Testimonials

Alhamdulillah many senior ‘Ulama and Masha’ikh, nationally and internationally, have offered their words of support and du’a’s for the Islamic Curriculum series by An Nasihah Publications; namely, Shaykh Yunus Jonpuri, Moulana Qamruz Zaman, Mufti Sa’eed Palanpuri, Mawlana Fadhlur Rahman Azmi, Mufti Ismail Menk, Mufti Ibrahim Desai, Mawlana Yusuf Motala, Mufti Yusuf Sacha, Moulana Adam Loonat, Mawlana Ismail Patel, Mawlana Yusuf Darwan, Mawlana Dawud Falahi, Shaykh Awadallah hafidhahumullah.

Other Masha’ikh have provided written testimonials which can be found below.

 

Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat

Over the years, the Makatib (evening religious classes) have unanimously played a vital role in preserving the Din of Allah ta’ala by disseminating it to our future generations throughout the world. In England too, in the 1960s when the first immigrants from the Indian subcontinent settled down for a better future and livelihood, a prime objective was to cater for the religious and educational needs of themselves and their off spring. As a result, the first Masajid together with Makatib were founded.

Initially, the syllabus adopted in these Makatib was more or less based on material and syllabus of the Indian subcontinent, as the children were familiar with the Urdu language. Alhamdulillah, this went a long way in fulfilling the objectives of the Makatib at that time. However, as time passed the needs of the future generations, together with the ever-changing world, demanded that changes be brought into the syllabus, teaching methods be reviewed and the setup of classes revised, in order to provide the best teaching and learning for our children. The early 1990s witnessed the Maktib gradually evolve to a more structured educational entity. A period system for each subject, i.e. Fiqh, Sirah, Tarikh Aklaq and Adab, was being introduced and the teaching was now being conducted in the English language, which had gradually become the main spoken language of our children.

This transition can be attributed to two main factors. Firstly, many individuals born and bred in England took the path of Islamic education and after graduation began serving their communities as Imams and teachers. Secondly, the availability of Islamic books and literature in the English language became more common and easily accessible. The latter served as a stepping-stone for this transition period. Alhamdulillah, the exemplary efforts of the ‘ulama of South Africa, especially the text books prepared by Madrasah Islamia Benoni; Waterval Islamic Institute; and eventually the Tasheel Series and its syllabus prepared by the Jami’atul ‘Ulama have played a significant role in this regard. Many Makatib throughout the UK have benefitted from these efforts.

As this new system of teaching became more widespread and well established, many new books and different methods of teaching came to the fore. This was primarily based on teaching experiences and meeting the needs of pupils.

Alhamdulillah, the ‘Islamic Curriculum’ by An-Naseehah  Publications is also part of this great effort that has come into the public domain. An Naseehah have prepared this commendable syllabus with much effort and hard work. It is very pleasing to learn that the young ‘ulama have worked together cohesively and with perseverance to make this syllabus a reality. They have tried to cover in much detail the core and most important aspects of a child’s learning from the age of 4 to 14 years. This has been done adopting a method, which makes learning more interesting and enjoyable for children.

I pray that Allah ta’ala accept this work; make it a success and a means of salvation in both worlds. May He enable them to continue authoring beneficial books and literature long into the future.

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Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat
Islamic Da’wah Academy
Rajab 1436/May 2015

Shaykhul Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Ayyub Surti

In the Name of Allah  the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful

Iqra’ was the first word of revelation from the Lord of the Worlds to our Beloved Messenger Muhammad  through the angel Jibra’il. This was the first lesson to light the lantern of knowledge to mankind which were drowned in ignorance and darkness and it is through this very word that we see many libraries in existence today brimming with books.

Blessed are those scholars and thinkers who, in every era worked tirelessly for the growing needs of the future generation to protect their knowledge and actions.

From these very scholars our young graduates of Britain from An Nasihah Publications came together to prepare this year by year syllabus according to the needs of our children.

I strongly feel that the children’s minds and hearts will find them appealing and this syllabus, along with filling a gap, will be a means of fulfilling the need.

