Building a Future
For Our Madrasah
For generations, our full-time Madrasahs play an important role in developing our asatizah with a strong grounding in both religious and secular subjects. As important institutions in our Singapore Muslim community, our Madrasahs have dedicated their efforts to producing future-ready Muslim leaders. Your valuable contributions will play a huge part in being the key pillar of support to strengthen and further the objectives of our Madrasahs. During this challenging COVID-19 period, your contributions are needed more than ever. Let us all play our part in developing our future asatizah and Muslim leaders, who will continue to lead our future generations.
Madrasah Alsagoff Arab School is the oldest madrasah among existing full-time madrasah in Singapore. It has a rich history yet is forward-looking to their approach in education. It is currently an all-female institution in 1966 and recognized as one of the Heritage Schools by the National Heritage Board (NHB).
Madrasah Aljunied’s was built in 1927 and its reputation is renowned locally and across the region. The madrasah envisions itself to bring forth intuitive scholars who possess the ability to adapt to the modern world without forgoing the essence of Islam. Today the madrasah offers secondary and Pre-University level Ukhrawi track as well as an International Baccalaureate (IB) programs for aspiring students.
Madrasah Al-Arabiah, or now known as MAI, specializes in their STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Engineering). MAI positions itself as an academic secondary school with a niche in science programmes, conducted in an Islamic environment. The Madrasah currently offers secondary level academic curriculum in an Islamic learning environment.
Madrasah Ma’arif was founded in 1936. It is an all-female Madrasah with intakes ranging from Primary to Pre-university levels, the Madrasah focuses equally on both the Islamic and secular education. Their Triple ‘I’ experience includes Islamic Integration, Intellectual Mindset and Inclusive Attitude
Madrasah Wak Tanjong
Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah was renamed in 1968. It offers co-education at primary, secondary and pre-university level in Singapore. Their mission is to holistically nurture learners with a strong conviction of Islam that is relevant to the needs of the community.
COVID-19 in Madrasahs
COVID-19 has disrupted normal fundraising methods and our madrasahs recorded a potential income loss since the Circuit Breaker period in March 2020. The Madrasahs heavily rely on these contributions from the community for their educational, operational and manpower funding. Their reserve funds can only last for a few more months. We need your support so that our Madrasahs can continue their noble mission of developing future Ulama, Asatizah and Muslim pioneers for our next generation.
This year, we have seen how COVID-19 has taken over, and our Madrasahs are not spared. It has been a unique year of outstanding sacrifices by the Madrasahs, teachers, asatizah, parents and students to adapt to a new norm. Many changes had to be made to ensure that our Madrasahs students are not adversely affected by the pandemic.
All these would not be possible without the continuous support from the community so that Madrasahs can continue their noble work to produce generations of asatizahs for Singapore.
Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir
Mufti, Republic of Singapore