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Bayaan Academy News & Updates

By:  Sr. Magda Elkadi Saleh & Bayaan Academy Students

Dear Community-Members:

Assalamu alaikum.

I am honored to present to you a few excerpts from essays written by three of Bayaan Academy's students.  Alhamdulillah, Bayaan Academy opened its doors as a Homeschool Co-Op at the New Tampa Masjid, Daarus Salaam, on Tuesday, August 25 and offers a full Hifdh Program (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) a Pre-Hifdh Program (9:30 am - 12:00 pm) and a full Academics Program (12:00 - 4:00 pm).

We are very grateful to the Masjid's Board for hosting us, and we look forward to an amazing year and beyond.

We would like to invite you to join us for two events this week:

Bayaan Academy Bake Sale-  Friday, Sept. 11 after Jumuah

Food and Desserts will be provided by Zaytoun Mediterranean Grill.  We invite other Muslim businesses to sponsor future Bake Sales.

Proceeds from this Bake Sale will go towards purchasing the Robotics kits and other enrichment materials.

Bayaan Academy Open House-  Sunday, Sept. 13 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us as we present to you Bayaan Academy.  Meet our students and teachers. Get to know our programs. Sponsor some of our events.  Enjoy delicious refreshments.

Maryam, Gr. 4

Bayaan Academy is a brand new school and is located at Morris Bridge Mosque.  Personally, I think it is amazing.

Bayaan Academy is an Islamic school that teaches us Hifdh in the morning and Academics in the afternoon.

What I like best about Bayaan Academy is that everyone is kind and helpful and makes sure that you understand everything. 

It is so amazing how much I have learned and how much the school has helped in just two weeks.

I thank all of my teachers for teaching me!

 Ridha, Gr. 5

I want to say something interesting and cool about my new school, Bayaan Academy. When I first went to Bayaan Academy , all the teachers and students were really nice. They helped me with everything I needed.

The teachers are so cool. Br. Alman is the coolest Math teacher . The Language Arts teacher is Sr.Kiashe.  Sr. Kiashe arranged for us to go to the library.  We took an online class and test about Internet Safety.

The other teachers,  like Sr. Dalia and Br. Ibrahim, teach in the Hifdh portion of Bayaan Academy.

 Awwab, Gr. 4

Bayaan is not a fully registered school yet. Insha’Allah, within four to six months, Bayaan will be a fully registered Florida school. However, even though we are not yet a full school, we have many subjects and an Islamic way of giving people a good education that I think every Islamic school should have. Alhamdulillah, at Bayaan Academy, we have a full-time Hifdh Program, plus Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

Br.Alman teaches Science and Math. He is very to the point and tells us everything we need to know. Math is my favorite subject. English and Social Studies are taught by Sr.Kiashe. She makes learning fun. Social Studies is my second favorite subject.

We also have a full-time Hifdh Program. It includes Qur’an memorization and review, Tafseer and Tajweed, learning centers, and Arabic to understand Qur’an.

We enjoy lunch and recess between Hifdh and Academics. We play soccer and basketball. The girls jump rope. We bring our lunch from home. Lunch and recess is a great time to converse and play outside.

At the end of our first week, we did a presentation to the parents about the work we did in our first week. The students conducted the whole presentation.

In our second week, we went on a field trip to the New Tampa Regional Library. Each child was allowed to pick 3 fiction books and 1 nonfiction book.

I thoroughly enjoyed everything in its own part at Bayaan Academy.

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Come One, Come All!

By: Sr. Kanwal Malik Saba


And who is better in speech than he who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, 'Indeed, I am of the Muslims (Surah Fussilat 41: 33).

This surah from the Quran clearly states that it is our duty and obligation to declare Da’wah or spread the word of Allah. Doing Da’wah is not just inviting non-Muslims to our events, it is also by living exemplary lives and showing our community members and neighbors that we are good citizens, who abide by the law.

Now more than ever we need our communities to see that Muslims are peace loving people. It is imperative that our good deeds include reaching out to people so their misconceptions about Islam can be eradicated. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to ‘Ali (RA): “If Allah guides a person through you, it is better for you than all that is on the earth.” (Bukhari)

            Consequently, the Daarus Salaam Mosque is holding an open house on May 17th, 2015 from 2-6 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for all of us to invite our neighbors and community members to a place that can help alleviate their concerns or answer their questions, in a friendly and casual ambiance.

            In today’s Islamophobic environment we can’t just complain of how people treat us. It is upon our shoulders to continue the work of our beloved Prophet PBUH. Bringing people to the path of Allah and spreading Islam will bring us inner peace and build bridges between our communities. Allah SWT says in the Quran: “Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining Al-Ma’roof (Islamic monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (Polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are successful.” (Qur’an: Chapter 3, Verse 104)

            My dear brothers and sisters, come one, come all!! It is our obligation as Muslims to defend our deen and this event is the perfect opportunity to do so. Let us try to invite as many colleagues, neighbors and community members as we can to Masjid Daarus Salaam on May 17th. Let us lead the path in spreading the word of Allah SWT. May Allah SWT bless our efforts and make this open house a successful endeavor In Sha Allah and Ameen Ya Rabbul Ameen.

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