This article is part II to a December 14Th posting entitled “Brooklyn NY: Al Noor Islamic School~ Spreading the Islamic History of War and Conquest~ Part I”. We closed the last thread, talking about how the students there are being taught about Islamic war and conquest. But don’t worry guys the school’s code number is 330561. Which means it is state approved, and we all know that since it is legal, it could never be harmful to the US in anyway…
Al-Noor School, one of the Largest and fastest growing Islamic schools in America, is located in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. In September 2002, it attained the K-12 status with a registration of 650 students. Most of its students are the American-born descendants of Muslim immigrants from the Middle East and Indian Subcontinen.
“The staff of Al-Noor School is comitted to the pursuance of excellence in Islamic and academic studies, the inculcation of Islamic values and morals, and the development of a strong attachment of students to the Islamic culture. Its plan is to ensure that our students can make optimum use of the modern facilities, technology and techniques, and to acquire the relevant attitudes and skills so that having graduated they can serve as useful and productive Muslims and can provide effective leadership in all spheres of the society.”
Onto the parent handbook we go.
Since you have chosen to send your child to Al Noor School, you have indicated your deep concern for the moral, social, and academic development of your child according to Islamic principles. We feel a deep sense of commitment and obligation towards your child. This commitment and obligation are expressed in our mission statement:
Meaningful teaching and learning can not take place without well-managed and disciplined students. The discipline enforced will be according to the teachings of Islam, State and Federal Laws, and the code of the Board of Education of the City of New York. A lack of discipline is the second major cause negatively affecting learning in schools of America.
If the State and Federal Laws were not in place, how far would you follow Islamic Law? Should a child be beaten for not praying?
From the Reliance of Traveller, A Classic Manual of Sacred Law
Who Must Pray
f1.2 When a child with discrimination (O: meaning he can eat, drink, and clean himself after using the toilet unassisted) is seven years of age, he is ordered to perform the prayer, and when ten is is beaten for neglecting it (N: not severely, but so as to discipline the child, and not more than three blows).
A. In the event a student is not adhering to school rules the following procedure will be adopted before he/she is suspended or expelled.
i. A discussion will be arranged with the student.
ii. Islamic disciplinary rules will be applied to improve student’s behavior.
iii. The parents will be informed by phone.
iv. A letter will be mailed to the parents.
v. The parents will be requested to attend a conference.
vi. Notice of possible suspension will be issued.
vii. A record will be kept of incidents involving the student.
viii. Notice of possible expulsion will be issued.
ix. In the case of expulsion, it will be the decision of the principal and the BOT.
Lets see the rules on the school’s dress code.
i. The Islamic dress code forms the basis for the determination of the school uniform.
ii. Students must be provided with proper clothing for gym. The gym teachers and the students will decide the colors and style of the gym outfit.
iii. Gym outfit must be worn for gym only and not in the classroom, during assembly, or for salaah.
iv. Uniform must be worn each day to and from school and on any event specified by the school, e.g., trips.
v. Students not in uniform will be detained in the office, and their parents will be asked to collect them.
vi. The school will inform parents where and when the uniform can be purchased.
vii. Female students are not to use any form of facial makeup, nail polish, perfume, or wear excessive jewelry. The heels of shoes must not be more than one inch high.
viii. Students are not to wear T-shirts or jackets with un-Islamic or immoral slogans, e.g., beer, and cigarette. T-shirts and jackets with objectionable slogans and pictures cannot be worn for salaah and must not be worn to school.
ix. Boys are not to wear any form of headwear, e.g., caps with names, bandanas, except the recognized kufi for Salaah.
x. A special circular will be provided for parents and students with additional details of the uniform.
xi. Parents (males and females) visiting the school or coming on official business must be properly attired. Those who are not properly dressed may be refused entry. This same rule applies to functions organized by the school.
xii. During all our functions, the males and females will be separately accommodated.
Islam, Islam, Islam, and still nothing about assimilating.
i. Ten days holiday will be taken for Ramadan and ten days for Zil Hijj.
ii. The Administration will determine the beginning and ending of the holiday periods for Ramadan and Zil Hijj.
iii. During Ramadan students will be encouraged to fast, and observe other fasts as recommended by the Shariah.
iv. Students will perform Salatul Zuhr and Salatul Jumuah at the school.
v. Because of the timing of Ramadan for the next three years, special arrangements will be made for Salatul Zuhr and Salatul Asr.
vi. There will be a morning assembly each day.
vii. At dismissal time in the afternoon, students will be dismissed after reciting the dua for travelling.
i. Al Noor School is not bound to follow the holiday schedule of the BOE.
ii. Al Noor will declare certain days or periods as holidays.
iii. After all holidays are taken, there must be 180 days of school.
Of course the school is not bound by the holiday schedule of the Board of Education. That’s because the only thing that matters here is the spread of Islam, and the freedoms of America are just a tool to do that. If America eventually falls to Islam, that tool will be destroyed.
Next we take a look at the student handbook.
“The staff of Al Noor School is committed to the pursuance of excellence in Islamic and academic studies, the inculcation of Islamic values and morals, and the development of a strong attachment of students to the Islamic culture and the Arabic language.
Its plan is to ensure that our students can make optimum use of the modern facilities, technology and techniques, and to acquire the relevant attitudes and skills so that having graduated they can serve as useful and productive Muslims and can provide effective leadership in all spheres of the society.
The content of this handbook was basically the same as the parent one. But I will add this.
i. Al Noor School manages the cafeteria and provides breakfast and lunch to the students.
ii. The parents are to fill out the special form so their children can be granted free breakfast and lunch from the Board of Education.
iii. The cafeteria will be opened to students for breakfast and lunch.
Parents and students will be informed of the timings for breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria.
iv. There must be no running and playing of any kind in the cafeteria.
v. Islamic rules of eating must be observed.
I guess it is safe to say that the BOE is serving halal food, just like in the UK.
Here is a story about a man eating with his left hand, and Mohammad.
Salama ibn al-Akwa’ recounts that a man was eating with his left hand in the presence of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). The Prophet told him, “Eat with your right,” to which the man replied, “I cannot,” though nothing stopped him but arrogance. The Prophet said, “May you not be able to” And the man could never lift his right hand to his mouth again.
After reading this two-part series, and looking at the picture below do you really think the students of Al-Noor, are going to grow up and stand with America over Islam?