Islamic Studies Programme
EPS aims to produce eminent professionals and entrepreneurs with strong ethical foundation rooted in Islamic teachings and values. To achieve this we have devised our own Islamic Studies curriculum which is dynamic in nature and we keep reviewing it on a regular basis. The basis of our Islamic Studies Program is Qur’an and Sunnah.
– Hifz of 30th Juz of the Quran (from Nursery to Grade 10)
– Tafseer and translation of 30th Juz of the Qur’an so that students can understand and practice whatever they have memorized.
– Belief system (Aqeedah).
– History including Seerah of Prophet Muhammad.
– Adaab and Akhlaaq.
– Project Infaaq (spending for the pleasure of Allah) encourages students, teachers and parents to support underprivileged members of our society irrespective of their caste or religion.
– Hajj Trainings are organised involving the entire EPS community.
– Jumah salah is conducted in the school and students are trained to give sermons( khutbah).
– Reloading Taqwa (fear of Allah) is inculcated by motivating students to compete with each other in practicing Islamic values of compassion, forgiveness, generosity, courage, truthfulness, honesty etc.
After having taught the basics of Islam, we make a sincere effort that students not just learn the Islamic values but they should live by those values. To achieve this, we closely work with the entire EPS community including staff members, parents, Student Council etc. through weekly quranic session for the staff members, parenting sessions with Islamic perspective, Islamic leadership programs for the Student Council etc. However, we would like to clearly state that due to time and resource constraints :-
– We don’t teach Arabic as a language except whatever is required to understand obligatory Islamic teachings and practices.
-We don’t teach controversial fiqh (jurisprudence) related issues except what is generally required for day-to-day practices without imposing one opinion over the other.
Students and parents are free to choose their school-of-thought as long as it has sanction in the Quran & Sunnah. We strongly believe that disagreeing with someone’s opinion does not give anyone the right to be disrespectful to others. This is why disrespecting other people especially people of knowledge, scholars or different sects, faiths etc. is highly discouraged. The objective of the Islamic Studies Program is not to make the students scholars of Islam. We only endeavor to teach and nurture our students to have the best possible character. We focus on character building because it is the crux of our faith as Prophet Muhammad said “….Verily, the best people in Islam are those with the best character” (Musnad Ahmad).”