M.E.C.C.A. Kids Winter 2017

M.E.C.C.A. Kids: Loving the Prophet Muhammad
This 6 week course will focus on teaching students how to know and love the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It will include a full curriculum art class, story time, and reflection circle. Students will also be guided through Kinesthetic activities to incorporate lessons from the Sirah in their lives.
Starts: Saturday January 14, 1:45-3:45pm
*Cost: $60 before Jan. 9, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadha Wajiha Khalil

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M.E.C.C.A. Kids: Qur’an Memorization
Memorizing the Qur’an has immense blessings, and it’s important for children to establish a relationship and love the Qur’an at a young age. During this 6 week course, students will focus on memorizing several short surahs of the Qur’an. They will also learn the background of each of these surahs, as well as the meaning.
Starts: Sunday January 15, 11:00am-1:00pm
*Cost: $60 before Jan. 9, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Mufti Fathi Alam

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Winter 2017 Semester

New Muslims Program
This 6 week course is an introduction to Islam for new Muslims that focuses on the basics of belief and practice, and provides practical advice and emotional support to help ease the sometimes difficult transition.
Starts: Saturday January 14, 1:15-4:15pm
*Cost: $50
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer

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Blessed & Healthy Marriage
Having a blessed and loving marriage is not always easy and requires one to take steps to keep it strong. In this 6 week course, students will learn the process of marriage, including the steps to getting married and how to maintain a marriage according to Islam. Students will also learn common marriage issues and solutions to help keep marriages strong and healthy. Divorce, custody, and other issues will also be covered.
Starts: Saturday January 14, 11:00-1:00pm
*Cost: $60 before Jan. 9, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer
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Character Development: The Clarification of Noble Character
We are blessed to have standards outlined for us through the way of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, as to how to behave, treat others, and situate our hearts. In this 6 week course, we will cover many of these character traits expected of us such as patience, forbearance, magnanimity, mercy, keeping promises, humility, and many more.
Starts: Saturday January 14, 4:15-6:15pm
*Cost: $60 before Jan. 9, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadha Wajiha Khalil

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Aqidah: Foundations of Faith
Learning the foundations of one’s faith is essential for every Muslim. This 6 week course will include the Attributes and Names of Allah, angels, prophets, destiny, Day of Judgment, and the unseen. Students will gain a firm understanding of these creedal matters of Islam.
Starts: Sunday January 15, 1:15-3:15pm
*Cost: $60 before Jan. 9, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Meurad Osman

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Alif Baa Taa
In this 6 week course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet in its written form and with proper pronunciation. By the end of this course, students will be able to read words and begin their journey towards understanding the Arabic language.
Starts: Sunday January 15, 3:30-5:30pm
*Cost: $120 before Jan. 9, $130 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Islam

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Qur’an Recitation Circle
This weekly circle will focus on reciting the last 10 surahs of the Qur’an with tajwid. Although this circle will not detail the rules of tajwid, students will become familiar with proper recitation and learn to recite the surahs properly to utilize during prayer. Students should be able to read Arabic and bring a copy of the Qur’an.
Starts: Sunday January 15, 5:45-6:45pm
*Cost: $50 before Jan. 9, $60 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Islam

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M.E.C.C.A. KIDS

Lives of the Prophets & Their Virtues

Ages 6-11

For the knowledge of Islam to have meaningful lifelong impact, our children need to be given that knowledge through joyful experience, not rote learning. Through such experience a unity between the mind, heart, and spirit may be forged to shape the child’s understanding.

That is why in our classes we look for softened eyes and dropped jaws at story time. We seek a harmonious, peaceful energy when we sing together.  The children connect to their expressive selves through relevant, high standard, art projects related to the topic.

In this 10 week series, Lives of the Prophets and Their Virtues, we will cover the 25 named Prophets mentioned in the Quran, may Allah be pleased with them all. We will help the children to look at the human virtues of these great Prophets that we, as ordinary people, can emulate. We hope this class will be uplifting for the children and we seek the pleasure of Allah subhanahu wa ta ala.

CLASS FEATURES:

* Expressive Story telling with traditional use of sketches & props
* Group singing and Daff playing
* 10 week full arts curriculum using all media: collage, paints, book binding, clay work and more!
* Healthy snacks included!

