Philosophy remains one of the strongest pillars of society and its cumulative knowledge. In the world philosophy, Islamic philosophy takes a special place. This branch of philosophy is important to Islamic schools, but also to all other schools of thought. Learning how to think is one particularly skillful activity that not everyone can teach or learn. That is why we devote special attention to Islamic philosophy and take time to teach it properly to all students.
Mission and Philosophy
The school’s mission is to help individual Muslims develop and utilize their talents to the benefit of mankind. Also, the school seeks to help Muslims learn and practice their Islamic values and morals. This mission is based on the Philosophy of Islamic Education, where individuals are responsible for their actions, and knowledge is sought to help them realize the great bounties of Allah and to worship Him in the way that most pleases Him. Islamic Education is just one of many ways in which you could deepen your devotion to Islam, but also just learning about Islam could be an enriching experience.
Goals and Objectives
Teach Muslim children to be good citizens by developing awareness of their role in their local communities and the society at large. Because societies are made up of individuals and learning how to be a functional member of society changes all of our society.
Practice Islam as it was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
Increase students’ knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, and the Arabic language.
Help Muslim children excel in learning and compete with their counterparts in passing the Standards of Learning as mandated by the Department of Education.
Build a model in moral education.
Help Muslim students develop their decision-making skills, stimulate their intellectual curiosity, and prepare them to compete in this fast-paced world of technology.
The Washington Islamic Academy adapted the Fairfax Public School Curriculum in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The students will be prepared to pass all requirements of the system, including the Standard of Learning (SOL), which are required for graduation. Also, children will learn Quran, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language, and Islamic History. The integration of curriculum will help learners develop their basic skills while preserving their identities as Muslims.
The school started this academic year of 2001-2002 with grades: K through 4th. With the help of Allah and the support of our community, we will add a grade annually. Grades are there to show the progress of our students, but we are also very much aware that the progress in learning is what counts the most.