Ramadan Competition – Arabic Studies

MashAllah we had some amazing submissions for our first Arabic Studies Ramadan competition this year! Submissions for the Qur’an reading and reciting can be found <here> and you can see our impressive art & calligraphy entries below! Well done to all of you mash Allah 🙂

All art winners were awarded colour pens and canvas pads to use to help them learn and memorise Quran through the art of calligraphy.


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Ramadan Islamic Studies Competition – Extended

Assalaamu Alaikum

Eid Mubarak

AS2A: 26.03.23

We are thrilled to share with you our recent activity in AS2A, where our students have learned how to make their own “mesbaha” using their favorite colors of beads. This hands-on activity allowed our students to not only express their creativity, but also to remember Allah (swt) by saying tasbeeh phrases such as alhamdulillah, subhan Allah, and allahu Akbar on each bead. This activity not only links with our syllabus, but also helps our students to practice their numeracy skills in Arabic. We are proud of our students’ enthusiasm in making their mesbaha. – Sr Nermin

Ramadan Mubarak

AS1: 13.02.23

Subhan Allah! An activity filled lesson was had by the Arabic & Quranic Studies Level 1 students in February. Class learning began with Surah An-Naas and learning about Allah and his attributes الرَب & الْمَلِكُ  focusing on how such a short word has vast meanings: creator, provider, nurturer, nourisher and sustainer, provider, lord and master. Our starting point was of a seed, and how by the will of Allah, it develops and progresses. Alhumdu lillah!

We connected this learning to the upcoming anniversary of Al-‘Isrā’ wal-Miʿrāj— from the Seerah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ when he met with Prophet Ibraheem ﷺ and after giving us salaam, the message he sent to the Ummah of Rasool ﷺ about the condition of Jannah; it’s soil and it’s water and what are the seeds of its vegetations.

AS1 students chose which seeds to sow in their plant pots, and covered them with soil before watering them. They took them home to look after, as the Murabbi of their plants, will help them grow and, Inn sha Allah, eat from what they produce!

Students also learned to recognise the formation of Arabic numbers through physical movements and postures as well as putting their colouring skill and penmanship in to practice. Maa sha Allah! Well done, super learners!

Community Iftaars

IS1: 5 Pillars of Islam

Alhamdulillah 💛 at MKIS we truly believe in working to build our students’ love for Allah SWT and understanding of our beautiful deen. During this week’s IS1 lesson, the class were introduced to the names and meanings of the 5 pillars of Islam. We discussed each pillar as an important act of worship and vital in keeping our iman strong. To help visualise the importance of each pillar, we created a house, with each pillar of Islam being key in keeping our homes upright, stable, and strong – alhamdulillah! 💛 Such wonderful conversations with our first years – keep up the amazing work IS1! Mashallah! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Introducing SYV!

This year sees the launch of SYV (School of Islamic Studies Young Volunteers), a dedicated group of young volunteers who will be participating in a number of projects. Through these projects, we hope to enable our young team to develop key skills and to provide valuable experience for their future plans insha Allah. Further details can be found in the dedicated SYV section of our site but for now, please meet the team 🙂 – Br. Farhan

IS4 Islamic Calendars

Masha’Allah! As we learn the significance of various different Islamic months through the year we asked the students to make an Islamic calendar for homework. We were absolutely blown away with the creativity these little souls put into it. The colourful creations were a delight to see. They were all so proud of their work and so eager to share with us. We are so so proud of our students. Keep up the good work IS4! – Sr. Ramos & Sr. Shazia