May Allah increase the team in knowledge and practice and make these books beneficial and full of blessings. Ãmin

Shaykhul Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Ayyub Surti
Senior lecturer of Hadith at Darul Uloom Falah e Darain, India
Director of Majlis e Dawatul Haq, UK

Jumada ath-Thani/March 2016

Shaykh Muhammad Idris Falahi

All praise belongs to Allah Ta’ala. May his choicest blessings and salutations be upon the beloved Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

It brought me great happiness when I learned that graduates of our institute had embarked on the task of preparing a comprehensive syllabus for the Makatib here in the Uk, tailoring it for the needs of today’s growing generation.

This humble servant has been working within the Makatib system for the past Twenty years and throughout this many a time a wish came to heart that a complete syllabus be prepared for these young innocent children who can learn the beautiful teachings of Islam in a fun and interactive way.

Alhamdulillah when the team at An Nasihah Publications requested that this humble servant take a look at the books that were prepared under the name of The Islamic Curriculum-which spans across Eight years- I was delighted  when I went through them and prayers escaped my heart that Allah ta’ala grant it acceptance and spread it across the lands.

Going through the books I found them to be of benefit for our children. After giving some points of advice I noted that all the important topics have been combined in one book per year which have corresponding workbooks. The topics are then developed progressively according to the age of the child. It is my humble advice to the responsible people of the Makatib to enter these books into their curriculum and take advantage of these books. The price has been kept low so as not to burden parents with large sums of money being spent on books.

Finally I pray Allah accept and reward their efforts granting benefit to all of Mankind.

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(Shaykh-ul Hadeeth Moulana) Muhammad Idris Falahi
Senior Lecturer of Hadith at Darul Uloom Leicester

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

The Iman and Islamic values of the Ummah of tomorrow will be an expression of the Islamic education imparted to our children of today.

A combination of principles with practical has a long lasting effect in education. I have perused through the An-Nasihah Islamic Curriculum and was extremely pleased to observe the practical and efficient application of the various subjects with colourful images to engage the learner.

There was a long felt need for such a curriculum which was destined to be in the share of the An Nasihah Publications team.

Allah Ta’ala chooses special servants for such special tasks.

It is my heartfelt Du’a’ that this curriculum be valued with the great worth it has in it. May Allah Ta’ala accept this curriculum for His pleasure and make it a means of perpetual reward.

Mufti Ebrahim Desai – South Africa
www.askimam.org

Mawlana Marghoob Lajpuri

    ‬الحمد‭ ‬للہ‭ ‬برطانىہ‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬مكاتب‭ ‬كا‭ ‬نظام‭ ‬اىك‭ ‬معىارى‭ ‬اور‭ ‬مثالى‭ ‬صورت‭ ‬اختىار‭ ‬كر‭ ‬گىا‭ ‬ہے،‭ ‬اور‭ ‬اكثر‭ ‬شہروں‭ ‬اور‭ ‬قصبات‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬بہترىن‭ ‬مكاتب‭ ‬وجو‭ ‬دمىں‭ ‬آگئے‭ ‬ہىں،‭ ‬اس‭ ‬لئے‭ ‬ضرورت‭ ‬تھى‭ ‬كہ‭ ‬ىہاں‭ ‬كے‭ ‬مكاتب‭ ‬كے‭ ‬لئے‭ ‬كوئى‭ ‬معىارى‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬ترتىب‭ ‬دىا‭ ‬جائے۔‭ ‬مباركبادى‭ ‬اور‭ ‬شكرىہ‭ ‬كى‭ ‬مستحق‭ ‬ہىں‭ ‬لىسٹر‭ ‬كے‭ ‬علماء‭ ‬كى‭ ‬وہ‭ ‬جماعت‭ ‬جنہوں‭ ‬نے‭ ‬برسوں‭ ‬كى‭ ‬محنت‭ ‬اور‭ ‬توجہ‭ ‬سے‭ ‬آٹھ‭ ‬سالہ‭ ‬اىك‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬ترتىب‭ ‬دے‭ ‬كر‭ ‬امت‭ ‬مسلمہ‭ ‬اور‭ ‬خصوصا‭ ‬اہل‭ ‬برطانىہ‭ ‬پر‭ ‬عظىم‭ ‬احسان‭ ‬كىا‭ ‬۔‭ ‬چونكہ‭ ‬ىہ‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬انگرىزى‭ ‬زبان‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬ہے،‭ ‬اس‭ ‬لئے‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬اس‭ ‬سے‭ ‬استفادہ‭ ‬نہ‭ ‬كرسكا،‭ ‬لىكن‭ ‬اكابر‭ ‬علماء‭ ‬نے‭ ‬اس‭ ‬پر‭ ‬نظر‭ ‬فرمائى‭ ‬اور‭ ‬اس‭ ‬كو‭ ‬بہتر‭ ‬سے‭ ‬بہتر‭ ‬بنانے‭ ‬كے‭ ‬لئے‭ ‬اپنى‭ ‬اپنى‭ ‬رائے‭ ‬مرحمت‭ ‬فرمائى۔‭ ‬امىد‭ ‬ہے‭ ‬كہ‭ ‬ىہ‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬ملك‭ ‬كے‭ ‬مكاتب‭ ‬كے‭ ‬لئے‭ ‬اىك‭ ‬بہترىن‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬ہوگا،‭ ‬اورانشاء‭ ‬اللہ‭ ‬مرتبىن‭ ‬كے‭ ‬لئے‭ ‬صدقۂ‭ ‬جارىہ‭ ‬اور‭ ‬ذخىرۂ‭ ‬نجات‭ ‬ہوگا۔

