The Al Bayaan Institute approach incorporates the best practices in classical Qur’anic instruction along with a strong support system that allows for individual customization. At ABI, we recognize that not all students are the same and although there may be common goals and instructional methods for all students, we use individual learning plans (ILPs) to set the pacing and individual outcomes. ILPs take into consideration a student’s strengths, skills, learning preferences and abilities, and develop over time with ongoing assessments. We closely monitor our students’ progress in meeting their individual learning goals and communicate with parents/guardians on a weekly basis to ensure each student is performing to his/her best ability.
Hifdh is a rigorous task that requires a very structured and organized approach and hifdh instruction takes place under the direct tutelage of the Ustadth (Hifdh teacher). This learning is the connection a student is establishing with the historical, oral Qur’anic tradition which goes back to the Prophet Muhammad (saw). In addition to the close monitoring and support provided by our instructors and administrators, ABI engages the services of an authoritative panel of “outside experts” to review student progress on a quarterly basis.
In addition to Qu’ran memorization, the students receive lessons on Arabic language, hadeeth, fiqh, akhlaq, tajweed, etc. ABI facilitates secular education through a recognized, accredited, online charter school authorized by the state of Georgia. Please consult the secular academics guide for more information.
The instructional methods used by ABI instructors ensure a balance between the preservation of the previous work committed to memory as well as mastery of the new lessons. Following is an outline of the process we follow:
Sabaq (new lesson) – Sabaq is an Urdu word which means lesson. It refers to a new lesson memorized at night to be presented to the teacher on the following day. The more fluent the student is with the sabaq, the easier for him/her to maintain the Qur’an.
Sabqi (recent lessons) – Sabqi are the recently memorized verses that are recited on a daily basis. This practice helps to reinforce long-term retention as new verses committed to memory are easily forgotten.
Manzil (old lessons) – Once a student has memorized a substantial amount of the Qur’an, it will then be necessary for him/her to routinely maintain this knowledge. This is done by dividing the Qur’an into portions. Each portion will be recited in sequence and repeated on a regular cycle.
Each student will be provided with an individual learning plan and tracking log and all the three above mentioned lessons will be recorded daily in this book.