The focus of the Islamic Studies curriculum at Arrahman College is to familiarize our students with Islamic beliefs and practices and to enhance their understanding of the practical dimension of their faith. The approach we use is designed to promote the love for God and the appreciation of the Prophetic example. The Islamic curriculum is built around a range of textbooks with value-based themes and incorporates age-appropriate learning materials and activities.
As students progress from one level to the next, they learn how to practice the necessary rituals of worship and the Articles of Faith. They learn essential parts of the life of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and (Ahlul-Bayt), and recognise their significance to Muslims and the world. They learn about the lives of other prophets and analyse their stories for essential lessons. Students are also introduced to Islamic History and Civilization and learn about Muslims in the contemporary world.
We have adopted the Madrasah Centre of Excellence Curriculum Framework (Tarbiya Program) which aims to improve the learning outcomes of all students and to enable madaris to develop learning and teaching programs that meet the needs of their students and which responds to changes in their local communities.
The great majority of community students will attend madrasah from the age of 4 to the age of 15. It is important that during this time they develop into good practising Muslims, and acquire the tools to deal effectively with the challenges which they encounter, both now, as young people, and in the future, as adults. The Madrasah Curriculum Framework sets out what all students should know, understand, value and be able to do as a result of the programmes they undertake in madrasah from the age of 5 through to the age of 15 or 16.
The learning areas and outcomes aim to ensure that all students in the madaris have the Islamic knowledge, understandings, skills and values necessary to participate and apply in a changing world. They also aim to ensure that students achieve their personal best and develop a sense of pride in themselves, their madrasah, their community and their environment.
An essential part of student life at Arrahman College is the real-life applications of religious practices. Students begin the day by reciting selected chapters from the Quran and supplications from the Sunnah of the Prophet and his household. All students will perform the daily congregational dhuhr prayer and take part in the Friday congregational prayer.
At Arrahman College we embrace all Islamic events such as the month of Ramadan and Hajj and partake in celebrations of all Eids.