Our History

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).

Few con­cerned fam­i­lies – who shared the vision of how to raise the next gen­er­a­tion in a non-Islam­ic envi­ron­ment, Ini­ti­at­ed edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams with the assis­tance of the then Mus­lim Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion (MSA) and new mus­lims com­mu­ni­ties asso­ci­a­tion of South Flori­da (MCA) and the over­whelm­ing sup­port of the com­mu­ni­ty. The Islam­ic School’s incep­tion was at the Fla­gler Mosque in the sev­en­ties one fam­i­ly ini­ti­at­ed camps and sem­i­nar pro­grams while oth­er fam­i­ly start­ed a Sun­day School for Mus­lim chil­dren and youths. 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.