The seven Principles of Shakhsiyah Education are built on the solid foundation of our deen and derived from the understanding of the deen as Iman, Islam and Ihsan. At Shakhsiyah, these foundational concepts of deen have been related to concepts of Islamic education, tarbiyah, ta’alim and taadib. In Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation schools and educational projects, the following principles shape every aspect of our work, and are the commitment which binds together a community of learning, which involves children, Muslim youth, teachers and parents. Our Guide on the Principles of Shakhsiyah Education offers a detailed overview.

Principles of Shakhsiyah Education.pdf

Niyyah (Intention)

The principle of loving learning for the sake of Allah as growing towards Allah is the ultimate purpose of the human being.

Shakhsiyah (Personalised Character Education)

The principle of developing each child’s unique personal character through dynamic parent-teacher-learner relationships generated through human-scale personalised Shakhsiyah Education.


(Teaching by Example)

The principle of teachers leading by example by engaging in educational research and professional development in a constant quest for ‘ilm, ihsan and taqwa (knowledge, excellence and awareness of Allah).

Halaqah (Oral Islamic Pedagogy)

The principle of halaqah as a prophetic pedagogy that synthesises tarbiyah, ta‘lim and ta’dib (nurturing personal development, imparting knowledge and fostering decency and humaneness).


(Qur’anic Eloquence)

The principle of Qur’anic Arabic as the language of Islam and as essential to the revival of Muslim heritage.

Minhaj al-Dirasi (Shakhsiyah Holistic Curriculum)

The principle of a holistic, integrated, thematic curriculum with the Halaqah curriculum at its core.

Taqdir (Assessment for the Learner)

The principle of the individual learner (shakhs) at the heart of assessment so that assessment is formative for the learner’s growth towards Allah.