‘Shia Ithna’asheri Madressa of Essex aims to provide its students a foundation in Quran, Islamic Law (Fiqh), Islamic History (Tareekh), and Islamic Conduct (Akhlaq). Shia Ithna’asheri Madressa Essex’s focus is also set on to help Muslim children acquire the necessary skills to enable them to constructively contribute to the well being of the society in which they live.’
AIMS AND OBEJECTIVES:
Islam is a 'complete' religion - however, one has to know the different aspects of this Religion to understand it thoroughly. Like all other Madaris, we aim to provide a curriculum of the following subjects:
• FIQH - or Islamic Jurisprudence, teaches about the basic concepts of Islam and various other aspects of Religion Chapters include Furoo-e-Deen, Najasaat, etc. Additionally, on progressing to higher levels, the students are taught to refer to the Taudheehul Masaa'el (Islamic laws) of their Mujtahid, along with discussions & logical proofs on our Aqa'ed (Islamic beliefs)
• TAREEKH - or Islamic History, tells us about the history of Islam, anecdotes & factual information about the Prophets, Infallibles (Ma'sumeen) & their Companions. On progressing to the higher levels, students are taught to derive lessons from Islamic history, and learn to reference the incidents with the Holy Quran & the Sunnah (Ahadith) of the Ma'sumeen (AS).
• AKHLAQ - or Islamic Ethics, is all about the importance of good manners and how to apply them in our lives. Chapters include: Love for Parents, Honesty, Qualities of a Good Friend, and lots more. On progressing to higher levels, students learn to reference certain recommended and non-recommended Islamic code of ethics from the Holy Quran & the Sunnah (Ahadith) of the Ma'sumeen (AS).• QUR’AN – as the name of the subject clearly suggests, is based on the study of the recitation, the message and the application of the message of the Holy Quran in our lives. Thus, for this subject, students are taught how to recite the Quran with the proper makhraj & tajweed (pronunciation & other rules of recitation). Students are also taught the translations & history of selected Surah, ayaat and elements that make up the Holy Quran.