About Us - What Makes Amanah Special
With so many Islamic schools established in the GTA, one would definitely ask himself, which school should I choose for my children, and of course why? Well, that’s a big question, since it’s a great decision to make when choosing the right school for your Children.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to choose Amanah: (taken from parents’ testimonials):
Focus on Tarbiyyah:
At Amanah Academy, we give a very great deal of importance to the tarbiyyah (correct upbringing, morals, and values) of the children. Though some of the policies in regards to the childrens’ tarbiyyah may not seem too easy-to- abide-by for the students, there is immense hikmat (wisdom) in keeping children adherent to the true teachings of Allah (SWT), the Holy Prophet (SAW) and the Shar’iyyah, which are acknowledged by those parents who have a true desire to protect their children.Whether it’s the students’ language which is very closely monitored, or their dressing, or even the manner
Whether it’s the students’ language which is very closely monitored, or their dressing, or even the manner in which they socialize with one another, Amanah takes very key steps in ensuring our children are different from students of other schools and in all the positive aspects.
“An effort is made to create a sound Islamic environment at the school, thus enabling students to develop pure Islamic identities within themselves.”
- Abu Umme Maryam, Senior Kindergarten teacher
Instilling the Love of Deen in Students:
Amanah wishes to instill the love of Deen into the heart of every child, and as such, encouragement is given on a daily basis on following the different ways, practices and traditions of the Holy Prophet (SAW). The first item on the daily agenda is the recitation of the Holy Qur’aan by one of the senior students, followed immediately by targheeb (encouragement) which is given by one of the scholars from the school faculty.
Segregation Between Boys and Girls:
By the grace and Help of Allah, Amanah consists of two sections on the same premises: the Boys’ Section as well as Girls’ Section. Each section has its own separate entrance, thus completely segregating the boys from the girls. This way, the senior girls are dismissed prior to the senior boys being dismissed so as to ensure that there is absolutely no mingling. To go along with the separate entrances are the separate
To go along with the separate entrances are the separate designated areas for the girls to be picked up and a complete separate parking lot for boys to be picked up. Not only are there separate teachers appointed for each side, there are also completely separate classrooms for the girls and the boys, after the students complete Grade 2.
Even during the primary years, JK to Grade 2, boys and girls are required to sit at two different ends of the classroom, eat only with the same gender, and play in the same manner and group up with only the same.
Not only the students, but the staff members too are required to hold meetings in an area completely segregated by partitions or drapes. In this manner, meetings are held between staff members to discuss curriculums, long and short-term plans for teaching, etc.
“The reason we preferred Amanah Academy over all other institutions and moved to the East end (of the GTA) from the West end is just because of its commitment towards the true teaching of Islam in its authentic way; guided and closely supervised by the Ulamaa-e- Haqq. Another major reason we continue to prefer Amanah Academy is because of the dedication of its pious and caring teachers and staff members, who understand the importance of Tarbiyyah and take this matter as a means to earn the pleasure of Allah (SWT) and not as a trade.”
- Abu and Umme Nadirah, Grade 3 Student
“Both the teachers and management emphasize on Sunnah and practically ensure that the children do so as well”
- Abu Saad and Hamza, Grade 3 and SK Students
Amanah is making every effort in instilling Islamic values into their students through the teachings of staff members. Every teacher, irrespective of their status or professional qualifications, makes it their responsibility to integrate the correct values into their subjects. Even a small reminder during each academic class about the Greatness of Allah (SWT), the Finality of the Holy Prophet (SAW), and the vastness of the life hereafter can leave a great impression on the student by the teacher.
To make a long story short, Insha Allah, after choosing Amanah Academy, you’ve entrusted your children into good hands!
Once again, by the Mercy of Allah, and of course the hard, strenuous efforts of the teachers and staff, Amanah Academy has earned and been granted the approval by The Ontario Ministry of Education to issue high school credits to secondary students starting in grade 9.
For more on the ministry of Education and secondary credit issuing, please visit: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca