WHY WE NEED AN ISLAMIC EDUCATION IN JAPAN
- Islam is a complete way of life. The Sahaba (Companions) and the past Muslims prioritized the knowledge of Islam first before worldly knowledge.
- Present day students are much focusing on job-oriented education completely avoiding Quran or Islamic education
- A balance of worldly and Islamic educations is required in order to compete with the present world
- Due to lack of proper Islamic education in Japan, it seems we have lost the 2nd generation of Muslims in terms of ‘Islamic knowledge and values’.
- Volunteers with no money have created this school involved. So it is not a business.
- We felt, its our responsibility to safeguard our future Muslim children living in Japan.
International Islamic School Otsuka (IISO) is not just a name but an ideology. There is a dire need of preserving our Islamic ethics and values for our later Generations. In the light of Islamic principles, we need to raise Muslim children with such comprehensive knowledge that they can succeed in this world and hereafter. We completely understand that for the making of good practicing Muslims only Islamic Education is not enough but they must be equipped with worldly knowledge related to sciences and humanities.
IISO brings a blend of Islamic Studies with International Education to help your child achieve the best of both the worlds. Therefore we are introducing Primary School this year for Grade 1 and Grade 2. We hope to expand our school in the coming years for children of all ages. According to the current plans the school will be adding next 2 to 3 levels of classes for every school year, depending on certain factors.
We require your constant support and Duwas in order to achieve our aims.
Japan Islamic Trust (JIT) has been helping and serving Muslim community in Japan from a few decades. JIT at Otsuka Masjid arranges various activities some of them are; seminars, lecture series, Islamic Camp, Quran/Hadith classes, Arabic classes from time to time.
Foundation of Masjid Otsuka
The idea of Otsuka Masjid grew out of the concerns of Muslims living in Central Tokyo in the 70s and 80s who wanted to educated their children according to Islamic principles. Initially the JIT rented a place near Ikebukuro Station (1995-1999) until the Masjid was completed in December 1999.
IISO-K , a regular 4- day/week kindergarten under JIT has an experience of more than 10 years of teaching fundamentals of Islamic education from a very young age.
IISO-K focuses on Tarbiyyah along with play, excursions, daily outdoor activities and Quran memorization.We believe that Islamic awareness is essential for Muslim children in Japan.
Who We Are
Japan Islamic Trust (JIT) has launched the International Islamic School Otsuka (IISO) project to meet the long desire of the Muslim community in Japan for the education of Muslim children in an Islamic atmosphere including Islamic education and values.