Curriculum

curriculum
Zawiyah is a not for profit Sunday Islamic school led by an experienced and professional management team. We operate at Harrow High School on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm during term time.

Our goal is to create a fun and safe learning environment that engages our students aged 5 to 16 years. We recognise that some children may not have previously received any Islamic education. This should not be a barrier to joining our school! We will adopt a flexible approach, supporting and encouraging every student whatever their age and starting point.

We have a robust curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation in authentic and traditional Islamic principles and practice. We teach using a series of structured textbooks and corresponding workbooks which are age appropriate. The highly regarded Safar Publication syllabus has been carefully chosen as it is informative, creative and designed to facilitate children’s interest. The learning goals, language and images of each book are therefore appropriate to the student’s age and designed to maximise learning.

Our curriculum extends beyond Islamic education. Integrated within it, is the development of skills that will assist students with their mainstream education. These include confidence building, learning discipline, note taking and presentations. We also develop their life skills to support them with modern life. These include include mental health awareness, physical health education, social media use and awareness of the need to positively contribute to society.

In addition, our experienced teaching team supports students to become comfortable and confident in their identity as British Muslims. Emphasis is placed on respect for individuals, the environment and the wider community.

It is important to highlight that parents have a very important role to play to reinforce the learnings at home through leading by example and providing additional coaching using the books provided.

Islamic Studies

Essential teachings & practices of Islam, with emphasis on moderation and the ‘middle ground’

Seerah

The life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ,  other Prophets (peace be upon them), Islamic personalities & their teachings

Adaab & Akhlaaq

Manners and behaviour when dealing with parents, friends and the community at large

Aqeeda

Basic tenets of faith

Fiqh

Principles around prayer, fasting, wudu, hajj, etc

Further Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies, Seerah, Fiqh, Memorisation of short surahs and duas

Social Skills

Everyday life and social skills, contemporary religious issues, question and answer sessions

Learning Skills

Presentations, Note taking, Confidence building

Life Skills

Mental health awareness, physical health education, social media use, community & environmental awareness

It is important to highlight that parents have a very important role to play to reinforce the learnings at home through leading by example and providing additional coaching using the books provided.
We regularly monitor student's progress and keep parents informed through parents’ mornings and regular feedback. Termly tests and annual exams will be held for each subject in June/July and a formal school report will be issued for each student highlighting positives and areas for improvement.
We are looking to develop a range of extracurricular activities to support student, their families and the wider community. Please subscribe to receive updates of future events and activities.
School Trips
Family fun days
Mentoring & Career guidance
Charitable activities
Sports activities
Assemblies around key Islamic dates
Presentation / Award ceromonies
Through the above Zawiyah’s goal is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and tools to develop a deep-rooted love and relationship with Islam. Through learning, understanding and embodying the Quran and Sunnah, students will learn to fulfil their religious rites and duties in an informed manner. Through a focus on personal development they will grow to make moral choices and decisions as confident Muslims living in a globalised and modern world. They will also develop skills to assist with their mainstream education and life skills to allow them to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life and play an active role as Muslims within their communities and wider society.