An-Nur After School Program

Start Date: 28/08/2017
End Date: 15/12/2017
Time: Monday to Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Cost: $150 Monthly
Location/Room: 510 E. Chestnut Street. Carbondale, IL

Course decription




An-Nur After School Program


Program Overview

An-Nur after-school program is a program designed to serves students of 5-9 years old from the Muslim community in Carbondale.  An-Nur after-school program tries to replace the regular after-school programs where Muslim kids can learn Islamic education including Arabic language and Islamic manners.  The program takes place at 510 E. Chestnut Street and is administrated by Masjid An-Nur. Transportation will be parents’ responsibility.

An-Nur after-school program offers 5-9 year-olds a precious opportunity to develop their Muslim identities and build skills that benefit them a lifetime. Students receive instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 pm. The program focuses on Islamic Education (Quran, al-Qaidah An-Noraniah*, invocations, rituals etc.) and Islamic Manners (Truth, Honesty, Charity, Integrity etc.).

*Al-Qaidah An-Noraniah is an authentic method that teaches how to read the Holy Quran with Tajweed in an attractive way especially for children. If your child starts at age 4, by age 5 s/he will be able to read the Holy Quran by Tajweed if s/he practices An-Noraniah for 30 minutes everyday, insha'Allah. Al-Qaidah An-Noraniah starts with Arabic alphabet and small connected letters and harakat, short vowel, long vowels, words, then sukoon, then shaddah, sentences from the Qur'an, application of Tajweed.



To be a distinctive Islamic after school program that meets the religious, educational, and social needs of southern Illinois Muslim community.



This after school program serves multiple purposes for the Muslim community. An-Nur after school program is

  • Providing Quran reading and memorization.
  • Providing Arabic learning through (reading and writing).
  • Providing Islamic manners such as truth, honesty etc.
  • Providing familiarity with basic hadiths that shape the principals of Islam.   
  • Providing a fun and safe place for five through nine year old students during after school hours.
  • Encouraging and developing life skills, respect for others, and positive social interactions.



 Program Staffing

The program coordinator is an experienced teacher specialized in early childhood education. The religious and Arabic education is supervised by Ousmane Sawadogo, an assistant Imam and Muslim Chaplain at the Chester Mental Health Center. The teachers have experience in teaching Arabic and Quran (al-Qaidah An-Noraniah) to children. Their primary role is to plan the activities and maintain a cooperative program atmosphere. At times, this may include addressing behavioral issues and resolving concerns. The teachers also provide games, art projects, and outdoor skill activities. Besides, there is a school secretary who manages the attendance and the school safety, arrives early and leaves after, supports teachers during the sessions, and keeps tracking of the students’ records.




At the end of each semester, objectives are measured through attendance records, instructor evaluations, surveys of instructors and parents, and school representatives. At each semester, the program coordinator analyzes information collected from the measurement tools and constructs an evaluation report that assesses whether the program is achieving its objectives and desired outcomes. The program coordinator and staff members meet to discuss the report and determine whether adjustments to program content, instruction, and activities are needed and the implementation of such adjustments. 

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Approved by the program director: Tariq A. Khaaliq