Teacher: Ustadha Wajiha Khalil
Starts: Saturday Sept 24th, 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Where: 4 West 43rd St, Suite 416 New York, NY 10036
*Cost for 10 classes: $90 before September 21, $110 thereafter.
Single class fee:$12
Class sizes are limited to 10 kids

* Includes all course materials plus snacks

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About the teacher: Ustadha Wajiha Khalil is an artist, educator, and student of the sacred knowledge. She is passionate about developing interdisciplinary curriculum to help children engage with Islamic learning that helps them shape their perspective and purpose. She is a Homeschooling Mother of three boys, a mixed-media artist, an adoption advocate, and a founding Board Member of America’s First Muslim Adoption Agency, New Star Kafala.

Fall Semester 2016

The Rules of Hayd
The laws pertaining to hayd (menstruation) affect a Muslim woman’s spiritual and worldly life in ways often neglected.  Thus, knowledge of the basic laws of menstruation is indispensable to the devout Muslim woman. This course offers a broad introduction to key concepts in the fiqh of menstruation.
Saturday Oct 29, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: 4 West 43rd St. Ste 416, NY,NY 10036
Free admission* Registration is required
Teacher’s Biography
Ustadha Amina Khawaja studied the Islamic sciences in Damascus, Syria from 2003-7 at Ma’had al-Fath al-Islamiyah. There she studied Islamic Jurisprudence, Tafseer, Arabic, Tasawwuf, the Prophetic Biography, and other traditional sciences. Following her studies in Syria, she enrolled at the Islamic University of Islamabad in Pakistan. She dedicated a few years there to studying Arabic literary criticism, lexicon, grammar and rhetoric. She holds two masters degrees: one in Arabic Literature and another in Statistics. Currently, she works full time as a Statistician and teaches at the M.E.C.C.A. center during her free time.
To register email info@meccacenter.com   
No children under 12 please

New Muslims Program 
This 10-week course is an introduction to Islam that focuses on the
basics of belief and practice while also providing advice and emotional support for new Muslims to help ease what may sometimes be a difficult transition. Classes meet for two hours and forty five minutes on Saturdays.
Starts: Saturday September 24, 1:15-4:00pm
*Cost: $50
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer

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Meaningful Prayers
This 10-week course emphasizes the meanings and pronunciations of the Arabic words of prayer. Students will learn to improve their focus during both individual and group prayers.  Classes meet for two hours on Saturdays.
Starts: Saturday September 24, 4:15-6:15pm
*Cost: $50 before September 12, $60 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer
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Foundations of Faith
Topics covered in this 10-week course will include proper belief in Allah, His books, angels, prophets, and matters relating to the end of the world and the hereafter. Upon completing this course, students will have a firm understanding of the creedal matters of Islam.The course meets for two hours on Saturdays.
Starts: Saturday September 24, 11:00-1:00pm
*Cost: $60 before September 12, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Abdel-Rahman al-Khattab

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 Alif Baa Taa
In this 10-week course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet in its written form with proper pronunciation. By the end of this course, students will be able to read words and begin their journey towards understanding the Arabic language. The course meets for two hours on Sundays.
Starts: Sunday September 25, 11:00-1:00pm
*Cost: $120 before September 12, $130 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Abdel-Rahman al-KhattabRegister

Arabic 1
During this 10-week course, students will learn the fundamentals of the Arabic language by focusing on building vocabulary, improving reading skills, basic grammar and simple conversation. The course meets for two hours on Sundays.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Arabic or its equivalent.
Starts: Sunday September 25, 1:15-3:15pm
*Cost: $120 before September 12, $130 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Abdel-Rahman al-Khattab

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Reciting the Qu’ran
This 10-week course will teach students one of the ten styles of Qu’ranic recitation, Hafs, with a focus on pronunciation and recitation rules. Students will work from a beginner’s level, improving and fine tuning their reading of short chapters of al-Quran and progressing on to longer chapters.
Starts: Sunday, September 25, 3:30-5:30pm
*Cost: $50 before September 12,  $60 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Zahirul IslamRegister