Al-Bayan Institute (ABI)

Since its founding in 2012, ABI has rapidly grown to become one of metro-Atlanta’s premier Qur’an memorization programs.

ABI’s approach to Qur’an memorization incorporates the best practices in classical Qur’anic instruction, along with a strong support system that allows for individual customization. ABI recognizes that not all students are the same and, although there may be common goals and instructional methods for all students, individual learning plans (ILPs) are necessary to set pacing and individual outcomes. ILPs take into consideration a student’s strengths, skills, learning preferences, and abilities, and develop over time with ongoing assessments. We closely monitor our students’ progress in meeting individual learning goals and communicate with parents/guardians on a weekly basis to ensure that each student is performing to his/her best ability.

In addition to Qu’ran memorization, students receive lessons in Classical Arabic, hadeeth, fiqh, akhlaq, tajweed, and more. ABI facilitates secular education through a recognized and accredited online charter school authorized by the state of Georgia.

The instructional methods used by ABI instructors ensure a balance between the preservation of the previous work committed to memory as well as mastery of the new lessons. Following is an outline of the process ABI follows:

– Sabaq (new lesson): Sabaq is an Urdu word which means lesson. It refers to a new lesson memorized at night to be presented to the teacher on the following day. The more fluent the student is with the sabaq, the easier for him/her to maintain the Qur’an.
– Sabqi (recent lessons): Sabqi are the recently memorized verses that are recited on a daily basis. This practice helps to reinforce long-term retention as new verses committed to memory are easily forgotten.
– Manzil (old lessons): Once a student has memorized a substantial amount of the Qur’an, it will then be necessary for him/her to routinely maintain this knowledge. This is done by dividing the Qur’an into portions. Each portion will be recited in sequence and repeated on a regular cycle.


For a complete description of the ABI curriculum, including application instructions, please click here to visit the ABI website.