Sura Hijr - verse 9 Allah says: We have without doubt, sent down the message and we will assuredly guard it from corruption.
Hadith; sayings of the prophet (saw): Best among you is one who learns the Quran and who teaches the Quran.
Islamic education is the cornerstone of being a good Muslim and citizen. Masjid Umar is dedicated to this cause and offers education classes for children and adults. The Masjid has 10 purpose built classrooms. In addition, space is also used at the Stoughton Rd premises and part of the Land of Learning Nursery to accommodate the huge demand for places.
Students follow a structured syllabus throughout their time at the Madressa and progress is assessed annually through oral and written examinations. The majority of Islamic books used by the students are written in English. Students are also taught Arabic and 'Tajweed', the correct pronunciation of the Holy Quraan in Arabic.
Masjid Umar also caters for adult Islamic education for both men and women.
Classes run on a Thursday between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm covering Quraan, Tajweed and Hadith.
Classes run Monday to Thursday between the hours of 10.00 am and 12.00 pm covering Quaran, Fiqh, Tajweed and Hadith.
Further information on any of the above classes can be obtained from the Principle of Islamic Studies, Maulana Javid Patel on 0116 273 5529 Mon - Fri between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm