At MAGO a premiere Muslim school in Orlando, all of our students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade experience the best of traditional academic learning while mastering fluency in Islamic adab, ‘ebaadah, qira’at, and daily dua’a.
As Muslims we understand that bonafide dedication to authentic Islam is borne from an Islamic education (tarbiyah). This tarbiyah process breeds individuals of a different caliber; individuals who are not arrogant but are prideful of their rich Islamic and cultural heritages; individuals who do not create chaos (fitnah) over religious minutiae that have been accepted by the madhabs of ahlul sunnah wa jamaa’ (3:105). Indeed, an Islamically-educated individual has a signature characteristic of, as per Quranic decree, pointing to the intellectual and spiritual giants of Islam who had built the stage of ijtihad—having decorating it with a vibrant and viable jurisprudence—upon which the pageant of the Muslim Ummah plays out today.
- We believe that there is no god but Allah and that Mohammad is Allah’s final prophet and messenger. (Quran: 6:19)
- We believe that reading is the foundation for academic and spiritual achievement. (16:98)
- We believe that all students are capable of achieving the highest of academic levels. (35:28)
- We believe that the act of respecting others and expecting nothing less in return should be standard to the human experience. (41:34)
- We believe that by collegial collaboration students, staff, and community members can team together to achieve success. (3:103)
- We believe that all people are to be treated equally and ethically and that everyone associated with the MAGO family will demonstrate truthful, moral, non-discriminatory conduct. (49:13)
- We believe that individuals associated with MAGO are responsible stewards of the public’s trust and are accountable for educating all students to their highest potential. (3:104)
- We believe that strong leadership, at all levels, focused on student achievement is an absolute requirement to reach MAGO’s vision. (4:59)
- We believe that the aforementioned values that we uphold are standardized and justified by the way we carry ourselves and by how we observe proper behavior and aqlaq (3:159)
Here at MAGO, our espoused beliefs give form and substance to the values that we treasure and champion not only within ourselves but also, we hope, for the nascent Islamic communities that we and our generational graduates touch…By this, our students are entrusted with their fitrah-based sense of creativity to come up with a class-wide service learning project—based on these values—which is meant to have a meaningful impact on the community at-large.
- Enthusiasm for Learning–A spirit of intellectual curiosity and creativity with a willingness to question and an openness to change.
- Personal Excellence–Realization to one’s best in mind, body and spirit.
- Responsibility– Willingness to be accountable and self-disciplined.
- Integrity–Developing a sense of character, making one trustworthy, honest and fair.
- Respect–Tolerance for cultural differences and recognition of the worth of each unique individual.
- Compassion–Empathetic, unselfish regard for the needs of others and generous in spirit.
- Gratitude—Realizing our blessed and privileged state, we strive to maintain a disposition of
humbleness and thankfulness to one’s neighbor and to our Creator who we cannot thank enough.