Tayba Islamic Academy
Tayba Islamic Academy is a not for profit, private full time Islamic School, located in Waterloo, Ontario. TIA is not affiliated with any organization. TIA offers a Quran Hifth and integrated Ontario curriculum for students from grades 4/5 through 7/8, space permitting.
The name “Tayba”, was inspired by the name of the city where the Prophet PBUH raised his companions and taught them Iman, Quran and the true morals of Islam. It was where the seed of Islam was planted and where it thrived to be the great religion we know it to be.
The word Tayba, reflects our mission statement, core values, and ultimate goal; which is to revive the teaching methods of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) so that we may educate our children on the Holy Quran the way he educated his companions. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), taught Iman before Quran, through which the foundation of our teaching methodology is built.
At TIA, we live the journey with our students, we work alongside them, hand in hand, until they complete the memorization of the entire Quran in four years. We join them on this journey of exploration through which they discover the beauty of the Quran and engage with its meanings before its letters, so their hearts open up to and welcome its presence so that they can accept the values and applications of each Ayah while it impacts their behavior, manners and ethics positively.
The key strength of our small school, is the precedence we place on cultivating a positive learning environment for our students. We believe a positive atmosphere can tremendously influence a student’s ability and willingness to acquire, demonstrate, and participate in learning. Our aim is to help students understand and apply the meanings of the Quran before they recite and memorize it, and to live, love and embrace the Ayat of Al Quran in their daily life challenges.