Education

Bilal Muslim Mission believes in education as key to human, social and economic development. Bilal promotes a sustainable world which values knowledge and promotes a culture of peace.It believes literacy is a basic skill for people to live and work in today’s world. Consequently, the Bilal Mission actively facilitates students with religious and secular education for different ages.

Bilal’s education system which is practiced in schools follows national curriculum and standards. Currently,  in Dar es Salaam,Arusha and Zanzibar there are different schools in service to knowledge seekers:

ü  Nursery School: In Dar es Salaam and Arusha, Bilal has managed to run nursery schools under the registered name of Bilal Comprehensive School at Temeke and Mbauda districts, respectively. Amani School in Zanzibar  also runs a nursery school.

ü  Primary School: Schools in all three centers have a primary school. Apart from a defined national curriculum, cultural and moral teachings are also provided to students. After all,  today-a student, tomorrow -a leader.

ü  Secondary School: Amani School in Zanzibar is the only school with a secondary school facility within the Mission’s setup. Boosting numbers of applicants in Amani School encouraged the Bilal Mission to expand the school floors but the progress is slow due to shortage of funds.

Bilal  is trying to keep up with the high standards in educational quality as well as catering and accommodation; and his effort is echoed in the national examination outcome. Grade four had a 100% pass rate while 80% of grade seven students are selected. This is how the schools have achieved a high reputation with the residents for commendable overall performance comparatively.

Apart from schools, Bilal has a ‘Teachers Training College’ in Temeke, Dar es Salaam. The college aims to educate and train teachers for primary school needs. All modules are based on government standards. The college has the facility to enroll 120 trainees for a two-year course. Successful alumni would be selected to serve in different parts of the country.

Upon establishment in 2007, Hawzatul Qaim- Tanga has emerged as a center for higher Islamic education in Tanzania. A five-year course aims to train students who will be aware of courses such as public speaking, writing/contributing articles as well as etiquette of visits to the hospitals. The center has a library with reference books available in Arabic and translated books in Kiswahili for the public use.

The  Hawzatul Bilal- Temeke has celebrated the first graduates in October 2010 who followed  basic syllabus and cultivated class seven leavers ready to join Hawzatul Qaim in Tanga.

The current Syllabi includes Arabic language, Jurisprudence, logic, beliefs and Islamic etiquette together with basic mathematics. VETA courses will be introduced to produce self-sufficient students upon completion of their two and a half years stay in the Hawza. There is a well- equipped library at center for Islamic studies for the student use. Available books are in Arabic, English and Kiswahili.

Additionally however, a public library is also available at the Bilal Islamic Centre, Udoe Street, Dar es salaam which preserves Islamic literature and referral books.