DISCOVER

Reaching for What is Possible

Over 23 years ago, our founder, a young teenager at the time dreamed of winning the Morrocan Qur’an recitation competition. The grand prize was acres of land where he envisioned starting a Qur’an school for young American Muslims.  Little did he know, twenty years later while reciting Quran to thousands of leaders attending Muhammad Ali’s memorial, he will be inspired to fulfill his dream of creating a leadership academy for young teenagers to learn how to put into practice the teachings of Quran.  Praise be to Allah in the fall of 2017, the first students enrolled in the Yarrow Mamout Leadership Program.  Miraaj Academy opened its doors to facilitate a way for young Muslim men to be academically challenged, spiritually enriched and cultivated into future leaders through grassroots leadership and uplifting community service.

OUR PROGRAM

Yarrow Mamout Quran & Leadership Program

The Yarrow Mamout Quranic Servant Leadership program is a 4-year program designed to provide an Islamic education specially tailored for the spiritual and civic growth of the next generation of Islamic scholars. Insha Allah. Our mission is symbolized by the life of Yarrow Mamout, a Muslim scholar, entrepreneur, and former slave who personifies the deep and powerful links between Islam and America.

PHASE 1

Concentration:

Arabic & Qur’an

Duration:

2 years

Focus Areas:

Character Building

Quran Memorization

Communication Skills

 

PHASE 2

Concentration:

Islamic studies & Qur’an

Duration:

2 years

Focus Areas:

Qur’an

Hadith

Fiqh

Theology

 

Ready to apply to The Miraaj Academy?

Join a group of young Muslims who share your interest in learning Islam and serving the community.

OUR FOUNDER

Shaykh Hamza Abdul – Malik

He is an Islamic Studies Azhar graduate who has taught and studied Islam for 15 years. He memorized the Holy Quran, and served as an education consultant and spiritual guide for Islamic schools in Georgia, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, and in the Middle East. He has a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies and Leadership.

As an African-American, born and raised Muslim, he understands the unique religious and spiritual challenges facing American Muslims, and has a passion for maintaining the intergenerational continuity of Islam. He founded Miraaj Academy to teach Quran and Leadership skills to Muslim American youth, giving them the knowledge needed to develop a well rounded, balanced understanding of Islam.

He also co-founded Midtown Mosque in an effort to revitalized one of the most blighted areas in Memphis to create a successful model of spiritual-based activism where sacred knowledge and application are cultivated together.

He is also Founder of UMMAH (United Masjids Making American History) which is a national collaborative of Imams from successful inner-city masjids that work together to uplift the grassroots community. He is currently the President of Mirage Academy and Imam of Midtown Mosque in Memphis, TN.

STUDENT LIFE

SCHOOL TERM

Students start the day at Fajr welcoming community members to prayer at Midtown Mosque.  They attend classes on Monday – Thursday from 5:00am – 6:00pm.  Students lead community service projects and participate in extra-curricular activities on the weekend. 

Summer Program

The 4-week summer program is designed to give students an immersive Arabic experience in Arabic and Islamic studies leadership by traveling to Morocco and doing meticulous Quran memorization using the ancient tablet system while taking intensives in Islamic Studies from qualified scholars.

Rites of Passage Celebration

As a way to celebrate the conclusion of each phase, successful students participate in a Rites of Passage Ceremony. Their families are invited along with members of the surrounding community. Students deliver speeches about lessons learned and how the program has impacted their lives and personal development.

SCHOOL LIFE

School Term

Students start the day at Fajr welcoming community members to prayer at Midtown Mosque.  They attend classes on Monday – Thursday from 5:00am – 6:00pm.  Students lead community service projects and participate in extra-curricular activities on the weekend. 

Summer program

The 4-week summer program is designed to give students an immersive Arabic experience in Arabic and Islamic studies leadership by traveling to Morocco and doing meticulous Quran memorization using the ancient tablet system while taking intensives in Islamic Studies from qualified scholars.

Rites of Passage celebration

As a way to celebrate the conclusion of each phase, successful students participate in a Rites of Passage Ceremony. Their families are invited along with members of the surrounding community. Students deliver speeches about lessons learned and how the program has impacted their lives and personal development. 

PROACTIVE PARENTS

Our parents know it takes a village to raise the next generation of Muslims so they are proactively building their children’s support base.  When parents send their sons to Miraaj Academy, it’s typically their son’s first time being away from home.  By Allah’s mercy within a short period of time, our parents realize they left their sons in an nurturing educational environment where they are academically challenged, spiritually enriched and cultivated into responsible young Muslim men.  More about proactive parents.

One of the challenges facing students, parents and our communities is finding a holistic Islamic literacy program based on authentic sacred knowledge that fully engages Muslim Youth.

Join us on this journey to create a learning environment that brings out the best in our students, families and communities!



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