FAQ

Suhba

Q: What are the exact timings of the classes?

A: Saturdays will be 2:30-4:30 for new students (class of 2019), and 3:30-5:30 for existing students who have already completed one year of Suhba (class of 2018).

Q: Is the Suhba program a right fit for my child?

A: If your child has already completed some form of elementary Islamic education (i.e. graduated from Sunday school), then Suhba should be an appropriate program for them. But please note, the Suhba program is for students who want to be there. There must be some internal desire to attend these classes. It’s scope is such that it will require motivation on the student’s part to attain benefit. Shaykh Arsalan will conduct interviews with new applicants to the program to help determine interest as well.

Q: Can a student entering 9th grade join the Suhba program?

A: Yes, of course. All students entering into high school grades 9 through 12 can apply for the Suhba program in the fall semester.

Q: Can a student join in the spring semester?

A: No, new students are only accepted in the fall semester.

Q: Do students need to buy books?

A: Yes, once the student application and registration have been processed, students will receive an email advising which textbooks will be used during the school year, and they will need a hard copy of these books on the first day of class.

Rufqa

Q: What is the purpose of this program?

A: From Identity Crisis to Losing Faith, our Youth are facing challenges everyday. This program is designed to equip them with appropriate knowledge and tools so that they can wisely handle these challenges. We teach them about Adab (Islamic manners), Seerah of our beloved Prophet, Lives of Prophets, Lives of Heroes of Islam (Sahabah) and how to deal with challenges they face in their daily lives in interactive and conversational sessions.

Q: Who has designed this program?

A: This program has been designed under the supervision of Shaykh Arsalan.

Q: Who are the teachers?

A: We have following confirmed teachers:

    • Ustada Fawzia Bilal – Masters in Islamic Sciences & Alima (Darse Nizami)
    • Ustada Zainab Kalla – Graduate of Qalam & Bayyinah Institute
  • Ustad Muhammad Umair – Hafiz and Graduate of Darul Ulum Buffalo

Q: Who can register for the program?

A: Middle School Youth (Grades 6, 7 & 8)

Q: What courses are offered by the Rufqa Program?

A: Please see below.

Semester

Grade

Course 1

Workshop

Course 2

Semester 1

6th

Islamic Etiquette (Adab)

Interactive Session

Prophets of Allah I

Semester 2

6th

Selected Hadith

Interactive Session

Prophets of Allah II

Semester 3

7th

Seerah I (Meccan Period)

Interactive Session

Heroes of Islam I

Semester 4

7th

Seerah II (Medinan Period)

Interactive Session

Heroes of Islam II

Semester 5

8th

Inner Struggle I

Interactive Session

Heroes of Islam III

Semester 6

8th

Inner Struggle II

Interactive Session

Heroes of Islam IV

Q: When will be the Orientation?

A: Saturday, Aug 26th @ IACC. The teachers and admin team will be there to provide you more details about the program.

Q: When will the classes start?

A: The first class will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 2:30 pm @ IACC.

Q: When will the classes end?

A: The classes will end on Saturday, Dec 16.

Q: On which days will the classes be held?

A: The classes will be held on Saturdays (2:30 pm to 5:00 pm).

Q: How much is the fee?

A: $149 per child ($25 discount applies for a sibling in Suhba program)

Q: What is the process to make payment?

A: The fee can be paid at https://planomasjid.org/Registration.html OR at a Plano masjid kiosk. Please forward your payment receipt to rufqa@planomasjid.org for enrollment confirmation.

Q: Who can I contact for more information?

A: For more information, please email us at rufqa@planomasjid.org