Sphere of

فَتَعَالَى اللَّـهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ ۗ وَلَا تَعْجَلْ بِالْقُرْآنِ مِن قَبْلِ أَن يُقْضَىٰ إِلَيْكَ وَحْيُهُ ۖ وَقُل رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

“So high [above all] is Allah, the Sovereign, the Truth. And, [O Muhammad], do not hasten with [recitation of] the Qur’an before its revelation is completed to you, and say, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.”
[Quran 20:114]

The ISBCC ilm programming is meant to follow in the footsteps of our vast and formidable Islamic intellectual tradition. We strive to emulate our tradition’s commitment to: becoming students of both the text (the Qur’an and Sunnah) and the context (the realities and philosophies of our American community); seeking knowledge from both the books and the teachers/scholars of our tradition; seeing learning as happening through all the five senses; and following all the recommend external and internal etiquettes of learning.

We are grateful to Allah for our community’s Senior Imam, Shaykh Yasir, who has brought this vision to the sphere of knowledge at the ISBCC. Check out the playlist below to journey through the sphere of Knowledge and scroll below to our current course offerings.

Current Courses (Fall 2018)

Course Description

This class is designed to teach how to read Arabic. We will teach the Arabic letters, vowels, basic rules of tajweed (Qur’anic recitation). Students will have weekly opportunities to read in class and practice writing. By the end of the course, they will inshaAllah leave being able to read the Qur’an.

Students must come to class with a notebook, and be prepared to take notes. This class is a prerequisite to the advanced tajweed course.


Starting Sunday, September 16 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (weekly)


Registration is open and expected to fill up. Financial aid is available upon request (email ISBCCQuran@masboston.org). Please register with the button below.

Course Description

Students will be learning more advanced tajweed (Qur’anic recitation) rules, such as:

  • Review of Reciting the Quran I
  • Rules of noon sakina
  • Rules of meem sakina
  • Five levels of tafkheem
  • Turuq of recitation
  • Differences between Qira’at

There will be an emphasis on reciting to the teacher and sharpening one’s own recitation.

Class Expectations: Students must come to class prepared to take notes with their own personal notebook.


Must be able to read Arabic verses of the Quran.

Students who have taken Reading the Quran or Reciting the Quran I are recommended to take this class.


Starting September 20
Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


The ISBCC Quran School covers the following subjects:

  • Hifz (Quran Memorization)
  • Quranic Arabic
  • Islamic Studies (Fiqh & Aqidah)

Ages 5+ are welcome. There are discounts for families with multiple students.

Semester I

Sept 16 – Dec 16 (weekly)
Sundays 10 am – 1 pm

School is off on major holidays.


Past Courses

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