Getting introduced to the wonderful Enjoy Islam classes for beginner children has been one of the best things to ever happen to us. We have been living overseas now for the past 5 years, and we have been struggling to find a place where our children could learn to love Islam. While there are many options for the children to memorize Quran, we couldn't find a place that would teach Islam within our children's hearts. Until we met Maissa! who was able to accomplish this love for Islam from our very first session. Our children fell in love with her, and with Islam. We cherish and devour each session deep within us, and remember her beautiful words and tunes throughout our daily lives. There’s nothing more we can ask for. May God always bless us with amazing acquaintances like Maissa who is always so committed to make this world a better place.
My son Adam has been taking Enjoy Islam classes for beginner children now for about a year. As parents, you want your children to not only learn about their religion, but to love learning about it. Mrs. Maissa has done this. For an active 10 year old who has trouble sitting through lessons, he attends each class with great enthusiasm. We are so pleased with the amount of Quran and history of Islam he has learned in a short time. Her creativity in the lessons is very impressive and her kindness and patience really motivate Adam to do his best.
My daughter Jannah is in the Advanced Older Children
class. She is currently eight and she joined Enjoy Islam three years
ago and since then she has been hooked. To her, Enjoy Islam is one of
the most interesting and involving extracurricular classes she attends
outside of school. Jannah loves her enjoy islam class and wouldn't miss
it for anything. Between learning rules of Arabic calligraphy, rules of
grammar, meaning of Quranic suras and hadeeths and teachings of the
Sirah of the noble Prophet (PBUH) the class is very rich and engaging.
Maissa takes advantage of the children's innate love of learning and
curiosity at that age, and mixes it with fun activities, interesting
elements, a spiritual medium and her wonderful persona to give a
beautiful class where kids absorb all she has to offer with much ease
than classes that offer routine recitations and sole memorization. This
class is very enriching to Jannah's education of the Arabic and Islamic
culture and religion.
Samar, July 2012
Researcher, City College of New York of CUNY
We feel very lucky to have found
Maissa, and that our children Hana (age 5) and Faiz (age 3) are
students of Enjoy Islam, now in the Advanced Young Children
class. Maissa truly makes Islam enjoyable through her deep knowledge of
Islam, her moderate and compassionate interpretation of the religion,
and with her focus on Islamic culture, art and architecture, music and
manners in addition to teaching the Quran, Arabic and fundamentals of
the religion. She is kind and loving and the children in her class
adore her. She has also succeeded in forming a wonderful community of
Muslims from around the world. Whether one is a religious Muslim or
not, we felt it was important for our children to be educated about
Islam, to feel proud of their religion and religious identity, and to
become better human beings through their study of Islam. Maissa's class
is clearly helping them to achieve this goal.
Durre, July 2012
Our daughter Aisha has been a student of Maissa’s for several years. She is now in the Enjoy Islam Teen's Class.
We appreciate Maissa’s kind, deliberate approach to Islamic religious
studies. Maissa embodies the unique qualities of knowledge, compassion
and the love of learning. We are thankful to Maissa for helping with
our child’s spiritual guidance. We recognize that this is a life long
journey but that the guides we choose remain our responsibility. We
will continue our classes with Maissa.
New York City, 2012
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