An-Nas Program


Providing Quranic Arabic and Islamic social studies to children ages 5-13 years.

The Children of the An Nas Children’s Islamic Institute learn the religion of Al-Islam through a variety of print materials and multi-media, coupled with fun and engaging activities via Zoom. We begin by establishing the idea of who the Creator is, the Creator of all things. Children learn about the five principles of Al-Islam and how they impact their daily lives. Once the children have begun to develop an understanding of their Creator and the five principals of Al-Islam, they then begin to learn about Prophet Muhammad (saw). We further establish a solid foundation for the children to understand the basic precepts Al-Islam and give them space for that understanding to grow as they learn. This introduction to Al-Islam will, Insha’Allah (G’d willing), whet the children’s appetite to further engage in their Islamic studies.

Beginner’s Quranic Arabic taught by Dr. Zayd Abdul-Karim (Dr. Z)

Tuesdays: 9:15am-10am

The Beginner’s Quranic Arabic course is a first step in the journey of learning to read the Qur’an with comprehension. It begins by instructing students how to pronounce letters, syllables, and words. The next step is pronouncing words found in the Qur’an. This course is a prerequisite as a foundation for additional further courses which include recognizing verb and noun patterns, verb forms, and grammar. Only serious students are encouraged to participate. No fee is required for this course.


Social Studies taught by Sister Zainab Nasir

Saturdays: 9:15am-10am

The children are provided with the all the learning materials required for this class; they are encouraged to take notes and ask questions. We administer monthly quizzes to test how well the children have retained what they’ve learned. The instructor takes this opportunity to home in on areas that may be difficult for the children to understand and helps them reinforce their understanding of the learning material. We learn much in the time we have together, and we also have an enjoyable time while learning. As an instructor, I enjoy what I do, and I LOVE teaching children, especially about the religion of Al-Islam.

We ask that families make a donation of $40 to help with stipends for the instructors. Donations can be sent directly via Venmo, @Haneefah-Peter or CASH APP $HaneefahShuaibe.


The An Nas Youth Business Loan Program

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An Nas is striving to uplift and empower Muslim children and youth to be business leaders in their communities. With this aim, An Nas Children’s Islamic Institute is expanding our program to also include teens with our youth business loan program, where youth between 9 and 18 years of age can apply for an interest free business loan up to $500. Once a youth is accepted into the program, they will engage in learning about Islamic business practices.

Apply Here: Youth Business Loan Application


Super Leadership for Improving Youth Productivity. For youth ages 10 to 17..

The “Super Leadership for Improving Youth Productivity” course teaches Seven Self-Leadership Practices such as courage, persistence, positive mental attitude, self-discipline, self-confidence, self-esteem, and integrity. This content is augmented by applying a Goal Achievement System in all priority life areas including spiritual, mental, physical, time management, productivity, and leadership skill development. Upon completion students will be able to:

– Apply a proven system for achieving meaningful goals
– Manage time more effectively
– Live with integrity and personal accountability

Here is an overview of what to expect:

Apply Here: Youth Business Loan Application

Tuition for this program is $1000. There are a limited number of $500 scholarships available.

For more information or questions, send an email to:

Donate to An Nas

via Venmo: @Haneefah-Peters or Cash App: $HaneefahShuaibe


Director of An Nas

Dr. Haneefah Shuaibe-Peters has worked in the field of early education for over 10 years. She holds both a Master’s in Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University and has an extensive background in early childhood training and community college instruction. Her specialty areas include infant toddler care, childcare environments, and teacher development. Her passion for education has placed her on the path of developing an Islamic based educational strategy that may lead (insha’Allah) to the opening of Islamic institutions across the United States.


Dr. Zayd Abdul-Karim is a leader in transformational learning and personal development. Affectionately called “Dr. Z,” he is a speaker, best selling author, mentor, and professional development trainer. He is a catalyst for growth and inner peace, and he serves to increase engagement, happiness and productivity.
Dr. Z finds unique solutions to help individuals and teams deal with their dysfunctions that cause mental, emotional, and physical stress which lowers productivity and profitability. His message of positivity, happiness, and self-leadership inspires individuals to feel empowered and support a growth mindset.

Dr. Z accepted Al-Islam in the community of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed on March 3rd, 1975. Over the decades he has served in various capacities as a volunteer on committees, the Board of Directors with the Interfaith Conference of Washington, D.C., lecturer at Masjid Muhammad (The Nation’s Mosque) Washington, D.C., and Qur’anic Arabic Instructor with the Muslim American Logic Institute (M.A.L.I.).

Currently, his mission is to bring mental and emotional relief to the masses during this pandemic through eBooks and programs on Resilience and Super Leadership. For more information or to contact Dr. Z go to or


Zainab Nasir has been married for 44 years and has raised seven children; six boys with one girl, and five grandchildren; three girls and two boys. She has been an educator for over 30 years. In addition to rearing her own children, Zainab established a children’s day care for many years before joining the Sister Clara Mohammed Schools System to teach in the early childhood department. As her interest grew in the early childhood development field, Zainab went on to receive her AA in early childhood education at Merritt College. Zainab spent 25 years in the Sister Clara Mohammed Schools System, teaching children of all ages. Today, Zainab is an entrepreneur with a small business and is a valued contributor and educator for the An Nas Children’s Islamic Institute where she continues her passion to help develop young minds.