Unscheduled Practice for Both Teams Today, 5:30 (after maghrib)- 8p

I apologize for any inconvenience but I would like all team players to be at practice today. February will be a busy month and there important updates to share. Please be on time and have transportation arranged for an 8pm pick up. Jazaakum Allah khayr everyone.

Coach Ali


Parent Teachers Conference 1/30, Half-day for Students

Parents, the second quarter is ending tomorrow and we want to talk to you about your child’s achievements and struggles. The parent-teachers conference is Friday 1/30, from 2p to 4p. The 15 minute slots may fill up fast so please let me know what time slot you would like by leaving a comment or contacting via the school number. You may also text or call my personal line.

Also worth mentioning is that 1/30 will be a half-day for students, 12:00 noon dismissal, and transportation should be arranged to take your children home. Lastly, come support our 5/6th and 7/8th grades’ basketball team this Saturday versus Universal School in a doubleheader match-up starting at 2p.

Jazaakum Allahu khayr,

Ustath Shaheed Ali


Back to back victories for our Team Rashideen! In case you’re surprised yes you heard right – two victories in one day.

Universal School showed up to “The Kitchen” around 1:30/1:40 thinking they have a doubleheader with us. Actually their games with us are next week. Team Huda also showed up wanting a piece of us. So we did what any good host would do – we gave our guests something to eat.

It turns out we were a little more than they could chew. We served our scheduled guests first. Our defense stopped their offense from scoring early and that prevented them from taking a big lead into the half. The second half we saw better offensive production and complete domination on the glass. That coupled with a low turnover percentage allowed us to cruise to a 29 – 22 victory.

Our next guests were more hungry than the first. After falling to us twice already they acquired a few new outstanding pieces to the team. One of which hit a fabulous shot with 08 seconds left to give them the lead. But before they could celebrate our point guard, raced the floor and attacked the basket. He missed, but he was fouled on the play. He hit the first to tie. The second one also hit the bottom of the net. A timeout was called to advance the ball by Universal. Two seconds left. It was a don’t foul the shooter situation for the Rashideen. The ball was inbounded to the player the wanted, but the shot hit the front of the rim. 24-23 Team Rashideen. Wa lillahi al hamd

Celebration and MVP awards next practice, Friday 5:30p-8 (all), inshaa Allah.

Weekend Updates

As Salaamu alaikum all,

A couple of announcements:

1) There is no school on Monday 1/19 for students, staff development day

2) There is a 7/8th grade basketball game tomorrow, 1/17 at 2p at 109 Ridge Rd. Come support your school team. Free admission!

3) Lastly, there are homework assignments for 6th, 7th and 8th grades

Jazaakum Allahu khayr

Friday Practice Still a Go!

As Salaamu alaikum all. Despite school cancellation of classes, if the roads continue to clear we should have no problem having our 5:30-8p practice. Both teams should bring notebooks and pencils/pens for the film session. Also your own drinks. Please have transportation to and from gym arranged for on-time drop off and pick up.

Coach Ali