“Al Madrasa tus Saifiyah is a blossoming tree of ilm (knowledge) and amal (deeds) which Mamlook e Aale Mohammed has planted with my own hands.”
Syedna Mohammed Burhanudidin (RA)

Over three decades ago, after Chehlum of Imam Husain (AS) in Dar es Salaam, on the 21st of Safar ul Muzaffar, 1411H, 12th of September, 1990 an educational institute for mumineen children was established by Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Maula (RA). Maula wished our children to be groomed in an Imani environment on the tenets of Shariat of Rasulullah (SAW) with learning of Quran-e-Majid as its core subject. At the same time, it would facilitate acquisition of all the subjects with Islamic standpoint to enable them to reach par-excellence in academic standards and pursue the career of their choice for a successful livelihood.
With a humble beginning in the snooker and table tennis rooms of Annadil Burhani, that were transformed in a couple of days and nights by Sadaat Kiram, Al Madrasa came into existence with 3 make-shift classrooms and a 3m x 3m Administrative office. Mumineen Mukhleseen acceded to farmaan of Moula and a total of 52 children were enrolled in this institute. Moreover, this was at a time when private schools were not allowed to run. By a chance of fate, the policy changed with a new political set-up and Al Madrasa was registered as an educational institute.

Al Madrasa, Dar es Salaam is among 24 Madaris worldwide under the auspices of Dawate Hadiyah – Idarah al Madaris al Saifyah al Burhaniyah. The hierarchy is headed by Sadaat Kiram who are constantly guiding us through the Idarah office. Close integration is maintained to ensure uniformity in curriculum and pedagogy. Skilled professionals are invited to Annual Meet to train teachers on teaching styles concurrent with new technology. These collaborative operations have enhanced the quality of education in Al Madrasa.
In the successive years the propitious seed that was planted by Burhanuddin Maula (RA), blessed with ruhani faiz and watered with the nazaraat of Daiz Zaman (TUS) has germinated and blossomed into a flourishing tree with its fruits spread far and wide in all fields and walks of life today. The achievements of its alumni endorse this fact.
The ascent of Al Madrasa continues as we record another significant milestone. Once again, the “ana” of Saifuddin Maula and Burhanuddin Maula, Aqa Aaliqadar Maula (TUS) has wished for a school building that reflects the Fatemi saqafat with more facilities to impart holistic education to our children. The tasees of the new structure was performed by Huzurala (TUS) on the auspicious eve of Milad mubarak of Imam uz Zaman (AS), 4th Rabbiul Aakhir, 1441H. Today, the blessed foundation has been laid on the mubarak miqaat of Urs mubarak of Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed (QR). May the day dawn soon when we gather once again to witness the iftetah of the school building on the mubarak hands of our Mushfiq Moula (TUS).

As generations of students enter Al Madrasa to seek ilm of Aale Mohammed, may Allah give the custodian of this prestigious institute, Aqa Aaliqadar Maula, a long life of sehat o aafiyat till the day of qeyamat. Aameen.

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29th February, Saturday, four of our children from AMSB namely Mufaddal Kaderbhai of Form 1 and Hamza Fidali from standard 7 in category 1(8 to 14 years) and Aliasgar Amijee and Murtaza Zavery of Form 3 in the category 2 (15 to 20 years) attended the public speaking competition organised by Raffles Global Education Services.

There were 12 different schools and 48 participants. The first round each participant was given 5 minutes to perform on a topic of their choice. Our  students spoke on these topics

Mufaddal Kaderbhai on Mistakes,

Hamza Fidali on Mobile phones,

Murtaza Zavery on Traffic congestion and

Aliasgar Amijee on Mental Health.

For the next round the six best from each category were chosen and given a topic ,category 1 the topic was "the day I cannot forget " and category 2 the topic was " I am human." Mufaddal Kaderbhai was chosen among the six best in category 1.

All the participants were given certificates of appreciation.

