Braces and Retainer Week becomes Courage Week for ARA 6th & 7th grades’ class (part 1)


You guys didn’t think I would let such an amazing week for us go without documenting it. Subhaan Allah, what a week for our young leaders!

Here is how it starts: a student who is the only one of his kind seats himself at the Quran competition table. He is the only student who wears braces in the entire boys’ school. This has brought on the occasional knee jerk response from some hmmm let’s say maturing 6th graders he spends his day with. The intentional slurring of their speech to try and mimic his, not maliciously, children are just curious and like to try new experiences. So they want to see if theery can make his sound. But still. So he sits at the table in front of new faces, two of the three judges and recites very well. How well? We didn’t know at the time. There were 23 other students on the list. But we would soon realize no one matched his memorization, comfortability, tajweed and yes clarity in speech.

You see my friends Allah loves to bring those who are low up and those who pedestal themselves low. So I congratulated Isham Mahdi the first day back to school and said to share this great moment of victory I will break out my old retainers and wear them all week, starting from Monday. But oh the week was just beginning….


8th grade WWI social studies project

Social Studies 8


Al Rasheed Academy

Britain, Muslims and World War 1



Instructions: Write a four page response paper to your multi-week study of World War 1 and its impact on the international Muslim community.

Answer the following: What was the film Lawrence of Arabia about? Who ruled over the international Muslim community at this time? What do you think was the purpose of Britain involving itself with the Arabs? (Your answer here must be supported with evidence.) Did it accomplish its goal? Name three ayaat (or ahadith) that were not followed or practiced by the Muslims and led to their differing. What was the time period of this war?

Your response paper should contain citations following the MLA or APA format (see website, use search box). Cover paper is not included in four pages. Citation page is included. Paper must contain relevant, names, keywords and maps. Due date: May 20, 2016.

lawrence of arabia


Zero Tolerance

Dear respected parents,

As a senior instructor here at Al-Rasheed Academy and trustee of your children, I feel it is my responsibility to inform you about what is happening with your children while they’re with us. That is what this website is for.

There has been this year a few too many (sara7atan, a few is too many) cases where young children, followers of Nabiyyuna, have used incorrect/inappropriate words. I cannot and will not accept that behavior in a place that we have worked so hard to establish, simply for the reason of keeping our children safe from this type of behavior. I want you to know that I will not ignore to this behavior and I will do all I can to reverse these negative habits and keep your children safe from having to experience it.

Al Mukhlis/Sincerely,

Ustath Shaheed Ali