Objectives

The main objective of the Mayurqa Academy is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the Deen in a holistic way. To give the students the tools to continue with their studies once they have finished the courses at the Academy in more specialised fields of knowledge if they wish to do so and to ensure the passing on of the book of Allah from heart to heart, from teacher to student, in a way that can be traced back to the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

Equally important is that the students develop an understanding of the Deen that will allow them to function in today’s society, reject extremism and develop an understanding of the need of being of a service to their community.

The Mayurqa Academy is founded around the memorization of Quran, but we give especial importance to the sciences surrounding it and to service, companionship and Adab

The regular curriculum is based on the memorization of Quran, the teaching of Arabic and Tajweed (the science of a correct pronunciation and recitation), the study of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), the Sirah (life of the prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and the early history of Islam. Our curriculum will give the students a strong basis upon which to understand their Deen. Studies are extended with seminars that will take place throughout the year and that will focus on different topics relevant to the Muslim world community in general.

Another very important part of the Academy is giving the students a strong connection to the Earth and their environment and thus imbuing in them their responsibility towards it. Cultivating and taking care of a small plot of land is an activity that reconnects the student with the Fitrah in a practical way. Gardening and team sports will be taught as individual subjects.

The objective of gardening and team sports is to balance the intellectual work and effort required from the students and nurture in them a sense of responsibility, team-work and service, which will be further emphasised as the students will be expected to look after themselves and their belongings and to help with the cooking and up-keep of communal spaces. Everything will be done under supervision and ensure that students have the necessary time to relax after their studies.

We hope that the student, after going through the Mayurqa Academy, will have acquired those tools that will allow them to understand and put in practice the Deen in the modern world context and that will act as a protection for them from extreme ideologies.

A very important part of the Academy is giving the students a strong connection with the Earth and imbuing in them the necessity of feeling responsible for the it. Cultivating and taking care of a small plot of land is an activity that reconnects the student with the Fitrah in a practical hands-on way. Gardening will be taught as a subject. Team sports are also part of the curriculum.

The objective of gardening and team sports is to balance the intellectual work and effort required from the students and imbuing on them a sense of responsibility, team-work, and service, which will be further emphasized sice the students will be expected to look after themselves and their belongings and to help with the cooking and up-keeping of spaces. Everything will be done under strict supervision and ensuring that it will not leave students without the necessary time to relax after a long day of study.

We hope that the student, after going through the Mayurqa Academy, will have acquired those tools that will allow him to understand and put in practice his Deen in the modern world context and that will prevent him from being misled to extremisms.