Madrasah Early Spring Term 9th January 2021

Madrasah Early Spring Term 9th January 2021

Dear Parents, 

Salamun alaykum,

Pray that you and your families are safe and keeping well in these challenging times. Condolences on the sad occasion of Ayyame Fatimiya a.s.

Back to Madrasah Term 2:  January, 2021:

Attached is the Madrasah timetable for the Early Spring Term (Academic Year 2020 /21) which is commencing from tomorrow Saturday 9th January, 2021, InshAllah. Due to the Covid pandemic situation we will continue delivering all the Madrasah sessions through Online platform.

Tarbiyah Curriculum: Learning the 4-odd numbered modules (1,3,5, and 7)

As per our plan adopted for delivering the curriculum over a two- year period, the Odd numbered modules (1,3,5 and 7) are being taught during the current academic year 2020/21. For the remaining part of this Academic year, we expect to have not more than 20 learning days. Due to various practical reasons due to the covid pandemic situation, sadly all the 48 lessons of the 4-odd numbered Tarbiyah will not be covered in their entirety. Our earnest attempt will be to deliver selected lessons /sections from these 4 modules. This is a task which is not easily accomplished without co-operation from all especially the children and parents.  Therefore, we sincerely ask that all parents, as a stakeholder for your child’s education, support us by engaging with your children at home regarding their lessons at Madrasah. This can be done in a variety of ways e.g. dinner time conversations, listening to Qur’an recitation, asking about their class, looking over the 'test yourself' sections in their manuals, referring the Risala Islamic Laws, reading their lesson story time together, etc. Your valued co-operation will help extend Madrasah learning beyond Saturday Online sessions.

Madrasah Attendance:

Madrasah meets only once a week and for the remaining part of this Academic year, we expect to have not more than 20 learning days. Every child is expected to attend Madrasah regularly and on time. Attendance will be recorded in each class and so our usual attendance policy will apply which includes the monitoring of late attendance and frequent absenteeism. Please note that a single absence can definitely affect your child’s progress in Deeni Talim.


Report Absenteeism: If your child is unable to attend Online Madrasah then could you kindly notify the Madrasah on the day either by an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view or SMS text to 0786 475 8000.


Expectation from parents:

Ensure that children are logged into Zoom earlier, at least 5 minutes, before the lesson is due to begin with your desktop/ tablet/ phone or device and that your child is prepared for the lesson. Parents must ensure that their child/ren uphold respect and discipline and use the online platform responsibly. Refer to page 2 of attached Code of conduct.

Please try and ensure that your child/ren have a device that has a functioning camera. In order to avoid waste of time by reminding students to turn on cameras could you kindly ensure that cameras stay on during lessons. This is necessary for lesson interaction.  Refer to page 1 of attached Code of conduct.


Prepare your child: Dressing:

Your child should be dressed as if they would be attending Madrasah physically observing the dress code especially the hijab.

Our female teachers will also be observing full hijab. However, we ask parents to be mindful that where lessons are being conducted by our female teachers, to the best extent possible only mothers, if required, should be present during those classes.


Prepare your child: Resources: Could you ensure that your child attends the session with the Tarbiyah manual, writing material (Pen/Pencil, Paper) and any learning resources requested by the teachers.


Unable to log in / lesson queries: 

If you are unable to log in for the lesson or have any queries related to the Madrasah lessons, then please contact the head of the class your child is in. Some parents have contacted me on Saturday just as the Madrasah commences and regrettably I have not been able to support due to lack of complete information by the parent regarding the child’s class. It is essential that you are aware of the class your child/ren are in, the teachers names and their contact details.


We need Pre-loved books for al Mahdi Library:

Our Madrasah is in the process of setting up a library at the Al Mahdi Centre, for use when we resume on-site programmes. The library will be utilized by the children and all community members. To expand the present collection in the library, we are requesting book donations. If you would like to donate suitable books on Islam, either new books or in good pre-loved condition, then kindly register the book titles you would like to donate at the below link:


Thereafter the books which we require will be selected from your list and you will be informed about the delivery arrangements.  Kindly DO NOT drop off any books at the Centre. We will contact you in due course to confirm the delivery arrangements such as dates and times, as well as to relay any other information. We would be grateful for your contribution of books.


Dar Al Zahra Courtyard Design Competition:

Encourage your child /ren to participate in this competition. For more details check separate email. The deadline for submitting an entry has been extended to the 31st January, 2021.


Let’s continue to offer special prayers to Allah SWT, by wasila of Ahlul Bayt a.s.  for protection of all from the epidemic due to the COVID-19 virus and for the cure of all who are unwell. May you and your loved ones be granted safety from all calamities.

Request you to kindly remember in your duas all in my team of dedicated Madrasah volunteers.


Meanwhile, as has been the case, feel free to contact me if there is any clarification you may need.


Yawmul Jumah Mubarakah. Iltimasi Dua.




With salams and duas,

Sheikh Fazle Abbas Datoo
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Resident Alim
Wessex Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat