Japan Islamic Trust (JIT) has launched International Islamic School Otsuka (IISO) project to meet the long desire of the Muslim community in Japan for the education of Muslim children in an Islamic atmosphere including Islamic education and values. By the will of Allah we hope to open the Primary level school ( Grade 1 and Grade 2) in April 2017. The vision is comprised of 4 main elements that represent International Islamia School Otsuka (IISO).
The 4 elements are;
To create a truly Islamic school along with formal subjects (English, Mathematics, Social Sciences etc) which encompasses both environment and teaching values.
To be able to create a harmonious community between Mosque, School and Family
To be able to reach university level academics
To be able to nurture a child who will become future Muslim leaders with strong Character Building
Why we need an Islamic education in Japan
Islam is a complete way of life. The Sahaba (Companions) and the past Muslims prioritized the knowledge of Islam first before worldly knowledge.
Present day students are much focusing on job-oriented education completely avoiding Quran or Islamic education
A balance of worldly and Islamic educations is required in order to compete with the present world
Due to lack of proper Islamic education in Japan, it seems we have lost the 2nd generation of Muslims in terms of ‘Islamic knowledge and values’.
Volunteers with no money have created this school involved. So it is not a business.
We felt, its our responsibility to safeguard our future Muslim children living in Japan.