UMMA Maktab (Doncaster)


The two most important issues for Muslims are masjids and Islamic education. One of the challenges of Muslims migrating to non-Muslim countries is the Islamic education of children. In Muslim countries, Islamic education is a daily affair. The facilities are easy accessible and nearby. However in Australia, we tend to live far from such centres and with homework and being at the end of the day tired students can be difficult to teach. For this reason a light weight and yet comprehensive syllabus that contains the core elements of a traditional syllabus is required for students in a westernised society such as Australia. Establishment of such institutes and educational activities maintain our Islamic identity and educate us regarding the true teachings of Islam.

An exciting new afterschool Quran and Islamic studies program was initiated in the 2013. The program is developed by the Talimi Board setup by Jamiatul Ulama South Africa and has been implemented throughout the English speaking world.

Islamic Studies Syllabus

The world famous Tasheel Series designed by Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (Est. 1923).

We are not aware of any other textbook package that can even come close to these books in clarity, authenticity, breadth of coverage and suitability for the children.

The books on Akhlaq and Adaab cover Islamic morals, manners and etiquettes in such a manner that they can go a long way in inculcating good morals and manners in the children.

While all material is good, the one on history is exceptional. It is lucid, focused and well presented. Even difficult subjects have been handled expertly.

We enthusiastically recommend that these books be used in full time schools, weekend schools, as well as Islamic home-schools.” (Br. Khalid Baig)

The primary objectives of the maktab system are

–          Increase the love, adab and zeal towards learning and practicing Islam.

–          To build a strong connection between youth and the mosque through frequent classes.

–          To provide more opportunities for families to access Islamic knowledge.

–          To provide support for those individuals ready to contribute to the community through teaching Islam.

Proposed Timings

Day Time
Monday 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM
Tuesday 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM
Wednesday 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM
Thursday 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM



Class Structure

Although the Talimi Board syllabus is divided according to school grade/year levels. This will be difficult to implement at UMMA initially. The reason is that students may vary in their Quranic reading and understanding of Islam significantly. Therefore students will be divided into three groups according to age.  This is shown below.






7 – 9

10 – 12

13 – 16


As students increase, students will be divided into grades.

Course Material

The Ulama of the Talimi Board have prepared the complete syllabus and the text books. There is 50 years of experience behind their system. These books are economically priced.

Subjects Taught

  1. Quran Learning at three levels:
    1. Noorani Qaeda
    2. Quran recital with tajweed and
    3. memorisation of short surahs.
  2. Hadeeth – Traditions of the Holy Prophet ﷺ.
  3. Aqaaid – beliefs
  4. Fiqh
  5. Duas
  6. Akhlaaq
  7. History
  8. Practical/Project work – e.g. This is an opportunity for students to bring the sunnah to life or do a fun activity that is not book based.

To contact please refer to poster above.