Educational Goals

  1. Enable students to engage in ethical decision-making and applying Islamic principles based on the Qur’an and the Hadith in their daily lives.
  2. Enhance the students’ understanding of the Qur’an and the Hadith through instruction in the Arabic language.
  3. Provide students with a challenging program with high academic standards and a positive environment conducive to learning.
  4. Incorporate critical thinking, analytical reasoning, effective communication, and problem solving skills.
  5. Direct students to build positive leadership capabilities, and to acquire essential life-skills to enable them to succeed and to become contributing citizens.
  6. Instill in students universal values of honesty, respect, and self-discipline, and encourage them to demonstrate these values through their actions.

The Charlotte Islamic Academy has adopted North Carolina's Common Core State Standards in the following subjects for all grade levels:

  • English & Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Health
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Foreign Languages

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.  For more information, please visit

Quran, Arabic & Islamic Studies (QAIS

Charlotte Islamic Academy prepares its students to live their lives according to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.  It engages students through language immersion, inquiry-based learning, and guided, group lessons. By combining the best of modern, research-based educational methodologies, and by using classical Islamic sources and texts under the guidance of local Imams, The Academy’s teachers help students bridge the gap between acquiring religious knowledge and implementing it into daily life. All aspects of traditional Islamic learning are incorporated and are age sensitive:

  • Qur’anic morals, meanings, and stories (Qasas and tafsir)
  • Knowledge of Allah and His Oneness (Aqidah/tawheed),
  • Exemplary Muslim character (Akhlaq),
  • Piety and reliance on Allah (Taqwa),
  • Selected memorization of key verses and Surahs with explanation and Tajweed.

Students also learn about:

  • Quranic Studies
  • Seerah and Hadith
  • Islamic History   

Our Islamic Studies and Quran instruction is fully integrated into our Units of Inquiry allowing our students to learn about their faith, but more importantly, act upon their learning.

The Academy's daily Quran, Arabic and Islamic Studies (QAIS) program is offered to students enrolled in grades K-12.  The program is guided by Sh. Bassam Obeid, Sh. Abdithaher Moalim and Sh. Mohamed Khan of the Islamic Center of Charlotte.