About the Principal (Aminul Islam)


My name is Aminul Islam. Incidentally, I have to admit I didn’t start off my career in the education field specifically. I obtained my Bachelors and Masters Degrees both in Civil Engineering, and later my PhD in Political Management. Yet, I found that throughout my life, I was attracted to being an educator. Whether it was tutoring students, teaching certain classes, or taking courses on student counseling, family counseling and also school administration throughout my degrees, I would always find myself coming back to teaching and education.

Finally I decided to dedicate myself entirely to the arena of Islamic schooling. I spent a year as a Deen teacher for an Islamic School, and then progressed to serving another three years as a Principal in another Islamic facility. In each position I have learned many things, and faced many challenges as well, each allowing me to grow and enhance my experiences, allowing me to grow as a person and as an educator.

I hope to bring all of this to Al-Rasheed Academy and do my best in the time that I am able to be here with you. I am honored to be a part of your community and school, and at the same time feel the responsibility as a Principal to create an educational environment which will serve as a foundation towards the future of all the children of our school. To the best of my ability and with the permission of Allaah subhana wa ta’ala I intend to try to improve the school system and develop the children’s education so that it not only advances them in this world, but in the Hereafter as well according to the principles of Islam.

I firmly believe that school administration is not simply based on what will progress our children in their future careers or occupations, but what will allow them to grow as practicing Muslims, impart on them good character and enhance their moral understanding in this ever changing society. Only in this way can we consider that our children will have received a proper education.

I will try my utmost to achieve this goal, and also ask the help and cooperation of the families as we face the challenges that come our way, in order to pave the future we all desire for our children.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child, or the school. Together I believe we can make Al-Rasheed a great place to learn and grow. I look forward to working with all of you.