Surah Al Baqarah: The Pinnacle of the Qur’an

Recitation, word to word Translation and Tafseer of Surah al-Baqarah.

Every Saturday for one year.

Online and Onsite Registration is Closed

You can still apply to our waiting list, but there is no guarantee of a spot after registering through this form. This form is for the waiting list only.

About the course

This certificate course that is offered in the English language will take students through a comprehensive study of the Pinnacle of the Quran, Surah Al Baqarah. The course includes recitation, word-to-word translation, word analysis and tafsir (Exegesis) of the verses of Surah Al Fatiha and Surah Al Baqarah. The course also offers subjects such as Duas (invocations) and writing through the exploration of Arabic Calligraphy. The course will be held every Saturday for one year.

Class Timing: 9:45am to 1:15pm EST. (3 Hours 15 minutes).
Starting Date: January 21st, 2017
Completion Date: December 16th, 2017.

Ways to take the course

There are several ways to take the course:

On Campus
This option will allow you to be in a classroom environment, to experience student-teacher interactions, to study alongside other students and to get the opportunity to learn, practice and share in a group setting.

This option is available to everyone regardless of gender, age and/or location. It will allow you to join the course at its designated time from the comfort of your home.

Course Staff

This course is taught by Ustazha Taymiyyah Zubair. Her supporting staff have developed a deep understanding and interest in the Quran and are enthusiastically seeking to pass that on to the students as their mentors.



  • Girls aged 11 and above & Boys aged 11-14; must have fluency in the English language and Arabic recitation.
  • Students must also have a personal interest to learn and understand the Qur’an.
  • Once registered into the course, the student’s acceptance is conditional on passing the first 2 translation tests & weekly quizzes. Passing grade is 80%.

Registration Fees

$50 (non-refundable)
If registering for Al Baqarah and Sahih Bukhari, registration fee for one course will be waived.


CAD $165/ term.
Total Terms: 2

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible for the course?
  • Girls aged 11 and above & Boys aged 11-14; must have fluency in the English language and Arabic recitation.
  • Students must also have a personal interest to learn and understand the Qur’an.
  • Once registered into the course, the student’s acceptance is conditional on passing the first 2 translation and tafsir tests. Passing grade is 80%.
I do not meet the prerequisites of this course. Do you offer any other courses where I can learn the Qur’an?
Yes, Alhamdulillah. Please click here for details on other Onsite & Online courses offered at Al Huda Institute.
I want to join this course but I am living outside Canada. What is the procedure to join this course?
Students from any part of the world are welcome to join us onsite or online. Al Huda does not facilitate visa/residence arrangements.
I heard about the course late, can I still join? How will I cover the missed lessons?

Yes, late admissions are accepted upon meeting course prerequisites (see question no.1).

You are required to make up for the missed lessons in order to obtain a certificate in Sahih Bukhari weekend class 2017. Please discuss with the Course Incharge for more information.

Are there any age limits?
  • Girls : 11+ years.
  • Boys:  11-14 (Interview based) January 8th- If your interview is booked for Sahih Bukhari course then it will be sufficient for this course as well).
My daughter/sister/niece Or son/ nephew/brother is very brilliant but she/he doesn't meet the minimum age requirement, can she/he please apply?

Students under the age limit will be tested by the CI to determine their level of comprehension.  Students who perform well will be admitted to the course on a 3 month trial basis.  Students who don’t meet the standards of the course will be asked to join when they reach the age limit.


What language is the course offered in?


Is there Hifz also in this course?
There is no memorization of surahs in this course. However, we do offer Hifz Program at the Institute. Click here for details on other courses.
What are the subjects taught in this course?
Subject Code Subject
QUR 100 Al-Qur’an – Recitation and Tajweed of Surah Al Baqarah
QUR 101 Al-Qur’an – Translation and Tafsir of Surah Al Baqarah
Are the girls & boys going to be in the same class?
Yes, they will be in the same class (in the Masjid) with a barrier in between and they will also have separate group study sessions with female Group in-charges assigned to them. All students are required to follow the same class rules.


How do I register?

The registrations are to be done online only. The online form can be found above. 

Once the online form is submitted please wait for the admission acceptance email from the course in charge and then you may pay the course fee. It may take up to 5-7 days to receive any response. We will appreciate your cooperation.

When are we supposed to register by?

Last registration day: January 8th 2017

Last day to make the fee payment: January 14th 2017.

Boys Assessment: What should I expect on the Assessment Day?

The assessment will comprise of a basic Tajweed evaluation of the student’s level of Qur’an recitation. The interview comprises of a discussion of personal interests, inclinations, goals of joining this course and commitment level of the applicant. The student will be informed of his approved admission after this interview.

Day & Time of Assessment Day:
Sunday January 8th 2017 , 10:00-1:00pm. Further updates to follow.

What happens if a student enrolls after the registration due date has passed?how will I cover the missed lesson?

You may come and speak to the course in charge in person and will be guided accordingly.


When does the course begin?
The course begins on Saturday, 21st January, 2017, inshaAllah.
What is the complete duration of the course as well as the days and timings?

