I would like to warmly welcome you all to the 2017 academic year.
For those of you have been around long enough, Madressa began in Stanmore in a few small rooms, before moving to Park High School and then back to Stanmore and more recently, part of the Madressa moved out to Kenmore Park School.
This year we continue our collective journey to Northwood school, where under one roof again, the Madressa will embark on the next stage in its journey. Our new home provides us with the opportunity to expand our activities and to teach in a state of the art professional educational environment.
However, ultimately , our success is dependent on teachers taking advantage of the resources available to them to impart lessons and experiences that will remain with our students for a lifetime. Therefore, let us together aim to nurture our students by delivering the extraordinary in each and every lesson.
The Madressa vision, ‘nurturing a community of students that exhibits the features of Ahlul-Bayt (AS) ’, encapsulates succinctly what we are all working towards and I am confident that our new environment will help us realise this vision. Whilst I am sure there will be some difficulties along the way as we settle into our new home, I am certain that in time we will overcome these and we will close the year in a better position then we began.
For your efforts the only appropriate reward will be from the Almighty, and may He reward each one of you and your respective families abundantly both in this world, and the hereafter for the time you are sacrificing in furthering the cause of His religion. I can only express gratitude to all of you, for the hard work which you will undoubtedly undertake over the course of this academic year.
Finally, I would like to request you all to recite a Surah Fateha for all marhumeen particularly for those individuals on whose efforts, foresight and wisdom the Madressa has been able to progress and evolve over the last 32 years (Madressa was formed on 13 January 1985).
Shia Ithna’asheri Madressa,
London, United Kingdom—January 2017