We believe that God is One in being without partner, Unique without peer, Ultimate without opposite, Alone without equal. He is One, Pre-Eternal, Beginninglessly uncreated; Everlastingly abiding, Unceasingly existent, Eternally limitless; the Ever Self-Subsisting through whom all else subsists, Ever-Enduring without end. He is, was and ever will be possessed of all attributes of Majesty, Unannihilated by dissolution or separation through the passage of eons or terminus of interims. He is the First and Last, the Outward and Inward, and He has knowledge of everything [Quran 57:3].
He is not a body with a form, or a limitary quantitative substance. He does not resemble bodies in quantifiability or divisibility, or in being a substance or qualified by substance, or being an accident or qualified by accidents. He does not resemble anything that exists, nor does anything that exist resemble Him. There is nothing whatsoever like unto Him [Quran 42:11].
We believe that God, Most High, sent Muhammad (God bless him and give him peace), to deliver His inspired message to the entire world. God has favoured him above all other Prophets and made him the highest of mankind.
We believe that acquiring knowledge is a foundational attribute of the human being and that every student has the capacity to learn and grow. We believe that teaching is an essential attribute of our Prophet Muhammad (God bless him and give him peace), and as such, our teachers follow in his footsteps, are cognizant of their professional role, religious responsibility and spiritual significance to students, staff and the school.
Calgary Islamic School (CIS) was founded in 1992 as a full-time private school serving the Muslim Community of Calgary. CIS provides an Islamic learning environment with a commitment to using effective teaching pedagogy to cultivate and advance a comprehensive academic program, which is fully compliant with the Alberta curriculum of studies. CIS is a K-12 school with two campuses and a wide array of resources designed to foster student achievement that will prepare students to pursue higher education and be successful in their careers. It is our aim to empower our students by cultivating their interests and honing their academic skills as strong Canadian Muslims.
In July of 2015 the Calgary Islamic School and the Muslim Community Foundation of Calgary (MCFC) entered into an agreement with Palliser Regional Schools to become an alternative program school within Palliser. The partnership has brought forth great opportunities for the Calgary Islamic School to better enhance the educational opportunities for our students while respecting our religious and cultural beliefs and values.
At the Calgary Islamic School - Akram Jomaa campus, over 900 students are in attendance from K-12. The student population is highly diverse. Students originate from many Middle Eastern and South Asian countries. Students come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and are highly motivated to learn and achieve their academic and religious goals. Students at CIS have a variety of learning needs and many students are English Language Learners (ELL). Students are actively involved in extra-curricular activities after school and many co-curricular activities within school. Finally, successful students at CIS are accomplished learners who embody excellence in character and devotion to their religion.