Islam is a complete and practical way of life which governs all aspects of our lives. Thus, it is wholly inappropriate for Islamic schools to confine the teachings of Islam to the basic fundamentals of our deen.
From its establishment in 1994, the Governors have maintained a commitment to the teaching of an in-depth, high standard of Islamic education covering a range of different subjects.
Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls is unique from most other Islamic schools in this aspect as it offers an integrated and comprehensive curriculum, which covers approximately 30% of the timetable.
Our curriculum reflects the need to present Islam in a manner that appeals to the mind of the young student, motivates her and wins her appreciation.
Islam is a religion of moderation and condemns extremism of all kind. This distinct Islamic feature is strongly promoted across all Key Stages of our curriculum so that students realise the importance of tolerance towards other faiths and the need to follow the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)’s example in displaying noble character, kindness, love and affection for humanity.
We recognise the growing menace of radicalisation and actively combat this through our curriculum based on the original teachings of the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“And we have not sent you but as a mercy unto mankind.” (Holy Qur’an)
We believe that correct understanding of one’s own faith is the key to mutual respect and tolerance.
Our curriculum has been developed with careful thought and planning to cater for the new challenges facing our young girls. Therefore, a strong spiritual and moral base has been added with the inclusion of subjects like Tafseer and Hadith.
Finally, parents and students are reminded that Islamic education has to be supplemented with correct Tarbiyah (Islamic nurturing and development) in order to make the knowledge beneficial. It is essential therefore, to implement the school’s ethos in one’s personal life and strive to remain obedient to Allah (SWT) at all times.
Our students are also reminded consistently of the importance of the application (Amal) of knowledge as Islam condemns knowledge on which one does not act.
The development of Taqwa and accountability, (Fear and consciousness of Allah SWT) are the key spiritual aims of our curriculum.
May Allah SWT assist us in our goals and grant us sincerity and accept our humble efforts. Ameen.