A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Assalāmuʿalaykum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakātuh,
In 2014, Kashiful Uloom started as a madrasa with two volunteer ʿālims on a farm building in northern Melbourne. We have set out an ambitious goal of offering a traditional syllabus with community support. The goal remains to produce scholars well-versed in tradition, practicing the Sunna and working for the advancement of all Australians.
The reality of the verse “Say, verily, my prayers, my sacrifice, my life, and my death are for Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds. No partner has He. And this I have been commanded and I am the first (among you) of the Muslims.” is expressed in the lives of the heirs of the Prophets i.e. righteous ʿulamā, who sacrificed their energies and wealth so that dīn may be preserved, practiced and propagated.
Kashiful Uloom endeavours to be an institute that follows the footsteps of those great ʿulamā, sincerely with the help of Allāh. It is not just buildings and academics, but a place where character development takes place side by side. Acquisition of Islamic knowledge is not simply an academic exercise but a spiritual pursuit for one’s ākhira.
This site details the work we are doing at Kashiful Uloom to achieve our vision for of such a madrasa. We acknowledge without your ongoing support, we cannot continue to deliver this essential service. Your trust and your confidence in us is what drives and motivates us to continue with this development.
Shaykh Khalid Shah
- Aalim and Hifz course
- Firdaws Academy (Quran, Arabic and Islamic courses for adults)
- Establishment of Firdaws Academy Press
- Support for home-education Hifz parents
- Online Bookstore
- Firdaws Studios
- Alima & Hifz courses for sisters/girls
- Specialisations: such as Mufti and Muḥaddith courses
- Creation of a Fatwa and Research body that is Australia-specific.
APPEAL TO THE COMMUNITY
We call on your donations to support this project. While initially all our teachers were volunteers, alhamdulilah, we have been able to expand our teaching capabilities. As our madrasa grew, with the support of family and friends, we are now able to pay our teachers. We currently have 2 full-time ḥifẓ teachers and another 10 ʿālims engaged on a part-time and full-time basis.
As our school has grown, so have our expenses. Alhamdulillah some of our student’s parents make financial contributions to the madrasa, while other students are financially supported by us. For this reason, we again encourage you to donate what you can, to support the growth and development of our madrasa.
Below are some of the foreseeable financial requirements of the madrasa:
- 2023-2024– about 70K for teachers’ pay, rent or any other resources and running cost.
- Long Term: 5-10 years; this madrasa to be self sufficient and not in need of further donations.
SHAYKH KHALID SHAH
Dars of Hadeeth
Comforting the Distressed