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’
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
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
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!
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.
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