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)