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Thank You from Al-Aqsa
My words cannot express my deepest gratitude to all of the people who have supported us. Phone messages, texts, e-mails, flowers--all have overwhelmed us with your caring. We have always been proud to be American and this week I saw--again-- the America that I love, always believed in, that which our forefathers have meant it to be--one nation, under god.
I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart and thank all of the individuals and organizations who have supported us in this difficult time. It has meant so much to us.
To My Fellow Muslims World-Wide:
I am seizing this opportunity to speak to all of you, to say emphatically, that in the US we have the freedom to practice our religion which we never had back home. This is, indeed, the country of freedom. To those who are taking up arms to fight in their self declared war there is the strong admonition from our Prophet (sal.):
"Do not cut down any tree, nor kill any woman, child, sick person, doctor or old man. Do not destroy any place of worship nor slaughter any animal unless it is to be eaten. Do not force anyone to be a Muslim. Do not kill any monk, priest or rabbi from any denomination. Do not mutilate the body nor destroy buildings. If you take a prisoner he is to be treated well. It is best to forgive and to forget those who have fought against you."
If you want to learn your religion, this is the Prophet's (sal.) statement. How can you kill innocent men, women or children?
To My American Muslim brothers and sisters who are recent immigrants:
When we raise our hands to take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America, to support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, we as Muslims cannot break our oath. Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (sal.) never broke his oath. We are obligated as a part of our religion to uphold the laws of this land and become good citizens. The oath of a Muslim is a sacred duty. It cannot be broken.
- From the Secretary of the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society
Al-Aqsa will be adding the 11th grade to our All Girls High School!
We will be educating grades 9-11
in the 2016-17 school year! If we have enough students we will extend to the 12th grade.
Our Elementary and Middle Schools, K-8th grades, will remain the same,
co-ed K-8th grades.
Grounded in the tradition of Islam and holding to the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), Al Aqsa Islamic Academy strives to promote the following:
1.) The moral values of Islam with an emphasis on responsibility and self-reliance
2.) To integrate Islamic, Arabic and the Common Core standards in a comprehensive curriculum that is used by the Philadelphia School District
3.) To promote high standards of education as measured by Pennsylvania tests
4.) Incorporate the use of 21st century technology to drive the instructional practices
5.) Lastly, we will provide positive reinforcement of our youth through healthy sports and social programs.
Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy is a full-time private Islamic school, established in 1996. Situated in Philadelphia, PA, on Germantown Ave. Al-Aqsa provides classes from Kindergarten-11th grade.
We aim to provide an Islamic environment for all students, enabling them to acquire academic excellence and Islamic morals to prepare them to become viable individuals able to meet the challenges of our changing world. Take a look at our school brochure here.