The Islamic Center of America, Masjidu Ahlis Sunnah is open every day all day from the Salaah Al-Fajr until after Salaah Al-Ishaa and provides numerous services and activities free of charge for everyone who attends. Among those services and activities are:
We have Pre-School thru Kindergarten; 1st thru 6th grades Elementary, 7th and 8th grades Middle School;
9th through 12th grades High School. We also provide a nursery school for children from ages 1 year – 2 ½ years.
Children receive Islamic Studies, Memorization of Qur’an, Alphabet Recognition (Arabic & English), Reading Readiness, Arts & Crafts, Arabic Language, Algebra I & II, Geometry, General Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Calculus, Trigonometry, English, History, Computer Sciences, Physical Education & Health
Goals and Objectives
Among our more important goals and objectives is to advise one another with that which will save us and the students from the fire; and to teach the students to equip themselves with faith and knowledge before statements and action; and to teach the students the understanding of the religion; and to teach the students etiquettes and character.
Three periods per day of Arabic, Qur’anic Memorization, and Islamic Studies; this means Aqeedah, Tafseer, Hadeeth, Fiqh and Etiquettes. We offer Advanced Placement Courses, Career Guidance, and Before/After Care Program. Some of our graduates have been awarded both full and partial scholarships to some of the most prestigious Universities in the country including MIT, Rutgers, NJIT, and Seton Hall.
Tuition Assistance Program
The purpose of this program is for parents to work two to four hours per day in positions such as Security, Lunch Aides, Teacher Aides, Office Aides and Maintenance. The result is a reduction in tuition that parents would have to pay.
Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah has awarded families who had no ability to pay and would not have been able to attend the school otherwise partial and full scholarships to attend the school. These funds have generally been fundraised and the condition of the scholarship is that the recipient’s parents would volunteer time in the school.
Staff Tuition Reduction
Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah currently offers a 70% tuition reduction for any full time staff member that has children enrolled in the school. The current tuition for a student at Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah is $500 per month. Tuition for staff member’s children is $150 per month.
Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah has had individuals sponsor students. In this program, sponsors have partially or fully paid a student’s tuition.
Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah has had several fundraisers over the years that have greatly assisted in keeping the school open. Such fundraisers include advertising journals, mail solicitations, dinners as well as other Islamic Centers generously offering their space for the school to have fundraisers in their facilities.
As mentioned earlier, Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah is in need of facility upgrades to better allow us to maintain the school. In 2012, Ahlus Sunnah built and opened up a library for our students to utilize. Our library contains both Islamic and secular books for our students to use for research and general reading. Insha Allah, the library will be of benefit to all that use it. The upgrades that are needed for the school are as follows:
Computer Lab Upgrade
Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah needs to upgrade its Computer Labs for the students. For the 2012-2013 school year, our students will begin to take courses online. In order to achieve maximum effectiveness for the program now and in the future, the school will need to purchase more software, computers and monitors. The current estimated cost for this project is $30,000.
Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah has students that come from many cities in Northern New Jersey, with more interested in coming if the school was able to provide transportation for them. Ahlus Sunnah wants to put a transportation program in place, starting with the purchase of a school van. The cost of this endeavor would be about $15,000.
Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah has been in operation since 1984. By the grace and mercy of Allah, the school has been able to remain operational through some very trying and difficult financial situations. In order for Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah to remain operational, we must continue to rely on Allah for guidance and direction as well as to have all of our actions be in accordance to the Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SWS). Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah has every intention of continuing to be proactive in its quest to provide the highest quality Islamic and Secular education to its students, as well as to upgrade the facilities and salaries for the very qualified staff that works at the school. Any assistance we may receive in achieving our goals will be greatly welcome and appreciated. May Allah reward everyone that has contributed to this effort and all those who will do so in the future.
Come Visit Us
The school is easily accessible from 280 East – Parkway/Oraton exit, and 280 West – Parkway/Oraton exit. The Garden State Parkway North exit 145 and South exit 147. New Jersey Transit also provides public transportation via bus lines #21 and #41 and the Morris and Essex train out of Hoboken