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How to Market My Idea to Teach Islamic Studies to Girls?

(Editor's Note: I seem to remember from discussions on a previous post that the author of this post, sister Zunii, is about 17 or 18 years old and hopes to become a teacher. Zunii, please correct me if I'm wrong).

Asalam alaikum wa rahmatullah hi wabarakatu

Well I started teaching at a Madrassa in Walthamstow, and instead of doing it voluntarily I'm getting paid for it which is OK, only like 10 a days so that's cool.  Now today I had one of my exams and I was doing terrible in it but then I had this idea to help me with my Arabic. I was thinking that I could start my own classes at home and teach basic Arabic, Seerah and Tajweed for like girls aged 13 and over.

I want to do it in my area but I don´t know how to promote the idea.

I was thinking every Saturday from 9 to 12:30/2 or something , I'd teach them durasul lugaat ( Arabic reader that are in 8 parts) is pretty basic but really helpful.

Tajweed I'd get them to write the rules down in books and practice them and help them memorise Surahs, Duas and you know... important stuff.

And Seerah I could go through it with them and teach them what they need to know from The Sealed Nectar or the Azhar Academy Seerah books part 1- 4.

And again I don't know how to promote this idea,  not only would it be helpful for me but for others also, like should I charge them a small fee for like £10 month and provide them with books? It would be a good chance for the girls to socialise and if they need any help for school work and stuff  I could help with that too.

Well anyway this is my idea and I really want to make it work so please please please if you have any advice or any other ideas pleaseeee replyyy

jazakhallah khair

- Zunii

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2 Responses »

  1. Dear Sister, Walaykumsalaam,

    Wanting to teach is surely a great thing, this will benefit you in the hereafter InshaAllah.

    There are many sisters who teach Tajweed, Fiqh, etc in London, either through the many Islamic colleges that are established or privately. I think the best thing for you to do is to continue learning yourself, at the same time gather a few of the local children at your house for a lesson of tajweed or Quranic stories (and charge a small fee). When the parents of these children are happy and confident in what you are teaching, they will spread the word and inshaAllah your student base will grow.

    When you have enough regular students and you have developed a good style of teaching, then you can expand inshaAllah. There are many ways to advertise, you can do so by word of mouth, by emailing your friends or there is a weekly Islamic Events email that goes out to Muslims all over London.

    At the same time, try to teach through colleges like: Azhar Academy, Ebrahim College, Utrujj, Tayyibun Institute, Habiba Institute. Alot of sisters learn at and teach at these colleges and also privately.

    May Allah make you successful in you goal,

    SisterZ Editor

  2. I forgot to mention this:

    I don't know how old/ young you are, but you sound quite young to me. Are you still at school or college? If you, the remember you need to schedule your time sensibly so you can focus on you mainstreams studies too.

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