    ‬بعض‭ ‬اہل‭ ‬علم‭ ‬نے‭ ‬اس‭ ‬كے‭ ‬مطالعہ‭ ‬كے‭ ‬بعد‭ ‬فرماىا‭ ‬كہ‭ : ‬بہت‭ ‬جامع‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬ہے‭ ‬،اىك‭ ‬ہى‭ ‬كتاب‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬مختلف‭ ‬سات‭ ‬قسم‭ ‬كے‭ ‬مضامىن‭ ‬جمع‭ ‬كئے‭ ‬گئے‭ ‬ہىں،‭ ‬اس‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬طلباء‭ ‬اور‭ ‬اساتذہ‭ ‬كے‭ ‬لئے‭ ‬

آسانى‭ ‬اور‭ ‬بڑى‭ ‬سہولت‭ ‬ہے۔

    ‬اللہ‭ ‬تعالى‭ ‬سے‭ ‬دلى‭ ‬دعا‭ ‬ہے‭ ‬كہ‭ ‬ان‭ ‬نوجوان‭ ‬علماء‭ ‬كى‭ ‬محنت‭ ‬كو‭ ‬شرف‭ ‬قبولىت‭ ‬عطا‭ ‬فرمائے،‭ ‬اور‭ ‬مكاتب‭ ‬كے‭ ‬ذمہ‭ ‬داروں‭ ‬اور‭ ‬صدر‭ ‬مدرسىن‭ ‬كو‭ ‬ان‭ ‬كى‭ ‬حوصلہ‭ ‬افزائى‭ ‬كى‭ ‬توفىق‭ ‬مرحمت‭ ‬فرمائے۔‭   

    ‬اللہ‭ ‬كرے‭ ‬پورے‭ ‬ملك‭ ‬كا‭ ‬اىك‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬ہو‭ ‬،اور‭ ‬ىہاں‭ ‬كے‭ ‬ارباب‭ ‬انتظام‭ ‬كو‭ ‬ىہ‭ ‬مناسب‭ ‬لگے‭ ‬تو‭ ‬اور‭ ‬اسى‭ ‬كو‭ ‬داخل‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬كرلىں۔‭ ‬اور‭ ‬اس‭ ‬معاملہ‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬كسى‭ ‬تعصب‭ ‬كے‭ ‬بغىر‭ ‬غور‭ ‬كرىں‭ ‬كہ‭  ‬اس‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬كو‭ ‬اپنے‭ ‬مكاتب‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬داخل‭ ‬كىا‭ ‬جائے‭ ‬ىا‭ ‬نہىں؟‭ ‬اس‭ ‬لئے‭ ‬كہ‭ ‬عصبىت‭ ‬بڑے‭ ‬سے‭ ‬بڑے‭ ‬ہنر‭ ‬اورمفىد‭ ‬سے‭ ‬مفىد‭ ‬كام‭ ‬كوبھى‭ ‬قبول‭ ‬كرنے‭ ‬سے‭ ‬مانع‭ ‬بنتى‭ ‬ہے‭ ‬۔

