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Our Vision

The Islamic Academy of Burlington County (IABC) was founded in September of 2008 on the firm belief that the best hope for the future of the Muslim community is a return to traditional Islamic values and instilling those values in the future leaders of our communities. Islamic Schools are a critical component in developing a new generation of Muslims that are dedicated to serving the Ummah as well as humanity as a whole, based upon the principles of the Quran and Sunnah.

Knowledge, generally speaking, may be divided into two categories, beneficial (Ilmun Nafi) and non-beneficial. The ultimate goal of a good Islamic School is to integrate all beneficial knowledge into the curriculum: a curriculum where all subjects are taught with reference to Allah (swt) and with the intention of deepening our commitment to the Akhira; a holistic education that produces a harmonious relationship between all the beneficial fields of study including social, physical, chemical, biological, and spiritual sciences.

In addition to an integrated curriculum, emphasis shall be placed on basic values and concepts such as simplicity, modesty, discipline, honesty, charity, brotherhood, efficiency, etc. There will be an emphasis on eliminating/minimizing the effects of Popular Culture (lahwal hadith) such as movies, TV, music, etc.

Finally, emphasis will be placed on giving the proper understanding of Islam as a complete system & set of ideals based on the following principles:

  1. Islam as a complete way of life (family life, social life, community life, individual life, etc.)
  2. The understanding of the responsibility of being part of the Ummah of Muhammad (saw) and what is meant by Ali-Imran Ayah 110. (Enjoining good, forbidding evil)
  3. Witnessing to humanity through our efforts and actions. (The importance of Dawah, inviting others)
  4. Understanding the history of humanity from Adam to Prophet Muhammad SAW and how we fit in, in terms of responsibility and Allah’s favors upon this Ummah.
  5. Understanding the concept of the Quran being the criterion for judgment either in our favor or against us on the Day of Judgement. (Fulfilling our responsibilities to the Quran; Reading, Studying, Memorizing, Understanding, Contemplating (tadabbur and tafakkur), acting upon, and promoting)