The judges were professional public speakers, and they enlightened the students with basic tips on public speaking.
Seeing and hearing is believing, and participation increases confidence It was a very educational and interesting event and students were given a platform to develop their public speaking skills.

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We live in the big broad world with an ever-flowing ocean of information.  Our minds have to become active to assimilate as much as possible.  A General Knowledge Quiz helps the pupils to keep themselves updated about current affairs in the fields of Science, Technology, Politics, Sports, etc… in a form of game.  It instills the habit of reading newspapers, watching educative TV programs, browsing through encyclopedia and educational literature.  This way they learn many things and through a competitive spirit gain confidence, boost their morale and become smart.  Keeping these benefits in mind we organized a General Knowledge Quiz Challenge 2019 for the pupils of Std V to Form IV.  Preparation began in the second term where pupils eagerly challenged their colleagues by asking general knowledge questions

  • During Tilawat ud Dua (Morning assembly),
  • In-between periods,
  • During breaktime and
  • While going home in the school van.

The main event took place on

  • 30th July for Upper Primary pupils, and
  • 1st August 2019 for Secondary pupils.

Upper Primary Section Quiz

Std V to VII participants were divided into four groups as following:

          Active Challengers,

          Master Minds,

          Inquisitive Explorers, and

          Mighty Champions

It had 3 rounds, viz – Direct Questions, Visual and Rapid Fire. Each question had to be answered within 30 seconds.   Nafisa M Mustafabhai Vajihi of Form IV and Ebrahim Hakimuddinbhai Suratwala conducted the quiz under the supervision of our teachers. Both students were very confident and kept the flow of the quiz running smoothly. The Inquisitive Explorer emerged the overall winner of the competition.

Secondary Section Quiz

Quiz for Secondary section was held on Thursday 1st August 2019.  It was a competition amongst four houses.

   GREEN                    YELLOW                    BLUE                    RED

The contestants displayed an amazing level of confidence and general knowledge. The anchors, Ebrahim Hakimuddinbhai Suratwala and Zainab Sh Aliasgherbhai Dossajee also deserve credit for a superb show.  After a stiff competition Blue house claimed the 1st position.

Participants of both quiz were awarded certificates.

After the competition, the language department did an evaluation.  Students were queried on the strengths and shortcomings of the event. Many of them appreciated the way the event was organized and conducted.  Some declared that the questions asked were new to them, thus, they had widened their knowledge and understanding on different subjects.  They congratulated those who participated and insisted on having such events frequently to develop listening and speaking skills respectively. 

We conclude that competitions and class interactions influence students in learning. Students put in more efforts to complete whatever task is given to them.  Insha Allah, educational competitions like these will continue to be organized to challenge and bring out the latent ability in each student in an encouraging and motivating set-up.    

 

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Al Dai al ajal Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA states:

ان انت تنظر في الخلائق تعرف

الخلاق مــرتفعا باعـلى المنظر

 “If you look at the creation itself – from the higher view (of Aql) – you shall know the creator”.

In light of the above verse, Al Madrasa had organized its third camp of Academic Year 2019 to Kenya Coast from 8th to 12th April 2019.

The objective of this camp was to make our children contemplate in Allah’s creation and appreciate the supremacy of the creator and the wonderfulness of the creation.

14 students of Form One travelled to Mombasa from Dar es Salaam to meet their class mates of Nairobi and Mombasa. They interacted with the students and teachers of these 2 centers during the 5-day camp along with families of their Mombasa classmates with whom they stayed.

The focus of this camp was to train our students to be equipped with life skills of water, as the Mt. Kilimanjaro and Ol Pejeta camps focused on life skills in jungle and mountain-climbing.

The main highlights of this camp were

• Kayaking and Paddling (Kayak - a canoe of a type used originally by the Inuit (eskimos), made of a light frame with a watertight covering having a small opening in the top to sit in)

• Snorkeling

• Scuba diving training by professional divers

• Open water dive with professional divers in Indian Ocean

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