    ‬اس‭ ‬نصاب‭ ‬كى‭ ‬تىارى‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬جن‭ ‬جن‭ ‬علماء‭ ‬نے‭ ‬محنت‭ ‬فرمائى‭ ‬اللہ‭ ‬تعالى‭ ‬ان‭ ‬كو‭ ‬دارىن‭ ‬مىں‭ ‬بہترىن‭ ‬بدلہ‭ ‬عطافرمائے،‭ ‬آمىن‭ ‬۔

(‭ ‬مولانا‭) ‬مرغوب‭ ‬احمد‭ ‬لاجپورى‭ ‬۔‭ ‬ڈىوزبرى‬

جمادى‭ ‬الثاني‭ – ‬مارچ

Shaykh Abdul Raheem Limbada

All Praise belongs to Allah and Salutations be upon his honourable Messenger.

I was greatly pleased upon seeing the Islamic Curriculum by An Nasihah Publications.

Masha-Allah this syllabus has been prepared in a child friendly manner with great effort over the course of eight years. In addition to this many scholars have looked through it thoroughly.

I pray Allah Ta’ala accepts this and grants the writers and those associated with it a great recompense.
Amin

(Shaykh) Abdul Raheem Limbada, Bury
1 Rabi’ Ul Thani 1437/10 January 2016

Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

Alhamdulillah, I was very pleased to meet the group of scholars from An Nasihah Publications. The Islamic Curriculum books have been compiled in a very beautiful and easy to understand method.

May Allah  accept the hard work of the young ‘ulama’ and make it beneficial for our youngsters and students of Maktabs and Madrasahs.

I would really recommend these books to all our children who want to know about our beautiful religion.

Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam
Founder, Principal and Director of Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyeen (JKN), Bradford, UK
Editor of the family magazine Al Mu’min

Jumada ath-Thani/March 2016

Mufti Musa Badat

In the name of Allah, All Praise belongs to Allah and Salutations be upon his honourable Messenger.

The people of knowledge know very well the importance a curriculum has in the Islamic upbringing of the child. Keeping this point in mind Ma sha Allah a few scholars from Darul Uloom Leicester have put together this simple syllabus which is relevant to the needs and age of our children.

This humble one had a brief look over the books and was greatly pleased.

May Allah Ta’ala grant this syllabus acceptance and benefit the ummah through it.

(Mufti) Musa Badat, Dewsbury
13 Rabi’ ul Thani 1437/23rd January 2016

Shaykh Khalil Patel

For many years Rahma has been operating Madaris across the Balkans. After the fall of communism Deen was still very new to the people hence we initially only had a basic syllabus in place. Over a decade had passed and in 2012 we decided it was time to introduce a more advanced, more informative and interactive syllabus for the students. We contacted An Nasihah Publications expressing our concerns and they gladly took up this noble project.

After a year of consultation and careful planning the ‘Islamic Curriculum’ series of coursebooks and workbooks were first published. A set of books for the 5 years of maktab were compiled by the team at An Nasihah and then translated into the Albanian language. It covered all the major topics that a Muslim child ought to learn in his/her years at Madrasah in a fun and innovative way.

In 2013 the An Nasihah Publications Team launched these books in Albania and Kosovo. Alhamdulillah these books have proven to be inspirational. Students and teachers alike have benefitted greatly and the Rahma team of `Ulama’ have seen a great improvement in the level of education. In 2015 An Nasihah launched a revised edition with additional books for adults too.

Just as these books have been successful in Albania and Kosovo, I pray to The Almighty Allah that the English version of these books prove to be a greater success inside the English speaking world.

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(Shaykh) Khalil Patel
Amir at Rahma (Mercy)