About Us
Al-Manarat Islamic High School aims to nurture each child in their spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in light of the Quran and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Our Vision
“Al-Manarat Islamic High School aims to nurture each child in their spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in light of the Quran and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)”
Our Journey
  • 2006: Founded by Nasreen Ali in a small basement with 7 students
  • 2007-2009: Educated Muslim youth and ladies with the basic understanding of the Qur’an
  • 2010: Collaborated with MCNA (Muslim Children of North America)
  • 2011: Rented Mississauga Secondary School to conduct the evening program to accommodate the growing population
  • 2012: Registered as a Canadian organization by the name of Al-Manarat Academy
  • 2012-2013: Expanded the Evening Program at Mississauga Secondary School to the Weekend Program
  • 2014-2016: Rented Iqra Islamic School to conduct the Al-Manarat Weekend School
  • 2016: Founded Al-Manarat Heights Islamic School at Derry and Argentia Road from Casa 1 & 2 to Grade 8 along with Hifz
  • 2016: Conducted Al-Manarat Heights Islamic School at Meadowvale Four Rinks Community Centre while construction was under-way and Weekend School at Iqra Islamic School
  • 2017: Moved all the programs to Al-Manarat School at Derry and Argentia Road
  • 2018 – 2019: Expanded the Hifz program, introduced Ramadan Tafsir Program, Quranic Arabic for adults, Basketball team, Youth Camp, Fund raised for causes and other new community initiatives
  • 2021: Launched an Islamic High School (Grade 9 only)
  • 2021: Approved by the Ministry of Education to grant credits towards OSSD.
  • 2022: Launched Grade 10 at the Al-Manarat High School
  • 2023: Launched Grade 11 at the Al-Manarat High School
  • 2024: Launched Grade 12 at the Al-Manarat High School
  • 2024: Expanded high school to a new dedicated building, doubling the size of Al Manarat Islamic School
The Difference
Academic Enhancements
Al-Manarat Islamic High School staff is trained to best manage the educational and emotional needs of students. Students’ education is enhanced by our academic and religiously intertwined curriculum to ensure that graduates of our school leave with a stable academic and religious career. The teachings of Islam are upheld in each part of our teachings at Al-Manarat. They are taught alongside the Ontario High School curriculum and are offered in our supplementary programs, such as the Life Skills.
Socially Astute
At Al-Manarat, we are dedicated to producing students who are career-driven and goal-oriented young adults. We encourage our students to not only excel academically but to prepare themselves to excel in the workforce during their secondary and post-secondary academic careers. Students are encouraged to partake in volunteer work to build their community service hours to build their experience. Students are also driven to become employed to ensure that their resumes are polished and prepared with the experience needed to ensure a successful career in the duration and following the completion of their post secondary academic career.
Practically Savvy
We wish to foster and create young adults who are confident in themselves and in their abilities. Our teaching staff act as mentors for students to provide them with personal and academic support. Students are encouraged to partake in in-school and after-school programs, and in national and provincial contests to build their speaking skills and experience and to add to their academic portfolios to ensure they are eligible for academic scholarships in their post-secondary education.
Our Core Competency
Ontario Curriculum Infused with an Islamic Curriculum
Al-Manarat strives to prepare our students with a high-level of worldly and religious education. To achieve this, our staff instructs students following the guidelines of the Ontario High School Curriculum while integrating an Islamic curriculum as well. Students are taught to navigate the world not as educated and Muslim but instead as Educated Muslims.
A Comprehensive and Holistic Islamic Curriculum
Our Islamic curriculum instructs our students according to the teachings of the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s hadiths, and the guidance of Muslim scholars. Students are encouraged to view the world through an Islamic lens to help them build their futures both in this world and in the hereafter.
Tarbiyyah Based Long Term Student-Teacher Relationship
We encourage our students to see Al-Manarat’s teaching staff not only as educators but also as mentors for their growth as young Muslims in the West. Our staff are encouraged to maintain long-lasting student-teacher relationships with Al-Manarat students to foster their educational growth as well as the growth of their imaan to ensure they become successful members of our society.
Provincial and National Contest Exposure
Our students are encouraged to partake in Provincial and National contests available to them to build their academic portfolio, which will help them in future endeavours throughout high school and in their post-secondary academic careers.
Skills Development for Educational and Other Benefits
At Al-Manarat, we strive to help students grow into successful members of society. Students are encouraged to partake in our school’s after-school and in-school programs and to collaborate with staff and other students to help foster their personal and religious growth. Students are encouraged strongly to partake in volunteer work and paid work opportunities to give them a much-needed head start as they grow and enter the workforce as young adults.
Goals of the Pedagogical System
“Taqwa” God-Oriented
Taqwa is being aware that Allah is aware of us. It’s being cautious and fearful of disappointing Allah. Taqwa is being adamant on benefitting from every opportunity to earn Allah’s pleasure.
“Itqan” Excellence Driven
Itqan is an attribute to complete every task in the most focussed and precise manner. Developing an attitude that is rooted in discipline and propulsion towards excellence. Training students in grit and perseverance is part and parcel of our curriculum.
“Amanah” Trust
We, at AlManarat Islamic School aim to develop a sense of responsibility in our students. Islam can be summarized in one ayah “Those who fulfill their commitment whenever they commit.” Our students will be nurtured to fulfill their commitments to Allah, the Prophet, the family, the community and Ummah at large.
“Akhlaaq” Comportment
The greatest duty of educators is to restore comportment into education. We believe that what can be taught through compassion and wisdom can never be internalized through fear and force. A prospective graduate of the school will be trained to develop themselves as a charismatic leader, a prolific writer or academic contributor and at the least a community activist.