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On the importance of being as well as doing...

A literature lesson for one our 5th Graders at Sanad Prep, a lesson for us all. In From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Claudia tells Mrs. Frankweiler that she should want to learn one new thing every day, she replies, No, I don’t agree with that. I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up in side of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with [Read More]

The political motivations of the King of Prussia

Our current North American education system is based mostly on the Prussian model. Islamic schools have mostly followed the North American model. Let's do the math... The political motivations of the King of Prussia Seeking to replace the controlling functions of the local aristocracy, the Prussian court attempted to instill social obedience in the citizens through indoctrination. Every individual had to become convinced, in the core of his being, that the King was just, his decisions always right, and the need for obedience paramount.[citation needed] The schools imposed an official language, to the prejudice of ethnic groups living in Prussia. The purpose of the system was to instill loyalty to the Crown and to train young men for the military and the bureaucracy. As [Read More]

Reviving Islamic HeArt - A Reflection of His Art

Reviving Islamic HeArt - A Reflection of His Art As I read the email with a thorough outline of the details about the art class, the purpose, aims and objectives, and what she aspires to accomplish through the class, the happiness within my heart catches up to my jawbone and I find myself smiling with awe and yet another beacon of hope. Ustadh Rehan sums it up well by writing back to her simply stating "welcome back Ustadah Zaleha". As we conclude with the afternoon prayer, Ustadha Zaleha has already stepped into the center settling her things and getting ready to start. We are short on time as class will need to end at 3:00pm so all the kids begin to round [Read More]

Sanad Trust @ Zaytuna College, April 5

Zaytuna College Conference Invitation Sanad Trust Foundation has been invited to present at the Inaugural Zaytuna College Conference: Islamic Higher education in the West, Challenges and Opportunities, April 5 in Berkley, CA. Sanad Trust is honored to accept the invitation. We look forward to extending the work and network of Sanad Trust for the communities, families, and students we serve. Sr. Attiqa Syeda, Sanad Trust Foundation Administrative Director will be presenting, “Mismeasure of Education: Understanding the Purpose of Education, Success, and Contentment in Light of Islamic Ethos”. Br. Rehan Mirza will be presenting, “A New Sanad: The Interconnectedness of Communal Endeavors”. They will be joining others from around the world. More information about the conference, including schedule, bios, and registration for the free live stream can be found online here: http://zaytunacollege.org/event/april5 ISLAMIC HIGHER [Read More]

Thank you, Sanad Prep Parent

All praise and thanks are due to Allah for guiding our paths to Sanad Prep.  Many times, one fails to remember a mere thought is an intention, and putting that thought into action paves the path of our lives.  It was always my intention to ensure my children were given a proper education and in an environment which teaches the Islamic fundamentals according to our deen.  Today  my heart is profoundly satisfied for having that intention. I have had the pleasure to attend and listen to the children's morning assemblies at Sanad Prep and wanted to share a briefing from the first assembly.  This assembly addressed the importance of having a pure intention and applied it to the reason of why [Read More]

What are your current needs?

What are your current needs? What are your current needs? As we are aiming to develop great human beings, we need great supporters and patrons. We need our Abu Talib(s), Abu Bakr(s) and Khadijah(s) to step forward and stand by our side long-term, just as the actual Abu Talib, Abu Bakr and Khadijah (and others) did in their lifetimes (may God be pleased with them all). We have been working tirelessly for three years on Sanad Prep, and in fact its probably been more like 5 years if the dreaming, brainstorming and research is included. We're now at the precipice of determining how much longer Sanad Trust can work toward its goals, including Sanad Prep, as a full-time endeavor. I honestly believe we will know within the [Read More]

Why are you not an ‘Islamic’ School? (An Interview, pt. 2)

Why are you not an ‘Islamic’ School? (An Interview, pt. 2) Can you clarify, why you are not an ‘Islamic’ School? We must put to bed the paradox of Islamic schools once and for all. I'm sure he will not remember our chance meeting over a decade ago, nor the impactful words and company he shared with me, but I learned something from Dr. Sherman Jackson one evening over dinner. I was a student of psychology at the time and I asked if we should Islamicize psychology and stuttered explaining how perhaps we could formulate our own therapies using ‘Ghazalian’ precepts. He simply asked why there would be a need to Islamicize anything? Then he turned the question--and me--by saying, just be a Muslim. In other words allow knowledge to exist in [Read More]

What is Sanad Prep? An Interview with Sanad Founding Director (pt.1)

What is Sanad Prep? An Interview with Sanad Founding Director (pt.1) What is Sanad Prep? I would answer this question by saying what Sanad Prep is not. Sanad Prep is not simply an ‘Islamic’ School. Sanad Prep is a model way of educating children. It is based on the understanding that every child was and is a soul before it was a body. It is a soul-centered approach that leads all of our efforts and truly makes Sanad Prep a place of “higher learning”. The practical application of this is through uncompromising emphasis on Adab (moral etiquette). Beyond this, there is an understanding that for students of knowledge at Sanad Prep there is a clear and consistent expectation of academic ihsaan (excellence) and academic integrity. We focus on individual mastery versus group monotony; meaning [Read More]