Artistic expression of the Prophet Nuh's Story
Art: The Cave of Hiraa
Understanding the story of Yusuf
Grade 2 analysis of prophet Yusuf giving his shirt away.
Grade 3 comprehension on the Story of Musa
Grade 3: Retelling the Story of Prophet Yusuf
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THE NAME IS THE VISION
The name Qawsain embodies what we want our children to reach: the state of Highest Inspiration. Qawsain, or the double bows, represent the attainment of the two aims: success in this word and in the next.
TRADITION MEETS TODAY
Our methodology incorporates the Jahanke Islamic tradition of education which has produced erudite scholars of Islam and of the Arabic language in Subharan West Africa over centuries. Qawsain aims to produce children who will practice Islam in its universal form as well as carry the tools for academic success.
TEACHERS TRAINED TO IDENTIFY
Rather than trying to fit every child in a pre-determined mould, we approach education with the underlying principle that a child’s natural disposition (fitrah) is essentially pure. At Qawsain, all of our teachers are specially trained to identify, nurture, and build on each child’s unique disposition, gently guiding them on their inner and outer path to success.
LEARN PLAY & CONNECT
Even in a growing school, we keep our classroom size limited. At the end of the day, less students per classroom means more time -- more time to learn, more time to play, more time for children to express themselves, and more time to spend one-on-one with their teacher.
UNIQUE ISLAMIC CURRICULUM
Guided by Imam Fode Drame's teachings, we teach Islam through prophetic stories, starting from Adam, all the way to Muhammad, peace be upon them. Thus, Islamic concepts, principles of faith, and prophetic character are derived from vivid storytelling, art, and theatre. From learning about the prophets' missions, their struggles and accomplishments, along with engaging details about their families, their circumstances and surroundings, the students become familiar with the prophets and develop love and attachment towards them. It is from this love that they understand their faith and learn it's tenets.
Children begin their journey of memorization from the day they enter Qawsain. They start learning orally, which sharpens their hearing skills and memory. Once they have mastered their alphabet and reading skills, they are trained to memorize on their own through surah-writing. By grade 3, most have one third of Juzz 'Amma memorized and written, even with minimal support from outside the classroom. Children who memorize and read outside of the class can easily finish the entire juzz.
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