Save Shakhsiyah School

Help Save Shakhsiyah School: nurturing future scholars, thinkers, scientists and leaders since 2002.

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£550,020.00 Raised
£1,800,000.00 Goal
Raised Percent :
30.56%

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30.56% Funded
Slough, United Kingdom (UK)

“Raise your children for a time that is not your time.” (Ali RA)

Shakhsiyah Schools have been serving the Muslim community for over 17 years. After several relocations and expensive rental leases, we now have the chance to buy our school building and we need to seize this opportunity, before our lease ends in March 2020. Please donate generously to help us reach our target.

WHO ARE WE?

Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation was established in 2002 by a network of home-schooling Muslim mothers whose efforts to teach their own children grew into a sustained quest to devise a contemporary Islamic educational approach based securely on classical Islamic pedagogy. Over the last seventeen years, the foundation has grown organically, and now runs a range of educational projects including Shakhsiyah Schools, early years settings called Tifly Daycare, teacher education courses, educational research initiatives and various community and youth projects.

WHAT DO WE NEED?

Currently all our projects are housed in rented accommodation and we desperately need our own premises. In March 2019, we relocated our Shakhsiyah School, Slough to a beautiful Grade II listed building. Alhamdulillah, we are seeking to purchase this site which can also house Tifly daycare in an adjacent building. We have a deposit of £550,000 but need to raise a further £1.25 million to complete the purchase. Our lease ends in March 2020 so we need your help to meet our target before this date.

OUR UNIQUE WORK

We are one of a small number of Islamic schools in the UK striving to nurture the next generation of scholars, thinkers, scientists and leaders. We are a pioneering school engaged of renewal of traditional Islamic educational methodologies such as halaqah.

“Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation has developed halaqah for use with primary age children; this is an innovative an impressive effort which blends the traditional with the contemporary very effectively…” Akram Khan Cheem OBE, CEO IBERR and MAKC Consultancy

Isra (8 years old) says: “My school is amazing because it teaches you how to become the best Muslim. The teachers are kind, they teach us about our deen and helps us remember Allah. We are taught to be creative during our Arts and Crafts lessons which I love so much.”

Our aim is the holistic Shakhsiyah development of our children, staff and the Muslim community. Your kind donations will Insha’Allah ensure the continuation of Islamic education of 120 children, research in Islamic education and teacher education; as well as preserve a wonderful school community.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED:

  • Become Hafidh ul Qur’an
  • Gained admission to prestigious Islamic institutions such as Madinah University, Markaz al Fajr, Markaz Masarawee Cario and Ebrahim College, London
  • Become heads of university Islamic societies, lead da’wa and community projects working for and with Muslim charities
  • Gained admission to the Universities of Harvard and Cambridge for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. One student admitted one year early, aged 17
  • Graduated with first class honours from prestigious universities such as Kings College, University of London
  • Founded a start-up IT company which supports other Muslim organisations.

INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS A-LEVEL AND GCSE ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 3 A*s at A-level and an A* for an Extended Project Qualification aged 17; Also achieved A in A-level Arabic and A in AS Religious studies aged 15
  • 3A*s and 1A at A-level and an A and B grade at AS level by the age of 18
  • 9 A*s and 1 A at GCSE aged 16
  • 7 A*s and 5A’s at GCSE aged 16
  • 8 A*s and 1 A at GCSE aged 14

WHAT OUR STAFF HAVE ACHIEVED:

  • Using classical Islamic educational teachings, developed the Principles of Shakhsiyah Education as a methodology for educating Muslims in the 21st century
  • Written and developed the Halaqah Curriculum, an innovative Islamic curriculum that caters for the needs of Muslim children in the UK
  • Produced a Qur’anic Arabic curriculum that enables children to take GCSE Arabic at the age of 12-13, and appreciate the meaning of Qur’anic Arabic
  • Conducted academic and practitioner research at the Universities of Cambridge and UCL Institute of Education on: School ethos; Developing shakhsiyah through tarbiyah; Halaqah as Prophetic Pedagogy; Teacher Scheme for Educational Dialogue Analysis
  • Presented at international conferences on Islamic education and developed Islamic teacher education courses accredited by The College of Teachers
  • Supported other Islamic Schools with their curriculum and teacher development
  • Become fellows of the Chartered College of Teaching

SUPPORT OUR WORK:

1) We humbly urge you to donate generously to help us continue our vital work.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When a person dies his works end, except for three: ongoing charity, knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him.” (Muslim)

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JAZAKUMULLAHU KHAYRAN

“On behalf of the staff, teachers, students and parents of ISF we wish to convey our sincerest gratitude for all the support you have graciously extended to our school. We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress in the coming years and ask you to keep us in your du’a.”

Dr Farah Ahmed FCCT

Director of Education and Research

Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation.

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