We are excited to invite you to join our latest Islamic education venture at MCC.  Al-Hidayah Academy is an outgrowth of our commitment to high-quality Quran and Islamic Studies instruction that has been provided for more than 30 years in our Weekend School programs. Over time we have been approached by students of all ages who yearn for more frequent and more intense study of the Quran. Alhamdullilah, we have pooled our resources to establish a Quran-centric program that will meet these needs on a number of levels.

Classes are currently available for adults at the following levels.

Q100 (Introduction to Quran)

Q100 is an introductory course to reading Arabic letters and words. Students will learn the Arabic letters, the vowels, double letters, and formation of short words. Instruction will be based on the foundational text, Al Qaidah Al Baghdadiyah, Book 1. It is anticipated that successful students will complete the Introduction course in two 8-week semesters. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Q150 (Beginning Quran)

Q150 is the second level of introductory courses to reading Arabic letters and words. Students will learn elongation of letters, nasalized letters, merged words, and formation of complex words. In addition, students will begin reading passages from the Quran. Instruction will be based on the foundational text Al Qaidah Al Baghdadiyah, Book 2 and Al-Mushaf. It is anticipated that successful students will complete the Beginning Quran II course in two 8-week semesters. Prerequisite: Completion of Quran 100 or examination to prove mastery of material.

Q200 (Reading Fluency)

Q200 focuses on reading from the Quran. In this level students will build and strengthen their fluency on reading from the Quran. In addition, students will be introduced to the application of tajweed. It is anticipated that successful students will complete the Reading Fluency course in two 8-week semesters. Prerequisite: Completion of Quran 150 or examination to prove mastery of material.

Q250 (Intermediate Tajweed)

Q250 focuses on reading from the Quran with tajweed. In this level students will continue to build their strength in reading from the Quran. Students will learn the theory of tajweed using Tajweed Made Easy as a foundational text and supplemental workbooks Tajweed for Beginners, Parts One and Two. Students will implement tajweed in their readings from the Quran.  Students will progress at their own pace to master the skills necessary to advance further. Prerequisite: Completion of Quran 200 or examination to prove mastery of material.

Coursework will be organized into 8-week semesters.  Adult classes will be held on Saturdays from 2:30-4:30 PM.  Students will be required to study outside of class a minimum of two hours each week.  This level of attention and commitment is necessary to successfully complete each level and advance further.

Potential students must submit an application to register and take a placement assessment prior to registration.

Tuition fees will be $125 per semester for adult students.  Multi-student and staff discounts are available.

We will begin our next semester of adult classes on Saturday, September 23 and the deadline for registration is Sunday, September 17. Classes will be held for eight weeks on Saturdays from 2:30-4:30pm. They are filling fast and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, please complete the online form here.

For questions or additional information, please contact aha@mccmd.org.