Why Amanah?

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 might not

seem too easy-to- abide-by for the students, however there is immense hikmat (wisdom) in keeping the

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

in which they socialize with one another, Amanah takes very key steps in insuring our children are

different from students of other schools.

“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 student)

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 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 absolutely

no mingling of the former with the latter. 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 is there separate teachers appointed for each side, there is also complete 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 Islamin 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 & 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

SO, like we can see from the above, Amanah is making every effort in instilling these values into their

students via their staff members. Every teacher, irrespective of their status or professional qualifications

must make it his/her or responsibility to integrate the correct values into their subjects. Even a small

reminder during each academic class about the Greatness of Allah (SWT), 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!

Convenient and Central Location

By the Grace and Mercy of Allah, again and again, Amanah recently moved to a more centered location for

the convenience of the students, parents and drivers. The recent location: 1160 Birchmount Road in

Scarborough can still easily be accessed by most of the drivers without having to take the busy 401

Highway! This way the students are able to arrive at school on time, and are not deprived of missing even

a minute of the assembly! A very great loss if they fail to attend!

Ministry Approved

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.

Every year, a new grade is added to the school system, and insha Allah, this June, the oldest batch of

student will be completing Grade 10. Insha Allah with your duaas and support, we will be adding Grade 11

(applied) in the upcoming school year: 2015-2016. Admissions for the added year will begin in the

summer of 2015.

For more on the ministry of Education and secondary credit issuing, please visit:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca