Category Archives: Islamic Education Trust

Islamic Education Trust – Welfare

The Welfare Unit is committed to enhance individual community empowerment and access to services for the improvement of human life.

The Islamic Education Trust, started the year with optimism and aspiration to continue to render meaningful assistance to various categories of people such as individual orphans, widows, pauper patients, etc., and to cover a wider range of the people concerned.

Alhamdu lillah, the objectives were mostly achieved and the communities felt a greater impact of IET compared with the previous years.

Financial assistance, medical assistance, scholarships for both orphans and poor Muslims, widows and converts, were greatly increased and as a result the common slogan chanted by the beneficiaries is “Allah Ya saka” meaning ‘May Allah reward you’. Such assistance has placed IET in high esteem because of the significant social role it is playing in society.

  • IET Welfare staff and volunteers conducted over 45 visits to hospitals, the prisons, orphanage and remand home in Minna.
  • Widows continue to receive financial support through our economic empowerment programme. 276 out of about a thousand widows were assisted to set-up small businesses.
  • A total of 451 orphans were given educational support throughout the year.
  • Under Baitul-Zakah, 92 orphans continued to receive full support which includes their education, medication and other basic needs of life.

This piece is taken from the website of the Islamic Education Trust.

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Islamic Education Trust: New Horizons College, Minna – The College


New Horizons College is one of the four schools, established by the Islamic Education Trust, Minna, Niger State of Nigeria. It was established on September 10th, 1995, and initially took only day boys.

Today the school has both male and female students, each gender having its own section of classrooms, as well as separate boarding facilities, to cater for students from all over Nigeria, who had for long wished to benefit from the type of education offered by New Horizons College.
The school is a product of the vision of the Trustees who aimed to provide Muslim children and parents, with the right mix of Islamic and Western education to highest international standards.

The Mission Statement of the school is to foster Academic Excellence, Broad General and Islamic Knowledge, and High Islamic Moral Ethos. Alhamdulillah, we are on all fronts living up to the Mission Statement. Testimonies of this are the National Competitions the school performed well in within the past year: Bronze Medal in the Biology Olympiad 2006; Gold Medal at the International Young Physicists Tournament (IYPT 2006); Winners of Digi-Test ICT Cup for senior secondary schools 2006, Winners of ICT Digi-Test ICT Cup for Junior Secondary Schools; and Silver Medal at IYPT 2007. Our yearly WAEC results and performance in JAMB Exams reflect our commitment to high academic standards which have translated into large numbers of our students’ yearly gaining admission into various high institutions within the shores of Nigeria and beyond.

This piece is taken from the website of the Islamic Education Trust: New Horizons College, Minna.

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Islamic Education Trust: Education and Schools

The Islamic Education Trust manages several schools. Among them are the following:

The mission of IET schools is:

  • Academic excellence
  • Broad general and Islamic knowledge
  • High Islamic moral ethos

New Horizons College was established in 1995 and has been growing in reputation and popularity with every passing year. Many parents find that it has the right balance between Islamic orientation and the National Curriculum. It has also combined academic excellence with moral character development.

In recent entrance examinations for admission to New Horizons College in September 2008, almost 600 candidates competed for about 90 places, which is an indication of its popularity.

The students not only get praiseworthy results in public examinations but also win important national prizes as in Physics in 2006 and Information Technology (IT) in 2007. Senior students also go through the internationally acclaimed Train-the-Trainers Course in Islam and Dialogue for peaceful co-existence. This course enables the students to deal effectively with cases of students’ common misconceptions about Islam among Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The College sends students to places of interest in Nigeria and has recently sent student groups on educational visits to Egypt and Turkey.

The other IET schools cater for Nursery and Primary levels, and a good number of their pupils go on to get admission to New Horizons College.

This piece is taken from the website of the Islamic Education Trust.

