Our mission is to nurture and produce compassionate, intellectual, Muslim students through a combination of excellent academic and full Islamic education. Through various programs we prepare our students to become role models, leaders, who will be guided towards their full spiritual, intellectual, and social potential.
About Al Huda
Al Huda Islamic School is the only private Islamic School in Southern Arizona. It has a non-profit 501(c)3 status and offers students a comprehensive program using the Pearson’s curriculum. It is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools which is recognized by the US Department of Education and utilizing the AdvancED Improvement Network to ensure that our school maintains the highest quality possible with continued improvement.
We are committed to providing a nurturing environment with a focus on core subjects and Islamic subjects to ensure that our students grow spiritually as well as educationally. Low student/teacher ratios ensure that all of our students receive the care and attention that they need and deserve.
- To establish pride in our student’s Muslim identity and teach them to live according to the Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).
- To promote excellence in manners (adab) based on the teachings of Islam.
- To have an active parent teacher teamwork. We want parents to be involved and play an active role in their child’s learning.
- To have an “open door policy.” We want to encourage our parents to constantly provide us with comments, constructive criticism, and feedback on how we are doing and can improve. By working together as a team, parents, administration and staff can build a strong foundation for the institution to grow leaps and bounds, inshAllah.
Board of Education Committee
Dr. Scott Lucas is an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. He has been part of the Muslim community of Tucson since 2004. He recently published a two-volume
translation into English of selections from al-Tabari’s famous Qur’an commentary.
Riyad Alhomsi has a Master’s degree from the University of Warwick in England; he will complete and earn his PhD degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Arizona in 2018. Specifically, he focuses on technology integration in second language learning
and teaching and its effects on students’ motivation, autonomous practices and language gains. He is also an instructor of Arabic language at the Middle Eastern and North African Studies department at the University of Arizona. Previously, Riyad taught
English at public and private universities in Syria from 2003-2011 and at the University of Arizona in 2013. From 2011-2013, he taught Arabic language at Manhattan College and Lehman College in NYC. He enjoys travelling and spending quality time with his family.
AlKhudair is currently an instructor of Arabic at the University of Arizona. He has taught at the University of Arizona since 2010. He worked as an English language instructor for Kalamoon University, Syria, 2006-2008. He also worked as an English language teacher for the Syrian Ministry of Education, 2002-2005. Al-Khudair was an English language teacher for private language schools in Syria for more than two years. He is also a sworn-in translator. Al-Khudair has a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and a B.A. in English/Arabic Translation. In addition, he has done graduate level studies in language teaching.
Dr. Mohammed A J Sikder is a Nephrology specialist with the Southwest Kidney Institute and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in Tucson. He is also Chairman of the Shura Council of the Islamic Center of Tucson.
Dr. A Haroon Ahmed is a specialist in Oncology and Hematology, and a Physician with Arizona Oncology in Tucson.
Dr. Ahmed Meiloud is a recent graduate from the University of Arizona and a former Fulbright Scholar, with MAs in Near Eastern Studies, American Studies and Education. Ahmed has worked as a volunteer at a few Islamic Centers across the US, serving at one point as the president of the Islamic Center of Laramie (2006-2008), as the president of the Islamic Center of Tucson (2015-2016) and as the Chair of the Interim Committee at the ICT (2016).
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Faculty and Staff
Alae’e Al-Salfi – Arabic
Asia Abdullah – Islamic Studies
Fatma Fahim – Quranic Studies
Farzi Mirak – Kindergarden
Joanne Wheatley – English and Social Studies
Marvin Gladney – Math & Sciences
Muntaha Hadi – Pre-School