Course Duration: 1 year

Starting date : 21st January 2017

Completion date: 16th December 2017

Total terms: 2 (1 term=6 months)

What are the class timings?

Timings: Every Saturday 9:45-1:15 pm (Except for Statutory Holidays)

Due to major time differences in some parts of the worlds, will the class recording be replayed at a different time?

No, as a regular procedure this facility is not available yet. You may request your group in-charge to send you the recording for the missed class.


What is the tuition fee of the course?

$50 Non refundable course registration fee.
$165$/ term (1 term=6 months).
Family discount is also available (effective from 2nd term) For further details, please go to the fee counter.

How can I pay my fees? Cash /Cheque?

Fees are payable in cash/cheque/debit.

I cannot pay the fees, can I still do the course?

Financial support is approved only after a certain probation period in which student’s Academic performance and commitment are taken into account. Further inquiries to be discussed with the Course Incharge in person.


What books are we required to have?
  • Surah Al Baqarah binders
  • Non color coded Quran
  • Quran reading and writing Book 1
  • Wa Iyyaka Nasta’een Dua Book
  • Duas of Knowledge Card.
  • A notebook for Quran writing h.w.
  • A Calligraphy pen.
Where can I purchase the books from?

The books can be purchased from the Al Huda Bookstore at the Institute. Click here to purchase the books online


What is the required % of attendance in order to receive the certificate?


Do we get holidays for special occasions such as Eid?

Yes. Alhamdulillah. Complete list of holidays can be available from the Course Incharge.

Can I take a few weeks off due to pregnancy/delivery/wedding?

Yes, however, it is upon the student to make up for missed notes/test/assignments. A leave of Absence note should be submitted to the Course Incharge ahead of time.

I have work/school commitments on the weekend due to which I have to leave early, will I be allowed to leave the class early, or drop in late as a routine?
No. Missing lessons regularly as a routine will negatively impact learning and understanding.


Are there any tests or exams? If so, are they written or oral?
Yes, there will be a  test and assignment. Both of them will be online on MyAlhuda and students will be given a time limit to attempt them at home.
Is there active participation required in the course i.e., do I have to interact with instructors/students?
Yes, each student whether on-site or online will be assigned a group. Students will do their lessons. Instructors will listen to students’ Tajweed, ask questions pertaining to their daily Tafsir lesson, and conduct various different activities related to the course material.


In order to obtain the certificate, am I required to complete all the tests/assessments?

Yes, the student must successfully complete all the required tests and assignments with a passing grade (80%) in order to obtain a certificate.

Will certificate of this course be recognized by other Islamic schools to enable me become a teacher or use the credits of this course anywhere?

Not guaranteed.

After learning tajweed from this course, will I have the 'Ijazah' (permission certificate to teach tajweed)?



Is the course available online?

Yes. Click here for details on Surah Al Baqarah Weekend class online.

Click here for more information on other online courses

For Online students - is the course completely online or is there physical attendance required?

The class is completely online and physical attendance is not required. Online Students’ attendance is taken online daily.


Is transport facility provided for all students? If yes, what are the charges?

An official transport facility is not provided for all students. However, car pooling is encouraged. Students who need a ride to and from the institute may contact the reception to arrange for a ride from their area of residence.

Is there any facility for babies and toddlers?

Yes, there is proper onsite facility only available for registered student mothers.

Age : 6 months to 4 years old.

One time(non refundable fee) CAD $ 50

One term fee: CAD $ 115

1 term =3 months

For students attending either Bukhari or Al Baqarah- one day weekend course, one term will be 6 month., Those attending both days will pay $115 for 3 months

Is there any service at the Institute I can volunteer for?
Yes, for further details to be discussed with Course Incharge.
Will I be able to get any reference letter if I do any volunteer services there?

Yes, students can get their volunteer hours mentioned with their reference letter.

I have a physical condition which prevents me from prolonged sitting, can I still join? Will there be special accommodation for my condition?

This can be discussed with Course Incharge as per need.

Are there any extra hours I'll need to spend studying over the week?
Yes, this course will have its online assignments scheduled to be attempted during week day hence students must be prepared to dedicate few hours every week to accomplish good results. Homework is assigned in this course as in any other educational program.
Is there a uniform code?


For Girls, a black/neutral colour shirt with a black skirt or a plain black abaya and a white headscarf. Head scarves are available to purchase at the bookstore.

For Boys: Navy Blue Uniform shirt/Black pants

What’s the Course Incharge Contact Information


Please contact us using the information below if you have any questions, suggestions, or issues about the course. If you have any general questions, please read over our FAQ below, and contact us if you still need help.


Phone: 905-624-2030


9:45-10:10 – Groups
10:15 – 11:00 – Recitation
11:00 – 11:15 – Snack Break
11:15 – 1:15 – Tafseer
Salah – Adhan 1:20pm
Iqamah 1:30pm

*Time and Schedule are subject to change each week

*Snack Break*: Pls bring healthy finger food which can easily be eaten without making any mess.

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