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VOC embarks on ‘batcha’ programme

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The Darul Islam High School are to collaborate with VOC on a unique 15 day ‘Batcha programme’, aimed at equipping young students with the necessary skills needed for the proper recitation of the Holy Quran. Participants will be given special lessons over the course of the programme, which apart from improving their recitations skills, will also seek to teach them the basics of writing the Arabic language.

The course is targeting specifically at high school and university students who are unable to read the Quran. It will also be beneficial to those reverting to the religion.

Darul Islam educator and course coordinator, Sheikh Irafaan Abrahams, was confident that despite the short nature of the programme, it would be of benefit to those who chose to participate.

“In fact I have done it in 10 days with a young boy from America. He was 12 years of age, and within 10 days and only 1 hour a day, he could read the holy Quran,” he said.

With the exam period having now concluded for most students, he said it was the perfect opportunity for them to try and further their Islamic education. Furthermore, it would allow them to pass on the same knowledge in later life to their children.

Abrahams also allayed any fears the course may be too rigorous due to the short time span, noting that classes would exceed no longer than 1 hour and 15 minutes a session. Students would further be required to spend an hour at home, revising the work they had just learned.

“When they come the following day, all previous day’s work will have been gone over and understood. When they come back to me, we will have a revision and then go on with new work,” he noted.

The programme is free of charge, and will take place at the Darul Islam Mosque in Surrey Estate. It runs from the 3rd-24th December, will classes taking place between 17:45pm –19:15pm. Seats are limit, and entry forms will be made available on the VOC website.

For more information contact 021 638 7333, or emaildaizaf@telkomsa.net. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)

Below is the link for the programme application form:

APPLICATION FORM FOR JOINT BATCHA PROGRAMME


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