Our Mission

Establish an institution that will nurture a strong connection with the Book of Allah, the Glorious Qur’an, through its memorization, understanding   and implementation,   and  will  develop  well-­rounded future leaders who are guided by the Qur’an and Sunnah.

Our Program Details

The Triangle Muslim Community had been long demanding a Qur’an Hifdh School for their children where they could learn to read, memorize and understand Qur’an by qualified teachers. Alhamdulillah, the Islamic Association of Raleigh took a momentous step of starting a full time Qur’an Memorization School (An‐Noor School) in 2009 with the blessings of Allah (SWT).

In addition to Qur’an, An-Noor has developed a unique program, tailored to the academic needs of the students. The An-Noor students study English, Math,Science, and Social Studies to meet the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) criteria. We evaluate our students’ achievement through the administration of the Terra Nova Achievement Tests at the end of the academic year.

Full Time School Details:

  • For Grades 3 – 8 only
  • Monday to Friday (7:30 AM – 4 PM)
  • 4 hours of daily Qur’an instruction including memorization and tajweed
  • Islamic Studies and Arabic instruction
  • PE, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
  • Low teacher/student ratio
  • 50 students enrolled

School Achievements

By the mercy of Almighty Allah (SWT), 45 students have completed Qur’an memorization and more are on their way. These budding huffadh are already giving back to the community.  ANQA huffadh have been leading and assisting the taraweeh prayers at IAR, ICM and Shaw University Masjid since 2010.  An-Noor students have also served as tutors of Qur’an to children in community.

After School and Weekend Program

An-Noor offers a very comprehensive after School and weekend program for the community and the school alumni that comprises of the following:

  • Hifdh review for huffadh alumni and Ijaza Program.
  • Qur’an reading classes from Beginner to Advanced levels.
  • Qur’anic Arabic.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Ramadan Qur’an Contest for the entire community.
  • Juzz completion ceremonies to recognize and reward students.
  • Ramadan Itikafs.
  • Special Guests.
  • Field trips.
  • Spelling Bee.

Outreach Program

From Uthman (RA) from the Prophet (SAW) who said:  “The best of you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.”

An-Noor students reach out to the community to teach Qur’an reading. This program is catered for those who are new to the community and do not have the resources but interested in learning the book of Allah (SWT). This program is being coordinated between An-Noor students, teachers, parents and volunteers.

An-Noor School Staff

An-­‐Noor has hired highly qualified teachers who are sincere and dedicated, to ensure the success of the school and their students.  They strive to make the learning process very enjoyable.