Al-Nour Weekend School


At the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo we are striving to make your kids’ Sunday fun and enlightening by learning, reflecting, and living!

Our weekend school offers a welcoming environment that is comprised of qualified teachers and volunteers to facilitate for our children the learning of Islamic beliefs and how to read the Qur’an in Arabic, as well as attain the knowledge of morals, and the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

We have a very clear goal in teaching the students with a competent group of teachers who spend hours in preparing class activities. We aim to utilize modern teaching methods and strategies to accomplish our goals by using a variety of study materials including books, digital media, and an assortment of learning activities.

Arabic: The administration has adopted the Nourani/Baghdadia method of teaching/reading Qur’an. The focus is on proper pronunciation of Qur’anic recitation. Starting with the alphabet original shape, then moving up to connected shapes, vowels, long vowels, two letter combinations, three letter combinations and then, with practicing reading and writing, learning the meaning of easy words that we call “sight words.”

Quran: Teaching Qur’an consists of reading, memorization of short surahs, understanding simple and frequent words, and “Tafseer” the general meaning. Teaching Qur’an allows for a practical application of what was learned in Arabic class.

Islamic Studies: The administration is adopting the “We are Muslims” book series. Lessons in each book are taught with an array of different activities with the purpose of instilling Islamic values, history, and the Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Lessons in Wudu and Salat will also be a priority.

There are six levels in the Weekend school based on the student’s age and their educational level. School is in session on Sundays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Zuhr prayers to follow in Jamaat.

For high school students: Seminars for Seerah and Tafseer are available for high school students. Both seminars include in depth discussion of the translation of the Qur’an, and lessons learned from the Seerah of Prophet Muhamad (PBUH).


The mission of ICGT Al-Nour Weekend Academy is to provide each student a solid, basic knowledge of Islam and its teachings; the ability to read Qur’an in Arabic and understand the general meaning; perform prayer; and study and adopt lessons from the Seerah all in a safe, supportive environment that promotes, self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning. The administration, teachers and staff join the parents and community to assist the students in developing the necessary ideology and skills to become responsible, successful citizens.

Sanaa Jouejati

Weekend School Director
Arabic Language and Culture Certified Teacher & Consultant, Curriculum Development, Technology Integration, Online Teaching, Ohio Foreign Language Association – Technology & World Languages Committee

Mohamed Shalabe

Weekend School Principal


Dana Alshaddah
Aida Jouejati
Hadeel Soliman
Fadia Alkhowailed
Rehana Ahmad
Cherrefe Kadri

For more information on registering your children at the Al-Nour Weekend school, please email:

Mohammad Shalabe (Principal)

Sanaa Jouejati (Weekend School Director)

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