Our History

The sto­ry of the Islam­ic Sun­day school at ICGM begins in the ear­ly sev­en­ties. Mus­lim fam­i­lies from across the globe began to migrate and set­tle in the South Flori­da area. With their migra­tion came a grow­ing vision and desire for an edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion for the future gen­er­a­tion.

Like many immi­grant com­mu­ni­ties, there was con­cern over how to retain a con­nec­tion to their cul­ture and reli­gion out­side of the homes they had left behind. At the time, there were no oth­er Islam­ic insti­tu­tions, mosques, or resources avail­able aside from Masjid Al-Ansar (Sis­ter Clara Mohammed School).

Two con­cerned fam­i­lies – the fam­i­ly of Muhammed Mukhtar and Nasim Hasan and the late Hamid and Meena Sid­diqui (May Allah give them Jan­nah) – shared the same vision of how to raise the next gen­er­a­tion in a non-Islam­ic envi­ron­ment. Their fore­sight led to edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams with the assis­tance of the then Mus­lim Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion (MSA) and the over­whelm­ing sup­port of the com­mu­ni­ty. The Islam­ic School’s incep­tion was at the Fla­gler Mosque in the sev­en­ties with Broth­er Mukhtar Hasan ini­ti­at­ing camps and sem­i­nar pro­grams and Sis­ter Meena Sid­diqui cre­at­ing a Sun­day School for Mus­lim youth. These pro­grams were then moved to ICGM in the eight­ies.

We hope and pray that the Mus­lim Com­mu­ni­ties Asso­ci­a­tion (MCA) and the Sun­day School con­tin­ues to serve our gen­er­a­tions to come. May Allah (SWT) give Jan­nah to those who were part of this endeav­or and are no longer with us. May Allah for­give our short­com­ings and bless those who vol­un­teer their time, mon­ey and efforts for this great cause. Ameen.