Abu Bakr Madrassah (ABM) was established soon after the Abu Bakr Masjid was opened for public in the holy month of Ramadan in 2013, with the aim of providing Islamic education to the Muslim community in and around Reading. ABM currently provides Islamic education to children from age four and half to fourteen years. From September 2018, ABM is also starting a new class for 14 to 16 year old children. Madrassah also runs short Islamic courses and Quran classes for adults.
Our Vision is to be a leading institution recognized for developing and providing Islamic Education for our children Inspired by our Islamic faith and the teachings of our beloved Prophet (SAW), we aim for each child to reach their full potential of becoming a responsible Muslim, enriched with knowledge, committed, and motivated to work for the betterment of the Ummah and to see a world of God (Allah the Almighty) consciousness, respect, dignity and justice.
Our Mission is to serve, educate and inspire to equip learners with true knowledge of Islam in both theory and practice in accordance with the Qur'an and Sunnah. We aim to provide quality Islamic education; that will make the child grow up to be a responsible Muslim. We will work together with parents, community centres, teachers and children to make learning an exciting and fulfilling experience.
Madrassah academic year begins in September and ends in July the following year. The enrolment of new students takes place twice a year (in August and February). However, the new applications are received throughout the year and filed into the waiting list. New students are taken on first come first serve basis. Application forms can be downloaded from the ABM website or obtained from the madrassah. We may take new students during the term if there are any spaces available in the classes and subject to the assessment of the child.
Admission fees: This is a one-off payment of £100.00 per child which covers the administration costs, Madrassah bag and books. Books are only provided at the beginning of the academic year, any replacement or subsequent books will be charged.
Monthly Fees: Monthly fees for each child is currently £28.50 per month, paid via monthly direct debit.
ABM currently operates in two shifts and run classes 6 days a week from Sunday to Friday.
Abu Bakr Madrassah is following a systematic and comprehensive curriculum, developed by Safar Publications. The objective of the curriculum is to provide a broad understanding of all aspects of Islam as envisaged in the Mission Statement. The teachers, students and parents will be familiar with the curriculum – thus, everybody will know what is being taught and what to expect from students at each stage and collectively, from the entire program. The teachers will diligently follow the curriculum.
ABM currently teaches four core subjects as listed below: