Alpharabius College Preparation Program (After School Program)


Assalamu Alaikum Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The meeting days and times for Alpharabius College Preparation Program (ACPP) have been changed to its original days and times:

Tuesdays: 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Thursdays: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Your Apex Mosque is pleased to initiate a new After School Program, Alpharabius College Preparation Program (ACPP). The registration for 2017-2018 school year is still open.

You can download and fill the application form and submit it to our school at Apex Mosque – 733 Center Street, Apex, NC 27502 or email it to us as an attachment.  Feel free to contact us at (919) 362-0403 (Apex Mosque) or (910) 476-0447 (Br. Cevdet “Jawdat” Akbay) or via e-mail at (Apex Mosque) or (Br. Jawdat).

Our After School Program ACPP will focus on high school students only (grades 9-12). 

There will be three focus areas of ACPP:

  • Intensive Reading of the authentic English translation of Qur’an – (two hours per week – Tuesdays & Thursdays) – Qur’an translation by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (each student will receive a free copy of the book)
  • Discussion on a variety of Islamic Topics and selected Hadith (one hour per week on Tuesdays)
  • Help on SAT for College Preparation (one hour per week on Thursdays)

There will be sports activities, visits to nearby universities (e.g., NCSU, UNC CH, Duke etc.), invited speakers from colleges, universities, and industries.

The goals of the ACPP program are:

  • Provide students with spiritual teachings and practices that would assist them to connect to Allah and practice their Deen.
  • Improve students’ skills in reading, critical thinking, and public speaking.
  • Make students aware of colleges’ requirements and teach them the important components of success in college.
  • Connect students to current college students and professors and facilitate their interaction meetings

The reason why we stress too much on reading is that reading skill is very important for students’ success at college (or at any level of school). Research shows that when students are not proficient in reading, they do very poorly in all other courses (including Math). The “discussion” class will equip our kids with oral presentation and leadership skills. The SAT class will prepare students for colleges; the higher SAT score they receive, the better chance they will have to have scholarship and to attend better schools.

We look forward to serving your child(ren).



One of the most highly regarded translations by English-speaking scholars, the Haleem interpretation of the Qur’an is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text understandable while retaining its eloquence

Accurate and free from archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar some translations, this text includes notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions. In addition, the introduction traces the history of the Qur’an, examines its structure and stylistic features, and considers issues related to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women.

M.A.S. Abdel Haleem was born in Egypt and educated at al-Azhar, Cairo, and Cambridge Universities. He has been teaching Arabic at Cambridge and London Universities for many years. He is currently Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is editor of the Journal of Qur’anic Studies and the London Qur’an Studies Series.