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Noor Hifz Academy (NHA), MCA
Noor Hifz Academy (NHA) was founded in the fall of 2014 at MCA prayer hall. First batch of students graduated in 2017 with 4 graduates. Since then 25 students completed their hifz at NHA as of 2019, Alhamdulillah. NHA has been running with an average of 35 full-time and 10 part-time students each year. In addition to being enrolled in NHA, our students also continue their standard academic curriculum by being enrolled in a home-school of their choice. Generally, NHA conducts classes on-site, but now due to the pandemic, classes are held via telephone calls. It has been observed that the performance of our students improved in the phone set-up, with due appreciation to the dedication of our parents, teachers, and staff. Once campus re-opens, NHA plans to continue phone classes, along with resuming onsite classes.
NHA Goals
To please Allah (SWT) and with the best of our ability, teach students to recite the Quran with Tajweed, memorize Quran, and have a basic understanding of the Quran.
Jewels of NHA

Our graduate Hafez and Hafeza are our crown jewels, Masha’Allah. Here is our Graduate Honor List by the year. May Allah Subhana Wa Ta’la accept our Hafez, Hafeza and all our efforts at NHA, Ameen.

NHA Modus Operandi

NHA thrives in encouraging our students and motivating them to memorize the Quran. We don’t put any pressure on our students but encourage them to love the Quran and to build a connection with Allah’s words. Our staff work and collaborate to build “Positive Environment” consisting of:

  • Fostering safety.
  • Maintaining respectful, trusting, and caring relationships.
  • Building on students’ self-confidence.
Admission Criteria
The three main criteria for admission are: minimum age should be 9 years (3rd grade and above), should know how to read Quran with tajweed with greater fluency, and should have memorized minimally one Juz (E.g. Juz Amma).
Admission Process

To be admitted, a student should pass two weeks evaluation period. By the end of the two weeks, the teachers determine if the student is ready and fit for the program. Parents are interviewed by the Committee before accepting the child, as this program requires commitment and dedication from the parents. Parents are responsible to enroll students in a charter school like Ocean grove, Connecting Waters or other home-school programs.

Program Duration
The full-time program runs 5 days a week (8:00 am – 2:00 pm) with a shorter day on Fridays, and targeted for students who can memorize the Quran in 2-5 years and are willing to homeschool. The part-time program runs 4 days a week in the afternoons (3:30 pm – 5:30 pm) with no classes on Fridays, and targeted for students who attend regular school and eventually want to memorize the Quran.

Teaching Methodology

The on-site program comprises of three components – new lesson, previous lesson, and revision. The phone program comprises of two phone calls for full-time students except on Fridays. For part-time program there is one phone call. Students and parents are expected to devote the entire duration of the day for Quran during the phone classes. Teachers call in and give students 1:1 sessions as follows

  • For full-time: For Mondays through Thursdays – two sessions with breaks in between, with first session of 15 minutes devoted to new/previous lessons test/revision and second 20 minutes devoted to revision of previous Ajja/Qae’da. For Fridays – one session, devoted to revision only.
  • For part-time: one session of 20 minutes every day.
NHA Student Yearly Progress Plan and Tracking
  • Each student, under the supervision of the teachers, sets his/her early goal and plan.
  • The yearly plan is like a short-term goal/milestone for each student, while hifz is the long-term goal; building a connection with the Quran is the lifetime goal.
  • Plans are flexible such that they encourage students without stressing them out (in case they are not completed).
  • Each student gets a progress folder in the beginning of each academic year.
  • teachers write daily what the student did in the school, and the home assignment. Parents check the folder at home and sign it.
  • The daily progress folder is one of the main communication tools between teachers and parents.
Expectations from Parents
  • Drop off and pick up your child on time (for onsite program)
  • Ensure at home class environment during the school hour (for online program)
  • Check your child’s progress folder daily (and sign it).
  • Check your child’s yearly plan and encourage him/her to achieve the yearly goal (without unnecessary pressure).
  • Ensure your child does his/her homework regularly.
  • Communicate with the school as needed (email preferred).
  • Ensure your child respects the dress code.
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Shaykh Zakariae Al-Mekkaoui

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Imam Hamza Palya

Imam Hamza Palya

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Imam Adnaan Shykh

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Sr. Sahar Khalil

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Sr. Mirvat Saadah

Sr. Mirvat Saadah

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