Quran Academy

This is an advanced course for children ages 8 to 16, with a maximum enrollment of 12 children (must be approved for this academy by Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy). Students work toward memorize the 30th part (juz) of the Quran. All students work on reciting and memorizing the same chapter (sura) together. Students recite individually with Sheikh Asim providing feedback.

Reading Material

All students are asked to bring their own Quran.


Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy, Religious Director – asim@islamiccenter.com

Annual Quran Competition

This competition, which encourages love of the Quran, is a great way to have children get in the spirit of Ramadan by kick-starting their reading. It’s held annually, usually two Sundays prior to Ramadan, with as many as 200 children ages 4 to 16. Participants are evaluated by their memorization, pronunciation and comprehension of the verse. There are three levels, and different chapters (sura) are determined by age range. Prizes are awarded.

Competition Judges

Dr. Ragaa Hathout, Dr. Saleh Kholaki, Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy


Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy, Religious Director – asim@islamiccenter.com

Sunday School

The Islamic Center is proud of its longstanding Sunday School program, which has been providing children ages 4 to 13 with an excellent entry-level spiritual development program since 1957. These formative years are the perfect time to begin learning about Islam in a structured, classroom setting. Sunday School is committed to teaching the Arabic language and providing Islamic education to children in the Muslim community. Our teachers are dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth and developing God consciousness through the teachings of Islam and the Quran. The program strives to instill in its students a commitment to honoring family, community involvement, ethical values and respect for others.

New Horizon School

The Islamic Center of Southern California founded the New Horizon School in 1984 to proudly serve our young Muslim community in Southern California, with additional campuses now serving Pasadena, Irvine and West Los Angeles.

The schools encourage students to follow the “Prophetic” example: