The Motivation

Bismillah arRahman arRaheem Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah and welcome to The Muslim Academy.

This is a project I have been working on for some time. Tweaking, adding, subtracting, researching, and finally, by the Will of Allah, producing what it is today. As an educator, I worked in private Islamic institutions. Being a teacher, a curriculum consultant, an assistant principal, and of course a parent that had her own children in those very institutions I ended up overseeing a lot of issues. The unique perspective these roles afforded me was priceless. I could see the success stories and achievements as well as the potholes and failings of such a system with my own eyes. And at the same time see the effect it had upon the students within the system. Needless to say, the achievements and success of the school was the success of everyone involved. The failings should likewise hurt. I know that it hurt me. A great deal. Not only because my children, among others, were being affected, albeit unknowingly (how could they know? They are fresh into the world expecting only good and are trusting of adults), but also because it was a trust - an amanah. Parents were giving their love, joy, pride, and future to the schools and expecting and hoping a safe environment and solid education. I would see some parents so trusting of the institution they enrolled their children in only to turn around to see the administration covering gaping holes in performance that they just promised. Of course not every institution is t