About Us


“Al-Manarat School aims to nurture each child in their spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in light of the Quran and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)”

Our Journey

  • 2006: Founded by Nasreen Ali in a small basement with 7 students
  • 2007-2009: Educated Muslim youth and ladies with the basic understanding of the Qur’an
  • 2010: Collaborated with MCNA (Muslim Children of North America)
  • 2011: Rented Mississauga Secondary School to conduct the evening program to accommodate the growing population
  • 2012: Registered as a Canadian organization by the name of Al-Manarat Academy
  • 2012-2013: Expanded the Evening Program at Mississauga Secondary School to the Weekend Program
  • 2014-2016: Rented Iqra Islamic School to conduct the Al-Manarat Weekend School
  • 2016: Founded Al-Manarat Heights Islamic School at Derry and Argentia Road from Casa 1 & 2 to Grade 8 along with Hifz
  • 2016: Conducted Al-Manarat Heights Islamic School at Meadowvale Four Rinks Community Centre while construction was under-way and Weekend School at Iqra Islamic School
  • 2017: Moved all the programs to Al-Manarat School at Derry and Argentia Road
  • 2018 – 2019: Expanded the Hifz program, introduced Ramadan Tafsir Program, Quranic Arabic for adults, Basketball team, Youth Camp, Fund raised for causes and other new community initiatives

Our Core Competency

  • Ontario Curriculum Infused Islamic Curriculum
  • Most Comprehensive and Holistic Islamic Curriculum
  • Tarbiyyah Based Long Term Student Teacher Relationship
  • Provincial and National Contest Exposure
  • Maximized Retention
  • Skills Development for out of school Benefit

Goals of the Pedagogical System


Taqwa is being aware that Allah is aware of us. It’s being cautious and fearful of disappointing Allah. Taqwa is being adamant on benefitting from every opportunity to earn Allah’s pleasure.

“itqan” excellence driven

Itqan is an attribute to complete every task in the most focussed and precise manner. Developing an attitude that is rooted in discipline and propulsion towards excellence. Training students in grit and perseverance is part and parcel of our curriculum.

“Amanah” trust

We, at AlManarat Islamic School aim to develop a sense of responsibility in our students. Islam can be summarized in one ayah “Those who fulfill their commitment whenever they commit.” Our students will be nurtured to fulfill their commitments to Allah, the Prophet, the family, the community and Ummah at large.

“akhlaaq” comportment

The greatest duty of educators is to restore comportment into education. We believe that what can be taught through compassion and wisdom can never be internalized through fear and force. A prospective graduate of the school will be trained to develop themselves as a charismatic leader, a prolific writer or academic contributor and at the least a community activist.