Learning With a Focus on Faith

December 5, 2010

Author: Bart Jones

Source: The New York Newsday


The fourth-graders at the Masjid Darul Qur'an Academy in Bay Shore sat at their desks trying to memorize the Quran in Arabic.


Each of the 10 students, the girls with white scarves around their heads, the boys in blue shirts and pants, took turns reciting passages as their teacher, wearing a traditional long Arabic green shirt known as a jubba, encouraged them.

See also: Islam, Schools