The Importance of Islamic Education

By giving our children quality education and Tarbiyah (moral education) today, we hope to make a harmonious and God-fearing community tomorrow.

Today’s children are tomorrow’s society
Our children will be the leaders and members of tomorrow’s society, which we will also be a part of. We must take action now to build a harmonious, educated and God-fearing society.

We can no longer rely on society to nurture our children
Traditionally, children learned most of their manners and etiquette from their surroundings, peers and elders. Unfortunately, we can only expect the opposite in modern times so we must be proactive in the Tarbiyah (upbringing) of our children.

The Masjid is our lighthouse
The Prophet ﷺ made the Masjid the centre of society and made sure everybody had a strong connection with it. Therefore, we must ensure our children frequently attended the Masjid through Maktab, Salah and other activities.

Parents are responsible for educating children to serve Allah
On the Day of Judgement, we will be asked about our duties towards our children. The greatest of these duties is to help them prepare for the hereafter. The Maktab exists to support us in fulfilling this duty.

The aim of educating our children is to help them:

Recognise Allah - Children should understand who Allah is and build a relationship with Him.

Understand the purpose of their life - They will learn about key life concepts such as Responsibility, Accountability and The Hereafter.

Worship Allah as He commanded - Children should know all the elementary rulings of Islam and be able to worship him to the best of their abilities.

Become responsible members of society - It is essential that they are building their morals and characters; and become exemplary sons/daughters, students, neighbours, members of society and ambassadors of the Deen of Allah.

To give them moral and spiritual support throughout their lives. The child’s time in the Maktab should be the beginning of a lifelong relationship with the Masjid and he/she should know where to turn for support throughout his/her life.

To help them build a relationship with Allah, His House, His Deen and the people of His Deen. Our ultimate goal is to bring Allah’s servants to Allah. This will be helped by their direct connection with Him and through a connection to His House and the Ahlullah (people/friends of Allah)

Private Tutors

We are looking for tutors with SATs, GCSE and A-Level experience to join us from January 2023.

Sessions will run every Saturday 12-4pm for children aged 7-18.

To apply, please fill out this form.

Graphic Designer (Volunteer)

We are looking for graphic designers to support us at Cann Hall Deen & Education Trust.

You should be proficient in the use of design applications and have knowledge of creating for print and social media.

If you are interested in supporting us please get in touch.

Maktab Teacher

We are on the lookout for enthusiastic teachers to join Cann Hall Maktab and help us inspire the next generation.

Our classes run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5.00pm – 7.15pm.

Pay: £65/week plus bonuses

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of tajweed and its application with precision and clarity
  • General knowledge of Islamic Sciences e.g. Fiqh, Seerah, Adab and ability to deliver lessons
  • To have some portions of the Quran memorised, e.g. juz 30
  • Willingness to learn subjects and topics as students progress
  • Ability to relate well with staff, students and parents
  • Experience managing behaviour in the classroom or willingness to learn
  • Uphold the Islamic ethos, work and aims of the Maktab
  • Good communicator and team player
  • Positive and patient demeanour
  • Creative and open-minded
  • Punctual and organised

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working with children
  • Experience in delivering the Safar syllabus
  • Educated to Aalimiyyah level or equivalent
  • Completion of Hifz
  • Ijazah/certification in recitation & tajweed
  • Lesson planning and keeping track of student progress
  • Knowledge of first aid


Job Description - Roles & Responsibilities

The Maktab teacher is responsible for planning and implementing the Safar syllabus. This will include but not be limited to:

  • Preparing weekly lesson plans which will take into consideration the subjects that will be delivered, activities, break time and meeting individual needs of students
  • Having lesson plans and supplies readily available in the event a substitute teacher is needed
  • Arranging and setting up the classroom for students
  • Maintaining the Islamic ethos and values within the classroom environment

This will include but not be limited to:

  • Attending staff meetings and updating the team on the teaching and learning of students
  • Communicating with parents on issues relating to class and students
  • Working alongside staff and parents to ensure the individual needs of students are met
  • Notifying the office as soon as possible when a substitute teacher is needed and if possible, arrange for your own substitute
  • Maintaining Parent and child confidentiality
  • Informing Senior staff of challenging students (behaviour or academic progress) so that parents and staff can work together in helping the students improve and progress

This may include but is not limited to:

  • Keeping track of student progress
  • Completing student reports for parent's evening

Professional & Academic Development
The Maktab teacher should take responsibility for developing himself/herself professionally and academically. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Attending staff training
  • Continuing higher academic studies on the Islamic Sciences (Aalimiyyah), or attending relevant modular courses offered by institutes such as Ebrahim College
  • Developing precision and clarity in the recitation of the Quran and being willing to recite to senior staff (or to a private teacher) to further improve
  • Continue with memorisation of the Quran, or if Hifz has already been achieved, then regularly revise; to obtain an ijazah certification in recitation & tajweed
  • Continue to acquire more knowledge as the class progresses. (For example, memorising and learning the benefits of a supplication which students may advance onto)

Youth Team (Volunteer)

We are looking for enthusiastic members of the community (16+) to join our youth club team every weekend!

  • Gain experience working with children
  • Interact with the youth
  • Possibility of future employment opportunities
  • Work in a masjid environment

Boys Youth Club
Every Sunday 1pm-4:30pm

Girls Youth Club
Every Saturday 12pm-3pm

To apply, please fill out this form.

Football Club

Come and enjoy a game of football with us every week. Sessions cost £3 and are subject on a first come first serve basis.

  • Youth - Sunday Morning
  • Adults - Tuesday Evening

For further details please get in touch.

Jiu Jitsu for boys

Sessions run every Sunday afternoon for boys.

For further details please get in touch.

Karate for girls

Sessions run every Saturday afternoon for girls:

Age 7-9

Age 10+

Fees: £5 per session / £15 per month

To register please fill out this form

Youth Club

Our youth club runs every weekend at Cann Hall Masjid, activities include:

  • Table tennis
  • Pool
  • PS4
  • Foosball
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Baking
  • And many more!

Boys Youth Club
Every Sunday 1pm-4:30pm

Girls Youth Club
Every Saturday 12pm-3pm

Fees: £5 per month

To register please fill out this form

If you are interested in joining our youth club team as a volunteer please apply here.

Early Years Maktab

We are now taking registrations for our new Pre Maktab Class for children aged 2-5 years old!

This early years class is being set up to introduce children to the Masjid environment and to prepare them with the basic knowledge required later on to progress on to Quran studies. Our aim is to provide a fun, friendly introduction to the Masjid with Basic Duas and Arabic Letters.

The class will be run by experienced staff members who are enhanced DBS cleared and have come from a state education background. We will also have teachers from our Maktab classes preparing the basic study materials for our playgroup. There will be no expectation from the students to actively learn what is taught in the playgroup, however, we would encourage parents to do so to take full advantage of this service.

Although we are a non-profit organisation we do need to charge nominal fees to cover the running costs of this service such as games, fruits and refreshments. See further details below:

Day:  Every Saturday
Timing: 10am-11:30am
Fee: £7.50 per serssion
Age: 2-5 years old only

Note: In order to qualify for a place, your child must be able to use the toilets with minimal aid, we cannot accept anyone if they are using nappies.

To register your interest please fill out this form