“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)”
- 2006: A group of 7 students were taught the Quran and teachings of Islam by our founder, Nasreen Ali
- 2007-2009: A small team of educators raises a generation of educated Muslim youth with proper understanding of the Qur’an and the teachings of Islam
- 2010: Collaborations with the Muslim Children of North America (MCNA)
- 2011: Evening programs are offered to the growing student body at the Mississauga Secondary School on a rental basis
- 2012: Al-Manarat Academy is officially registered as a Canadian organization
- 2012-2013: The evening program offered at Mississauga Secondary School is now offered as a weekend program for Al-Manarat students
- 2014-2016: Al-Manarat conducts its Weekend schooling at the Iqra Islamic School
- 2016: Al-Manarat Heights Islamic School is founded at Derry and Argentia Road for Casa 1 & 2 to Grade 8 along with a structured Hifz program for students. While construction for Al-Manarat Heights Islamic School was underway, weekly classes were conducted at the Meadowvale Four Rinks Community Centre and weekend classes at the Iqra Islamic School
- 2017: All classes and school programs are conducted at Al-Manarat Heights Islamic School
- 2018-2019: The Hifz program is further expanded and more programs are offered by Al-Manarat including but not limited to a Ramadan Tafsir Program, Quranic Arabic classes for adults, a school Basketball team, a Youth Camp, and Fundraising programs to fund new community initiatives and community causes
- 2019-2021: Al Manarat enhances all in its current programs
- 2021: Launched the ‘Al Manarat High School’
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 Compotency
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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
Taqwa is the awareness that Allah is aware of us and everything we do. Maintaining Taqwa is to be cautious in disappointing Allah and striving to please him. Taqwa is adamant about benefiting from every opportunity to earn Allah’s pleasure. Al-Manarat students are encouraged to build their Taqwa and to maintain it throughout their academic careers and throughout their every-day life.
Itqan is the drive to complete each task in a focused and precise manner to ensure that the best end results are achieved. Students are encouraged to use Itqan and to develop an attitude rooted in the discipline that provides them with the drive needed to achieve excellence. Al-Manarat’s educational and religious curriculum is geared towards instilling a strong sense of Itqan in students.
Amanah is a sense of trust and responsibility that is instilled in a person. At Al-Manarat, we aim to foster and develop this sense of responsibility in each of our students. Islam can be summarized in the ayah, “Those who fulfill their commitment whenever they commit.” Our students will be nurtured to fulfill their commitments to Allah and his Messenger, their families, their communities, and the Ummah at large
The greatest duty of Al-Manarat’s educators is to ensure the comportment of education in our students. We believe that what is taught through compassion is much better internalized compared to that which is taught through pressure. We at Al-Manarat strive to teach our students with a drive for success as opposed to a fear of failure. Our students will be trained to develop themselves as charismatic leaders and contributors to the community and Ummah as young adults.
We pray that Allah allows us to serve His creation and that we carry out the duty entrusted upon us by the Almighty with full humility – Ameen.
Send Us A Message
Al-Manarat Islamic High School
2550 Argentia Rd Unit #121,
Mississauga, ON L5N 5R1, Canada
Email : info@almanarathighschool.
Phone : 905-997-0260, 905-997-0269