We are a group of Muslims based in Yorkshire in a town called Keighley. Many problems are clearly evident in Keighley such as low attainment levels, moral and ethical issues with children’s character. We started working on this project because society has declined and moral values have changed, so we decided that we need to protect our children from the problems that are currently present in modern society.
We decided collectively that our children need to have a strong foundation upon which they can develop a clear sense of their identity as Muslims. We aim to provide them with the tools they need to advance academically in all fields and prepare them for the challenges ahead.
Read! in the name of your Lord, Who has created all that exists; was the first verse received by Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W). It is evident that Islam stresses the importance of knowledge and the written word. With increasing wisdom given by Allah (S.W.T), the Prophet (S.A.W) was able to achieve heights that have been incomprehensible to the human mind.
Since September 2006, we have been actively working to raise funds for this project. In September 2008, our dream of buying our own school came true and we bought the Old Utley Primary School building.
Our vision is to establish a centre of excellence ensuring that all pupils achieve their maximum potential. It is essential that children are prepared through the foundation to key stage 1 and to key stage 2 to the highest standards before entering the secondary school system.
Our approach has been to create strong links within the community – Parents, Community groups, Commerce and Professionals. We believe that this Islamic school will be a great asset for the local community and our future generation. We will make change by shaping the characters of our students so that they grow up to be leaders and role models for others within their communities.