ICC Sunday School

Our Mission

Founded by the Islamic Center of Claremont in 1982, Iqra Academy is
committed to teaching the Arabic language and providing Islamic education to
children of the Muslim community.  Iqra Academy is dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth and developing God consciousness through the teachings of Islam and the Qur’an.

Our Goals

  • To develop positive Muslim Identities here in America;
  • To  develop a positive relationship between the youth and their society in which they live  
  • To provide basic knowledge of the five pillars of Islam;
  • To teach students the Arabic language as a means to understand, implement, and communicate, the message of  the Quran;
  • To guide students to use the Qur’anic principles and morals  to strengthen  their daily lives;
  • To develop God consciousness and use prophetic examples as a model to be emulated throughout life;
  • To foster responsibility first to God, then self, the family, the community, and then the world.

Brief Overview of Curriculum:

The following information is to provide inquiring minds of an overview of what is taught and
learned at I.C.C.I.A. in order to better serve the Muslim Community with an
understanding of the benefits we provide through our programs.

Thank you and Jazak’allah khair

Here at
I.C.C.I.A. We teach through four specific levels. In order to provide a good understanding of what those levels consist of, we have provided the information below laid out in the exact sections they are taught which consist of:
·        The Objective – This is our goal and the outcome we seek to teach.
·        Quran – This consists of the study of the Glorious Quran as the words of Allah SWT and their memorization to benefit for recitation and Salat.
·        Arabic – This consists of the study of the classical Quranic Arabic from reading and writing to understanding meaning and memorization
·         Islamic Studies – This can also be considered the ethics and history of Islam that are taught in order to apply the Quran and Sunnah to student’s everyday life.


AGE GROUP: From minimum of 4 years old up to 5 years old

OBJECTIVES: To introduce children to Islamic teachings through art projects, Islam songs, stories and Sirah of The Prophet SAWS and teaching students the importance of discipline and obedience.

Class Period length: 40 minutes
Number of classes: 40

  • Quran : Memorizing simple short Surahs
  • Arabic : Learning how to read, and write Arabic letters and sentence structure. Learning words, colors, shapes. We also have story time and the learning of Islamic song
  • Islamic Studies: Learning Islamic Sunnah in the areas of obligations, ethics, and mannerisms. Examples include but are not limited to ad introduction to Pillars of Islam, the Use of “Bismillah” and simple saying said before and after certain actions.

Level 2: Elementary
AGE GROUP: From 6 up to 8 years of age.
(Requirement: Passing Level 1 Exams)

OBJECTIVES:  To teach students the blessing and meaning of being a Muslim and a Believer of Islam. To provide students with the fundamental knowledge of Islam through the understanding of duties and practices taught by the Quran and Sunnah.
           Period length: 40 Minutes
           Class length: 25 periods

  • Quran : Learning and memorizing additional Surahs, with the emphasis of Tajweed
  • Arabic: Continuation of reading, writing and memorizing letters and sentence structure, with an emphasis on pronunciation. Learning Islamic Anasheed.
  • Islamic Studies: Continuation of Learning Sunnah of obligations, ethics, and mannerisms. Examples of this level include but are not limited to: Performance of Salat, Athan and Iqama, performance of Wudu, the emphasis on caring for parents, and the ideal Islamic personality.

Level 3: Intermediary
AGE GROUP: From 8 up to 12 years of age

OBJECTIVES: To increase student understanding of Islam in order to establish a sense of Islamic behavior through lessons and practices derived from the Quran and Sunnah.
(Requirement:  Passing Level 2 Exams)

Class Period length: 40 minutes
Number of classes: 40

  • Quran:  A great deal of emphasis on memorizing Surahs of 10-30 Ayahs, taught and learned with meaning and stress on Tajweed.
  • Arabic language: The use of Noorani Qaida to learn Tajweed by color. The rules and regulations of sounds and pronunciation.
  • Islamic Studies: Learning of obligations, ethics, mannerisms and beliefs with great emphasis and in detail. Examples of this level include but are not limited to the importance of the Pillars of Islam with an emphasis on Fasting and Ramadan, memorization of duas and the benefits of, the differences of Halal/Haram in detail, Seerah of The Prophet Mohammad SAWS, and memorization of Hadith. 

Level 4: Highest
AGE GROUP: From 12 up to 15 years.

OBJECTIVE: To establish Islam as not only a religion and a teaching but as a way of life,  practiced in every imaginable aspect of daily life. 

Class Period length: 40 minutes
Number of classes: 10

  • Quran The memorization of larger and more complex Surahs
  • Arabic Language: Review of prior level with an emphasis on grammar and understanding of recitation.
  • Islamic Studies : An emphasis and stress on beliefs such as the oneness of Allah SWT and shirk. There is an importance placed on the relationship between the Dunya (world life) and Akhira (afterlife) and The Day of Judgment. A continuation and establishment of practices are included such as types of Salat, Zakat, Fasting, Fiqh, Fitnah, Halal and Haram, proper ways of dressing, behavior between genders, family life, and an emphasis on modesty and humility. An importance is placed on responsibilities of Muslims to Allah SWT as well their communities and society as a whole through the Sunnah of The Prophet Mohammad SAWS to establish Islam as a complete way of life for everyday use. An understanding of the Hijri Calendar is also reviewed.

*upon email request to info@islamiccenterofclaremont.com, a registration packet can be provided (available to print) with a detailed list of tuition and fees, rules, uniform details, financial aid options, etc.