Our Core Values and Beliefs
Inspired by the teachings of His Holiness – Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin SahebTUS, the core values and beliefs that drive our vision include:
- Standards for all knowledge and guidance for all actions are laid down by Awliya KiramAS – in the Light of the Quran and Shariat, and it is from this same perspective that we must explore all spiritual and material knowledge and concepts
- The goal of every individual should be to strive for growth in Ilm, Amal, Aklaaq, Aqida – gaining excellence in spiritual and material knowledge, strengthening one’s belief in Islam, cultivating an unconditional love for His Holiness TUS, and applying this learning and these values in one’s daily life activities and for khidmat of Dawat and humanity-at-large to attain Hayat Taiyyebah.
- The objective of education is to transform – through building skills, attitudes, and conceptual understanding, and not merely to transfer knowledge.
- The ‘true meaning of education is to bring out from within’ – the aim of education is to manifest potential that is latent within human beings; a child is like a seed which has the potential to grow into a tree.
- An ideal education is one where spiritual and material knowledge and understandings are integrated (Muntalaq Islami). But, if this cannot be provided, then at least basic spiritual knowledge and understandings must be imparted and developed.
- There are four centers of learning in a child’s life – manzil (home), masjid, madrasa (school), and mujtama (society) – and that in order for education to be truly powerful and bring out the highest potential in each child it must be actively supported by all four of these centers in a seamless and consistent manner.
Our Social Reality – Needs and Strengths
When viewed through the lens of the core values of the Dawoodi Bohra Faith, we are made conscious of some pressing needs of our community at present. To begin with, we must engage in developing a deeper understanding of our religious beliefs as individuals and become more cognizant of how the teachings of His Holiness are meant to direct all aspects of our social, material and spiritual life. Another matter to be addressed is regarding the education of our children – there is no space within other schools’ curriculum for teaching of the principles and ideals of our Faith. In order to meet these needs and concerns, we must effectively harness the financial, human, and spiritual resources possessed by our community. These resources include funds collected through sacrificial contributions, the availability of human resources of high professional and spiritual capacity that are willing to serve the community, and most importantly, the spiritual insights and constant guidance provided by His Holiness which inspires love and obedience from the community.
Our School and its Learning Theory
Considering the above mentioned needs and resources of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Hasanat High school has been established with the purpose of imparting an ideal education characterized by a seamless integration of spiritual and academic concepts. This curriculum addresses all the developmental areas that make up the ‘whole child’, including their social, cognitive, physical and emotional being. At our school, the role of the teacher is to facilitate student learning by designing experiences that promote multi-sensory engagement in age-appropriate tasks that are meaningful and applicable to the student’s daily life. Teachers strive to create a safe environment that is conducive for learning, where students are free to take risks and challenge themselves without fear of failure.