Mission Statement

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 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.

Our Goals

  • 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 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.

Executive Team

Principal

Awad Mekkawi Ramadan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Language, Reading & Culture at the University of Arizona. He also has an M.A. in Special Education from the University of Arizona. Mr. Ramadan started his teaching career in his home country of Sudan in the early 2000s. Upon moving to Arizona, he began teaching a variety of subjects at Al-Huda and worked at the school for a number of years. He was also the vice-principal of Al-Huda in 2012. Besides his work at Al-Huda, Mr. Ramadan has worked in public schools in the United States for a number of years. He taught English Language Arts (ELA) for middle school, and also worked as a special education teacher in both elementary and middle schools in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Ramadan is passionate about learning and believes in the transformative power of spiritual education on the lives of young people.

Staff

Position Open

Islamic Studies

Alae’e Al-Saifi

Kindergarten

Fatma Fahim

Quranic Studies & Arabic

Positions Open

Lower Elementary

Muntaha Hadi

Pre-School

Marvin Gladney

Upper Elementary

Board of Education Committee

Chair

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.

Member

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.

Member

Dr. A Haroon Ahmed is a specialist in Oncology and Hematology, and a Physician with Arizona Oncology in Tucson.

Member

Dr. Shyla Dogan earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Arizona in August 2019. She also has an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona and an M.Ed. in Education and Anthropology from Columbia University. She has experience as an elementary and middle school teacher and as an administrator. 

Contact Us

Tel: (520) 624-8182

Fax: (520) 395-2694

Address

2800 East River Road

Tucson, AZ 85718