South Shore Saturday School 2017-09-18T02:52:58+00:00

Masjid Al Falah, (previously Markez El Islam), has been in operation since 1985 and from its early years has had a weekend school for children. In 2010, Masjid Al Falah partnered with Hilm, a local community group working to serve the educational and social services needs in the Muslim community, to coordinate the Saturday School for children aged 5 to 15.

The school has approximately 100 students registered and operates from Masjid Al Falah located at 1885 Nielson, St-Hubert. A team of dedicated volunteer teachers and organizers conduct


Mission and Values

The School’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive environment to the Muslim youth of the South Shore with the aim of educating students about their religion, developing characteristics of good citizenship, and building a strong community.

The Saturday School follows a curriculum meant to teach students some of the main tenets of the Islamic faith. The early years focus on topics such as: who is Allah, stories of the Prophets, how to pray, basic Arabic, and learning selected chapters of the Quran. In later years, these topics are developed further and include a more detailed look at the hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), the Beautiful Names of Allah (swt), and basic qh. The overall aim of the curriculum is to give students a sound basis of Islamic knowledge and providing them with tools to help build upon this knowledge.

Religious Education

An essential component of the school’s aim is to develop good character traits within our students. The lessons presented throughout the year highlight the importance of honesty, fairness, and mercy that are embedded within the sound teachings of Islam. For Muslims, this goes beyond simply the individual but extends to our duties to be exemplary citizens in the community at large. In our school context, this entails discussing the importance of being good neighbors and having proper manners towards everyone we deal with, whether they be family, friends, or strangers, Muslim or non-Muslim. With the efforts of students, parents, and teachers, the Saturday School has participated in an Eid Gift Drive for needy Muslim families in the community and collected essential care items to be distributed to the homeless.

The Saturday School is always on the lookout for new opportunities to engage students in these types of initiatives.

 

Good Character & Citizenship

 

The Saturday School is a place where Muslim youth can not only learn together but also build friendships. Whether it is between classes, during snack time, or before prayer, students often nd time for games or simply chat amongst one another. In addition, through activities such as pizza parties, eld trips, or the end of year picnic there are opportunities for students to interact in a healthy and safe environment. While this may seem trivial, these moments when Muslim youth can connect with one another and forge relationships that can go beyond the walls of the masjid is in fact one of the main purposes of these weekly classes for both parents and school organizers. The fruits of which can be seen both now and in the future inshAllah.

Community Building

The Saturday School is a place where Muslim youth can not only learn together but also build friendships. Whether it is between classes, during snack time, or before prayer, students often nd time for games or simply chat amongst one another. In addition, through activities such as pizza parties, eld trips, or the end of year picnic there are opportunities for students to interact in a healthy and safe environment. While this may seem trivial, these moments when Muslim youth can connect with one another and forge relationships that can go beyond the walls of the masjid is in fact one of the main purposes of these weekly classes for both parents and school organizers. The fruits of which can be seen both now and in the future inshAllah.

 

Masjid Al Falah-Hilm
Saturday School

1885 RUE NIELSEN
SAINT-HUBERT, QC
J4T 1P1
(450) 443-3482