completing their academic studies elsewhere. It culminates in the award of the B.A. Degree in Islamic Studies (Aalim).
Al Faadil Associate Degree Programme
This is an Associate Degree Programme conducted at Darul Uloom on a part-time basis. It is an extensive course in higher Islamic Studies (such as Tafseer, Hadith, Islamic Beliefs and Islamic Jurisprudence) culminating in an Associate Degree in Islamic Studies called the Al Faadhil Associate Degree.
This is a programme where students can fulfill their desire of memorizing the entire Holy Quraan. They are guided through the memori-zation of the entire Quraan by qualified teachers, thus earning the title of Haafidh of the Quraan.
Tajweed and Qaari Course
This is a special course in which students are taught to recite the Holy Quraan in the best possible manner with all its rules and regulations. Students are tutored by qualified Qurraa of the Holy Quraan and upon successful completion can also qualify as Qaari.
Many programmes such as Arabic Language, Tajweed, Quraanic Reading, Hadith Studies, Commentary of the Holy Quraan and Laws of Shariah etc. are offered to the public during the academic year at both the Boys' and Girls' Colleges.
Post S.E.A. Course
The Darul Uloom Boys' and Girls' Colleges conduct a Post S.E.A. Course in Islamic Studies for the last school term after the S.E.A. Examination. This course includes Recitation and Memorization of the Holy Quraan, the Biography of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.), Arabic Language, Islamic History, General Knowledge of Quraan, Hadith and Islamic Jurisprudence on the five pillars of Islam, Mathematics and English Language.
Vacation Programme (July)
Both the Boys' and Girls' Colleges conduct a two-week vacation programme in Islamic Studies for students of secondary schools in the month of July. This course includes Islamic History, Islamic Beliefs, Quraanic Studies, Hadith Studies, Islamic Jurisprudence, Recitation and Memorization of the Holy Quraan and Arabic Language.
One of the unique features of the Boys' and Girls' Colleges is the boarding facilities which are offered to both foreign and local students.
Students who stay on the compound are able to remain in an Islamic environment which ensures five times Salaah etc. Local students stay from Monday to Friday and meals, dormitory and washing facilities are provided. Limited space is available, especially in the Girls' College so applications should be made early.
ISLAMIC EDUCATION AT THE DARUL ULOOM
The Darul Uloom Institute is an Educational one which offers Secondary Academic and Islamic Education as well as Tertiary Islamic Education.
The Institute comprises of two Colleges, Boys and Girls, and offers a wide range of Secular and Islamic subjects.
The secular subjects are taught along with the syllabus of Islamic Studies, after which students write the CXC and London Exams.
The following O’ Level subjects are taught at the Colleges for a period of (5) years.
THE ARABIC / ISLAMIC COURSE OF STUDIES
The Arabic/Islamic Course of Studies is divided into the following levels:
Science of Islamic Jurisprudence
Islamic Jurisprudence and Law (Fiqh)
Study of the Islamic Laws pertaining to:
Science of Hadith: (Traditions of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.S.)).
Science of the Holy Quraan.
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence.
Principles of Hadith (Traditions).
Islamic Beliefs (Aqaaid).
Lives of the Prophets.
Life and Biography of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) Seerah.
Islamic Inheritance and Wills.
Note: While completing this syllabus, students are also required to complete two ‘A’ level subjects which will differ with respect to the group of students in any particular year.
Syllabus for the B.A. Degree Course in Islamic Studies.
Arabic Language Advanced level
A Study of the most reliable and authentic commentaries of the Holy Quraan, namely:
Extensive and indepth study of ‘Islamic law and Jurisprudence’:
A Study of the six most reliable and authentic compilations of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (U.W.B.P), namely:
Students are promoted only upon their successful completion of each school year having an overall average of 51% at the end of a school year.
With respect to Tertiary Islamic studies, students must successfully complete all subject areas and books of the Secondary, Intermediate and Advanced Islamic Studies before being admitted into the B.A. Degree.
The Advanced and B.A. Degree Islamic Studies are conducted by competent and qualified Islamic Scholars who hold B.A. and Masters in Islamic Studies from reputable Islamic Universities of India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and England.
Classes at The Darul Uloom are conducted on a daily basis from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
There are eight teaching sessions per day, each having a time allotment of 40 minutes.
For those enrolled in the B.A. Degree Programme, classes are additionally conducted before and after the official timings for classes as well as during the normal school holidays in order to complete the Syllabus.
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