Islamic Store is a growing website aimed at providing access to the best Islamic books in South Africa at competitive prices. The Young Minds Series is the brainchild of Muallimah Sa’uda Ismail, and husband Rashaad Sallie. Working together they have brilliantly brought to you these excellent set of Islamic books for your kids.
Muallimah Sa’uda Ismail
Mu’allimah Sa’uda attended a pre-school Jalsa in Newcastle in 2005 and was approached by a mother who suggested that she teach privately. Muallimah was at first skeptical to teach in a new town but took up the challenge. The teaching began in January 2006 with only six students. This increased to over 12 students by the end of that year. By 2008 the madrasah called Madrasah Ummul Hasanaat had over 40 students, three teachers and now a website.
Madrasah Ummul Hasanaat today is a fully grown private maktab whose main aim is to educate children through Deeni Ta’leem and follows a strictly method of teaching in order to maintain the highest of standards in education and discipline.
“We try to train the minds of our children so that they know what Allah requires from them but we emphasise on sincerity to Allah firstly.” says Muallimah Sa’uda. The madrasah also greatly emphasises the need to attend all classes and to learn Deen with great zeal and effort. In a nutshell, when children graduate from Madrassah Ummul Hasanaat, they know what pleases Allah with regard to both HUQOOQ ALLAH and HUQOOQ AL IBAAD, so that whatever career is pursued, there will be no conflict in matters of Deen.
Muallimah also says, “We can only pray to Allah that HE guides our students and the Ummah at large to practice what is learnt and to continue to guide us all on the straight path.”
Through her knowledge and experience, Muallimah has successfully devised a brilliant set of books for kids aged 4 and 5 that gives them a solid foundation and introduction to Deen.
May Allah use this maktab and books to spread and teach HIS deen to our children so that they in turn have the ability to teach not just their children, but to give da’wah ila Allah and spread tableegh of Deen throughout the world – Insha’allah.
Rashaad completed a 3 year full time graphic design course at The Johannesburg Art Foundation in 1993, gained excellent first-hand tuition from talented, experienced and not only lecturers, but superb graphic designers. “It’s unfortunate to see so many talented and creative kids lose their gifts to a world of economics. I was one of the lucky few” says Rashaad
Rashaad later worked in various local and international design companies and in 1996 I joined the team at Digital Arts Animation Studio, producing 2D and 3D animation for local and international television, assisted in graphic design and video compositing and editing. In November 1998 Rashaad left and started theimagehouse design studio.
Together with his wife Muallimah Sa’uda, and their team work, they have creatively brought their skills together to form the Young Minds Series.
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