Wilbur Cross Commons
60 Connolly Parkway
(Building 17, Room 212)
• Madrasa-tun-Noor is a cooperative effort by area Muslims to
teach ourselves and our children how to live like Muslims.
• Who may attend:
Any Muslim or Muslimah, five years or older. Younger children who are
toilet trained may be eligible.
After school program: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday – Thursday
Sunday program: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (including Zuhr)
Responsibility of parents. Students should arrive up to 15 minutes before
the class and be picked up no later than 15 minutes after class ends.
• Tuition Fee:
None. Donations to meet the expenses of the Madrasah are very welcome.
• Parent Participation:
Parents should encourage, motivate, and help their children
to understand and practice what they learn in Madrasah.
For Sunday classes, at least one parent must be present at
all times during the session of the Madrasah.
• Dress Code:
All participants must dress in an Islâmic ally acceptable dress. (Details
below.) Uniform dress will be required as soon as arrangements can be
Except for a light snack for Sunday classes, no food items are allowed.
Parents must fill the registration form for their children indicating
phone numbers and other contact information. All health-related and/or
other emergencies are the responsibility of the parent. Children should be
taught how to contact their parents in an emergency.
• Academic Session:
Usually divided into Spring, Fall, and Summer sessions (with break during
Telephone: 203-230-3285 (Madrasah
or, 203-624-7827 / 203-562-2757.
Mail Address: P.O. Box 4456
Hamden, CT 06514
• Overall goals of the Madrasah: (1) Learn those things which
bring the pleasure of Allâh, following the guidance brought by the Holy
Prophet Muhammad - i.e. the
Qur’ân and Sunnah; (2) To practice on what is learnt; (3) To be able to
propagate and teach this message to others.
• Curriculum will focus on teaching basic topics:
Basic beliefs (Îmân);
Pillars and duties of Islam (`Ibâdât);
Islâmic etiquettes (Âdâb);
Life of the Prophet (Sîrah);
Social, economic, political aspects (Mu`âmalât);
Tajwîd, Hadîth, Sharî`ah, Fiqh studies.
• Medium of Instruction:
English, with emphasis on learning Arabic.
The majority of written materials will be provided free of charge, inshâ
Allâh. Some books may need to be purchased for use by the students.
The following books are used in various classes:
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- Noorâni Qâ’idah / Yassarnal Qur’aan
- Ta’leemul-Islam (Mufti Kifâyatullâh)
- Islam, Beliefs and Teachings (G. Sarwar)
- Bahishti Zewar: Heavenly Ornaments (Ml. Ashraf Ali Thanvi)
- Prophet Muhammad’s Guidance
- Muslim Etiquettes (Abdur-Rahmad Shad)
- Children’s Book of Dhikr and Du’a
- Muhammad : His Life Based on the
- Manners for Carrying, Reading, Listening to the Qur’aan
- Arabic Writing / Vocabulary / Grammar books
Etiquettes and Classroom Expectations
- Prepare for the
Madrasah early. Go to the bathroom and do wudű’ at home before
coming. Make sure to bring all your study materials with you. Be on
time to the Madrasah.
- Wear neat, clean, Islâmic
clothes. Boys should wear a kufi (cap), no
shorts or neckties. Girls must come with proper head covering (hijâb).
- Greet everybody
with salaam and shake their hands when you enter the Madrasah.
(However, if you arrive late for some reason, sit down quietly.)
- Help keep the
Madrasah neat and tidy. Especially, do not make a mess in the
bathrooms nor during snack time. If you need to use the bathroom, ask
permission and follow the correct procedure.
- Respect and
obey your elders, your parents and your teachers. Keep silent unless you
have something useful to say.
- Be kind, helpful
and respectful of your brothers and sisters who are studying with you.
- Respect the Qur’aan
and your other Islâmic books and materials. Do not put anything with the Qur’aan
written on it on the ground.
- Pay attention in
class. Be cheerful. Read your lessons loudly and clearly. Practice
your lessons at home as well.
- Follow Islâmic manners
and etiquettes at all times- sitting, standing, eating, using the
bathroom, etc. Do your best to act on what you learn.
- When it is time to
pray, stand in a straight line and touch shoulder to shoulder. There
should be absolutely no noise or playing around after the adhân
is called until the prayer is over.
Behavior which is not becoming of a Muslim and/or disruptive to the
operation of the Madrasah will not be tolerated. This includes:
- No defacing or
damaging of Madrasah property or the property of others. Compensation for
damaged property will be due upon the parents.
- No disrespect of
students, teachers or parents, nor disobedience of elders.
- No fighting or
otherwise unacceptable physical contact, verbal abuse or foul language,
possession of harâm substances or possession of items endangering
one’s own safety or the safety of others will be tolerated.
- Do not leave or
wander around while the Madrasah is in operation, without permission.
- Do not come late to
the Madrasah or otherwise disrupt the classes.
- Do not bring toys,
games, cards and all other non-Madrasah-related materials to class. Music
and images of living things are not allowed.
- Once the adhân
is called, do not talk, make noise or play around. After saying sunnats,
sit quietly and wait for the jama’at.
- Exit the Madrasah in
an orderly fashion. Do not leave your belongings behind in the Madrasah.
- No buying, selling or
any other business or trading activities whatsoever are permitted in the
- No chewing gum,
candy, or smoking is allowed in the Madrasah.
- Please turn off
cellular phones before entering the Madrasah.
Registration and consistent attendance is essential for
enrollment. Information regarding registration, special activites and
outings and other news related to the Madrasah is issued in regular
“Madrasah Bulletins” every session.
The staff of Madrasa-tun-Noor consists entirely of
volunteers. Madrasa-tun-Noor currently operates under the Islâmic
Center of Hamden, Inc., a non-profit organization. It is a cooperative
effort by parents and no legal responsibilities are borne by either Madrasa-tun-Noor
or the Islâmic Center of Hamden.