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Published: Thursday, 02 November 2017 19:05

“Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah makes easy for him a path to Paradise.”  ……. Sahih Muslim

Alhamdulillah the Sandton Islamic Association Madrasah currently has a roll count of a touch under a 100 students.  It accommodates kids from the age of 5 and up.
-    Alhamdulillah, the month of October witnessed  the students occupy the newly constructed classrooms that create a much more conducive environment for learning and teaching. Inshallah, we hope that this will be  an inspiration for our kids striving towards gaining more Deeni knowledge as well as attracting a lot more students from the Sandton surrounds !
SIA would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following community members for making the Madrasah classroom project a huge success :

Akbar Hassem                                               
Ashraf Ahmod
Niezaam Davids                                            
Hassen Nakcheddy
Rashaad Chopdat                                          
Sulaiman Essop
Riaz Moolla                                                    
Farouk Sydow
Shiraz Gany                   

-    The SIA Madrasah kids, teachers and parents, in association with CWF & CWF Kids,  hosted “The Bake Shop” at Masjid-ud-Duha. Alhamdulillah the event was a resounding success, having raised in access of R 8000. Proceeds will go towards acquiring wheelchairs for Syrian kids with disabilities.

-    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that we bid farewell to Appa Fatima Akoojee effective end of 2017. After having served the SIA for more than 8 years, Appa Fatima’s passion for educating our young ones will be sorely missed. We sincerely thank her from the bottom of our hearts for the knowledge that she has passed on to our kids. She has been a mentor and inspiration through the years and her presence will be deeply missed. We wish Appa Fatima well in her new endeavors  and pray to The Almighty that he grant her the best of rewards in this world and Aakhirah.

-    SIA would like to extend a warm welcome to Appa Nazeerah Randeree who joins our Teaching fraternity as of November 2017

-    The SIA Madrasah Jalsa will be held on the afternoon of the 24th of November. All community members are invited to attend


Message from the Imaam

Published: Thursday, 02 November 2017 19:01

The Madrassah All praise belongs to Allah the Most Kind and Merciful . Nabi (saw) has mentioned that one can not truly be greatful to Allah if they can not show gratitude to others . We would like to place on record our heartfelt utmost gratitude toHafez Fareed and Appa Fatimah who have contributed years of love and effort to the maddressah nurturing and teaching the children of the Sandton community . Allah reward them both abundantly and grant them success in their future endeavours. During the month of November the annual final exams will be conducted we pray and wish all our children success ameen Ya Rabb.  Exciting news our Annual Jalsah is on the 24th of November we welcome one and all to attend.
Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala says:
Or the person who is engrossed in worship throughout the hours of the night, prostrating and standing, fearing the Aakhirah and hoping for the mercy of his Rabb? Say, “Can those with knowledge be equal to those who do not have knowledge? Only those with intelligence will heed. (Surah Zumar 39:9). [1]
Knowledge is from Allah Ta’ala and He gives it to whomsoever He wishes.
The superiority of Deeni knowledge is such that if it is removed from the hearts of men then mankind would be left in total chaos and confusion. Each other’s rights will be infringed upon.
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam said:
Narrated by Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, “(Religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars) ignorance (in religion) and afflictions will appear; and Harj will increase.” It was asked, “What is Harj, O Allah’s Apostle?” He replied by beckoning with his hand indicating “killing.” (Fateh-al-Bari Page 192, Vol. 1)[2]
From this understand that one who understands Diin is less inclined towards committing crime.
وحَدَّثَنِي حَرْمَلَةُ بْنُ يَحْيَى، أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ وَهْبٍ، أَخْبَرَنِي يُونُسُ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنِي حُمَيْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنَ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ، وَهُوَ يَخْطُبُ يَقُولُ: إِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ: «مَنْ يُرِدِ اللهُ بِهِ خَيْرًا يُفَقِّهْهُ فِي الدِّينِ،»صحيح مسلم (2/ 719(100 – (1037)
It has been related by, Yazid b. al-Asamm that he heard Mu’awiya b. Abu Sfyan quote a tradition from the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam which he related from the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam and he did not hear him quote from the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam any tradition other than this in the course of his sermon from the pulpit-that whomsoever  Allah intends good for , He grants him an understanding of religion.

Taking all of this in to consideration the maktab maddressah is the foundation and starting point for the children  of our community . With out a doubt it is our responsibility to educate them to understand the principals of deen so that in turn they can be Allah conscious making them good human beings. Ameen Ya Rabb.  We need to take advantage of the maddressah as it will be a link for our children to the masjid and community  . We pray that Allah except the effort of all the teachers students and parents ameen Ya Rabb.


Published: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:14

Application Process

Should you wish to enroll your child at Sandton Islamic Association (SIA) ,the following would need to be completed and submitted to the Principal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) :


  • Madrasah Application form
  • Debit order form
  • Code of Conduct



At Sandton Islamic Association we offer the following grades:

  • Grade R – 7 (Ages 5 and UP)
  • Open Class from Grade 8 upwards
  • Saturday Classes
  • Hifz Classes for Boys

The following classes are in the pipeline and will be introduced in 2018 Inshallah :

  • Hifz Classes for Girls
  • Adult Classes


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