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Islamic Education Trust: Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN) – About the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN)

The Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN) is the research and Islamic propagation department of the Islamic Education Trust (IET). The DIN also partners with other organizations for comprehensive capacity building and improved da’wah effectiveness. It conducts training programs on Islam and Dialogue for Peaceful Coexistence, as well as Personal Development and Leadership, Business and Financial Literacy, Pre-marital and Marital Counseling, Da’wah Resource Management, and other courses.
DIN also organizes a rural Da’wah Grassroots Program, Imam training courses, and produces audiovisual and other multimedia content. DIN partners with other organizations, Muslim or non-Muslim, governmental or NGO, in furthering its objectives and the strategic good of society at large. DIN’s partners have ranged from organizations based in Nigeria to other countries in Africa, North America, Australia, South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

 It has its headquarters in Minna, and Zonal Coordinators across Nigeria and West Africa. The DIN Complex in Minna, houses the Institutes’ offices, an audio and video recording studio, research room, library and reading room, classrooms, a hall (1000 people capacity), store, and the DIN Hostels (40 residential capacity).

This piece is taken from the website of the Islamic Education Trust: Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN).

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Islamic Education Trust: Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN) – Introduction: The Challenges Before Us

It is universally agreed that society needs youth that will grow to be God-conscious leaders with a clear sense of direction and purpose, a sense of responsibility and integrity, and who will positively influence each other and society. Yet most of these vital life skills are not taught in our educational institutions.

  • How do we effectively develop the leadership potentials of a “critical mass” of youth in a generation, if these are left to mere chance and “experience”?
  • How do we develop the confidence of Muslim youth in their faith and the willingness to share it with others, if they are not exposed to an intellectual appreciation of Islam, and ways of responding to faith-shaking questions?
  • How do we ensure emotional intelligence in times of tension if the youth have not been exposed to the principles and etiquettes of disagreement and conflict resolution?
  • How are youth expected to be optimistic about their financial future, and not consider a life of crime or corruption, if they are not exposed to proven ethical ways of securing their financial freedom and stability?
  • How do youth establish effective and stable families if they have no guidance and premarital counseling, but are left to “learn from their mistakes” instead of from the mistakes and wisdom of others?
  • How do we ensure that religious differences and stereotyping do not lead to bigotry and conflict if no one discusses the need to respect inter-faith differences and appreciate similarities?
  • How do sincere Muslim graduates prepare adequately for the competitive job market to fulfill their social responsibilities (fardu kifaya), if they do not know what will give them an edge over others, or how to even prepare curriculum vitae?

Fortunately, the knowledge and skills necessary to face these and other challenges can be taught. Unfortunately, most of these skills are only available to a few of those in the corporate and academic world who can afford them, if available.

The Da’wah Institute has with Allah’s assistance, the expertise and experience to help various organizations and individuals in meeting these challenges from an Islamic perspective. To this end, the DIN has with Allah’s grace researched and prepared various courses to help young people (and Muslims in particular) prepare for their present and future challenges.

This piece is taken from the website of the Islamic Education Trust: Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN).

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Islamic Education Trust – About IET

Islamic Education Trust (IET) was founded on 16th Ramadan, 1379 AH (18th November, 1969). It was registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1971.

The Mission of the Islamic Education Trust is:

To convey to the people of Nigeria and the wider world the message of self-surrender (Islam) to the One God and to provide high quality education for Muslims to develop their God-given potential for good and thereby contribute to the righteous development of humanity.

The first step taken by the Founding Trustees of IET towards realization of their mission was to constitute a “Think Tank”, identify priority programme of activities, and draw up strategic plans for their execution. Within the first two years of its foundation, the Islamic Education Trust was able to achieve so much in the field of Islamic public enlightenment and teaching of Islamic Studies in some educational institutions in the former North-Western State of Nigeria as to attract the moral and financial support of the State Government, the late Sultan Abubakar III, and many other people in various parts of Nigeria.

With the continued support as well as guidance of Allah in every respect, and with the dedication of the successive staff members and all other stakeholders of the Islamic Education Trust, the organization developed a monitoring and review system for successful implementation of the strategic plans. Consequently, in the span of almost forty years of its operation, the Islamic Education Trust has now emerged as a model organization of excellence at the national and international levels. It works, specifically in the fields of Da’wah and Education. In terms of current preoccupation, the IET comprises five Departments. These are:

  1. Da’wah in all its ramifications
  2. Education (from Nursery to Senior Secondary level)
  3. Human Welfare
  4. Awqaf (Islamic Religious endowment) development for sustainability of the IET
  5. Administration (for effective management, coordination and supervision) of all affairs of the IET

This piece is taken from the website of the Islamic Education Trust.

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