What is a Waqf

Waqf, in the Arabic language, means to stop, contain, or preserve.

In Islamic terms, waqf refers to a religious endowment i.e. a voluntary and irrevocable dedication of one's wealth or a portion of it - in cash or kind (such as a house or a garden), and its disbursement for shariah compliant projects (such as mosques or religious schools...)

Difference between Waqf and Charity:

Waqf is a permanent donation. Once a waqf is created, it can never be donated as a gift, inherited, or sold. Disbursement of its returns is done in accordance with the endower's wishes. Charity, on the other hand, is a broader concept; it encompasses alms, grant, inheritance, loan, waqf...  


Rules Regarding Waqf

2685. If a person makes something Waqf, it ceases to be his property, and neither he nor anybody else can either gift it or sell it to any person. Also, no one can inherit anything out of it. There is, however, no harm in selling it in certain circumstances, as mentioned in rules nos. 2102 and 2103.
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What is YMOH (Young Momins Online Homeschooling)?
-YMOH at targheeb.com is an online homeschooling program that offers excellent free education, both Islamic and elementary subject, Language & Arts, Math, and Science. We select fifteen applicants for each class, with classes currently offered for Grade 1.

How much do you charge?
-The Program is absolutely free of charge, and the package is offered exclusively for students who qualify for this program.

What is required to qualify?
- The applicant (student) should be a attending his/her local Masjid/Madras learning the Quran and should not be attending regular elementary school.

- The applicant's age should be appropriate for the grade level at which he/she applies

- The applicant should have basic knowledge of spoken English

- The Applicant should have access to a computer and we will provide basic computer training skills over Summer before the Academic year starts in September each year (fall).

- This is an Islamic educational system so applicants must be Muslim.

- We would also interview parents online via Skype and verify the reference provided.

- For each student, we expect a completed Student Registration Form, in which all details and information supplied should be true and accurate.

When do the courses begin?
- The Academic term will begin in fall each year..

What is the process for applying and registering for this course of study?
- Parents must complete the online Student Registration Form, after reading and accepting the Disclaimer, follow the instructions on 'How to Apply' carefully then apply online.

- Once we receive the Student Application Form, we would review the application, interview the parents and release the login username and password to selected entrants to access the student section for more information and commence study, and those who do not qualify for the programme would be advised by email.

Will students be examined on the material they are taught?
-Yes. Periodic tests help us understand the student's progress and allow the teacher to address problems and help the students graduate to the next level of education.

Do we need books or anything other than the material available online?
- No, We provide each child a free workbook. The Lesson Plans, worksheets, other educational material will be available online.

Do parents need to prepare their children for the course?
- Parent support is required and it would make this program succeed. We would also prepare students in Summer for online study during the academic year. We would have them spend a few hours reading books and learning ICT (information communication technology).

- Parents of pre-K and Grade 1 students can read books online with their children using audio books, if they have difficulty reading English. Talking to them about their online school and then letting them use the computer in educational games or activities get them familiar with the computer, helps them learn to follow instructions and, most important, gets them to be enthusiastic about their study.

- Parents might also take children on a little stationery shopping spree to buy them color pencils, crayons and coloring books, so they can occupy themselves at free times and feel in charge of their learning.

What is the format of the courses you offer?

- There are "classrooms" of 10-15 students that meet 2 hours daily (each subject would last approx 40 minutes), 5 days a week for Elementary Studies and Islamic & Arabic Studies including Quran. (a detailed Academic Calendar will be released soon)

- The class timings will be based on the time-zones of the students.
Parent may have to help student with some of the assignments. These assignments would not take up more than 2 hours daily during the week.

- We would also provide regular in-house counseling for parents and students regularly.


What subjects does the curriculum include?
- We teach both Islamic and Arabic studies including Qur’an and elementary subjects, Language Arts, Math and Science.

What books will you use?
- We will use Islamic Books from reputable homeschool publishers and "BrainQuest" workbooks to teach Language & Arts, Math and Science after filtering through to ensure that all teaching material meets Islamic values and principles.

- Islamic and Arabic Studies curriculum will be based on authentic Islamic material and resources.

Who teaches?
- Our teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching their subjects at the levels at which they teach. Most have experience in homeschooling. We actively continue to try to bring in the most qualified people we can in each field and at each level of teaching. In Islamic subjects, we employ qualified Quran-reciters to teach tajweed. We are also working with scholars and other online Islamic homeschooling experts and organizations to join us as a community.

Is the program accredited?
- We do not provide any diploma or transcript. On the other hand, our administration, our qualified teachers, our carefully developed curriculum and our modern teaching techniques ensure that when your child finishes the six levels we currently offer (pre-K to Grade 5), your child will have the abilities to enter any accredited school worldwide.

- Most colleges take homeschoolers so you need not worry about diplomas as long as you are satisfied with the teaching system, the teachers and the curriculum.

- We can arrange for certification (ijaazah) on completion of memorization of the Quran ourselves or in co-operation with the student's local Masjid.


What software do you use?
- Our website at Targheeb.com uses the WiZiQ virtual classroom module of the Moodle learning management system. For more information please visit the following link to the student guide.

- We use Skype for parent interviews.

What hardware and software must I have?
- Your child will need access to a computer, to the internet supported by Adobe Flash, and some easily available software such as Paint Brush, Note, and MS applications.

What are the WiZiQ classroom requirements?

To use WiZiQ, users first need to have minimum PC requirements, which include a reasonably fast computer, a good Internet connection, and a headset for speaking and listening. A computer video camera is not necessary, but is desirable to make the learning experience more realistic.

The minimum requirements to run WiZiQ Virtual Classroom are:

• Operating System/Web Browsers/Accessories • Windows Xp/NT/2000/VISTA/7• MAC OS X onwards• Intel Pentium 4 or above and equivalent processor

• 2 GB RAM• Internet Explorer 7 and above• Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and above• Latest Flash player (10.1) and Java Runtime Environment 1.6• Headphones/External mic • Web Camera (optional)

Minimum Bandwidth Requirement (Upload and download speed should be same or close)• Audio only classes - 512 kbps @ each attendee end• Audio & Video classes - 1 Mbps @ each attendee end• Additional bandwidth required for Screen Sharing and Audio/Video sharing

Here are few tips to avoid echo and noise issues in your class:

• Select the appropriate audio device from the available device list
• Everyone with audio controls should use headsets as external speakers + microphone causes acoustic echo
• Avoid using the internal or web camera microphone
• Make sure you have selected “Adjust audio automatically” from “Audio Setting” in device settings
• The microphone should not be too close to mouth and you should speak across it rather than into it.

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